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Fillamentum Presents the Prototypum Flexible Magnetic Pad for Easy 3D Print Removal

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As the market consolidates, 3D printer and filament manufacturers are beginning to address some of the main issues in desktop 3D printing. One is the object’s adhesion: generally the challenge is getting an object to stick to the plate throughout the entire print, however when that happens the risk is running into the opposite problem: not being able to detach the opbject from the plate without damaging it. The new Prototypum pad presented by Fillamentum is meant to address these issues.

Prototypum has developed a special press pad composed of two parts, a fixed lower layer and a flexible magnetic top. After printing, the upper part held by magnets can easily be removed and the upper and lower part of the printer can be immediately separated.

“We have been collaborating with people from Prototypum a long time. Working with creative and technologically savvy partners is always a great joy.” Josef Doleček, Founder of Fillamentum

Adhesive 3D print pad Prototypum is designed for easy preparation of print areas and for easy taking down of printed models. Due to the magnetic film, pad can be quickly taken down from the printer, and at the same time its flexibility makes it easier to peel the models without the risk of their damage or damage of the printer. The pad consists of two parts, a magnetic sheet adhered on the “bed” of the printer and detachable portion with the adhesive layer. Fine tread pattern of the press pad leaves a matte finish on the models.

The Prototypum 3D print pad is designed for materials such as Fillamentum’s PLA Extrafill, Timberfill and Flexfill 92A, 98, it can also be used for materials such as ABS Extrafill and ASA Extrafill. Currently available in 200x190mm size. 

Materials such as ABS and ASA, in principle, hold on the mat, but open printers without a heated chamber may cause lifting of the adhesive layer from the magnetic portion due to high stress and shrinkage of printed patterns. Adhesion may be increased for problematic printing by using water-based adhesives such as KORES. After application the pad can be simply washed with warm water.

You can use an alcohol-based fluid for degreasing your pad. The maximum working temperature for the Prototypum pad is 90°C, while the maximum recommended speed for the first layer 20mm/s.

Printed 3D model courtesy of Martin Žampach.

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