October 24, 2017
Adhesion sheets are useful when printing with filaments that tend to de-laminate from your heated glass bed.
Shop3D has found a solution for those that want to improve adhesion to the bed. Now you no longer have to have a separate glass bed with an adhesion sheet on permanent standby for those tougher to print filaments.
Available immediately is the dimafix pen. An easy to apply adhesion promoter that applies just like a liquid roll-on, is heat activated and washes off easily in water.
UPDATE Shop3D Notes:
There is a huge variety of plastics that can be printed, and not all of them stick well onto heated glass. The natural shrinking caused by the cooling will sometimes pull parts off the bed mid-print or not start at all without the use of glues, adhesion sheets or other clunky solutions.
Dimafix is a catch all solution for worry free bed adhesion across all high temperature engineering filaments.
It comes in an easy to apply pen applicator. Simply use a little bit of solution onto the glass in the areas you intend to print on and start your print. It is intended for engineering filaments that have a high glass transition temperature that traditionally have bed adhesion problems. We've tested various filaments that we've had trouble printing on straight glass in the past with amazing (and most importantly, easy success).
We've tested: Carbon fiber nylon, Glass fiber nylon, UM Nylon, UM Polycarbonate, UM CPE, UM CPE+ All of which we've had trouble printing in the past without adhesion sheets but stick extremely well with Dimafix applied to the glass. The adhesion works so well that it also prevents warping at the base due to the stresses.
As long as you set your bed temperature to above 85C, the material will stick well onto it and hold it for the duration of the print. Once the bed temperature drops below 60C during cooldown, the part will lift off.
Dimafix is not recommended for PLA and any material that has a low print bed temperature. But we highly recommend it for all engineering filaments. It makes it easy and painless to use high temperature materials. Clean's up easy with water and requires little to no adjustment to your printing workflow. One pen will last you over 100 applications.
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