A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
We are a team based in Hong Kong, we present you the Easy-Peelzy flexible 3D printing platform creator team.
To stick, or not to stick: that is the question.
As a matter of fact we makers want both: when the printer is printing, we wish the print sticks to platform as firm as possible to ensure a 100% success rate; but when the printer finishes its job, now it's your time to pry that part from the print bed ---- see the problem here?
Makers more or less have some kind of battle wounds during their campaign with their beloved 3D printers, yes, the scar you are looking at right now my friend, is what I’m talking about.
But... is it even possible to have a build platform that both sticks AND not?
With our patent pending Easy-Peelzy platform design, you can in fact get the best of both worlds. The Easy-Peelzy platform includes two parts: the base layer that sticks to your existing 3D printer bed, and a top layer that snaps to the base layer. The top layer has a polymer sticker on the top so all your PLA and PLA-based (e.g. Laybrick, Laywood, Metal-fill, etc.) filaments would bond really well onto it.
Don't worry if your printer is a Delta-type 3D printer that uses round print bed, or maybe your printer comes with an odd dimension, because Easy-Peelzy is soft enough so that it can be cut to shape easily with ordinary scissors - no special process or tools required.
After printing you can simply grab a corner or edge of Easy-Peelzy, and lift it up, then hold the platform in both hand and bend it upward a bit, your print should pop right off. In rare case the print refuses to just pop off, just peel the soft and flexible platform off the print, don’t worry about damaging the platform, it is made out of durable materials.
In case something covering big portion of print surface might make it difficult to grab the top layer corners (imagine a huge 20x20x20cm cube occupying entire plate), so in stead of prying the corners you can grab the print it self and give it a horizontal twist, this can break the magnetic alignment between top and bottom layer, weakening and eventually reverse the attraction force between the two, ensuring a successful, easy removal.
Please notice that the Easy-Peelzy platform utilizes magnetic materials to hold top and bottom layers together, and this material can only operate in low heat (below 80 degrees Celsius or 176 degrees Fahrenheit), otherwise the material would demagnetize thus cannot hold those two parts together. Also because of the platform’s magnetic nature, it may interfere with inductive sensor type bed leveling mechanism.
Backer reward packages are Easy-Peelzy platform sets (a set includes 1 top layer and 1 bottom layer) of 8x8 inches, or approximately 20x20 cm.
Backer reward now includes Easy-Peelzy XL platform sets! They are aboit 30x30 cm or 12x12 inches! They are perfect for for your large format FDM printer, such as CR-10.
Risks and challenges
We have completed our development and made a small batch of prototypes. They are perfectly functional and ready for shipping.
Now with your help, we can scale up our production and negotiate better price with material supplier and manufacturer, as well as lower shipping rate so our amazing product can reach out to where they are needed.