Build Platform/Build Plate in 3D Printers. Source: MakerBot
Build Platform/Build Plate in 3D Printers. Source: MakerBot

Also called the print bed or build bed, the build platform is the part of the printer where the object is printed. Some build platforms are heated to prevent ABS plastic from curling at the edges and warping. Build platforms range in size from 5” x 5” x 5” to 10” x 10” x 11”.