Thought3D, the Malta-based manufacturer of Magigoo 3D printing adhesive products, has partnered with international online retailer HobbyKing.com, further expanding its reseller network. HobbyKing.com, a platform that primarily serves designers, makers and enthusiasts of electronics and R/C models, will now be selling the 50ml format of Magigoo 3D printer adhesive. Notably, the sales site will be stocking Magigoo at all of its warehouses in the U.S., the UK, Europe, Hong Kong and Australia.
With the growth of the maker movement in recent years, HobbyKing.com has added a range of 3D printing products to its offering, many of which complement its R/C-related products. From filament to 3D printer hardware to nozzles and adhesives, the online shop is quickly becoming a resource for makers.
“HobbyKing are really excited to be able to offer this quality European product to our customers,” commented the website’s head of 3D Printing and Adhesives. “We are hobbyists, like our customers, and are always on the search for innovative and practical solutions to challenges we come across with our own projects.
“There are many methods used to get 3D prints to stick to the build surface, some work well, some are hobby myths, but none of them work as simply or as well as Magigoo. We were blown away by this product and knew we just had to offer it to our customers. We look forward to hearing our customer’s responses to Magigoo and to a long relationship with Thought3D.”
Thought3D first introduced its Magigoo 3D printer adhesive in 2015 and, after much positive feedback, the product has become a staple for many makers around the world. The product, which is scentless and non-toxic, is a safe and suitable alternative to glues, sprays and sheets for solving first layer adhesion problems. To use the product, makers simply have to apply the product to the build plate.
Magigoo, as Thought3D highlights, works well with standard 3D printing materials including PLA, ABS, HIPS and PETG. Once a print is complete and the part has cooled down, Magigoo loses its adhesion and makers can remove their part from the build plate without any hassle. Further, the 3D printing adhesive can be used on a range of build surfaces, from glass, to aluminum, to specialty sheets made from Kapton or PEI.
“We are glad to see another well recognized online shop for hobbyists help to distribute our product and bring it closer to enthusiastic makers around the world,” added Thought3D co-founder Andy Linnas. “With HobbyKing, Magigoo is available in over 50 stores in over 23 countries on all the continents.
“It’s great to see that a product we created 3 years ago to solve our own frustrations with adhesion when 3D printing is now bringing joy to so many makers and professionals out there. We will continue coming up with new smart adhesives to make 3D printing more reliable and seamless even for the most demanding users out there.”
Presently, Magigoo is also available via Amazon. On its own website, the 3D printer adhesive is retailed at €15 (exclusive VAT) for a 0.1 kg bottle.