With 3D printing increasing in both popularity and affordability in recent years, we are receiving a high volume of enquiries for spring steel for printer base plates.
Spring steel is being used in both self-build applications and to modify existing machines by owners who are looking for a flexible, durable and straight material.
Spring steel offers several advantages over plastic, aluminium and other common base plate material.
- Exceptional flatness and straightness,
- Returns to its original shape after bending,
- Magnetic properties,
- Can withstand temperatures in excess of 100’C,
- Good durability, wear resistance and long lifespan.
The key advantage of using spring steel is that it will return to its original shape, making it ideal for removing the finished printed parts safely and quickly.
Carbon spring steel also provides magnetic properties.
BSS are able to provide high quality spring steel in various grades and thicknesses depending on your requirements.
Our in-house capabilities mean the steel can be cut to your precise measurements – including laser profiled to a shape – and edges rounded for improved safety when handling.
Spring steels are flexible and return to their original shape.