3D print Build Surface
The ultimate printing surface for 3D printers. LokBuild provides a durable and stable build surface whilst preventing model warping.
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Where to buy LokBuild...

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If you are interested in stocking LokBuild please email lokbuild@steelmans3d.com.

About LokBuild

The Ultimate 3D Print Build Surface...
LokBuild Features
  • Optimal 3D Printing Surface
  • Improves Model Adhesion
  • Reduces Warping
  • Easier Nozzle Height Calibration
  • Durable and Long Lasting
  • Protect your Build Plate
  • Easy Removal of Completed Prints
  • One Build Surface for most materials
  • Easy to Install and Remove
The Solution

Are you having difficulties getting your 3D prints to stick without warping? Struggling to remove your finished model after printing? Tired of messing around with inadequate solutions such as kapton, blue builders tape, hairspray and ABS slurry? LokBuild is the answer!

LokBuild provides the perfect printing surface for 3D models to adhere and also allows completed objects to be removed easily. LokBuild is a durable sheet that sticks to the bed of 3D printers.


What is LokBuild?

LokBuild is the ultimate 3D printing surface for FFF/FDM 3D printers. It is a long lasting alternative to films and tapes.

LokBuild can be easily cut to suit the exact shape and size of your 3D printers build surface. LokBuild is made from uniquely textured sheets that attach to your build plate easily with heat-resistant adhesive backing.

LokBuild replaces the need for blue masking tape or polyimide films such as Kapton Tape. It is made from heat-resistant materials to provide a stable build platform for 3D printed models whilst allowing completed models to be removed easily.


LokBuild Materials

We are constantly testing new materials. Here is a list of just some materials that have been successfully printed on LokBuild...

ABS, PLA, HIPS, PET

colorFabb_XT, colorFabb nGen, colorFabb_HT, colorFabb XT-CF20 (carbon fibre)

Woodfill, Bronzefill, Copperfill, Brassfill

Polymaker PC-Plus (polycarbonate), Polymaker PC-Max (polycarbonate), Polymaker PolyFlex, Ninjaflex


Improved Model Adhesion and Reduced Warping

How to use LokBuild

If you have ever used tape or films you will know that they are difficult to fit. LokBuild is more rigid and really 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.



Installation

1) Wipe down the build platform making sure it is clean.

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) 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 recommmend 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.




Troubleshooting
Why won't my prints stick to LokBuild?

This is usually due to the nozzle being too far away from the LokBuild surface. Decrease the nozzle height slightly and repeat until you get good print adhesion.

Note that some materials such as ABS will require the nozzle to be closer to the LokBuild surface than others.

Why are my prints difficult to remove from LokBuild and are sticking too well?

This is usually because the nozzle is too close to the LokBuild surface. Increase the nozzle height slightly and re-level the print bed. Removal of larger ABS prints can be helped by reheating the print bed.

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.

How do I remove completed prints from LokBuild?

In most cases prints will pop off cleanly with minimal effort. However on some models with larger contact areas a spatula may be useful.

What bed temperature should I use for PLA?

When using LokBuild with PLA we recommend to use an unheated bed if possible.

Does the bed need to be heated to print with ABS?

To print successfully with ABS the bed should be heated to the filament manufacturers reccomended temperature (usually around 100-110 deg C).

Where conditions are good for ABS printing, such as an enclosed printer with an actively heated chamber, the bed can be a lower temperature than usual when used in conjunction with LokBuild. Materials such as PLA based can be used without a heated bed.

Is LokBuild available in different sizes and colours?

Most stockists will carry our standard sizes but some will have additional sizes and colours. In some cases special LokBuild surfaces will be availble for specific printers. Please visit our stockists area for details.

TIP: All LokBuild surfaces can be trimmed to match the shape and size of your build plate. This can be done easily with general household scissors or a craft knife.

LokBuild in Action...

Why choose LokBuild?

The Ultimate 3D Print Build Surface...
PREVENT WARPING / EFFORTLESS MODEL REMOVAL

LokBuild creates an excellent bond between 3D printed models and the build surface while preventing curling and warping. When prints are completed the model can be cleanly removed with minimal effort. This is a vast improvement over the excessive scraping and forcing involved with some of the alternatives.

BUILD PLATE PROTECTION

Another big advantage of LokBuild is its durable finish. It is very effective at protecting the build plate. It is heat resistant and durable and can be reused for many consecutive prints. You can also use LokBuild with many different types of filament without needing to change the printing surface.

