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Buildtak Flexplate or PEI

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by Hellsbells, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells New Member

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    ROBO is replacing my R2 failing V1 heat bed with the V2. I am looking at either using the Buildtak Flexplate or PEI for better adhesion and easier use. Anybody have any feedback on one over the other?
     
  2. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    there is a thread (or a few ) with opinions on the buildtak flex plate for the R2. Might want to give them a read.
     
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    adikted2astro Active Member

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    I've used the flexplate and had good experiences with it. However, I stopped using buildtak sheets altogether and am now using glass instead. I would recommend glass over any type of buildtak or PEI surface. It's way easier to use and your prints come out beautiful. I use hairspray for adhesion and when it gets crudded up, I just wipe it off with a damp rag and reapply - easy. But, like I said, the flexplate is nice. Much nicer than just the buildtak surface by itself.
     
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    I actually sold my R2 and purchased a Raise3D Pro2 that comes with a Buildtak sheet. I never really knew what a good 3D print was until I printed on the Pro2. Straight out of the box it prints beautifully with no leveling or fuss. The Buildtak surface is awesome. I tried Buildtak on the R2 and it was a headache.
     
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    All about that first layer :D Glad to hear the Pro is working out, steep price tag! Cant wait to see a thread on it with a BUNCH of pictures (please :D )

    So you have the buildtak system but stopped and are using straight glass? Any issues on the glass with the IR? Maybe some pics of your set up?
     
  6. drbanks

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    I've been using the BuildTak Flexplate for about one spool now, and I generally like it for printing PLA. I've also used it (a bit) for printing PETG samples.

    I suspect it's the reason why I suddenly started getting nozzle crashes on the 9-point bed levelling routine, so I disable that, and it's worked fine so far.

    I just ordered a second plate and a sheet of PEI to go on it, so I'll know soon enough how well that works.

    Off-topic, but to me, PEI means Prince Edward Island, and I still have to rescan every time I see it in a 3D printing context
     
  7. drbanks

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    Envy here.

    None of the bed levelling issues we all read about on the N2?
     
  8. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells New Member

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    Nope no leveling issues at all.


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