3D   printed models  put together easily!

No matter if you are building a full 3D printed resin model or just want to add some 3D printed details Flexy 5K 3D is your kind of glue! Forming a better duable bond with unparalleled adhesive force Flexy 5k will ensure a successful project!

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A sample 3D printed model prior assembly and completed using Flexy 3D. 

Flexible CA bond!

Have you ever lost or have to re-glue some model parts during painting or weathering or maybe just by accident why manipulating your model? If so this glue is for you! Flexible bond created with Flexy 5k  withstands much more punishment than classic brittle CA. 

1.35x longer manipulation time

Extended open time of our photo etch glue (135% the standard CA) allows for good positioning of 3D printed parts. You will also be able to glue tricky parts (both PS and metal) that produce tension. Dispensed glue is "live" for over 45 minutes!

Not aggressive towards PS

Flexy is less aggressive and more easily removed when necessary it doesn't "eat plastic" as classic CAs. therefore it is more easily removed when needed. Most of the time simple scrubbing followed by some sanding will do and debonders will do even better job!

FLEXY 5K CA contact adhesive for 3D printed models
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Glue for PLA resin and 3D printed models. Thanks to its formulation this glue can be used for gluing demanding 3D printed parts that require a lot of manipulation and extra strong bond. The formula of VMS Flexy 5K 3d is optimised for thermoplastic, including PLA resin so you can also glue multimedia models no problem, resin to polystyrene bonds will be as durable resin to resin ones. As the original Flexy 5K glue forms flexible bond that withstands much more punishment than classic brittle CA. This essentially means less accidentally lost parts and more productive and enjoyable work as there is much less need to reglue vulnerable parts. Extended open time (135% the standard CA) allows for good positioning of the parts. You also will be able to glue tricky parts that produce tension. For best results prepare parts with VMS Universal weathering carrier prior application of the CA glue.  

Combine with: 3D printed parts

Recommended techniques: Apply with wire

Available volumes: 20 gr dropper bottle

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Flexy 5k PE FAQ

What's the best technique for precise application of the glue?

 

Dispense a portion of photo-etch glue on a piece of styrene, glass or a metal sheet, never on cardboard as it will absorb your glue. Have a 10 cm long piece of straight brass or steel wire ready, its Ø 0.5-1 mm. The wire will act as your renewable glue applicator. Dip the tip of a brass or steel wire in the blob and then touch it to a model part or the model itself. Bring the parts together. That's that! Now cut the tip of your applicator wire with your trusty modelling knife or better side cutters to start anew with a clean tip. Small parts can be held with tweezers and dipped in the blob without resorting to the wire. 

 

I have dispensed a portion of the glue as per instruction, how long till it becomes useless?

 

A blob of glue is good about 45 minutes after it was dispensed. It gets thicker overtime. For best results and to conserve your glue dispense smaller blobs to always have a small amount of fresh glue at your disposal. 

 

I have misaligned a model part and want to reposition it!

 

Slide the tip of your hobby knife between the parts to separate them. Once the parts come apart scrub the remaining glue in the same manner, try sliding the tip between the glue remains and the part from the side, the glue will give in. PS may need some sanding after the procedure. You can also use VMS debonder. 

 

There are problems with the joints I've created!

Fingerprints and any other residue don't help your cementing! Make sure you degrease surfaces and sand crucial parts (for instance suspension) so there is proper contact between surfaces. Degreasing of 3D printed resin parts can be conducted with simple dish washing, VMS universal weathering carrier or acetone.. 

What's the shelf life of the glue?

Opened bottle can last 6-8 months (often longer if you take good care of it, tightly capped low storage temperature, darkness), this depends on glue variant (thinner glues can be stored for longer) and storage conditions. Unopened bottle will be good for 12-18 months depending on glue type, provided it's stored in a room temperature: around 18-20 °C, best temp. for storage is  5-15 °C. Store in a dark place, avoid direct sunlight. Can be stored in a fridge to extend shelf life but can't be frozen! 

My glue bottle contents seem low?

Yes, that's no mistake, all bottles are filled at around 2/3 of their capacity. The amount of glue will last an average modeller a 1.5-2 years. After that time it's a advised to acquire a new bottle due to the glue ageing. Bottle contents is 25 gr.