Can I buy Kapton sheets for the v3 heatbed in europe?

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Eriond
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Can I buy Kapton sheets for the v3 heatbed in europe?

Post by Eriond »

Maybe I'm picky, but using the supplied Kapton tape will render me a heatbed that will cause stripes on the printed parts (can be seen on the v3 display module). I don't have the patience to tape my heatbead with such accuracy that no striping will occur, so I thought I would go for the whole sheet Kapton mentioned on the RepRap wiki: http://reprap.org/wiki/Kapton_Tape
There is a reference to McMaster who stocks a 305x305mm sheet with adhesive backing.
(Item #2271K72).

Before going through the troubles ordering from the US, does anyone know of a european supplier of such sheets?

Regards, E

Eriond
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Post by Eriond »

Got a negative reply from McMaster: They don't serve customers outside the US. Too bad.

:!: WARNING: Read post below!

On the other hand, I found this item at Farnell: 936765 (you can use their search for your local country). A bit pricey, but I got a confirmation from Farnell that the version stocked is the one with adhesive backing.

Well, there's your alternative

Eriond
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Post by Eriond »

Today the Kapton sheet arrived. It did NOT have any adhesive backing, as had been confirmed by Farnell staff! I'm returning it immediately and will keep looking for an alternative.

Note: The Kapton sheet from Farnell was of a opaque light-skin colour, with a matte rubbery kind of feeling to it. Not at all like the blank tape supplied with the printer kit.

zh5879
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Post by zh5879 »

You could try this:
http://dx.com/p/gzgw12-three-dimensiona ... fee-222540
They offer free shipping world wide.

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Post by satoer »

Look on Ebay, way cheaper. Use soap water to stick.
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Deluka
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Post by Deluka »

If you are living in Belgium or Holland look here
http://www.123inkt.nl/123inkt-nl-kapton ... 49446.html

Eli-Audio
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Post by Eli-Audio »

Trideus.be does offer all parts for Felix printers, and felixprinters.com offers these big kapton sheets too now!

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