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BuildTak PEI 3D Printing Surface

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

You asked for it, we listened!  Introducing the BuildTak Polyetherimide (PEI) Print Surface.  Now you can choose the print surface best-suited to the material being printed.  Paired with our Complete BuildTak FlexPlate System, you can employ multiple FlexPlates to easily swap out between BuildTak Original and BuildTak PEI print surfaces.   3D printing just got easier!

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You asked for it, we listened!  Manufactured here in the US to ensure consistent quality and composition, our BuildTak Polyetherimide (PEI) build surfaces are made from premium Ultem 1000 PEI equipped with the no-cleanup BuildTak Original adhesive.  A comparable alternative to the BuildTak Original 3d printing surface, BuildTak PEI exhibits slightly different adhesion and release properties which vary depending on the material being printed.  In general, BuildTak PEI offers easier release of finished prints while BuildTak Original offers a stronger hold during printing.  Paired with our Complete BuildTak FlexPlate System, you can keep multiple FlexPlates on-hand to easily swap out between the BuildTak Original and BuildTak PEI print surfaces, depending on the material being printed.  (For example, Polycarbonate requires BuildTak’s extra-strong hold to finish prints successfully, while PEI should be used for PETG because of its easier release.)  BuildTak PEI and BuildTak Original are both 0.010″ so no need to re-level when swapping!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at info@buildtak.com.  Happy printing!

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1 review for BuildTak PEI 3D Printing Surface

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michael (verified owner)

    I run an Original Prusa i3 MK2S with the Complete BuildTak FlexPlate System. As soon as this PEI surface was available i ordered it and a second Flexplate.

    In comparing the Prusa’s PEI surface to the BuildTak PEI Surface:
    PRUSA PEI – PLA sticks great and PETG sticks almost too well. So much so pulling a PETG part from the build plate eventually damaged the PEI surface. Prompting me to buy the Complete BuildTak FlexPlate System
    BuildTak PEI- PLA comes off almost too easy and the PETG sticks perfectly.

    So i tend to use the Orginal BuildTak surface for PLA prints and use the PEI for my PETG prints.

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