Cast Aluminum Printer Bed for Ender 5 Plus Printer.
****ATTENTION ATTENTION - WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO GET 3/8" CAST ALUMINUM RIGHT NOW. INSTEAD OF 5/16" ALL ENDER 5 PLUS BEDS WILL BE 3/8" THICK (MORE STABLE AND FLATTER) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE****
This cast aluminum 3D printer bed makes for a superior printing surface substrate, far exceeding what comes standard on most consumer 3D printers in terms of flatness, rigidity and stability.
This bed incorporates the following features:
-CNC Machined, to ensure all features are exactly where they should be.
-Machined perimeter - no raw saw cut edges, giving you a nice finished appearance
-All holes are precisely sized and counter sinks made exactly the size they need to be
-Build surface locating pins - When using a magnetic build surface, our locating pins (screws) aid you to placing the removable build surface, every time.
-Thermal Sensor groove milled into the top surface. This positions the sensor as close as possible to the build surface, thereby giving the best possible temperature reading.
-Thermal fuse and earth ground mounting locations – Additional threaded holes that provide a location for mounting a thermal fuse and earth grounding lead.
-Hardware included - We include the required hardware for mounting the bed, build surface stop screws along with the thermal fuse and earth ground mounting screws.
Thickness: 7.94mm 5/16”
Overall size: 375mm X 385mm
Printable area: 375mm X 350mm
Flatness - Standard grade beds have a flatness of 0.120mm or better, every bed plate we make is CMM inspected for flatness before packaging.
Magnet Bed Features
****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****
-25 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. An adhesive Silicone heater, applied to the bottom is recommended. We have tested placing this bed on-top of the factory aluminum heated bed. This does work but is not recommended. 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 but replacement of the surface would be very labor intensive.
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.