Don't get me wrong. Both work and work well. But, it seems to me that there are some extra things we can do to make sure that we do not EVER have a failure due to an object coming loose as it's being printed.
Dry the Printing Table Thoroughly
Both CubeStick and Magic Glue are water soluble.
It might be my imagination. But, CubeStick seems less sticky when applied to a newly cleaned print table. The print bed is frosted glass. And, it may be that the very tiny irregularities that make frosted glass frosted might be able to hide and hold microscopic drops of water when we think we have dried the table completely. It doesn't take a lot more effort to give the glass a few extra swipes with a new paper towel just to make sure the table is as dry as we can get it.
Apply a Thin Base Coat of CubeStick on Newly Cleaned Printing Tables
Just like a primer helps when painting, it has been my experience that if I first apply a very thin CubeStick layer over the whole printing table, and let it sit for a few minutes before applied a final coat of CubeStick that it seems to have significantly better performance.
Create Small Water Channels in Object Bases
CubeStick is water soluble. So, if there is an object that you know is going to be difficult to remove from the print table try creating a .25mm channel at the base of the object to help distribute water under the object. This can be created using a small square modified with BOSS CUT or BOOLEAN DIFF. An object having a patterned bottom releases more easily than one having a completely flat bottom. By creating water channels at the base of your objects, you permit water to get under the object, dissolving the glue.
You don't need big channels. Nor, do you need many. A few will create isolated pockets of adhesion, allowing the piece to be lifted more easily.
Use the Best Tool
I have found a "painting knife" that works very well to remove stubborn parts. It can be purchased through ACMoore. But, similar painting knives can be found in any craft or art store.\
|Painting Knives for Part Removal|
The area in which I live, with wide temperature and moisture variations is also a factor in how the CubeStick behaves. I assume that the optimal indoor relative humidity for proper adhesion without drying too fast is between 40% and 50%. In the room in which I print, the relative humidity has gone from 16% t0 56%. Now that I think about it, those times when the humidity has dropped to the lowest points are probably the times when the glue has seemed to perform less than expected. Now that I realize this, I will keep an eye on the relationship and will use a small personal humidifier in that space. Of course, I don't want it so high that the humidity affects the PLA. A balance is the key.