[EMS Discuss] Acetone vapor bath for smoothing 3D prints

Kassie EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Feb 26 14:09:11 PST 2013


It pretty much only works on abs.

On Feb 26, 2013, at 11:39 AM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> I wonder whether this would work on ABS.
> 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRCnVBM3R0c
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> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Ben Hallert - Vipmail <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Chuck Edson suggested using a hot plate and thermometer to both free up the printer AND reduce fire hazard by being able to place the vapor setup away from walls without moving the whole printer.
>> 
>> Thought that was a good suggestion, especially if we can keep the temp from getting too hot.
>> 
>> - Ben
>> 
>> On Feb 26, 2013, at 10:10 AM, EMAIL HIDDEN wrote:
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>>> 
>>> Very cool indeed.  Thanks for forwarding that.  I think I'll try that this week.
>>> 
>>>> That's so cool.  I always thought it would be awesome if you could smooth
>>>> out the parts somehow.  Sanding just takes a long time and creates a lot of
>>>> dust.  It's also hard to sand tiny corners and small details.  I wonder if
>>>> you lose any of the fine details with this method.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 5:14 AM, Ben Hallert <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>>>>> Saw this interesting post/technique for smoothing 3D prints of ABS and
>>>>> removing all 'steps' from the appearance:
>>>>> 
>>>>> http://blog.reprap.org/2013/02/vapor-treating-abs-rp-parts.html
>>>>> 
>>>>> Based on some past discussions we've had at the shop, I figured there
>>>>> might be some interest in this here.
>>>>> 
>>>>> - Ben
>>>>> 
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