Say good-bye to warping with Dimafix, the 'smart' adhesive for 3D printers

Published on: Saturday, 26 November 2016

One of the main issues for consumer FFF (fused filament fabrication, also known as FDM) 3D printers is the adhesion of the object to the build plate, in order to keep the part fixed during the printing process and to avoid the warping, a common issue when printing with ABS.

So far, the most common methods are using blue tape, Kapton tape or some 'special' glue on the build-plate's surface to keep the first layer strongly bonded to the print bed. Some of them are tedious, ineffective for some materials, expensive or extremely effective leading to broken parts when detaching the prints from the bed.

A Spanish company called Dima 3D has launched a new 'smart' adhesive for 3D printers that addresses many of these issues very effectively. The Dimafix is an adhesive that offers a strong bond between the first layer and the build plate when the bed is heated -above 60 ºC (140 ºF)- while becoming completely powerless at low temperatures –usually below 60 ºC.

The company has sent a sample to The 3D Printing Market for a test and review about the product where the conclusion is very positive.

Read the whole review at The 3D Printing Market.