Buildplate for Bambu Lab 3D printers

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Buildplates for Bambu Lab 3D printers from the X1/P1/A1 and A1 Mini series.

Build plates in FDM 3D printers may need replacement due to wear and tear caused by repeated use, leading to decreased adhesion and print quality. Over time, the surface may become scratched or damaged, impacting print bed leveling and adherence of filament. These original replacement buildplates for the Bambu Lab 3D printers are available in the following variants:

Buildplate typeMax. temperatureBuild surfaceCompatibility
Textured PEI plate 180 ºC 256 x 256 mm X1/P1/A1
High temperature plate 200 ºC 256 x 256 mm X1/P1/A1
Dual-sided textured PEI plate 180 ºC 180 x 180 mm A1 Mini
Table 1: The properties of the Bambu Lab build plates. Source: Bambu Lab.

The features of each type of buildplate will be discussed in detail below.

Textured PEI plate

This textured PEI plate for the Bambu Lab X1/P1/A1 3D printers is made of a sheet of magnetic stainless steel (0.5 mm) coated with PEI powder coating (0.075 mm). The PEI coating gives the builplate the capability to withstand repeated heating and cooling cycles without property loss. Furthermore, it creates a unique rugged surface finish on the bottom of the printed part. The magnetic steel plate significantly reduces the risk of the first layer detaching due to deformation.

The textured PEI plate for the X1/P1/A1 printers

Image 1: The textured PEI plate for the X1/P1/A1 printers. Source: Bambu Lab.

This design and combination of materials provides strong adhesion of first layer to the buildplate and ensures effortless print removal by simply bending the buildplate gently. This buildplate is very durable and comaptible with various filaments such as PLA (also with carbon and glass fibers), ABS, PET/-G (with fibers), TPU, ASA, PVA, PC (with fibers) and PA (with fibers). No adhesion product is necessary to ensure excellent adhesion (with the exception of TPU, PC and PA). If an adhesion product is used, it should be the official Bambu Lab glue.

High temperature plate

The Bambu Lab high temperature buildplate for the X1/P1/A1 3D printers ensures superior first layer adhesion and easy part removal. The surface of this buildplate is smooth and matte, which results in a smooth texture on the bottom of the print. This high temperature buildplate has a unique dual-sided design (both sides can be printed on) where one side is the Bambu Lab engineering plate and the other side has an additional high-temperature sheet.

The design of the high temperature buildplate

Image 2: The design of the high temperature buildplate. Source: Bambu Lab.

The Bambu Lab engineering plate is crafted through the application of a unique thermosetting coating onto spring steel, imparting greater strength compared to PC and PEI sheets. This renders it well-suited for the printing of engineering materials. The high temperature sheet is made of PEI, which results in improved heat resistance and a reduced risk of deformation at high printing temperatures.

The high temperature plate for the X1/P1/A1 printers

Image 3: The high temperature plate for the X1/P1/A1 printers. Source: Bambu Lab.

This HT buildplate is compatible with most 3D printing filaments such as PLA (also with carbon and glass fibers), ABS, PET/-G (with fibers), TPU, ASA, PVA, PC (with fibers) and PA (with fibers). The use of the official Bambu Lab glue is recommended with all those materials except for PLA.

Dual-sided textured PEI plate

This dual-sided textured PEI plate has the same properties as the textured PEI plate for the X1/P1/A1 3D printers. Apart from offering a different build surface compatible only with the A1 Mini 3D printer (180 x 180 mm), this dual-sided textured PEI plate provides users with the option to have a spare or backup printing surface readily available.

The dual-sided textured PEI plate for the A1 Mini printer

Image 4: The dual-sided textured PEI plate for A1 Mini. Source: Bambu Lab.

This can be particularly beneficial in scenarios where one side of the plate becomes worn or damaged over time. Instead of replacing the entire plate, users can simply flip it and continue printing on the unused side, extending the overall lifespan and usability of the PEI plate. Additionally, it allows users to experiment with different bed adhesion properties or textures without needing a separate plate, offering a convenient and flexible printing experience. 

