Magigoo Pro Flex
Magigoo Pro 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.
Why Magigoo Pro Flex?
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.
How To Use It:
- 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.
- Appearance: clear-faint yellow liquid
- Consistency: low-med viscosity
- Solvent: water
To be used on FDM/FFF 3D printers with a heated bed on glass surfaces. Also works when applied on sheets e.g. Kapton, PEI and similar. To be used with flexible filaments.
MAGIGOO® – Flex, acts as a thermally activated interfacial layer, allowing for better interactions, both at the micro and molecular level, between the printing bed and the printing materials. It is generally recommended to print according to the printing temperatures recommended by the filament supplier. The printing conditions vary between one printer and another.
To find the best temperature one could start from the lower end of the recommended settings and increase the bed temperature in 5 °C increments. This should be done with standardised calibration prints.
An additional benefit of MAGIGOO® – Flex, being thermally activated, is that it will enable the print to be easily removed upon cooling. Keep in mind that different printers, print surfaces or filaments will behave differently. Some flexible materials can also be removed by applying water around the printed part – we recommend that you take the build surface out of the printer prior to this step! After waiting for the water to penetrate between the part and the build surface and one can easily remove the part
Cleaning and re-applying between prints is recommended especially on longer prints or hard to print with materials.
Storage and Handling:
MAGIGOO® – Flex, should be stored in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. After use MAGIGOO® – Flex should be stored in an upright position and with the cap on.
Excess MAGIGOO® – Flex on the nib can cause the applicator adhering to the cap. To prevent this, make sure no excess MAGIGOO® – Flex remains on the rim of the applicator after use.
If not capped the MAGIGOO® – Flex applicator will dry up. In such a case just rinse with water.