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Machine for refining ABS and PLA prints


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Posted · Machine for refining ABS and PLA prints

I find it really troublesome to get good polish off PLA prints.

I found this kickstarter project that seems to work for both ABS and PLA (depending on the chemical used):

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1809448130/3d-refiner-by-3dprintsexpresscom

I backed it a couple of days ago and will receive my unit in Mid-May according to them (it's between May and July I think depending on what level you back on).

It will be really nice to see if the machine works as well as the pictures / videos show.

Has anyone else here backed it?

If they receive more backing they will add even more hw improvements depending on how much they get during the last 17 days now.

/Daniel

 

 

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    Posted · Machine for refining ABS and PLA prints

    I have backed it, I'll test it when I receive it but it looks like it's melting the print more than polishing it - I'll probably prefer the raw look of 0,2mm layers.

     

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    Posted · Machine for refining ABS and PLA prints

    I use a small torch lighter to melt away very thin strings and to even out the surface after cutting away blobs and other pieces. After cutting the PLA, it leaves a whitish discolorment on the print but when quickly "brushing" over it with the flame, it becomes the original color again.

     

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