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
-Thermistor 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.
-An 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.
-Build 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.
-New 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 leveling knobs.
-Tapped holes for mounting a thermal fuse and ground lead.
****Beds with built in magnets are assembled to order and have a minimum of one week processing time****
****Beds with built in magnets must ship with a GROUND transportation shipping service, if you do not pick a ground service your order will be adjusted and you will be invoiced if there is a price difference****
-15 samarium cobalt magnets, placed in the top surface flush or just barely below flush with the top surface. With 3lbs of pull each and a temp rating up to 300*C. These beds are made to order and have about a one week processing time.
-No need for a adhesive magnet sheet
-Typically the same weight or lighter than a our bed plus a 1mm adhesive magnet sheet
-Magnet beds do not hold the spring steel print surface plate as well as an adhesive magnet sheet, this is mainly because you are holding smooth metal on smooth metal versus smooth metal onto a grippy plastic surface
-We recommend using a spring steel sheet as thick as possible, 0.5mm or thicker and only use steel. There are some magnetic stainless steel sheets out on the market and they do not hold well
-The use of double sides spring steel sheets is not recommended as it reduces the magnetic pull and reduces the friction between the steel sheet and the printer bed.
-Our magnets are held in with a combination of adhesive and a screw. Both the screw and the magnet are not removable, it will rip the threads out of the bed and we will not offer refunds for this
As 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 material.
310mm X 320mm Printer Area
310mm X 335mm X 6.3mm Overall Dimensions
Flatness - We typically see under 0.003" on our finished product. We do not ship anything exceeding 0.005" in X and Y directions.
This bed plate MAY fit the following printers*- Creality potentially has a couple different leveling screw dimensions. You must check.
CR-10S Pro (V1)
CR-10S Pro V2
Ender 3 Max