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. This makes the calibration process much simpler and printing more enjoyable. TIP: When setting the nozzle height start further away from the bed than with other surfaces such as tapes.

EASY INSTALLATION

If you have ever used tape or films you will know that they are difficult to fit. LokBuild is more rigid and really 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.

Durable and Long Lasting - Protect your Build Plate

Where to Buy

6"

153 x 153mm

8"

203 x 203mm

12"

305 x 305mm

17"

432 x 432mm

CUSTOM

Non-standard

SPECIAL

Printer Specific




  • UK
  • Europe
  • North America / Canada
  • South America
  • Australia
  • Africa / Middle East
  • Asia

8"

12"

3D Print World

Cartridge World Aylesbury
32 Parton Road
Aylesbury, Bucks - HP20 1NG
United Kingdom

www.3dprintworld-aylesbury.co.uk
Phone: 01296 434666

6"

8"

12"

17"

AndOrNot

236 Preston Road
Grimsargh
Preston - PR2 5JS
United Kingdom

www.andornot.co.uk
Phone: 07855 273029

SPECIAL

CEL Robox Shop

Unit 3 Harbourmead
Harbour Road Trading Estate
Portishead - BS20 7AY
United Kingdom

www.robox.cel-uk.com
Phone: 08453 889769

8"

12"

CREAT3D

Unit 5 East Reading Retail Centre
Shepherds Hill, Reading
Berkshire - RG6 1FE
United Kingdom

www.desktop3dprinter.com
Phone: 0800 689 1011

8"

12"

Daemon 3D Print

Unit 19
Barnwell Business Park
Cambridge - CB5 8UZ
United Kingdom

www.daemon3dprint.com
Phone: 01223 213756

8"

12"

ooznest

The Yard, Old Crown Lane
Brentwood
Essex - CM14 5TA
United Kingdom

www.ooznest.co.uk
Phone: 01277 523171

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8"

12"

17"

3dprinthings / MUYLLE

Nieuwstraat 8
9840 De Pinte
Belgium

www.3dprinthings.eu
Phone: +32 471 83 05 53

CUSTOM

Trideus BVBA

Truibroek 65
3945 Ham
Belgium

www.trideus.be
Phone: +32 (0)11/48 00 75

8"

3D Printhuset i Kobenhavn

Solvgade 85A
1307 KBH
Denmark

www.3dprinthuset.dk
Phone: 70 60 55 33

8"

3D Printhuset i Aarhus

Banegardsgade 4
8000 Aarhus
Denmark

www.3dprinthuset.dk
Phone: 70 60 55 33

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12"

AL3D Concept

82, Rue Emile Curicque
54920 Villers la Montagne
France

www.3dprint.al3dconcept.com
Phone: +33 (0)6 45 38 63 33

8"

12"

CONCEPT STORE 3D

11, Rue de la Fontaine
57000 Metz
France

www.conceptstore3d.com
Phone: 03 87 36 28 68

8"

12"

Cubeek 3D

20, rue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
Parc de l'Envol
78990 Élancourt
France

www.cubeek3d.com
Phone: 01 39 30 66 76

8"

12"

Filimprimante3D

La Meziere
BP 26234
35762 Saint-Gregoire
France

www.filimprimante3d.fr
Phone: 02 99 77 97 50

8"

12"

Imprimante 3D France

1 rue de l'abbe Lemire
92600 ASNIERES SUR SEINE
France

www.imprimante3dfrance.com
Phone: (33) 1 40 85 02 28

8"

12"

Isa3D (Hfrance)

Salesse 81330
Saint Pierre de Trivisy
France

www.isa3d.fr
Phone: 0563592209

8"

SmartCub3D

20 rue de Trevois
77370 Fontains
France

www.smartcub3d.com .
Phone: -

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12"

3DHUB

Psaron 23
Piraeus 18546
Greece

www.3dhub.gr
Phone: 6944 325286

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12"

Cableworks

Vosporou 19 Street
Elliniko 16777
Greece

www.cableworks.gr
Phone: 00302118502484

8"

HD-Tech

9431 Fertod
Fo utca 43
Hungary

www.hd-tech.eu
Phone: +36302051974

12"

Ciano Shapes Srl

Via Pasubio 5 - POINT
24044 - Dalmine (BG)
Italy

www.cianoshapes.com
Phone: +39 393 1002000

8"

