No More 3D Printed Part Warping
Wolfbite is a new premium solution specially engineered to bond Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Polyethylene terephthalate (PETG), Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), and Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) plastic parts directly to a heated glass 3D printing surface without lifting—also known in the industry as “warpage,”—and to enable smooth release of objects after printing. This unique solution was co-developed with Professor Miodrag “Mickey” Micic, Sc.D.,Ph.D., M.T.M, who is a department chair and professor at Cerritos College and is a well known surface and polymer chemist. ABS is a preferred material for 3D printing because of its durable nature and options for post processing. However, ABS, PETG, TPE and TPU must be printed on a prepared surface for correct adhesion. A common surface treatment includes applying polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film or Kapton tape to a glass plate and treating the surface with a slurry of dissolved ABS and acetone. After several uses, the film may become damaged, which results in the parts becoming difficult to remove, or lifting off the film.