WolfBite Ultra for Polypropylene 60ml
Wolfbite ULTRA™ bonds polypropylene plastic parts to a build plate to allow printing without lifting and to enable smooth release of objects after printing. This proprietary solution works well with heated beds on all types and brands of 3D printers utilizing glass printing surfaces.
While used in many products, polypropylene is notorious in the 3D printing community for being difficult to work with because of bed adhesion problems. Polypropylene parts have a high tendency to warp or even completely fail to stick to the print bed. As the manufacturer of the only desktop 3D printer in its price class to effectively print polypropylene, Airwolf 3D created Wolfbite ULTRA™ to meet the demands of customers who require the ability to print in the high-performance industrial material.
As the first product of its kind, proprietary Wolfbite ULTRA™ empowers professionals to directly 3D print their parts in polypropylene. For the first time, a user can rapid prototype a part from the same material used for the final product and have the ability to test its exact properties before moving into final mass production.
Can you 3D print in polypropylene? Yes, you can now with Airwolf 3D’s polypropylene filament and Ultra, a brand new Wolfbite solution formulated specially for use with polypropylene applications.
Did you know that only three different plastics make up over 66 percent of the TOTAL high performance plastics used in cars? Chief among these plastics, by a landslide, is polypropylene, which makes up a whopping 32 percent of the types of plastic used in automotive applications
Why is 3D printing polypropylene so important to the automotive industry?
Polypropylene is widely used for automotive and other industrial applications because it is extremely durable and cost effective. This type of plastic is incredibly chemically resistant while being almost completely waterproof. In addition, black polypropylene is widely regarded for its superior UV resistance and is becoming increasingly more popular in the construction industry.
Polypropylene has a wide number of uses — from carpets and bottles to automotive bumpers, chemical tanks, and limitless custom solutions.
How to 3D print in polypropylene
Similar to polycarbonate, polypropylene is notorious in the 3D printing community for being difficult to work with because of bed adhesion problems. Polypropylene parts have a high tendency to warp or even completely fail to stick to the print bed. Until now.
The newest member of the Wolfbite line of premium bed adhesion solutions, Wolfbite Ultra is specifically formulated to bond polypropylene parts to your print bed.
To use Wolfbite Ultra:
1. Remove lid and dip applicator into Wolfbite solution.
2. Apply Wolfbite by painting on cold glass with long strokes, covering entire build area.
3. Allow solution to dry and repeat for a minimum of three coats.
4. Preheat bed to 80-100 degrees Celsius.
5. Apply glass onto bed and print.
When your print is complete, simply allow your glass to cool. Your newly 3D-printed polypropylene part should release easily from the build plate.
If a part remains stuck, simply rinse or soak under water until the bond loosens and the part can be removed.
Quick tip: For best results when 3D printing in polypropylene, use a 0.8mm nozzle and 0.5mm layer heights.