This Printer Plate is designed to fit on machine beds that are 200mm x 200mm, or it can be cut smaller by the user to fit other machines. (See online user guidefor details about modifications.) This plate is intended to be clipped onto an existing bed or glass plate. In some cases it can replace a glass plate, but it needs to be supported and secured to the supporting bed along the edges. This is usually done with binder clips or printed clips of your own design. The plate is approximately 3.5mm (.14") thick and now includes a metallic layer just below the printing surface (both sides) to enable its use with inductive proximity sensors for bed leveling*. The tough outer surfaces can be scraped, lightly sanded or cleaned with solvents.
*In some cases, the thickness of the outer skin above the metal layer can vary from one side of the plate to the other. For the first couple prints, double check your Z calibration when switching sides.
Please note that these plates are intended to work with PLA or small ABS parts. The plate can withstand 100°C heat, however, the shrinkage of a large, dense ABS part will tend to cause slight flexing of the plate sometimes resulting in a warped bottom. If you wish to experiment with ABS, we suggest starting with smaller parts and working bigger as you grow comfortable with the plate's capability.