Max Grip build plates are a revolutionary step up from borosilicate glass. While borosilicate is a great build surface with unmatched planarity and high-temperature resistance, it tends to fracture and leave pockmarks as it ages. With large prints, in particular, the likelihood of breakage is higher. Nylon can also be difficult to print on glass due to the surface’s smoothness.
Max Grip aims to maintain the planarity and heat capabilities of borosilicate while enhancing lifespan and compatibility with more filament types. Max Grip’s composite surface adheres to parts particularly well with Airwolf’s Wolfbite adhesives. When used with Wolfbite, Max Grip holds your parts down when the bed is warm and releases them when cool. Max Grip can be cleaned with water and sanded with 220-grit sandpaper to restore its surface finish.
For Axiom printers, use Apex to download updated firmware with increased z offsets. For EVO printers, TouchScreen 1.68 and later incorporate increased z-offset options.
- AXIOM 20
- EVO Additive Manufacturing Center
- EVO22 Additive Manufacturing Center
* Not suitable for the EVOR model
For optimal adhesion, use Wolfbite adhesives that release when parts cool. For certain types of Nylon, purple glue sticks will work great as well.