Magigoo is an all-in-one 3D printing adhesive that makes it easy to attach and release parts from the heated base plate of an FDM 3D printer. Now, Malta-based Magigoo startup Thought3D is releasing its new products designed for industrial use.
Magigoo's original formula is suitable for common 3D printing plastics such as PLA, ABS, HIPS, PETG, TPU. It is sold in more than 25 countries as an alternative to glue sticks, sheets and sprays.
Although it was released on the glass and aluminum surfaces at the end of 2015, the 3D printing community inspired Thought3D to begin to improve its formulation, so it can be more consistent with other bed materials such as Kapton or PEI sheets.
Now, the company is gradually introducing new and improved formulations to provide better results for engineering grade materials. Some of the changes in the product include the use of natural ingredients and making them bactericides and solvent free. In addition, this new formula is more resistant to environmental disruptors.
Thought3D has been improving its formulation to address common adhesion and warpage issues in large format 3D printers and engineering grade plastics such as polypropylene, polycarbonate and nylon.
In fact, in the past year, an oversized Magigoo was released to serve BigRep and other large format 3D printers. Moreover, as FDM is increasingly used in industrial applications, more Magigoo formulations will be available in the near future.
“The manufacturing industry wants to use 3D printing with materials that are already used. From a practical point of view, material diversity is necessary because each material has its own beneficial properties, such as the required hardness, wear resistance and Wear resistance, robustness, flexibility, temperature resistance and chemical resistance," Dr. Keith M Azzopardi said. The scientist behind Magigoo explained.
Dr. Azzopardi and his team have decided that “a product-friendly solution for all” is not enough to address the unique performance and challenges of each 3D printable plastic. That's why they decided to create multiple blends for specific materials to provide customers with customized solutions that meet their needs.
Thought3D is introducing new adhesives for polypropylene, polycarbonate and polypropylene and fiberglass. Each new product is named after the corresponding 3D printed material, including Magigoo PP, Magigoo PP-GF, Magigoo PC and Magigoo PA.
In order to distinguish them from the original recipe, Magigoo Pro professional-use products will be packaged in grey and orange labels.