Tevo tornado Replacement parts-Hot Bed
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<p>Does anyone know where, or if (for that matter), replacement parts for the Tornado can be bought?</p><p>More to the point, is the Tornado AC Hot Bed available to buy separately? The front right corner broke off, right through the adjusting screw hole, during my last bed leveling session.</p>
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(08-18-2019, 07:42 PM)Fajoot Wrote: <p>Does anyone know where, or if (for that matter), replacement parts for the Tornado can be bought?</p><p>More to the point, is the Tornado AC Hot Bed available to buy separately? The front right corner broke off, right through the adjusting screw hole, during my last bed leveling session.</p>

In case you haven't found a source, this happened to me and it took a long time to track down a source.  You can send an email to this address anny@tlmaker.com (Anny Lee).  It seems a bit sketchy, but I did get the exact parts I needed.  I ordered a "Heat Bed", and got only the heater...then I ordered the glass.  You probably want to get both.

You may also be able to get the AC silicone heat pad off Amazon and maybe get a bed for a CR-10, or order a custom piece of glass from onedayglass.com (I attached a drawing for your reference).


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I purchased a Tevo Tornado from a vendor off of eBay, it was listed as used and ended up being a badly damaged Amazon return with multiple problems (smashed bed, inoperative power supply, broken LCD full graphic smart controller, broken MKS Gen L Mainboard).  

The printer bed was smashed in pieces and my extensive internet search revealed that no replacement glass beds from Tevo are available.  I did contact Tevo customer support and they confirmed that the part was not available but pointed me towards a aftermarket CR10 type aluminum bed setup.  The only problem with that was it is smaller than the original 310mm x 370mm Tevo bed and would have required redrilling the carrier.

So, I went to our local metals depot and had them cut me an 1/8" (close to 3mm) aluminum plate 310mm x 370mm.  I then used what was left of two of the corners of the smashed glass bed to determine where to locate the 4 corner holes and drilled them on my drill press and chamfered the holes.  I used Lacquer thinner and a scraper along with time and patience to remove the glue and broken glass shards from the 120V Silicone bed pad.  Once the glue was removed I used automotive Red RTV type silicone to attach the silicone heat pad to the aluminum bed and let it sit a day.  Viola I now have a heated bed that is better than stock.

I added a cable strain relief and 3D printed corner blocks and adjusters so I could mount a 310mm x 310mm ultrabase glass print surface on top of the aluminum.  

So now I am only left to replacing most of the electronics in the control box...  I know this is late reply but hopefully it helps others?


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