How Using FormFutura's EasyFix Prevents Your Common 3D Printing Problems

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Most 3D printing problems can easily be solved by a solid bed adhesion. As you know, 3D printer filaments are made differently so what one works for one type of filament may not work for the other. You need a custom bed adhesive to meet a filament’s special needs, from the easy-to-use PLA to industrial filaments, such as Glass Fibre-filled PolyPropylene and PEEK.

You’ll be able to get the right bed adhesion for your filaments with the complete range of FormFutura’s EasyFix adhesives. With EasyFix, you’ll be able to get the perfect amount of first layer adhesion that will prevent warping and the dreaded spaghetti print.

 

What is Formfutura EasyFix?

EasyFix has been specially engineered to provide a firm grip on the build plate while also having excellent release properties to make it easy to remove the printed object on the build plate once it’s done. It reduces the risk of damaging the build plate and the printed object. The collection also features 7 variants to address the adhesion needs of different filaments.

If there’s one word to describe EasyFix, it’s EASY. It’s easy to use, remove, and clean.

  • It is easy to use as you only need to apply it on the build plate and each adhesive type is clearly labelled so you’ll know which to use for your filament. 
  • Printed objects are easy to remove as EasyFix loses adhesion once it’s cooled down.
  • It is easy to clean as you only need to wipe it off with a towel that’s been wet with warm water.

How does EasyFix prevent the common problems of different filaments? Read more to find out. 


EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. I: PLA, ABS, ASA, HIPS, & PETG

These filaments don’t have anything in common but they require the same level of bed adhesion. PLA is an entry-level filament, so it does not require a lot of adhesion but in some cases, they might especially when using PLA blends. On the other hand, ABS, ASA, HIPS, and PETG require a high printing temperature and typically have issues with first layer adhesion.

The EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. I is the perfect bed adhesive for these filaments. It is engineered to keep up with the temperature required for ABS, ASA, HIPS, and PETG yet gentle enough for PLA. 


EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. II: TPU, PPU, TPE & TPC

Flexible filaments such as TPC and TPU are difficult to print due to the slow and steady rate that they need to be printed. They also can’t be printed with rafts as they require a higher extrusion rate. Therefore, TPC and TPU will have problems adhering to the build plate especially when the base of your model is not completely flat.

This is where the EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. II comes in. It helps make printing with flexible filaments easier, especially for complex models. 


EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. III: PP

PP’s deadly combo of heavy warping and difficulty in bed adhesion makes the EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. III an essential when printing with this filament. Typically, it doesn’t work well with general adhesives, which is why it requires a special adhesive like the EasyFix - Nr. III. 


EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. IV: PC

PC is another material that has a high risk of warping. It also requires a high printing temperature which might present an issue with its first layer adhesion. As such, using an adhesive that can withstand high temperatures such as the EasyFix - Nr. IV is required to prevent warping. Other adhesives can’t withstand high heat, causing them to break down and even stick to the object. 


EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. V: PP-GF

Glass fiber-filled PP is quite a different beast from the original as it is less prone to warping and has better mechanical properties. However, it also requires a higher printing temperature so it needs an adhesive that can keep up. The EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. V does just that. 


EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. VI: Nylon

Nylon is a notoriously difficult filament to print with so you need all the help you can get to print successfully with it. As it is prone to warping, a solid bed adhesion is crucial to reducing the risk. Using EasyFix will help it stick better to the build plate and reduce warping. 


EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. VII: PEEK, PEKK, PEI, PPSU & ULTEM

Industrial filaments, such as PEEK, PEKK, PEI, PPSU and ULTEM require extremely high printing temperatures. Therefore, it can be hard for regular 3D printers to meet the temperature requirements, causing difficulties in extrusion and even bed adhesion. Aside from maintaining the temperature within the printer chamber with the use of enclosures, you should use an adhesive designed for high temperatures like EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. VII. 


Prevent common 3D printing problems with EasyFix!

Preventing common 3D printing problems is just as easy as using EasyFix! For inquiries, contact us by phone or email here


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