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What is your glue preference for 3D prints Answered

I'm curious to find out what glue people prefer to use with 3D prints, why, and how you use it to get the best results. Here is what I've tried and how it has gone for me.

E6000 - good glue, kind of messy and takes time to dry. I usually squeeze some out on some wax paper and use a toothpick to apply it.

Weld-On 4 Acrylic Adhesive - very liquid, have to transfer to a bottle to use, which for me requires a dropper, dries super duper fast so make sure it's in the right place when you push pieces together, can leave a white residue if it dries on your piece.

SCIGRIP 16 10315 Acrylic Cement - pretty liquid, dries fast as soon as it touches plastic, I had to buy an applicator bottle to use with it and it doesn't work so I'm not sure if I need a different bottle or it doesn't work well with a bottle. not really usable for me right now unless I can figure out what to use with it. So when I have used it, I squeeze some out and use a toothpick to apply it but it dries as soon as I pour it out.

I've also tried misc super glues but they tend to leave white residue for me.

Currently, I would say the Weld-On is my go-to for gluing 3D prints, but I'd love to get other people's opinions!


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2 years ago

You did not specify for what type of plastics....
I actually prefer to use my filament leftovers (ABS) and Acetone or MEK to make my own ABS glue.
Works really well as a brush on as well to get a nice and smooth finnish.
And surprisingly it works fine for PLA as well, just nothing really for Nylo as this stuff does not like to stick to anything properly.

Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 2 years ago

I was personally speaking for PLA, but it's always good to know what works for all types :)