24V Silicone heater has been increased from 200 to 250 Watts.
Designed as a drop-in replacement for the Ender 3, Ender 5 and Pro model 3D Printers, this 235x235mm heated bed kit is a direct upgrade to the official Creality PCB beds. It includes a high quality CNC milled aluminum build plate and 250W Silicone Heater for faster warm-up times.
As the Creality 3D Printers are often shipped with a defective build plate, the warped bed and deformed surfaces can be uneven and difficult to use, making it nearly impossible to achieve a perfectly leveled bed. Traditional 4-point bed leveling can even exacerbate the problem, further skewing the surface over time.
Our aluminum build plate is precision machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. It provides a flat and leveled print bed, with tight flatness tolerances of +/- 0.2mm during manufacturing.
Silicone heater features an internal safety switch to prevent thermal runaway, shutting off power to the heater in excess of 150C.
Aluminum Plate Features
- 3mm thick anodized aluminum
- Better flatness tolerances over stock beds
- Scratch and fingerprint resistant due to anodizing
- Countersunk M4 Mounting Holes
- Strain relief tab
Silicone Heater Features
- Voltage: 24V
- Wattage: 250 Watts
- Internal overtemperature safety switch set to 150C
- Wire Length: 700mm Cable
- Mounting: 3M Adhesive Backing
- Size: 235x235mm
- Thermistor: 100k NTC 3950
- (1) Aluminum Build Plate 235 x 235 x 3mm
- (1) 24V Silicone Bed Heater w/ 3M Adhesive Backing
- (1) 1/2 inch PET wire sleeve 650mm long
- (4) Zip ties
Compatible 3D Printers
- Creality Ender 3
- Creality Ender 3 Pro
- Creality Ender 3 V2
- Creality Ender 5
- Creality Ender 5 Pro
It turns out that my bed is still flat! One of my linear rails was just barely misaligned, not enough to see, but enough to raise and lower the right side of the bed as it moved. I’ve already changed the bed on that printer, but I can still use this one on another one of my printers! Overall, great product, great company!
Anybody that owns a Creality Ender 5 pro MUST purchase this plate. Stop with the frustrations of trying to set up cheap junk that comes factory with the Ender 5 pro and go with this absolutely beautiful piece of engineering, design and craftsmanship for the ultimate, immediately noticeable, upgrade.
For further enhancement, add the glass plate. I have not had one single bad print since I have upgraded with Gulfcoast Robotics.
If that is not enough to convince you, then rest assured Gulfcoast Robotics support is top tier support as I have discussed many areas with Brett and have never had one unanswered question that can benefit basically upgrading my Ender 5 Pro strictly with Gulfcoast Robotic's parts and upgrade inventory. (unlike Creality themselves, who seem to ignore any question you ask)
Stop convincing yourself like I did, that you do not need this plate, because you do. It's that simple!
This is my third review of a Gulfcoast Robotics product, but I swear I’m not a shill. My Ender 3 v2’s bed wasn’t especially warped (the glass was), but it was very slow to warm up and I wanted to give three-point leveling a try, so I took a chance and bought the whole kit.
As others have said, the aluminum plate is a really flat and well-machined piece of aluminum. It’s also lightweight, I think I have pictures, I’ll try to remember to add them later.
The silicon heater pad is a big improvement over the wimpy Ender 3 v2 heater. With GCR’s 4mm borosilicate glass plate, the temperature comes up very quickly and with a PID recalibration, it holds a precise temperature. Much more stable than +/-1°, more like +/-0.05°. Going from 25-50°C takes less than a minute, and its PWM at about 20% active to hold that temperature. I have pictures of the temperature curve too, it made me pretty happy.
And like any good heater bed, it takes an annoyingly long time for this bed to cool back down to ambient temperature, especially with a glass plate.
This bed is worth buying just for 3-point leveling with GCR’s carriage, but it’s a worthwhile upgrade to the Ender 3 v2 just as a heater bed.
For anyone wondering, the fully assembled y-carriage with the heater bed, 4mm glass build plate, 3 bed leveling wheels, pulleys, etc. is just under 1.4Kg, which is about 100g less than the stock setup on the Ender 3 v2, if I’m not mistaken.
I do think some stickers would be a nice inclusion.
Item as described.
+ Really flat aluminum
+ no sharp edges
+ heating pad heats up much faster than stock.
+ fast shipping - not that they have much control, but they dropped it off to the carrier the next day.
- No stickers included. Almost took away a star for this (not really). Most other 3d printer upgrades that I ordered came with a sticker. The Gulf Coast Robotics logo is really neat and deserves a sticker at the very least. I spent a good five min double checking the packaging :)
I put this on over the weekend, and I've been really impressed. I don't have an auto leveler, so I use Mesh Bed leveling on my printer. This new build plate is really an improvement over the original Creality plate. Obviously, it's relative to how well I get the corners tuned in, but when I mesh level, I'm usually within about .1mm overall on the bed....-05 here, +.025 there. What impresses me the most is that when I get it dialed in, it gives me some amazing finish on my prints. I didn't think things could be so good!
The heater is fast, and it maintains temp +/- 1C most of the time I'm watching it. It's fast, and very even. I added a cork sheet under the heater to help 'trap' the heat and prevent drafting.
Great investment if you're doing 'commercial grade' parts on your printers. Also good for hobbyists, and if you're just getting started, this will remove some of the variables that can cause failed prints.
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