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Repair cracked PLA part

Posted by Nick101 
Repair cracked PLA part
July 25, 2014 12:56AM
I apologize if this isn't the most relevant question for this forum but I was hoping someone might know how to repair fractures along layers in a PLA print. I've heard super glue is a good option but does anyone know a method that works well? Thanks!
Re: Repair cracked PLA part
July 25, 2014 02:49AM
I use super glue and epoxy to join my PLA prints. You can also use a soldering iron to weld the parts together as long as you can control the temperature.

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Re: Repair cracked PLA part
July 25, 2014 03:11PM
Ethyl acetate (also marketed as MEK substitute in the US) also works. It dissolves the PLA like acetone does for ABS and works well for re-fusing cracked faces.
Re: Repair cracked PLA part
July 28, 2014 11:41AM
Thanks guys for the suggestions. I went ahead and tried the super glue and it seems to have done the trick!
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