Ziflex - Flexible & magnetic build platform for 3D Printers
Ziflex provides easy prints removal, magnetic positioning and ensures strong adherence to any material.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 30 2018 3:04 PM UTC +00:00.
The Ziflex is a flexible and magnetic build plate, at an affordable price. The printing surface is designed to ensure strong adherence to any material, and thanks to its flexibility, prints removal is easier than ever. Our magnetic positioning technology allows you to remove and reposition your Ziflex in a few seconds and ensures a perfect alignment to your printer’s bed while maintaining a strong grip.
Removing 3D printed parts from a build plate is often a real pain. Using a spatula to remove a print can damage your printer, your print, or even yourself. It’s not a safe option: we all have already faced this struggle with this tool...
Making a part stick to the platform isn’t easy, and removing it is even more difficult. We usually use a lot of different tools and products to succeed in both print adherence and removal. It's over now. All these dangerous and unpractical tools are things of the past now. Ziflex replaces them all!
Removing a print is now easier than ever, no matter the size or shape of your print. Just remove the Ziflex off of your printer and flex it.
Ziflex is a thin, flexible and heat resistant build surface, and features a coating that can handle any material. Thanks to its magnetic technology, Ziflex will be strongly attached to your printer and will be perfectly placed every time.
Our magnetic positioning technology is strong and also directional. It guides your Ziflex in a single direction and ensures a perfect alignment to your printer’s bed while maintaining a strong grip.
Its incredible flexibility will allow you to easily remove any print, even the smallest one, without damaging your new build surface.
The Ziflex comes in two parts, with strong directional magnetic sheets on both parts. Just stick the one with 3M adhesive to your original bed, and then place Ziflex on it. Calibrate your printer, and you're good to go for easy 3D printing!
The Ziflex can heat up to 90°C. As you can see from the thermal picture above, the Ziflex provides an effective heat transmission.
We can produce the Ziflex in any size and any shape (round or rectangular). From 10 square centimetres to 1 square metre build area, we can make a Ziflex for you ;) We can adjust the Ziflex to the exact dimensions of your print bed. We are going to open a Discord to talk with you to find out the best dimensions for each of you.
These printers aren’t the only ones, we can make any size you need.
We are providing you the Ziflex in the exact size of your build bed. The size above is just the price range.
Doing a bigger size isn't a problem for us (up to 1000mm*1000mm). Just pledge to the 30cm* 30cm, and you will be able to upgrade your pledge to a bigger size in the final survey, once the campaign is over.
Nicolas : “We’ve founded Zimple almost two years ago with Antoine. Like many of you guys, I enjoy doing a lot of personal electronic and mechanical projects during my spare time. After 3 years using different 3D printers, I realized this wonderful machine needed a few additions to what came in the box: some upgrades to make them easier and safer to use. I’ve come up with a few improvements for my printers, and after a while, I realized it could interest other folks who enjoy 3D printing! That’s why we are here today, to bring to you another product that we think fits any maker’s needs.”
Anthony, Partner, Graphic & digital manager, founder of TheCreativeLab,
Nicolas, Founder, CEO, Electronic Engineer, 3D Designer, Maker,
Antoine, Co founder, COO, Machine learning Engineer, Web developer.
Risks and challenges
While developing Ziflex, we've tried many different solutions, using different components. We've now found all the final components, and our supplier can provide them to us in large quantities.
Managing production is not an issue for us, Ziflex assembly, packaging and shipping will be handled by ourselves, in our factory located in Sollies Pont, France.
We have already managed the sourcing, production, packaging and shipping in our previous Kickstarter projects. These previous experiences and facility installations make us confident about this upcoming exciting new product!
We will keep you updated on the advancement of the project all the way, from production to shipping, by email and social media.
It's now time to take part in the Ziflex project and community :)