12"

FILOPRINT

Via Curtatone e Montanara 83
50059 Vinci
Firenze
Italy

www.filoprint.it
Phone: +39 339 8927858

12"

ShareMind

Via Taranto 178
00182 ROMA (RM)
Italy

www.sharemind.eu .
Phone: +39 0698933395

8"

12"

3DWare

Zuiderzeelaan 51
3752TC Spakenburg
Netherlands

www.3dware.nl
Phone: +31 (0) 853-036394

8"

12"

Filright

Archimedesbaan 28
3439 ME Nieuwegein
Netherlands

www.filright.com
Phone: 030-2072172

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12"

Diverte

Avenida Campo do Castelo, nº5, Loja D
4900-349 Viana do Castelo
Portugal

www.diverte.pt
Phone: +351 965 473 482

8"

12"

Ponto Z

R. Alexandre Herculano 129
Galerias Icaro - Loja 30
3510-036 Viseu
Portugal

www.ponto-z.pt
Phone: +351 232 405 565

CUSTOM

Boloberry

Muntaner 501 tda 2
08022 Barcelona
Spain

www.boloberry.com
Phone: +34 93 211 58 44

6"

8"

12"

17"

en3DStudios.com

C. del Parc 1
08262 Callus
Barcelona
Spain

www.en3dstudios.com
Phone: -

12"

TRESDENOU

Pujades 184
08005 Barcelona
Spain

www.tresdenou.com .
Phone: +34 932 696 961

8"

12"

3D-Printerstore.ch

except gmbh
Weststr. 15
CH-8570 Weinfelden
Switzerland

www.3d-printerstore.ch
Phone: +41 (0) 71 620 32 38

8"

12"

3DWare

TGS Trading GmbH
Lochrütistrasse 18
CH-8633 Wolfhausen
Switzerland

www.3dware.ch
Phone: +41 43 501 11 33

8"

12"

Deltatower GmbH

Foehrenstrasse 4B
9536 Schwarzenbach SG
Switzerland

shop.deltatower.ch
Phone: +41 43 500 21 17

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8"

12"

CUSTOM

NWA 3D LLC

P.O. Box 944
Fayetteville
Arkansas 72702
USA

www.nwa3d.com
Phone: (479) 466-1176

12"

CUSTOM

3D Universe

2833 Waterfront Ave.
Algonquin
Illinois 60102
USA

shop3duniverse.com
Phone: (800) 689-4344

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12"

+ Canadian Distributor +

793122 Alberta

Calgary, Alberta
Canada

amazon.ca - 3D Printing Store
Email: 3dprintstore@milatech.com

8"

PM Hobby Craft

2020J
32 Ave NE Calgary
AB - T2E 6T4
Canada

www.pmhobbycraft.ca
Phone: 403 291 2733

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12"

SPOOL3D

#230, 11929 - 40th Street SE
Calgary
AB - T2Z 4M8
Canada

www.spool3d.ca
Phone: 403 681 4252

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12"

RP ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

4181 Dawson Street
Burnaby
BC - V5C 4B3
Canada

www.rpelectronics.com
Phone: 1 888 921 7770

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8"

12"

Imperio 3D

El Director 6000 of 207
Las Condes
Santiago
Chile

www.imperio3d.com COMING SOON
Phone: +56 9927 27444

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12"

3Dprint.pe

Av. Emilio Cavenecia 264, Piso 7
Lima 27
Peru

www.3dprint.pe .
Phone: +51 1 241 30 47

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12"

CUSTOM

3Design

74c Maleme Street
Greerton
Tauranga 3112
New Zealand

www.3dinnovation.co.nz
Phone: 07 929 7278

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6"

8"

12"

17"

Spatial Dynamics

Block 912 Tampines Street 91
#02-121
Singapore 520912
Republic of Singapore

www.spatial-dynamics.co
Phone: (+65) 9 682 0581

8"

12"

Le3B (my3dp)

7F. No.685 Zhongzheng Rd.
Taoyuan Dist.
Taoyuan City 33047
Taiwan

www.my3dp.xyz
Phone: +886-918-494-343

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One Build Surface for most materials

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LokBuild (Steelmans 3D Print.)

LokBuild is brought to you by Steelmans 3D Print. For any enquiries relating to LokBuild please contact us by email or use the contact form below.


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