One of the major issues with the Z-603S (at the least the one I received) was that the build plate had a signifiant amount of warp across the surface. I measured this warp to be about 0.2mm – this may not seem like much, but this is already up to 4 layer heights! The result of this was that I was limited to printing in a small region of the bed that I found to be reasonably flat, and was unable to take advantage of the expansive build platform available.
So, I had a look for a new solution. What I ended up doing is getting a new bed fabricated, out of cast aluminum. Cast aluminium is important, as it does not warp when heated. The best part was the precision machined surface – this one is dead flat. 🙂
Where to buy
This bed was made by “IDE-Lenningen” on ebay, who runs the “precision.one-shop” store. See one of their listings here.
I entered the dimensions of the old bed into Illustrator, and sent this to them to fabricate, so they have all the Z-603S measurements already.
If you would like the direct email of the seller, just leave me a comment below and I will email you his details.
They have Z-603S plates in stock and ready to sell!