Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's For The Flexible Build System

Q:  Will the magnet resist high enough heat so I can print any material?

A:  Yes, we have custom designed the Magnetic Base to be able to work at 130°C continuously. We cannot guarantee every material, but most do not need a bed temperature over 110°C.

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Q:  Will I need to modify my machine, adjust code, or flash firmware to use your kit?

A:  No, just put the magnetic base on your heated bed and you are ready to go. The only adjustment you may have to do is change your Z limit switch location based on change in thickness of base material.

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Q:  I am currently printing on glass, do I leave the glass and add your system on top?

A:  No, just remove your glass and substitute with our system. Not only will you have less factors to deal with, but you also will have a lighter bed.

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Q:  What is PEX? How does it compare to my standard build surface or PEI?

A:  PEX is our trade name for a custom designed polymer we created. Regular build sheets are typically made from PC and they have a low melt point so if you want to print any filaments with higher melt temperatures than PLA you will usually need PEI. Our PEX surpasses even PEI for heat resistance.  

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Q:  Will I need glue sticks or tape with your system?

A:  No, as long as you use a heated bed PEX should create enough great stick and hold to keep your layers down without any glue or additives.

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Q:  Can I use your system with other build surfaces?

A:  Yes, you can get extra plates, or even mount a different surface on the back side of your plate to play around with different build surfaces and find your favorite solutions for each filament.

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Q:  Will you offer different sizes and formats like rectangular or circular build surfaces?

A:  Yes, we are planning to add many more in the future so tell us here if you would like to see a different format than we currently offer, if we get enough requests, we will make it.

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Q:  Will you be offering your components separately as well?

A:  Yes, after the kickstarter campaign we have every intention to sell both kits and components, so anyone can swap out parts as well as keep extra Flexi Plates on hand to do fast live swaps. Check out our Super Kit available now if you do want the extra plates right away.

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Q:  I don't see my machine listed, how can I tell if your kit will fit?

A:  Just measure your bed and find the kit size that will be equal to or smaller than your bed size and it will fit. Learn more here.

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