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Heated ACEtone removal of mold lines.

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Heated ACEtone removal of mold lines.

Postby Blindhorizon » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:28 am

I was curious if anyone has tried this before? I also thought the community would be interested in this. I just got something printed in FUD from shapeways and i wanted to find a way to smooth some mould lines on my item and came across this. ... lines.html

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Re: Heated ACEtone removal of mold lines.

Postby Dr Mathias » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:36 am

Acetone vapor- sounds dangerous.

Looks interesting though. I wonder if rivets and such would just melt away.
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Re: Heated ACEtone removal of mold lines.

Postby mangozac » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:52 am

Deadmeat30 tried this back when the idea first started doing the rounds (in 2013 by the date on that article). Apparently it can work well but it does require a lot of fine tuning to get the optimal amount of time in the vapour (measured in seconds). The process is a linear trade off between detail sharpness and print mark prominence.
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