Kapton Tape

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Kapton Tape also known as Polymide Tape is an electrically insulating heat resistant tape that has many uses for Reprap.

It is well suited for fastening heating elements. As such, it's the material of choice for fastening heating wire to the heater barrel of an extruder such as the Mendel extruder. Other uses include making a Heated Bed and as a print surface for a heated bed.

See here a picture of the Casainho extruder using Kapton tape he bought on DealExtreme.

Safety Risk

Polyimide has excellent heat resisting properties, however it has limits. In the event of excess temperature, even in very small areas such as caused by electrical sparks, the tape can burn fast enough to resemble a small explosion. Make sure everything is well insulated and secured! Template:Risk


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