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Kapton Tape

    What is Kapton Tape?

    Kapton tape is a heat-resistant film that adheres well to ABS plastic at high temperatures. The Kapton tape sheets that came with your MakerBot Replicator 2X help ensure that objects will stick to the plate during a print.

    Applying Kapton Tape

    To apply Kapton tape to the MakerBot Replicator 2X build plate Use the tape applicator that was included with your MakerBot Replicator 2X or a soft, flat object like a plastic squeegee or credit card to press out any wrinkles.

    After applying the Kapton tape, wipe the surface with acetone and a clean, lint-free cloth.

    You may wish to watch the following video for further assistance:

    Replacing Kapton Tape

    Your Kapton tape will need to be replaced when it tears, gets scratched, or begins to peel off the build plate.

    If you’ve used up the sheets that came with your 3D printer, Kapton tape is available from the MakerBot Store.


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