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GeckoTek Buildplate

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I have invested into one of these buildplates to test out for the UM2 with the magnetic base combo.

Just wondering what your thoughts are on this guys. A good investment or not?

www.kickstarter.com/projects/geckotek3d/geckotek-3d-printer-build-plate

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I see again, chris, you are not following this topic so any replies will probably be ignore for another month. Click "follow this topic" if you start a new topic so you can get an email if someone replies.

 

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Hi Ted,

Its seems they are still working on weeding out some kinks in their project. Here is the latest update sent from them

" We have made some great progress on the the most important area of this project. Our sole focus up to now has been on converting our coating and process to be scaled up. We identified this as the most difficult challenge in fulfilling your orders. After talking with the steel stamping suppliers and industrial coating applicators we have converted our process to fit within their capabilities. There are only some minor details to work out at this point, but its time to get the ball rolling.

One thing that I want to let everyone know about is that after long conversations with our steel supplier we have determined that using tempered spring steel will not work out. The tempering process on a steel sheet that thin and large will not remain flat after the tempering process. There are methods of using graphite plates to keep the plate from warping, but even then it can induce internal stress that will keep the plate from laying flat. Instead we are looking a a few different grades of steel including 430 Stainless steel, which is magnetic unlike most stainless steel. These don't require heat treatment to get there highly flexible and durable properties."

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