Numbers on textured sheet: what are they?  

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covertpluto
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I have two textured steel sheets. One says TF-25 on the top-right corner and the other one is TF-26. Is this some kind of versioning, and what are the differences? They were both bought for the same price on the e-shop. 

Posted : 26/06/2020 4:01 pm
Area51
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I think it is batch numbers. On mine I have WA-11 (old very early version) and TF-26 (new - just got it). The TF-26 has a finer and better surface.

Have a look at my designs on Thingiverse or on PrusaPrinters ;)...
Posted : 27/06/2020 1:54 am
jsw
 jsw
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Mine says WA-15.

If I had to guess, I would speculate that WA is the code for the manufacturer or supplier and 15 is the batch or lot number.

Also, it's apparent that I got one of the 'good' ones, from the complaints of some who swear there is no way they can get theirs to work as expected.

This post was modified 1 month ago by jsw
Posted : 27/06/2020 3:35 am
covertpluto
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@area51

The newer ones have a different texture: the old ones has larger gaps between bumps on the sheet, but the new ones have small gaps between them.

Posted : 27/06/2020 7:24 am
charles.h13
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@area51

That depends on what filament you are printing.  

Posted : 27/06/2020 12:38 pm
Area51
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@covertpluto
I like the new ones with finer texture as it looks better on smaller finished parts.

The textured plate for my Mini has even finer surface structure, but no "build number". I would really like that for my MK3s.

@charles-h13
I mostly prints in PETG.

Have a look at my designs on Thingiverse or on PrusaPrinters ;)...
Posted : 28/06/2020 2:15 am
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