Sunday, December 11, 2011

New all glass VAT

That time of the year for a new VAT again.
After some calculations a few posts back I realized I will have to add resin midway if I print a larger object, hence the current post and need for a bigger VAT.
If you need to print a smaller item, the VAT may prove too big, but you can always drop a block of 70mm x 90mm x 10mm glass and use less resin.
This time it is all glass with a bit of 100% silicone.
1- 200mm x 150mm 5mm soda lime glass ( regular window ).
2- 200mm x 20mm x5mm of the above.
2-100mm x 20mm x5mm  of the above above.

Mark the location of the walls lightly with permanent marker.
Spread some silicone on the bottom edge and the side edges and repeat on all 4 sides.

Use some tape to hold the glass in place after you glue it. Leave it undisturbed at least overnight.
I slid out the glass window, but left the aluminum rails and inserted the new VAT and tightened the grub screws.

Perfect fit!

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