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Question on tape covered melamine source

Postby gibeaug » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:20 pm

This is an off topic question ;-)

I just took delivery of a 130 watt laser cutter for my lab at the college where I teach (using it for rapid prototyping in my IoT class). Is there a source for the tape coated melamine that the Rostock kits come with - - or do you apply the tape at your location (which if you do - you do an amazing job - - I swear it takes me longer to take all the tape off than to build the printer - and I have built 4 of them ;-))

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Re: Question on tape covered melamine source

Postby geneb » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:57 am

They apply the tape before they cut it, it doesn't ship that way. You can buy rolls of masking tape wide enough to cover your material.

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Re: Question on tape covered melamine source

Postby Xenocrates » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:57 am

And as far as the melamine itself, I believe it may be a Dakota product, as they are pretty much the only company I've found selling black double sided melamine.
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Re: Question on tape covered melamine source

Postby gibeaug » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:52 pm

Awesome - thank you for your responses....after much research I kind of got the point that the tape is a manual application process - - bet you could come up with some sort of applicator (like a large edge bander) to but it on wrinkle free ;-)

Maybe send the idea to Matthias Wandel (if you have never seen his woodworking videos - they are a must watch - the man is a genius on using recycled materials to build things ;-)

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Re: Question on tape covered melamine source

Postby barry99705 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:56 am

https://www.johnsonplastics.com/tapes-f ... -engraving
Just need to print yourself a big ass tape gun and you're all set! :lol:
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