Magigoo Pro PA
Magigoo Pro PA is designed for professional use, to work exclusively with Polyamide 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 PA?
PA (polyamide) describes a group of polymers with an amide repeat unit. Generally in the FDM industry there are 3 main types of PA which include PA12, PA66 and PA6.
Sometimes these materials can be either grafted with other polymers or else reinforced with glass or carbon fibers. Generally nylons exhibit high strength, toughness, elasticity, wear resistance, chemical resistance and thermal resistance and are widely sought in various industrial applications.
Nylon filaments prove to be challenging materials for FDM printing due to their lower adhesion to conventional 3D-printing build surfaces and their higher tendency to warp. Furthermore there are several classes of PA filaments each behaving differently.
Magigoo Pro PA is a specialized solution for FDM printing of PA filaments which was developed to work with a wide number of PA types
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
- Decomposition: extended period exceeding >= 130 °C
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 neat PA and fibre reinforced PA filaments.
MAGIGOO® – PA, 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 standardized calibration prints.
An additional benefit of MAGIGOO® – PA, being thermally activated, is that it will enable the print to be easily removed upon cooling. Again, different printers, print surfaces or filaments will behave slightly different but as a general rule a reduction in temperature of around 40 °C will be sufficient to remove your prints without any effort.
Cleaning and re-applying between prints is recommended especially on longer prints or hard to print with materials.
Storage and Handling:
MAGIGOO® – PA, should be stored in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. After use MAGIGOO® – Polyamide should be stored in an upright position and with the cap on.
Excess MAGIGOO® – Polyamide on the nib can cause the applicator adhering to the cap. To prevent this, make sure no excess MAGIGOO® – PA remains on the rim of the applicator after use.
If not capped the MAGIGOO® – PA applicator will dry up. In such a case just rinse with water.