I print a lot of stuff, and I was thinking I could get several magnetic bed-plates and when 1 print is done simply have my wife pull the plate off and stick on clean plate and start the print again. But a friend of mine says that won't work. Because even if the plates are made by the same manufacturer you can't guarantee the bed will be level. 〰

Has anyone ever tried this? 🤔

  • $\begingroup$ Hi MattR, welcome to 3DPrinting.SE! If you have a Z-sensor instead of a Z-switch you could add a G29 before each print, if the idea is to change the plate while you are not at home and somebody less experienced need to do some tasks, that could be a solution. The crux is what kind of printer you have, please expand the question by edit! $\endgroup$
    – 0scar
    Feb 23, 2022 at 18:15
  • $\begingroup$ try it and if you have 1st layer issues consider a raft support. $\endgroup$
    – dandavis
    Mar 1, 2022 at 23:19

2 Answers 2


It is a question of quality:

You better make sure that your plates are the same thickness evenly, and level very similarly. If that can be assured, they can be swapped easily.

In case you have a bed leveling sensor of some sort, you might include a whole bed-leveling cycle in front of every print and exchange between numerous beds, even of slightly variant thicknesses and with dings.


Yes ,I was also facing the same problem couples of month ago and to solution I had buyed extra plates and It works perfectly . Go for the extra beds and buy only from the same manufacturer.

Hope your get your answer🙏🏻


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