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Laura F Farrell
(@laura-f-farrell)
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Glue, glue, glue! (for nylon or PC)

Hello all

I needed a part for my ebike (a clip to fix a normal sized pannier bag to my oversized 16mm rack - thanks Raleigh!) and decided to use some lovely Nylon filament - its called Fishy Filaments Porthcurno, and they recyle old Cornish fishermens nets into a lovely strong nylon filament. It is the most hydroscopic thing I've ever printed, but it gives lovely, buttery smooth surfaces after 12 hours at 70c in a convection oven.

I noticed, however, the cheap washable glue stick I was trying was terrible (came away during print and PEI ravaged when printing PC polymax) but I found the Kores glue that came with the printer and it made a big difference. I do not have a lot left and was wondering, as I have about 400g of this nylon and 200g of a different nylon left, and it prints so nicely. Can anybody recommend some brands of glue stick common on the European or UK markets I could substitute?

Posted : 29/12/2020 1:01 am
Swiss_Cheese
(@swiss_cheese)
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RE: Glue, glue, glue! (for nylon or PC)

Kores glue sticks are sold on the prusa e-store $1.89 it's also sold on amazon.

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Posted : 29/12/2020 2:46 am
jsw
 jsw
(@jsw)
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RE: Glue, glue, glue! (for nylon or PC)

I ordered a bunch of the Kores glue sticks from Amazon a while back.  They were cheap but it turned out that they shipped from India and took FOREVER to arrive.

I have never printed with nylon, but I have with the PC Blend, and found that Layerneer works very well as a release agent.  It goes on with a much thinner coat than you can get with the glue stick.  It's my go-to for ABS and PETg.  As I said, I have yet to use nylon.

Posted : 29/12/2020 10:29 am
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