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Acetone Parts Finishing

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:24 pm
by Eric
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-)

Cheers
Eric

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Re: Acetone Parts Finishing

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:43 pm
by TekMason
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

TM

Re: Acetone Parts Finishing

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:16 am
by TekMason
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

Re: Acetone Parts Finsihing

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:07 pm
by TekMason
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/

Re: Acetone Parts Finishing

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:34 am
by Eric
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.