3D printing enthusiasts searching for a new flexible printing plate system for their 3D printer, may be interested in a new design by Ken Cobb. The PEI coated flex-plate system has been specifically designed for a variety of different 3D printers and offers a spring steel sheet with magnetic securing mechanism. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the MK52 PEI flex-plate 3D printer bed which is now available to back via Kickstarter.
Early bird pledges are available from $50 or roughly £38 and worldwide shipping is expected to take place during September 2019. Cob explains a little more, “Our product is a flex-plate system that fits nearly any 3D printer; it consists of a single-sided, PEI coated laser cut spring steel sheet and an accompanying 150º C rated adhesive-backed magnet”.
With our PEI coated sheets, you can spend more time enjoying printing and less time cleaning up ruined prints! Our flex-plate system offers the following advantages:
– Customizable. Each backer gets to specify exactly what size and shape they want, up to 310mm for the longest dimension and either rectangular or circular. We put the power of choice in your hands!
– Simple. When a print completes, simply take the plate off and flex either side of it to release the print with ease; there is no risk of injuring the part or yourself!
– Beautiful, textured finish on the first layer of your prints.
– Quick swap plates to facilitate back-to-back printing.
– Genuine PEI. PEI is a non-proprietary bed surface material that offers incredible adhesion properties to a majority of filaments.
– Durable. PEI coating is not prone to being cracked or gouged such as what can be experienced with traditional sheets of PEI that require a scraper tool to remove completed prints.
– High temperature rated. The adhesive-backed magnet is rated for 150º C, which will satisfy toasty bed plate enthusiasts.
– Single-sided. This allows you to apply your own thin build surface, such as Garolite or Kapton, to the non-coated side of the sheet for printing challenging filaments such as Nylon.
– Auto bed leveling compatible. Capacitive, inductive, and touched-based sensors work great with our sheet.