Best 3D Printing Build Surface – 4 Pack of 8×8 Square Bases – Print All Filament Types with Strong Adhesion and No Warping – Extreme Hold for ABS, PLA, HIPS, PET+, Brick, and Flexible (TPE) Filaments

Are you having issues with adhesion during printing? Do you find that you’re prints are warping or shifting whilst you’re creating a design?
This set of four adhesive print surfaces is the answer! Their micro textured surfaces create a quick and secure bond as your first layer goes down, tightly gripping your print and giving the stability it needs to turn out perfect!

Easy to remove, once your masterpiece is complete, just slide a pallet knife or print removal tool under the edge and it’ll pop right off!

Durable and hard wearing, these surfaces will protect your print bed and keep your prints perfect for up to 100 prints each. And as we include four in each set, that’s a whole lot of printing!

Whether using a heated or unheated bed, these print surfaces create an instant, secure mechanical lock with your printout, the stability that it provides is unrivalled for printing with ABS, PLA, PETG, HIPS, PET+, brick, and flexible (TPE) filaments and as it installs as a single sheet, its far easier to create a smooth surface than using tapes, glue sticks, sprays or ABS slurry.

Specifications
Size: 8″ x 8″
Maximum Temperature: 200℃/392°F

Product Features

  • PRINTS STAY IN PLACE – The micro textured surface of this SET OF FOUR PRINT SURFACES instantly locks to your 3D model creating a stable base for the perfect print, no raft needed.
  • NO PREP PRINTING – Say goodbye to tape, hairspray and glue sticks, once installed and calibrated, you can print almost any filament onto your new surface without worrying about it coming unstuck.
  • CLEAN AND SIMPLE REMOVAL – At the end of a long print run, your masterpiece will jut pop right off leaving your surface ready for your next work of art!
  • MULTI PURPOSE BUILD SURFACE – These adhesive printing surfaces are great for HEATED and UNHEATED PLATES, and create a stable platform for ABS, PLA, HIPS, PET+, brick, and flexible (TPE) filaments.
  • SIMPLE TO INSTALL – The adhesive backing makes these printing sheets easy to fit, just clean your build plate, remove the backing and lay the surface smooth.

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3D Printing Will Elevate Your Cosplay Outfit to the Extreme

When I first heard of 3D printing, it sounded like something futuristic. Then I took a deeper dive into this mysterious fairytale, and discovered that it’s a legitimate phenomenon sweeping the fantastical world of cosplay. Literally! And it makes total sense, because costumes and cons are getting more advanced by the second. People are spending upwards of 500 hours designing  and printing complex armor suits like this Nova Terra suit from Blizzcon 2015, or this full-sized Batman suit. Obviously you can start at a much more basic level and make a Mr. Potato Head printed mask, and go super crazy from there.

The simple days of a needle and thread are evolving, but luckily, 3D printing isn’t all that hard to learn either. There are numerous online tutorials that introduce you to the different printers available, offer tips and tricks for designing something from scratch, and point you in the right direction when you’re looking for existing designs. Find the one that works for you, and let your creativity run wild.

1D4_2274-EditNow for a seriously cool example of what 3D printing can achieve, the image above shows ultra-stylish 3D printed Zortrax Super Hero Masks designed by Piotr Czyzewski. I love the LED lights behind the eyes for ultimate jaw-dropping effect. The greatest and most ingenious thing about this whole printing phenomenon, is that it’s totally customizable, giving costume makers and cosplayers the freedom to mix up their designs. Also, 3D printers are able to achieve dimensional accuracy, so the costume can be properly fitted to your measurements. This is not the future, this is now.

So, if you’re sufficiently teeming with curiosity to learn more about the practical and magical wonders of 3D printing, visit Zortrax to find projects like their superhero mask or The Replica Prop Forum for prop and costume ideas and help for just about any fandom. Want even more inspiration? Check out the absolutely amazing suit of 3D printed armor that Melissa Ng created for Felicia Day!

Are you going to get into 3D printing, for pleasure or for work? Got some ideas to modify this mask? Sound off in the comments below. 

IMAGES: Zortrax 

Stratasys' 2016 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge is Now Accepting Entries

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel, Sep 02, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Stratasys Ltd. SSYS, -1.21% aleading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, is now accepting entries for the 12th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.

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Open to students worldwide, this annual 3D printing challenge invites students in engineering, design and art or architecture to design a new product that improves how a task is accomplished or to redesign an existing product. Entries should be mechanically sound, realistic and achievable, and are judged based on:

  • Sound mechanical design
  • Compelling description (written and/or video)
  • Design creativity
  • Product usefulness
  • Aesthetics (art and architecture category)

Individual students or two-person teams are required to create designs using 3D CAD software and to submit their files in .STL format to Stratasys online, along with a written description and/or a 30-second video explaining the value and benefit of the Extreme Redesign model. The deadline to submit entries is Feb. 4, 2016. Categories include:

  • Engineering: Secondary Education (middle and high school)
  • Engineering: Post-Secondary (university, college or post-secondary)
  • Art or architecture (any grade level)

First-place winners in every main category will receive $2,500 (US dollars) scholarships, and the instructor of the first-place students will receive a demo 3D printer for a limited time to use in the classroom. Second place winners will receive $1,000 (US dollars) scholarships. The top 10 entries in each category will receive a Stratasys apparel item (value up to $50) and regional semi-finalists will receive a 3D printed model of their design. Each person who enters will receive an official Extreme Redesign T-shirt. During the past 12 years, Stratasys has awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships.

New this year, Extreme Redesign is adding the bonus category, “Make a Difference,” which allows students to create or redesign a product that impacts individuals, communities or the environment in a positive way. The winner of this category will receive a $1,500 scholarship. In addition, the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to an entry of their choice from a NCATC member school in the post-secondary engineering category. NCATC is a network of higher education resources that promotes the use of technology applications to enhance economic and workforce development programs and services.

For more information about Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge and contest rules, visit the Extreme Redesign page on Stratasys’ website. Plus, follow the Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge on Facebook and be part of the conversation on Twitter using #ExtremeRedesign.

Stratasys Ltd. SSYS, -1.21% headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company’s patented FDM® and PolyJet™3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys has more than 3,000 employees, holds over 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 30 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com

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Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick (Silver/Black)

When the pressure is on, your stick performance is the difference between victory and total oblivion. The Extreme 3D Pro twist handle joystick will never let you down. The 12 programmable buttons and 8-way rubber hat switch give you optimum control, personalized to your taste. Whether youre dropping bombs at a distance or firing guns in a dog fight, the stable and precise Extreme 3D Pro will have you dominating the enemy in no time.

Product Features

  • 12 action buttons, an eight-way hat switch, and a rapid-fire trigger
  • Button customization and multiple controller configurations

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