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Will "ABS glue" work on PLA?


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Posted · Will "ABS glue" work on PLA?

As i understand dissolving ABS into a bottle of acetone will make a glue-like substance that can be used to stick prints together. Will it stick PLA together as well as it will ABS? If so can anyone recommend a cheap, clear ABS i can use for the process? Thanks.

 

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    Posted · Will "ABS glue" work on PLA?

    Sometimes I heat up both sides with the hot end and melt some plastic from the hot end onto each part and slap the two together. Only works with small joints and It isn't always pretty, but the resulting joints seem as strong as the parts.

     

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    Posted · Will "ABS glue" work on PLA?

    I think the OP should clarify but I believe he/she is looking for something to permanently bond parts together as opposed to sticking things to the build plate.

     

    Yep. Bonding parts together. i normally use super glue but i'd like something that can hide seams as well and is relatively easy to apply.

     

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    Posted · Will "ABS glue" work on PLA?

    If gluing parts together is the issue, acetone will work fine on ABS, for which it is a solvent, but it won't work on PLA at all. Superglue is as good as it gets for gluing PLA.

     

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