PET Sheet for 3D Printing from 3M

OK 3D printing community, this one’s for you. Who here has felt personally victimized by a borosilicate glass print bed? I know I have. Well, I have a solution to help ease some of your frustrations. 3M recently saw a need for inexpensive, reusable, and replaceable polyethylene teraphthalate (PET) sheets.

The 3M162598-ND is 7” x 8” (180 mm x 210 mm) and only 222 µm thick, making it easy to cut down for smaller print beds. It has a micro structured PET film over an adhesive layer backing. The sheet is designed to be used with PLA and ABS filaments. It is reusable up to 10x in any given location of the sheet. When it needs to be replaced, simply peel it off and place another on.

If you’re tired of having to constantly clean glue or ABS juice off of your glass bed, just to reapply and start the cycle again, give this PET film a try. This is designed to diminish the need for any adhesive to help the base layer stick to the print bed. It’s also designed to help the print release from the bed easily.

So, next time you won’t have to pry a print off the bed with so much pressure, that a chunk of glass comes up with the print, requiring you to replace the print bed. Hypothetically speaking of course… Ready to make the switch and try the new print bed material? Go ahead and order one today to save yourself some heartburn.

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Ashley Awalt는 2011년부터 응용 엔지니어링 기술 전문가로서 Digi-Key Electronics에서 근무하고 있습니다. 그녀는 Digi-Key의 장학금 프로그램을 통해 노스랜드 커뮤니티 및 테크니컬 컬리지에서 응용 과학 전문 학사 학위를 받았습니다. 그녀는 현재 고유한 기술 프로젝트를 생성하고, 공정을 문서화하며, 프로젝트에 대한 비디오 미디어 보도 제작에 참여하고 있습니다. 여가 시간에는 엄마로서 자녀들과 더 많은 시간을 함께 보내기 위해 노력합니다.

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