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Posted · Can Breakaway be acetone-smoothed?



I am considering using Breakaway to make casting moulds that can not easily be made from simple two-part moulds.


Normally I would use the traditional method of two mould-halves that are clamped together using alignment-keys. But this may not work for complex shapes with lots of undercuts, or shapes where I don't want parting lines in the model. Then Breakaway might be an option? This would require printing a new mould for every cast, but for special items like machine parts it might be worth it.


Question: can Breakaway be acetone-smoothed, similar to ABS or PLA (cloakfiend-method)? Or by using any other solvents? If yes, with which solvents, which procedures, and how effective is it (strong effect like acetone on ABS, or weak effect like on PLA)?


Anyone any experience?


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