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 Pro 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 Pro Flex acts as an intermediate layer between the build-plate and the printed part enabling good adhesion and facilitating print removal as required.
Magigoo Pro 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.
Using this product with other than Flexible type filaments might cause over adhesion and damage your build surface.
For larger prints and filaments with a high shrinkage rate, a 20 mm brim is recommended.
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.