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Building an Acetone Vapor Bath for Smoothing 3D-Printed Parts

Building an Acetone Vapor Bath for Smoothing 3D-Printed Parts

Vapor treated part and untreated part

Acetone vapor treated part and untreated part

Using an acetone vapor bath to treat ABS 3D-printed parts is an extremely effective (and only moderately dangerous) way to create parts with a shiny, smooth finish. Applying acetone with a brush, or submerging a model in a liquid acetone bath, generally results in a part that has had its detail completely melted away. Using acetone vapor helps…

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My trip to the 2014 NoVa Mini Maker Faire

My trip to the 2014 NoVa Mini Maker Faire

Last week, I went to the NoVa Mini Maker Faire with [carrythewhat?] replications. If you’re not familiar with Maker Faires, I wrote a little bit about them after I attended my first one in Norfolk, Virginia.

I couldn’t believe how many 3D printers I saw there. There was an entire gymnasium filled with 3D printers, and all makers of all skill levels experimenting with them! Many members of the…

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Canoe Day in the Upper Myakka LakeView Post

Canoe Day in the Upper Myakka Lake

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Unboxing and testing the UP! Mini 3D PrinterView Post

Unboxing and testing the UP! Mini 3D Printer

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So, you’ve been bitten by a spider. What now?View Post

So, you’ve been bitten by a spider. What now?

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It only took me two years!

It only took me two years!

Say hello to my new lab assistant, Virginia!View Post

Say hello to my new lab assistant, Virginia!

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3D Printed Gun Seized in Manchester? Nope!View Post

3D Printed Gun Seized in Manchester? Nope!

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My First Maker Faire!View Post

My First Maker Faire!

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Making Oobleck Non-Newtonian FluidView Post

Making Oobleck Non-Newtonian Fluid

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