May 31, 2014

The GeckoTek Build Plate is a new innovation for low cost Fused Filament 3D Printers. Most people still use Kapton Tape, Blue tape, hair spray, or ABS dissolved in acetone to help keep the extruded plastic stuck to the build platform. The biggest problem is that these products are not intended for this use and therefore are not ideal.

GeckoTek has developed a permanent coating that has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of 3D printing. It supplies the exact amount of adhesion needed to prevent warping but still allow for easy part removal. If you don't have a heated bed its perfect with PLA at room temperature. If you have a heated bed then it works with ABS, Nyon, HIPS and more.

This is combined with an innovative form factor. Instead of the traditional glass or acrylic, spring steel is used as the substrate. This allows the plate to be gently flexed so the even the most difficult parts can be removed easily without damage. It will also be available with a matching machined aluminum build plate with embedded magnets that hold the build plate in place. This means you can also ditch the binder clips.

The GeckoTek Build Plate will be available on soon on Kickstarter. sigh up on GeckoTek3d's website to stay up to date and get access to the early bird specials.

Watch the video below demonstrating the GeckoTek Build Plate.


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denshine wrote at 6/4/2014 9:07:54 AM:

Take my money plzzzzzz!!!!!

GeckoTek wrote at 6/2/2014 10:14:48 PM:

Thanks for all the interest in our product! The part in the first picture is on glass and so you can see a shadow through it. We are using high temperature ceramic magnets. They are rated above 200C. I hope all your questions were answered!

rdd3 wrote at 6/2/2014 8:35:08 PM:

They make high temp magnets that can handle usual build plate temps. Usually up to 150C.

dsf wrote at 6/1/2014 6:59:35 PM:


sas wrote at 6/1/2014 1:13:23 AM:

@KTrout... my thoughts exactly....

Toad wrote at 5/31/2014 10:22:41 PM:

How would you avoid the heat from the build plate weakening the magnetic field from the permanent magnets?

jd90 wrote at 5/31/2014 2:48:09 PM:

"elminates" It looks interesting.

KTrout wrote at 5/31/2014 11:21:32 AM:

Isn't the big part at the first picture already lifted above the platform?

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