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ClearMindCasting
(@clearmindcasting)
Eminent Member
FEP Lifespan

Just made an order for the SL1 Kit, looking forward to it!

I’m wondering what the specifications are for the replacement FEP film on the resin tank and the lifespan I could hope to get out of a sheet. 

The SL1 webpage says it will be available on the estore but I don’t see it up yet. I’d like to source it more locally before the printer arrives so I’m prepared. 

Posted : 22/06/2019 10:26 pm
JoanTabb
(@joantabb)
Moderator
RE: FEP Lifespan

I got a spare with the Beta printer, so I expect you will get a spare too...

I have not used the spare yet. the original is still going strong after a lot of prints...

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 22/06/2019 10:32 pm
ClearMindCasting
(@clearmindcasting)
Eminent Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: FEP Lifespan

Awesome news, this feature was a big draw that helped sell me on this printer. 

Posted : 22/06/2019 10:55 pm
Foe
 Foe
(@foe)
Eminent Member
RE: FEP Lifespan

FEP Spare parts were up on the store for a little over a few weeks.

https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/sl1/955-fep-film.html

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Posted : 23/06/2019 5:43 pm
ClearMindCasting
(@clearmindcasting)
Eminent Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: FEP Lifespan

“Sorry, only registered i3 printer owners can access this product. If you bought the i3 3D printer from our e-shop, please, contact us via live chat.”

Posted : 23/06/2019 5:48 pm
maxwell.m
(@maxwell-m)
Eminent Member
RE: FEP Lifespan

It is working for me, but I already have a mk3 and SL1.  Was the live chat able to help?  Also, the SL1 pre-assembled came with extra FEP.  There were 2 extras plus the pre-installed one.  I do not know how many the kit will have.  I have not had to replace the FEP yet on my SL1.

This post was modified 2 years ago by maxwell.m
Posted : 23/06/2019 6:14 pm
Foe
 Foe
(@foe)
Eminent Member
RE: FEP Lifespan

Doesn't make any sense, but then again they may have their reasons as to why they are walling it off for now. Maybe if they see you on pre-order they would make exceptions? Make an attempt to contact them about it and see what answers.

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Posted : 23/06/2019 6:15 pm
JoanTabb
(@joantabb)
Moderator
RE: FEP Lifespan

always best to chat with Customer Services. 

🙂

on another matter... I believe the replacement Prusa FEP sheets are laser cut and are very easy to replace, If I recall correctly the comment was that the sheets aligned exactly with the screw holes and tightened down perfectly! (Guess I will find out for myself  when it's time to change!

regards Joan

Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 23/06/2019 6:34 pm
miron.z
(@miron-z)
Active Member
RE: FEP Lifespan

Hello, I also can't see that page ( https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/sl1/955-fep-film.html ) , have emailed support.

Anyone that can see this page, could they tell me the price? I'm estimating the running cost of the SL1

Posted : 29/09/2019 7:15 pm
miron.z
(@miron-z)
Active Member
RE: FEP Lifespan

Also, to answer the original question: "The warranty of the FEP foil covers 10 cycles (print jobs). When used properly in accordance with the instructions in the official guides (such as this handbook), the life expectancy of the FEP foil is several times longer." - https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/3d-printers/722-original-prusa-sl1-kit-curing-and-washing-machine.html

Posted : 29/09/2019 7:58 pm
JoanTabb
(@joantabb)
Moderator
RE: FEP Lifespan

@miron-z

I am still using My first FEP and I have a Beta Test printer! so I have been printing loads of items...

 

If you are Careful,  it should last ages

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 29/09/2019 9:11 pm
JoanTabb
(@joantabb)
Moderator
RE: FEP Lifespan

Price in UK Pounds 

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 29/09/2019 9:18 pm
JoanTabb
(@joantabb)
Moderator
RE: FEP Lifespan

DOH! the picture for Prusa FEP Price, has exceeded boundaries of the page, try clicking the image, or simply believe they are £4.99 plus delivery

 

Regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 29/09/2019 9:20 pm
Lichtjaeger
(@lichtjaeger)
Noble Member
RE: FEP Lifespan

Posted : 30/09/2019 6:23 am
miron.z
(@miron-z)
Active Member
RE: FEP Lifespan

Thank you!

Posted : 30/09/2019 8:49 am
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