Single-component UV curing epoxy applications
While browsing Masterbond's products I stumbled across this one:
It's advertised as coating/glue
-is single-component (no mixing of two parts)
-UV-cures within seconds
-it has a high viscosity ( together with the fast coating it may be possible to 3D print it?)
-can be autoclaved repeatedly and it's not cytotoxic.
-cures up to ~6mm thickness
-It does not come with full >30day implant suitability rating.
It may not come with the required implant-grade rating but if it turns out to be still safe to use it as such, it may open up a bunch of uses.
As it cures in thick layers and bonds to a lot of materials (including stainless steel) it could be used for implants with exposed stainless steel electrodes (such as implanted clocks/pagers/buzzers etc). Not sure how well it does as magnet coating but as application and curing is easy, one could coat the magnet while having it suspended mid-air in a magnetic field (building an apparatus to levitate a magnet is easy after all). So no 2-side processing and seams. Last but not least the curing speed and viscosity make it tempting enough to try 3D-Printing it. Extruding it via a stainless steel needle and curing under UV LED light right on the spot may be an option.
Question is: Anyone has any experience with this or similar epoxy? How difficult and expensive is it to get hands on it?