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

Bob Miller EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Sep 5 19:35:18 PDT 2013


They were glossy.  But either I did not leave them in long enough or I
did not use enough acetone to smooth out the "grain" of the print.  I
will try again later.  Next time, I will use the smallest possible
enclosure.

I will bring them to our makerspace sometime soon for show and tell.

On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 5:24 PM, Kassie <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> How well did it smooth your parts?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Sep 5, 2013, at 4:56 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>> 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.)
>>
>>
>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>> 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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