MAGIGOO Flex is designed for professional use, to work exclusively with TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), TPE (thermoplastic elastomer and TPC (thermoplastic copolyester) filaments. The part should be relatively easy to remove once it cools and the glue residue should also be easily cleaned off.
TPUs, TPEs/TPCs describe a group of polymers which are sometimes referred to as thermoplastic rubbers. Thermoplastic rubbers exist as co-polymers or a polymer blend, generally of a plastic and a rubber. This imparts both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties. As a result these materials have the advantage of being able to stretch to moderate elongations and returning to the original shape.
Additionally these materials have very good thermal properties, material stability, chemical resistance, and are more cost effective to produce. As a result these materials are highly sought in industrial applications.
Some flexible filaments show lower adhesion to conventional 3D-printing build surfaces and a high tendency to warp. Others tend to stick too well to bare 3D printing surfaces such as glass and PEI. MAGIGOO Flex is a specialized solution for FDM printing of flexible filaments which was developed to work with a wide number of flexible filament types. MAGIGOO Flex acts as an intermediate layer between the build-plate and the printed part enabling good adhesion and facilitating print removal as required.
Using this product with other than Flexible type filaments might cause over adhesion and damage your build surface.
The applicator has an active spring valve, which activates when applicator is pressed against the build plate. Please do not press the bottle as "ketchup bottle" , otherwise the applicator may pop off. Bottle may be slightly squeezed, only when the nib is pressed against the bed and it may be necessary only if bigger flow is required. Bottle must not be squeezed when cap is off any other time as it may result in glue popping out of the bottle.
How to use
MAGIGOO Flex has been designed and tested to work with different flexible filament brands.
- Shake the bottle.
- Apply to the desired area by pressing the nib on the bed (activating the inner valve) and spreading as needed.
- Print according to the filament/printer manufacturers recommendations.
- Allow to cool and Remove. The print should pop right off.*
- Clean - Use a damp cloth to wipe off.
In cases of excess adhesion, it is recommended to wet print bed with a small amount of water slowly work it below the part, this should make part removal easier. If your prints are not self releasing after the bed cools, increasing the z offset (nozzle gap) may be required.
MAGIGOO Flex is best stored upright, with the cap closed and away from direct sunlight.
Q: How do I apply Magigoo?
A: It is best to apply Magigoo when the printing bed is cool. Before applying, shake the Magigoo pen like you mean it, press down the nib on the printing bed for Magigoo to flow. Spread more or less evenly on the printing area. It is enough to cover your active print area with an even thin layer. DO NOT SQUEEZE the bottle to avoid applicator popping off. Applicator has a valve which is activated once you push on it.
Q: Do I need to apply Magigoo everytime?
A: For good and reliable adhesion we recommend to apply Magigoo every time.
Q: How do I clean my bed after using Magigoo?
A: After your prints have finished and popped off, clean the printing bed by wiping with a damp cloth. Yes, just water is enough.
Q: How long will Magigoo last for?
A: One Magigoo 50ml pen is good for on average 100 prints. There is no firm best before date as it will vary depending on use and storing conditions - Once opened, we recommend to use it in a couple of months.
Q: Will Magigoo work with my existing printing surface?
A: Magigoo was originally formulated with borosilicate glass surfaces in mind however we have also had good success applying Magigoo to surfaces like Buildtak, in these cases Magigoo can work as a release agent for materials which can over-adhere.