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 3D printer adhesive 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.
- Shake well Remove lid and dip foam applicator into solution. (May be neccessary to warm bottle for 5-10 seconds max in microwave.)
- Apply by painting on cold glass with long strokes, covering the entire build area.
- Place glass onto heatbed and preheat.
- Clean glass plate and applicator with clean water only. Soap and other cleansers will contaminate Wolfbite solution and cause unstable performance.
- To remove excess formula, razor blade may be used to gently scrape the glass plate under running water. Please exercise caution.