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Acetone Parts Finishing

Postby Eric » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:24 pm

Thought I should share this here. For some of my parts I like to acetone vapor-bath them after printing to really smooth out the surfaces. i found the below rice cooker at a thrift store in my town for $4 bucks and it has worked great ever since! Simply put a bit of acetone in the bottom, turn it on and in a few minutes you have a super smooth print (ABS of course). 8-)

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TekMason
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Re: Acetone Parts Finishing

Postby TekMason » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:43 pm

Thanks for the idea.
I picked up a grungy rice cooker/vegtable steamer this weekend at the sally anne.
Trying to come up with something to set the parts on with little contact. Something like what Angus does in this video.

Make your 3D Printed parts look professional with Acetone and a Rice cooker! - 2014 - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sblh0bBHoQ

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Re: Acetone Parts Finishing

Postby TekMason » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:16 am

A safer method but it takes a long time.

Simple way to make ultra-smooth 3D prints at home - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xFUNFG ... 249.756466

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Re: Acetone Parts Finsihing

Postby TekMason » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:07 pm

Probaby the best one I've found yet but it may be a little pricey.

Automated Ultrasonic Misting 3D Print Polisher PRO
http://www.instructables.com/id/Automat ... isher-PRO/

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Re: Acetone Parts Finishing

Postby Eric » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:34 am

Finally got around to doing a video on this. Pretty happy with the results every time I use this on ABS. I think I will mainly be using PLA when I get my new printer going forward but maybe I'll keep the old Solidoodle running just for small ABS stuff.

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