If you have ever used tape or films you will know that they are difficult to fit. LokBuild is more rigid and easy to apply to your build plate. Also, it is almost impossible for air bubbles to get trapped beneath the LokBuild surface. LokBuild can be removed from the build plate cleanly in one piece and leaves no residue behind. The Lokbuild is 200 x 200 mm.
- Wipe down the build platform making sure it is clean
- Trim LokBuild to match the shape and size of your build plate. This can be done easily with general household scissors or a craft knife.
- Remove the adhesive backing and apply LokBuild to the build plate. Start from one side and work your way to the other side, smoothing LokBuild as you go.
- Adjust the printers nozzle height and check that the build surface is level.
HOW TO CLEAN LOKBUILD
LokBuild should not need to be cleaned very often but if you do please use alcohol wipes or similar (low % Isopropyl). Do not use acetone or anything with a high % Isopropyl, this will damage the surface.
NOZZLE HEIGHT CALIBRATION
LokBuild is much more forgiving than some other products when setting the nozzle height and does not require such a high level of accuracy. However, there will be an optimal nozzle height for your chosen material and printer.
The key to a good nozzle height is to experiment. We recommend starting further away from the bed than with other surfaces and then reduce the nozzle height slightly until the print sticks to LokBuild.
The vast number of printers and materials makes it impossible to give exact print parameters but a good starting point for the nozzle height would be between 0.20mm - 0.25mm.
TIP: When setting the nozzle height start further away from the bed than with other surfaces such as tapes. LokBuild works better without squashing the filament too much on the first layer.