March 15, 2019
When you want strong adhesion between your prints and bed, PEI is a great alternative build surface to turn to when your go-to build surface isn’t cutting it. PLA, ABS, PETG, and TPU—PEI surfaces provide strong adhesion for all these standard filaments. We trust PEI’s strength so much, we’ve added the LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate—a durable, long-lasting steel sheet to help users succeed in their 3D printing endeavors—to our list of trusted build surfaces.
Installation of powder coated PEI steel sheets are easy and minimal, but also crucial for successful 3D printing. Check out the steps we’ve laid out below on how to properly install this powder coated PEI steel sheet onto your printer. The execution of some steps will vary for every user due to different printers using different methods, but the general path we walk you through is universal for all users.
Please note that this 9.5” x 10” steel sheet only works with print beds that are magnetic or have a magnetic base attached to it. If your print bed does not already have a magnetic base, you can find attachable magnetic base systems we carry here. We recommend only using this steel sheet with printers that are able to fit the 9.5” x 10” steel sheet within its enclosure/frame.
Once you’ve determined which of the 3 examples above matches how your printer is currently extruding filament, refer to the following:
That’s it for installation! Your nozzle height and bed leveling are properly calibrated and you’re ready to start successfully printing.
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