4 Stars By R. Wallace on 2017-08-08
Really like the way it works. The dispenser? not so much..
I like it, but still haven't gotten the hang of applying it. (note: printing on glass-topped heated bed. Only used with PLA so far)
My very first application was a mess - a teaspoon-sized blob shot out of the now-pressurized dispenser with the first press. I should have given it a bit of thought beforehand. I'm familiar with this sort of thing, living in Colorado - everything sealed at sea level tends to expand up here. 2DayDeliver packing balloons are a good example - I've gotten a lot of 2DayDeliver boxes shaped like footballs from the over-expanded packing balloons. This effect has damaged a few delicate items, as well - the things intended to protect the items ended up crushing the items. (note to folks at altitude: unscrew the top of the Magigoo bottle for a moment to release any pressure before first use.)
Anyway, after that first explosion of goo, my subsequent uses have been difficult: shake,shake,shake - press dispenser against bed - nothing. Do it again and wait - nothing. Slam the da*n dispenser several times onto the bed - get a small drop of ooze. Eventually, I get enough to cover the bed, but its a real pain to get it done. Maybe there's a dried blob of goo from the first explosive dispensing blocking a hole? Maybe the little internal shaker-ball is plugging the hole?
I really like the eventual results - Magigoo holds the part like crazy until the bed cools - then a complete release. And I've printed several identical parts in the same place on a single application of goo and I get the same, good, results. I don't know if their "100 prints" is per bottle or per application, but I can print multiple times on a single application. If it's "100 per bottle" then it's too expensive. If it's "100 per application" then it's a real bargain. I'm thinking it's a combination of those two and it's probably priced OK.
Having praised the goo, I'll likely set this product aside and go back to mostly-reliable glue sticks if I can't figure out an easy, dependable way to apply it. That would be a shame, so I hope I can get it dispensing OK. I'll try removing and cleaning the dispensing head in case there's dried goo clogging things up. If I can't get it fixed, I won't be buying Magigoo again in the current package.
4 Stars By Jay Raxter on 1969-12-31
Stick me, lick me....C'mon and 3D print me!!! Magigoo 3D Adhesive....
Ok...before you yell "BUT YOU COULD JUST USE SKOOL GLUE!!"...Yes, this is just another print bed glue..but...hear me out.
This goes on wet but after a few seconds it's dried to a non-sticky coating. (Which worried me at first). It's like it's not there and at first I thought it wasn't working...but...after experimenting it's become a great tool. Parts DO stick. The glue doesn't gum up your build plate like glue sticks or hairspray does. You also only need to reapply it to areas that you printed on. Since there's no chemical or technical description (Gnome magic?) I don't know what it's composed of...but it does work pretty well for most non-hateful warping filament...
Now...as an 'oh...by the way'' comment. Taulman makes a filament called PCTPE. It's a flexible nylon that is a righteous pain to get to stick. Several YT videos go into this...but...you put a layer of glue stick...THEN....a layer of Magigoo. This lets it stick (but not TOO hard) and it acts like a release agent when cool.
I liked it...I think it's kind of expensive but not the highest (Don't even look at Airwolf's "Wolfbite" adhesive if you don't want sticker shock)....all in all it's a good solution for some users.....if only glue sticks weren't so dang cheap it would rate higher.
5 Stars By Douglas K Latch on 2017-10-13
Highly recommended for PLA printing.
I love this stuff and Thought3D is great. I have had great success printing PLA without a raft. The prints stick well and then come off easily as the bed cools. I apply the Magigoo when the bed is cold onto a sheet of glass, then heat the bed to 65 C. The PLA prints stick like crazy, After ou are done, as the temperature of the bed drops below about 35 - 40 C, you can hear sharp cracking noises as the part releases from the bed.
The instructions say you can apply it while the bed is hot. It is not easy to get a smooth application that way, Except for spot treatment, I would always apply cold. Also the instructions say you can get 100 prints from a single application. I have not been able to push it that far. Usually by a dozen prints there is enough other crud on the print bed that you have to clean it. I pull off the glass and wash it under warm water and it easily comes clean.
