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Flexible Build Plate

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They sell a 300mm x 300mm version that you can cut to size (it's really expensive tough).

I think i remember someone using it (or selling one) for the UM2.

Side note: just let the buildplate cool down enough and you'll stop struggling to get your prints off ;)

 

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I spoke to the guy who develops it, very nice guy.

I had the chance to try it out once, and I had pretty decent results.

It does require some tweaking to get the bed leveled tho.

You don't need glue, but if for example your bed is too close, you will have a hard time getting it loose and may even damage the surface of the bed. Depending on what material you use you may want to change the bed level a bit for a different level of adhesion.

A concern I had, if you flex the bed to get a print loose.. how can you be sure it will move back in its original form and be perfectly flat?

 

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Side note: just let the buildplate cool down enough and you'll stop struggling to get your prints off ;)

 

Just what I was going to say, along with: keep a sharp, good quality 40mm (1.5") wood chisel beside the printer. Run it along the glass bed, bevel side up, and it pings the print off with very little force.

I assume that air pressure is a large part of what keeps the print stuck down after it has cooled, so once you get the chisel edge in there it gives up almost instantly.

 

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