Answers for MAGIGOO FAQ's (Frequently Ask Questions)

Answers for MAGIGOO FAQ's (Frequently Ask Questions)

Q. HOW DOES MAGIGOO WORK?

A. Magigoo® works with the main plastics (ABS, PLA, HIPS, PET-G) in the 3D printing industry making the print stick firmly when the print-bed is heated to the right temperature for the plastic and releasing as soon as it cools back down. This unique and innovative behaviour means that no tools are needed to remove prints from the bed. They just pop off on completion. 

 

Q. HOW TO REACH IDEAL ADHESION?

A. Plastic adhesion is a complex process with many variables. Ideal settings may vary depending on the 3D printer being used, heated bed technology, plastic brand and even the environment you are printing in. Magigoo is a really good product, but it would require some effort from your side to fine-tune it for the best performance. We recommend to change the temperature in increments of 5C or 9F. 

Problem How to Solve
Bed temperature too low Not enough adhesion may cause release and warping Increase in 5 -10 degree increments until ideal adhesion
Ideal One perfect print Print some more :)
Bed temperature too high May cause “Elephant’s Foot" or warping Decrease in 5 -10 degree increments until ideal adhesion. 

 

Q. HOW TO APPLY?

A. Before applying, 

  1. Shake the Magigoo pen like you mean it, 

  2. Press down the nib on the printing bed for Magigoo to flow. 

  3. Spread more or less evenly on the printing area. It is enough to cover your active print area with an even thin layer.

N.B. DO NOT SQUEEZE the bottle to avoid applicator popping off. Applicator has a valve which is activated once you push on it.

It is best to apply Magigoo when the printing bed is cool, but it will also work if applied on an already hot print bed. Make sure to use Magigoo with suggested plastics and with correctly levelled bed and suitable printing settings. See recommended settings below. 

 

Q. DO I NEED TO APPLY EVERY TIME?

A. For good and reliable adhesion we recommend to apply Magigoo every time.

 

Q. HOW LONG WILL IT LAST FOR?

A. One Magigoo 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. HOW TO STORE?

A. Magigoo® is best stored upright and away from direct sunlight. 

 

Q. WHAT IS MAGIGOO?

A. Magigoo® is a safe, smart adhesive that makes 3D printing happen. Magigoo takes away all the frustration from 3D printing making it an exciting and stimulating experience. It does this by keeping the print firmly in place during printing. This guarantees a successful print every time. In addition the print can be removed from the printer with ease once printing is complete. 

 

Q. HOW TO CLEAN 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. 


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