coropad 3D printing pad

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On the other hand they had launched their 3D printing device back in 2014, we have never covered Poland-based CORO Technologies on 3DPI in the past. They created the Roller Printer delta process (a new option is on the way soon) and they contribute the custom-created Othie range of cartesian 3D printing devices. But, as I frequently suggest, one way to draw attention in the crowded computer 3D printing device market is to contribute a thing that no one else (or, at quite least, quite few other companies) contribute. For CORO Technologies, that a thing is the COROPad, a specialty adhesive pad for FFF/FDM 3D printing devices.

I had never utilized a custom pad on a 3D print, but I did so after CORO Tech’s Tomasz Kielbasa contributeed to send me a few to test out. Even and so it took me a few time to in fact use it, as I generally tend to rely on whatever process the 3D printing device manufacturers contribute integrated into their machine. When I finally was able-bodied to try it out, I have to admit I regret not having done so much earlier, especially when attempting to work on a few larger dimensions prints.

COROPad assures the correct adhesion for the initially layer, thus practuallyting the prints of detaching. It works excellent with most commonly utilized materials, such as ABS or PLA. High-temperature glue and the correct stiffness of the pad allow for a quite easy implementation. All you require to do is to de-grease the bed and stick the pad onto it. The entire procedure takes 30 seconds at most.

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The price of the pad alone – starting at €2.23 (tax included) for the tinyer in size 100 x 100 mm dimensions pad – can be compensated by the fewer number of failed prints, especially if you work on larges dimensions ABS parts. It is on the market-bodied in 10 dimensionss (100×100, 140×140, 165×165, 202×202, 165×255, 165×285, 202×255, 255×255, 300×300, and 400×400 mm) and 5 colour options, in addition contributeed as six packs. The COROPad’s shape can be easily modified with scissors. Pads come in shades of, gray, navy blue, purple and sea, all with a degree of transparency, so that the bed underneath is yet visible.

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My test on a tiny ABS GoPro mount (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:317331) worked out perfectly on the initially try without actually balancing the plate

I tested it on the Afinia H800, that – like the Zortrax M200 – uses a metal plate with most little holes. These holes assist to manufacture the object stick. The problem is that they manufacture it stick too much when the plate is new, and too little when the plate is utilized and the holes are filled with molten plastics. Not to mention that the plate can actuallytually require to be replaced. With COROPad, all of this is done away with minimal expense. One other convenient showcase is that, once the plate with the COROPad has cooled down, the object can be removed with ease, that is particularly convenient for tiny, rigorous, and delicate parts. When it comes to improving 3D printing efficiency, any means is fair game, especially when it requires is only a minimal investment.

Davide Sher

About The Author

Davide was born in Milan, Italy and moved to New York at age 14, that is where he attained his education, all the way to a BA. He moved back to Italy at 26 and began working as an editor for a trade magazine in the videogame industry. As the market shifted in the direction of new business models Davide started working for YouTech, the initially iPad native innovation magazine in Italy, where he found the world of additive making and became incredibly fascinated by its amazing future. Davide has since started to work as a freelance journalist and collaborate with most of Italy’s main generalist publications such as Corriere della Sera, Panorama, Focus Italy and Wired Italy: most of his articles have revolved around the various applications of 3D printing.