This cast aluminum 3D printer bed makes for a superior print bed, far
exceeding what comes standard on most consumer 3D printers in terms of
flatness, rigidity and stability.
This bed plate offers the following features
slot in the top to allow the end user to glue in a thermistor to
measure the actual bed temperature near the build surface. This slot
will cause no problems with the print surface and it commonly done on
some high end corexy printers and commercial grade 3D printers.
additional 15mm on the back edge of the bed to allow for attachment of
cable clamps, cable drag chains. In this bed extension there are 3 sets
of M3 holes 25mm apart for the clamps or drag chains to attach to.
surface stop pins have been added via two tapped holes in the bed
extension and screws that are included with the bed. These allow you to
bump your magnetic build surface sheet up against them before lowering
it on to the magnetic surface. This provides a more consistent placement
of your magnetic build surface with ever use.
quality M4 mounting hardware is included with each bed, included with
this is 4 M4 flat head screws, 4 flat washers and 4 nuts so you can
rigidly attach the mounting screws so they do not spin when used with
-Tapped holes for mounting a thermal fuse and ground lead.
delivered this is a bare cast aluminum bed that will require you to
provide a heater (if you want a heated bed) and a print surface to print
on. Most common heaters are either an adhesive silicone heater pad or
the factory heated bed. The factory heated bed sandwiched onto this bed
plate is the least ideal but has worked for some customers. For build
surfaces the most common is to use an adhesive bed-side magnet and
spring steel plate system, like the Wham-Bam system. Alternately you
could apply an adhesive build surface, like Build tack or PEI, directly
to this bed.
These beds are made from cast aluminum
tooling plate with the top and bottom surfaces left untouched (mill
finish). This means occasionally there can be some small marks on the
surface from material handling. Nothing significant, but still visually
noticeable. This is just normal condition for the material. We do
everything we can to deliver a visually appealing product to our
customers but we can't prevent what happened before we buy our raw
310mm X 310mm Printer Area
310mm X 325mm X 6.3mm Overall Dimensions
- We typically see under 0.003" on our finished product. We do not ship
anything exceeding 0.005" in X and Y directions when checked with a
precision straight edge.
This bed plate has been tested and fits the following printers*
Artillery Sidewinder X1
Artillery Sidewinder X2