Smart Stick is an adhesive to improve the fixation of pieces made by FDM with the printing bed surface.
Smart Stick is an adhesive to improve the fixation of pieces made by FDM with the printing bed surface. With Smart Stick we can achieve a superb contact adhesion eliminating warping produced by the contraction of the material.
WHY SMART STICK?
Smart Stick is especially indicated to use with Smartfil PP (Polypropylene), due to the chemical nature of polypropylene, its use for 3D printing is really complicated due to the incompatibility of this material with most existing materials causing the piece not to adhere to the printing Surface, for this, Smart Stick acts like an interphase between the material and the base obtaining this way great adherence. In addition, Smart Stick is a very versatile fixer and it is compatible with most existing materials in the market ABS, HIPS, PLA, PETG, PP, PA...
It has the following advantages:
• Compatible for most materials.
• Suitable for large pieces.
• Easy application.
• Great adhesion between the printing base and the printed piece.
• Especially indicated for PP.
HOW TO USE SMART STICK
1 REMOVE THE SEAL FROM THE CONTAINER
Once the container is received it is necessary to remove the internal seal that prevents the contents from spilling before
using it, for this it is necessary to unscrew the applicator cap and eliminate the internal seal.
2 PRODUCT APLICATION
Apply the product on the printing base in a homogeneous way, this way it will create a thin adhesive film that will provide
Once the product is applied, it is recommended to close the bottle again so that the inner liquid does not dry, causing the
nozzle to clog.
3 PRINTING THE PIECE.
Smart Stick is a product that works with printers with hot bed and without it, in the case of printers with hot bed, the ideal
temperature is 70-90 ºC.
For printing pieces where a great adhesion is required it is recommended to increase the base temperature between
90-100ºC for the first layer in order to achieve a great adherence between the material and the adhesive and later on reducing
that temperature to 70ºC in order to increase the structural capacity of the adhesive.
4 EXTRACTION OF THE PIECE.
Once the piece is made, the union between materials is very strong so it is recommended to introduce the tray in water
so that this union is weakened and can be removed later by using a spatula.
5 CLEANING THE PLATFORM
In many cases the layer created once the adherent is applied can be reused with the same results. Once the layer is
defective and needs to be replaced, it is necessary to apply hot water to the printing tray so that the adherent is weakened
and after remove it using a spatula.
It is recommended to use the product on a glass or removable base, this way the cleaning process will be easier.