The FlexPlate System is comprised of three components: (1) a metal BuildTak™ FlexPlate, (2) a sheet of our custom BuildTak printing surface for the FlexPlate, and (3) a unique magnetic mounting base. On the S4-XL, the magnetic mounting base affixes permanently to your glass bed; we recommend attaching the FlexPlate Base to the glass bed rather than the aluminum bed because the glass bed provides the flattest surface possible. Once the magnetic Base is attached to the glass bed, the magnets hold the metal FlexPlate in place during printing, and when the job is complete, simply remove the entire FlexPlate to ‘pop’ your 3D printed parts from the FlexPlate.
Note, the FlexPlate system will reduce the maximum achievable temperature of your print bed by about 10°C.
When printing production parts, use a second FlexPlate to reduce time between prints. Simply swap FlexPlates and start printing while you allow your freshly printed parts to cool.
Please visit the BuildTak™ Support Page for an instructional video and FAQ.