When it comes to achieving exceptional print results with your 3D printer, the choice of a build surface plays a crucial role. One material that has been gaining popularity among 3D printing enthusiasts are our industrial grade carbon fiber plates. In this blog post, we'll explore the reasons why choosing a carbon fiber plate as build surface is the most sustainable option and can greatly enhance your 3D printing experience.
Lower Weight for Stable Movement:
One significant advantage of using a carbon fiber plate as a build surface is its lower weight compared to traditional options like glass and aluminum. The reduced weight contributes to more stable movement during the printing process. With improved stability, you can expect greater precision and accuracy in your 3D prints.
Thermal Stability and Expansion Resistance:
Carbon fiber plates exhibit excellent thermal stability, making them highly resistant to expansion and contraction due to temperature fluctuations. This stability translates into a shorter time to level your bed at higher build plate temperatures during the printing process. By maintaining a consistent and flat printing surface, carbon fiber plates help ensure that your prints come out flawlessly, maintaining their intended dimensions.
Excellent Thermal Conductivity:
Carbon fiber is known for its superior thermal conductivity. This means that it can rapidly absorb and distribute heat more efficiently than other materials. As a result, the build plate reaches and maintains the desired printing temperature faster. Additionally, the fast heat dissipation property allows for quicker cooling of the printed object, reducing the time of chances and improving overall print quality.
One of the key benefits of using a carbon fiber plate as your build surface is the enhanced adhesion it provides. Our specially developed resin for 3D printing promotes better bonding between the printing material and the plate, resulting in improved adhesion. This means reduced instances of print detachment or warping during the printing process, leading to more successful and reliable prints.
Enhanced Durability and Chip Resistance:
Say goodbye to chipped or damaged build surfaces! Carbon fiber plates offer exceptional durability, with resistance to impacts and surface damage. Unlike traditional options such as glass plates, carbon fiber can withstand accidental mishaps without compromising its structural integrity. This durability ensures a longer lifespan for your build surface, saving you time and money on replacements.
In addition to its functional advantages, a carbon fiber plate adds an industrial and visually appealing touch to your 3D printer setup. The sleek and modern look of carbon fiber complements the overall aesthetics of your workspace, giving it a professional and sophisticated feel.
Choosing a carbon fiber plate as your 3D printer build surface brings numerous advantages that can significantly improve your 3D printing experience. From its lightweight nature and stability to its thermal properties, improved adhesion, and industrial aesthetics, carbon fiber plates offer a winning combination of functionality and style. Enjoy smoother printing processes, superior print quality, and a visually striking setup with a carbon fiber build plate—a choice that empowers you to unlock the full potential of your 3D printer.
We have different carbon fiber plates readily available for 3D printer like Ultimaker, Minifactory and Intamsys. It is possible to have a carbon fiber plate created specifically for your 3D printer in either a high temperature or standard temperature version.