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BuildTak 3D Printing Surface

5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

Ideal build surface for FFF 3D printers

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SKU: BT1

Product Description

Ideal build surface for FFF 3D printers

Key Features:

  • Works with ABS, PLA, HIPS, PET+, Brick, Wood & Flexible (TPE) filaments; additionally we have had success with getting nylon and t-glase (PETT) to adhere when used with a thin layer of washable glue stick on the BuildTak surface
  • Installs much easier than masking tape or films typically used and with fewer chances of air bubbles
  • Protects build plate
  • Heat resistant and durable, can be reused for many consecutive builds and you can use different filament materials without the need to change the printing surface
  • Creates an optimal bond between the 3D printed object and build surface that maximizes the chances your object will be held in place for the duration of the print and then allow for clean and easy removal of the object from the build surface.

Additional Information

Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions inches (mm)

24″ x 24″ (609*609), 8.5″ x 12″ (215*304), 4.5″ x 4.5″ (114*114), 6.5″ x 6.5″ (165*165), 6.5″ Diameter (165Dia), 5.83″ x 7.95″ (202*148), 8″ x 8″ (203*203), 8″ Diameter (203DIA), 6.25″ x 9.25″ (159*235), 6.5″ x 10″ (165*254), 6.5″ x 11.5″ (165*292), 8″ x 10″ (203*254), 9″ x 10″ (228*254), 10″ x 10″ (254*254), 12″ x 12″ (304*304), 12″ Diameter (304Dia), 16″ x 16″ (406*406)

Package Qty

Single, 5-Pack, 10-Pack, 25-Pack

Color

Black, White

5 reviews for BuildTak 3D Printing Surface

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I learned about BuildTak at the NYC 3D printing show in early April. I was very impressed with the surface finish it leaves on the parts. It has a bit of texture that is quite nice looking. I chatted with the VP of the company, showed him one of my 3D printed fishing reels, and he sent me a special 12″ disk to test (BuildTak now offers this size for Rostock Max owners). I’ve been testing the BuildTak as much as I can between production runs. I’ver probably printed 60 parts in PLA and 20 in ABS. My experience has been very positive.

    Firstly, BuildTak’s web site says the material “CAN WITHSTAND high temps (110-125°C)” but I don’t print anywhere near that temp. I could imagine that aggressive sticking would happen at these temps. I’ve been printing PLA at 55°C and ABS at 75°C. The parts stick very well and they pop off with a very pleasing “pop” when they come off. (My hot bed temps are calibrated with a thermocouple so are reasonably accurate.) I had no problems with first layer pealing or curling and my “open weave” tenkara line spools (http://forum.seemecnc.com/download/file.php?id=5023&t=1) are very good tests for this since they have many small radius corners (like a flower petal) AND they have very low first layer contact surface due to the open infill. When one of these stick to a build surface, I know it’s a good one! You do have to make sure your Z=0 is set properly as it is more difficult to remove highly smooshed first layer parts from this surface, probably due, at least in part, to the surface texture.

    The mesostructured cellular material is also a very good test (http://forum.seemecnc.com/download/file.php?id=5024&mode=view) and this one came out perfectly, again coming off with a nice crisp “pop”.

    These are both difficult parts to get stuck on any build surface and BuildTak had no problems with first layer lift or curling. And all parts came off with a reassuring and crisp “pop”. I do clean the surface with isopropyl alcohol wipes between prints to remove any finger grease, etc. NEVER use acetone on this material, it will ruin it.

    I see no signs of wear after 80 prints in the same central area. But, I do not use any tools to remove the parts so there is no damage to the surface. I don’t see why I couldn’t print 100s of parts on a sheet. I like the stuff and now that I have it mounted on a glass plate it is ready to go whenever I need it. For parts that I want a little texture, like some of my fly fishing reel parts, I’ll use the BuildTak.

    One note, I totally bungled applying the first sheet BuildTak sent me. I wasn’t thinking ahead and got some bubbles in it. I emailed the company asking to purchase a sheet since it was my doing but they sent me the second sheet to evaluate too. They are now offering 12″ round BuildTak sheets on their web site for Rostock printers (V1 and V2). The secret to applying this is to start at one edge of the disk and expose about 1″ of the sticky backing by pealing back the protective paper – DON’T pull it off all at once like I did the first time! Peal a little, stick and then peal a little while smoothing down with an old credit card.

    Thanks!
    Michael

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    These sheets are seriously performing wonderfully so far, PLA sticks like a dream with no heat, even small single-wall details. And when the job is done a little light prying or even breaking the print off by hand (depending on the surface area) is all that’s needed. Even single-line support material sticks, no rafting needed!! I’ve got to say as someone who has been religious about hairspray on warm glass I AM IMPRESSED. Here are a couple pics of my testing on a Kossel Mini:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_DBopPKEdpEbFItMVR0TnVIMVU/edit?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_DBopPKEdpEUGJDeFVrT0cxOUE/edit?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_DBopPKEdpERXpvQ0lqanhqTjQ/edit?usp=sharing

    One word of caution though: If you use a bed leveling system that employs the hotend nozzle as a probe, such as FSR sensors like on my Kossel, do NOT run the autolevel with a hot nozzle!!! The heat of the nozzle is much more than the temps this material will see from a heated bed and it WILL leave dimples in the material, I found this out the hard way. Be sure you have G29 in your start g-code before preheat and this shouldn’t be an issue!

    Thank you for the great product, I will be back for more!!
    -Kris

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I am a noob at 3d printing, but this stuff works fantastic.
    It takes the variables of using tape or hairspray out of the equation.
    My prints stick without my shop smelling like its getting ready to go out to dinner.
    It is worth it’s cost because the reliability of print adhesion .
    It works. Thats all I have to say
    Dave
    Chatsworth CA

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Just simply works.
    I highly recommend to anyone who gets tired of Kapton tape, making slurries with ABS and acetone, or the many other tricks to used to get models to stick and release.
    Using 8 inch diameter with Geeetech Rostock Mini G2S delta.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Love it. Every single print sticks. Great replacement for glass and glue sticks/hair spray. It’s quite amazing, when you get it in the mail and you think nothing is going to stick to it. It still blows my mind! Love it, recommend it, you should buy it.

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