7/25/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Type A Machines’ Series 1 Pro Includes Adaptive Auto Leveling, Removable FlexPlate

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The features are designed to eliminate surface preparation, platform leveling and part removal difficulties.

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Type A Machines has announced that its Series 1 line of 3D printers now feature a magnetic, interchangeable BuildTak FlexPlate platform and adaptive auto leveling, which enables operators to eliminate surface preparation and platform leveling from their workflow.

The Series 1 Pro’s fast-heating build surface now features a magnetic base fitted with the BuildTak   FlexPlate system, which is designed to eliminate the hassles of platform preparation and print removal.  Users can begin printing without applying glue or kapton tape. Once a print is complete, an operator can  remove the FlexPlate from the magnetic base, bend the flexible plate to pop the prints off and then  replace the FlexPlate to begin another print immediately. Operators can have the ability to quickly swap  out their print beds using a second FlexPlate. In addition, a flex-to-remove feature is designed to reduce the reliance on hazardous scraper tools, such as spatulas and razor blades, to remove printed parts. Each Series 1 Pro ships with two sheets of BuildTak. Additional BuildTak FlexPlates and sheets of BuildTak are available.

Adaptive auto leveling, a hardware and software feature standard with all new Series 1 Pro 3D printers, automates the build surface calibration process using an inductive sensor and corrects for build surface misalignment during printing to ensure a successful first layer. Rather than actively modifying the part, and thereby compromising the print, this feature performs error mapping and corrects for misalignment in real time, ensuring every layer is parallel and true to the build surface.

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