GeckoTek’s 3D Printer Build Plate Begins Accepting Pre-Orders Now for January

Share this Article

logoAre you ready to say goodbye to jerry-rigging your 3D printer bed? Are you tired of tape, glue, hairspray, and putting forth efforts, both expensive and messy, in keeping your 3D printed products from warping? The time has come to forget about all that trouble, and you can mark this momentous occasion with the pre-order of your very own GeckoTek 3D printer build plate.

With the technology of 3D printing growing like wildfire, someone was bound to come to the rescue and save us from the inconvenience and true hassle that can be encountered with the printer bed. While many have come up with homespun ways to make it easier to get parts to stick to their printer beds, such as using masking tape, glue, or even making disposable printer bed mats, with all the technological advances going on, we knew it was just a matter of time before someone was motivated to come up with a real product to solve this problem. With a 3D printing community full of geniuses, how hard could it be, right? Apparently it took some design, engineering — and most importantly — cash.

GeckoTek 1Back in June, we reported on GeckoTek’s 3D Printer build plate, designed to solve all of the aforementioned problems. The only issue there was being patient, as GeckoTek launched their Kickstarter campaign early in the summer. They far exceeded expectations, raising $59,115 — rather above their mere $15,000 goal. I think it’s safe to say that quite a number of people wanted this issue resolved.

With availability slated for January 2015, they are currently taking pre-orders for the products. Formulated to work with a variety of filaments including ABS, HIPS, and nylon, the GeckoTek product is a permanent piece of equipment that you won’t have to replace constantly. Featuring a size of 12×12, it features a strong coating that allows your product to stick to the surface, whether you use a heated bed or not. GeckoTek also provides specialized magnetic bases for:

geckotek-build-plateWhile we haven’t tried one out yet, it certainly doesn’t sound like there would be anything to complain about with this product, as it is affordable, at well under $50. It’s versatile. It’s hardy. It solves inconvenience and mess. GeckoTek seems on track in their mission to empower 3D printing enthusiasts, and as they point out, this may have been the last hurdle to overcome in keeping 3D printing from going totally mainstream.

GeckoTek-3d-printer-build-platform-2Have you got one on pre-order? Share your thoughts with us at GeckoTek’s 3D Printer BuildPlate forum at 3DPB.com. Check out their preview videos, too!

Share this Article


Recent News

Rapid Response Initiative Implements 3D Printing Disaster Relief Simulation

New Data Report: 3D Printing Revenues Reached $2.12B in Q3 2020, Says SmarTech Analysis



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

College Freshman Creates COVID-Inspired Chess Set with 3D Printing

Relying on ingenuity and 3D printing technology, 18-year old William Paterson University freshman Nicholas Montesano created a COVID-inspired chessboard for his 3D Design class. The “COVID-19 Quarantine Essentials” themed chess...

Featured

Registration Rates for AMS 2021 3D Printing Summit Increase January 15th

It’s almost February, which means that this year’s Additive Manufacturing Strategies is almost here! The annual 3D printing business summit, co-hosted by 3DPrint.com and market research and consulting firm SmarTech...

3D Systems Software Sale Doubles DDD Stock Price

On January 7, 2021, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced the sale of its “non-core software businesses,” sending the stock soaring to over twice its previous value. The company sold its Cimatron and...

Markforged Dispatches 3D Printers to Michigan’s Project DIAMOnD Project

The supply shortage that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic has seen interesting developments occur in the world of manufacturing. Businesses are moving more quickly to digital production technologies in order...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.