Aug 21, 2020
Flex Build Plate, I watched the video and I now have 4 on preorder.
Pretty slick! Thanks for sharing!
I'll be the lone wolf and pass. In early days of resin printing I had some of the problems described in the video but since getting a thinner metal spatula and using support rafts with undercut edges I don't have any problems getting a print off the plate. Plus, for me at least, using a spatula my post processing seems cleaner? I don't have to touch a resin covered plate and have it drip all over the place and worry about resin getting between the magnetic base and the flex-plate. Man I'm such a curmudgeon - guess it was bound to happen. But if it helps others, that's what counts, I just don't see it being an enhancement to how I currently operate.
Same here, solves a problem I don't have, I use a putty knife and have no problems removing prints.
It also reduces the print height by a few millimeters. Before yesterday, I wouldn't have thought that a problem, but I just finished printing a viaduct section that is 154 mm tall (with supports)!!
I have several models that I print directly onto the build plate. And I'll tell you, it sucks to damage one trying to take it off using a spatula. Or damaging it removing the wedge that I print on to assist in taking the model off the build plate. Not to mention how many time I have broken models because they fly off the build plate when using a spatula. Just because it doesn't work for you, don't poo poo it for those that this will truly help.
The more I look at videos like this, the more the idea of getting a 3D printer - even a basic one - is edging toward the big plunge.
There are so many things I can think of that would be perfect for such a machine, especially small items and details.
But what I'd like to see is the cassette player that takes that big cassette tape on the left side lower shelf...