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I would like to get a green tombow PITS adhesive stick. On Rakuten, it costs \$1 (USD). On my 3d printer's (XYZ) retailer's site, it costs \$20 (USD). Due to the costs and the fact that Rakuten does not ship to my country, I need an alternative. I am currently using Davinci 1.0 for my bed, which I believe is a glass bed. So, my questions are:

  1. What glue is best for PLA plastic?
  2. What glue is best for ABS plastic?
  3. Is there a glue that functions with both types of plastic?
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    $\begingroup$ The glue sticks I saw in use were normal office supply sticks. So probably optimized to glue paper ;-) So I would recommend to use whatever your local office supply store has. You can also try hairspray. $\endgroup$ May 6, 2016 at 21:51
  • $\begingroup$ @LarsPötter hairspray is ok but it sprays (spread) around. paper glue is way better as it can be applied on exact place on the bed. $\endgroup$ May 7, 2016 at 12:01
  • $\begingroup$ @MithunKalan please refrain from using phrases like What is the best.... These types of questions typically fall under the category of What types of questions should I avoid asking?. Thank you and welcome to 3D Printing SE! $\endgroup$
    – tbm0115
    May 7, 2016 at 18:23

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As mentioned by Matt - PVA glues work perfect for both filaments. It works well because it's softening temperature is between 45..85C so it's more or less temperature of HB.

Advantages:

  • cheap
  • easy to apply on HB
  • can be applied on cold as same as on hot HB
  • sticks model very well
  • non toxic, no solvent, odorless
  • easy to wash (from HB) (just wash it under water or scrape with sharp tool)
  • works very well even with old and dry layer of glue

Disadvantages:

  • quite hard to detach model (I use paper knife)
  • first layer is not glass-perfect
  • after detaching, model is a bit sticky (first layer)

I use Scotch Glue Stick by 3M.

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  • $\begingroup$ This answer focuses on one specific type of glue, while there are countless ones that work. A "these types of glues work"-type answer would be significantly more valuable than this answer, which is essentially a product endorsement/review. (Like the one given by Matt, except a bit more detailed). $\endgroup$ May 8, 2016 at 20:28
  • $\begingroup$ @TomvanderZanden you are absolutely right! But isn't it what Mithun Kalan was asking for? I'll edit my answer of course to make it more general. $\endgroup$ May 9, 2016 at 4:56
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I use glue Sticks from Staples. It works. Anything else is over thinking :-) I use it daily on PLA and ABS on 3 out of 5 printers. Printed 5 lbs this week in plastic so far.

Following my flashforge creator pros use this amazing mat, that even after months of use still work great (so long as I clean it with alcohol every so)

Some use hairspray. Tried it, mix results, got sick of breathing the stuff in. Also it wont work on both plastics as gluesticks do.

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Most PVA glue works well for both (Poly Vinyl Acetate).
There are different brands in every country.

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    $\begingroup$ Are you able to elaborate a bit more on the glue and what makes it a good choice? $\endgroup$
    – tbm0115
    May 7, 2016 at 18:24

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