Airwolf 3D recently announced Wolfbite Nano, a surface treatment solution that bonds polylactic acid plastic parts to a glass 3D printer build plate, making for a smooth release of objects after printing. This new solution works well with heated and non-heated beds on all types and brands of the 3D printers using glass printing surfaces.
“Users will see a notable difference in the output of their 3D printed projects when using Wolfbite Nano,” said Erick Wolf, co-founder, Airwolf 3D.
PLA is the most preferred material for 3D printing because of its low heat shrinkage, biodegradability and widespread availability. However, PLA must be printed on a prepared surface for correct adhesion. A common surface treatment includes applying blue or red “painter’s” tape to a glass plate. After use, the paper tape may become damaged or require replacement. The Wolfbite Nano addresses all these issues.
WolfBite Nano is applied with an applicator brush straight onto glass, eliminating the need for tape. After applying it directly on glass, printing can commence immediately, either with a heated or room-temperature bed.
Airwolf 3D specially formulated the proprietary solution to not only promote excellent adhesion but also to make part removal easy. Parts may be removed post print by immersing the glass plate in water for a short period of time, if necessary. Wolfbite Nano is packaged in a two fluid ounce container and comes with a foam brush applicator. It is currently available for presale.
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