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Posted · S5 magnetic build plate
7 minutes ago, 3dprntz said:

Is the sheet flexible, in that you can bend it and the print pops off? Or is it pretty rigid?

At 1/8” and above, it is very rigid, barely more flexible than the glass honestly. You could use a 1.5-2.0mm sheet, with an appropriate spacer, and get the flex effect, but not on full thickness sheets. 

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    Posted · S5 magnetic build plate

    I wanted to amend my comments about the flexibility a bit. Using the 1/8" thick Garolite, you actually CAN flex it a little bit. Not a lot, but enough that parts with large bases will be released. I had a part I ran yesterday into today, larger PETG part with the build plate maybe a wee bit hot. Adhesion was great, not even a hint of part warping; but I couldn't get a good enough grip on it to get it loose. So I tried flexing the Garolite, and while the flex was barely enough to see, it was enough to release the edges of the part (could hear it pop) and made it possible to remove the part. Still no visible damage to the surface, just for the record.

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