Why aluminium build plate?
April 07, 2015 06:13AM
Hello,

I would like to know why aluminium is usually used for the build plate. Why not other metals or other materials in general? (I assume we stick with metals since they conduct heat a lot more easily than other materials). But why aluminium?

Can someone please give me a reason.

Thank you


The (getting better) Noob

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Re: Why aluminium build plate?
April 07, 2015 09:00AM
Aluminum is more thermally conductive than most other metals, cheap, relatively light weight, and easy to cut/mill. You could use copper, but it is a lot heavier, more expensive, and harder to machine.
Re: Why aluminium build plate?
April 07, 2015 09:34AM
Thank you!


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