FEP sheets

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  1. Mossy

    Mossy A classic grump Yorkshire man Full Member

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    Hi,

    A few days ago I ordered FEP sheets for a Mono X, what arrived were 5 sheets 200 X 140, I think for a Mono SE, anyway, they are now sending me the correct items (I hope) and haven't asked for the wrong ones to be returned, so they are going free to anyone who wants them, just cover the postage costs by a donation to either a children's charity or the Ukraine appeal.

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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Mossy

    Will they not work on your Mono ?

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  3. Mossy

    Mossy A classic grump Yorkshire man Full Member

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    Sadly not Paul. The Mono doesn't use the same system as the mono X. Instead of sandwiching a new FEP between two metal retaining rings, the fep comes pre tensioned between two plastic retaining rings as an assembly, all of which is thrown away when its replaced. A picture explains it better:

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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Will do a little checking, but I'm sure I saw someone selling the metal frames for the Mono, allowing normal sheets to be used.

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    Mossy A classic grump Yorkshire man Full Member

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    Paul

    Thank you, $20 for 2 feps is a bit steep especially when you can get just the film quite cheaply.

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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Found this link

    But as its a download, not sure if its just a set of drawings, a 3D print or something totally different.
    However, I think you can use a Mono SE vat in the Mono, maybe worthwhile checking.

    Amazon link for Sovol replacement vats

    Video for the fitment



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    Mossy A classic grump Yorkshire man Full Member

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    Cheers Paul
     
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    Andy_Sollis Staff Member Moderator

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    I normally pay £20 for 5…

    is your Yorkshire showing through?? :giggle:
     
  10. Mossy

    Mossy A classic grump Yorkshire man Full Member

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    Andy,

    Yep it's £20 for 5 fep sheets for the mono x, but it's $20 for 2 fep sheets with their plastic surround for the mono from Anycubic and 3rd party replacements are pretty much the same price. A rip off! I have ordered one of the resolv resin baths with steel fames as suggested by Paul, it will pay for itself very quickly. No more $20's to Anycubic.

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    Andy_Sollis Staff Member Moderator

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    Just as an aside… how do you guys clean your vat when you have had to empty the resin? Had a part fail, drained and filtered the resin, soaked in ipa and part has lifted, but I get left with white bits (presume resin in the ipa at the bottom of the FEP sheet…) what you wipe out with?
     
  12. Mossy

    Mossy A classic grump Yorkshire man Full Member

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    Cheap kitchen roll, ipa but not the beer and elbow grease and yes after 2-3 times there's a white ring where the FEP butts up against the frame but it doesn't seem to cause any printing problems.
     
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    Andy_Sollis Staff Member Moderator

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    I’m not doing anything wrong then :thumbs:
     

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