[EMS Discuss] Interesting 3d print finishing device on Indiegogo

Kassie EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Sep 5 17:24:48 PDT 2013


How well did it smooth your parts?

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On Sep 5, 2013, at 4:56 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> I ended up making my own heated acetone vaporizer.  I found the glass
> tureen in the kitchen.
> 
> (Yes, I just upended a tureen over some plastic parts and a shot glass
> full of acetone on my printer bed, then turned on the heat. I ended up
> wrapping it in a towel so it could get hot enough.)
> 
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> On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Sam Foster <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Reminds me (only tangentially related really) of the video Ben Krasnow did
>> on polishing acrylic in which he rigged up a vapor polishing setup:
>> 
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7na8kQ78vkQ
>> 
>> /Sam
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>> On 8/3/2013 11:08 PM, Taper Wickel wrote:
>>> 
>>> http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-touch-up is the Indiegogo
>>> campaign for an acetone vapor-sanding device for 3d-printed ABS parts.
>>>  The device itself seems pretty straightforward - the part sits on a
>>> (stainless steel?) mesh platform, which is placed in a large glass jar
>>> containing a small amount of acetone; the jar is then heated, and the
>>> acetone vapors polish the part over time -- the creators say 15-45
>>> minutes, depending on size, surface area, et c.
>>> 
>>> The project looks not too hard to duplicate should that be desired, too...
>>> 
>>> Taper.
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