Temperature recommendations

The following table resumes the recommended bed temperatures for various 3D printing materials, as well as recommendations concerning the use of adhesives.

Textured PEIHTEngineeringDual-sided textured PEI
MaterialBed (ºC)GlueBed (ºC)GlueBed (ºC)GlueBed (ºC)Glue
PLA/-CF/-GF 45~60 45~60 - 45~60
ABS 90~100 90~100 100~110 - -
PETG/-CF 60~80 60~80 70~80 60~80
PET-CF 80~100 80~100 70~80 - -
TPU 35~45 35~45 70~80 35~45
ASA 90~100 90~100 - - -
PVA 45~60 45~60 - 45~60
PC/-CF 90~110 100~110 100~110 - -
PA(HT)/-CF 90~110 100~110 100~110 - -
Table 2: Temperature and adesive recommendations for the Bambu Lab build plates. Source: Bambu Lab.

It must be remembered that using third-party adhesives (other than the official Bambu Lab glue) may damage the buildplates.

Maintenance and warranty

The Bambu Lab build plates are classified as consumable components and may experience degradation with time. The warranty excludes cosmetic issues such as scratches, dents, or cracks resulting from improper use and maintenance. Only build plates found to be defective upon arrival are eligible for warranty coverage. For maintenance tips please see the Usage Tips section.

The Bambu Lab build plates are classified as consumable components and may experience degradation with time. The warranty excludes cosmetic issues such as scratches, dents, or cracks resulting from improper use and maintenance. Only build plates found to be defective upon arrival are eligible for warranty coverage.

General usage tips

The manufacturer recommends following these simple use and maintenance steps to ensure the optimal performance and longevity of the Bambu Lab buildplates:

  1. It is recommended to regularly clean the surface with soap and water to eliminate any dust or grease residue first. IPA alcohol can be used as a last resort. Acetone is not recommended.
  2. Delicately sanding the surface using fine-grit sandpaper, with 600 grit being the recommended option, can assist in restoring adhesion. This only applies to the textured PEI buildplates.
  3. Prior to initiating auto-leveling, it is essential to repetitively wipe the nozzle in the dedicated area on the build plate to thoroughly eliminate any lingering material residue from the nozzle tip. The coating in the specially designed wiping area will naturally wear down over time. This is a normal occurrence and does not impact print quality or nozzle lifespan, so there is no need for concern regarding any quality issues.
  4. Before removing the part from the buildplate, it is highly recommended to wait a few minutes until the buildplate has cooled down to room temperature. This will not only prevent burns but also prolong the longevity of the build plate.

Calibration concerns

Textured PEI buildplate

The automatic calibration for flow rate on the textured PEI plate is less dependable when compared to other smooth plates. In cases of inconsistent results, we suggest conducting the calibration using a smooth plate for better accuracy.

High temperature buildplate

Differences in color and shine on the high temperature plate's surface, along with the removal of exposed metal areas, are minor refinements aimed at optimizing the production process and enhancing surface quality. In the event that the coating remains on the nozzle during wiping, it will be heated and melted prior to printing the model. These alterations have no impact on leveling, Lidar, adhesion, or the overall usability range.

Manufacturer Bambu Lab
Compatible with X1/P1/A1
A1 Mini
Print Dimensions Textured PEI Base (X1/P1/A1): 256 x 256 mm
PEI HT Base (X1/P1/A1): 256 x 256 mm
Double-sided Textured PEI Base (A1 Mini): 180 x 180 mm
Maximum Printing Temperature Textured PEI Base (X1/P1/A1): 180 ºC
PEI HT Base (X1/P1/A1): 200 ºC
Double-sided Textured PEI Base (A1 Mini): 180 ºC
HS Code 8477.9

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