My first tube worked well the first time I used it but when I tried to apply a second time, the tube had gummed up and I couldn't get a good flow. I contacted Thought3D and they sent me a replacement tube in 2 days. Absolutely fantastic customer service. In the mean time, they redesigned the applicator and the new system works very well. You can easily apply a thin even coat of Magigoo to your build plate.
I don't run PETG often, but I did make 1 print with it the other day and it stuck very well too. But 1 print isn't enough to make a solid recommendation.
5 Stars By Viet Nguyen on 2017-10-09
Best of both worlds (Hairspray and Gluestick)!
Works well. Best of both worlds (Hairspray and Gluestick)
Better than hair spray: Easier to apply. If you don't have a removable bed, you run the risk of getting hair spray on your rods. Better adhesion than hair spray.
Better than glue: Same adhesion if not better. Once glue cools down, the part still doesn't pop off like hairspray, with Magigoo, it does!
4 Stars By R. Startzman on 2017-09-27
Cleans off with water and works as advertised.
I've used it for a couple of weeks for PLA on glass. It works very well once you get the hang of applying it. You first shake it hard and prime the applicator with a slight squeeze on the bottle to get the liquid running. Then just apply it to the build surface with parallel streaks. It's easy to apply too much. Prints adhere well during printing and fairly easily pry loose, including the brim, when the surface cools a bit. A great feature is lack of toxicity and you can clean the residue off with only water and a sponge. The only downside is that it seems a little expensive.
5 Stars By Shawn Genoway on 2017-10-21
Brilliant, simple and a disruptive innovation
This product is brilliant and will be a disruptor I suspect in the printer bed tape sheet arena. Before use, I cannot count the number of hours lost having to readjust my print bed after peeling back the printer bed tape sheets, or the 3d projects I have destroyed because I could not get them separated from the tape sheets, I could go on about the fails but won't. I was skeptical that Magigoo Pen would work as advertised but it does. My big (7.8"x7.8"x7.8") and small (.2"x.2".2") projects adhere to the bed throughout the print process and when the bed has cooled down, my 3d prints just pop right off. I do apply Magigoo to my print bed a little different from the instructions though. Versus an even thin layer which worked fine, I went for more of the bingo dauber approach (see picture). I wanted to see where it was wet (showed as white) and then when it dried (light gray).
3 Stars By J. Bruno on 2017-09-19
A bit weak when paired with PEI
Really wanted to like this but its not very strong when paired with PEI surfaces. Since it doesn't adhere well parts that tend to warp will simply over-power the stickiness between the PEI and the Magigoo and the goo pulls right off the PEI sheet. I love the form factor and the applicator and packaging but it dost not hold up to anything that wants to pull up. However, I will say that this is a good option for those wanting to put an interface layer between the print and their PEI surfaces so they can print Flex which tends to fuse to PEI
5 Stars By Matthew J. Weber on 2017-10-01
Sinply awesome stuff. One pplication lasts a long time. Ive managed 20+ prints between new application without any work at all. Be it abs, nylon, petg, anything ive tried prints warp free and pops off easily once print bed cools below about 40C. Will take forever to run out but i wont hesitate to buy it again or and easily recommend it to everyone.
5 Stars By Jer on 2017-10-11
Won't last 100 prints, but is great stuff
I'm an avid 3d printer and geek. This certainly doesn't last "An average of 100+ prints", but in my office of 14 printers, all running glass beds, this is the king of the roost. Now I must have 20 glue sticks hanging around, but this is just much easier to get a good clean layer on the glass with. I'd say it lasts 10 maybe 20 prints, but I clean my glass often and print some challenging prints at times. The best part is the applicator which does a great job of getting just enough on the glass to keep it working great.
Excellent product but doesn't last 100 prints.
2 Stars By Andrew B. on 2017-09-27
It may work for some people I went back to a glue stick which works fine Just didn't like how difficult some parts are to ...
Used a a new prusa i3 mk2 Did not work at all , bed was cleaned w/alchohol wipes & dry , bottle shaken vigorously as instructed
A bit messy to apply , but had a thin layer 3x & each time the print came off the bed
Luckily wasn't tried with some of my large print files that take 30+ hours . It may work for some people
I went back to a glue stick which works fine Just didn't like how difficult some parts are to remove when glued