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Marc
 Marc
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Smooth surface

https://www.printables.com/model/666520-parameterized-cuban-chain/comments/1559914

Prusament PLA Blend Viva La Bronze

MK4 Input Shaper 0,15 structural, 2 perimeters, 15% infill. Scaled the spiral chain 10 links to 160%. The length is then around 155mm.
I want the  flat surface part more evenly. Perhaps more perimeters?

 

Any advice is welcomed!

 

Posted : 24/02/2024 3:11 pm
fuchsr
(@fuchsr)
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RE: Smooth surface

turn ironing on?

 

Posted : 24/02/2024 4:00 pm
Brian
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RE: Smooth surface

Print it with PVB, or ABD and vapor smooth it.

Posted : 24/02/2024 4:13 pm
AnnieR
(@annier)
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RE: Smooth surface

I've had fairly good luck doing vapor smoothing. 

This is an earring pendant I did a couple of years ago. I know it's not crystal clear but surfaces are smooth and shiny. 

Hatchbox transparent ABS smoothed by hanging in a jar with acetone in the bottom. 

Posted : 24/02/2024 5:24 pm
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Brian
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RE: Smooth surface

Sorry I miss typed, ABS not AVB

Posted : 24/02/2024 5:37 pm
Marc
 Marc
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Smooth surface

I’ll give this a try

https://help.prusa3d.com/article/ironing_177488

Posted by: @fuchsr

turn ironing on?

 

 

Posted : 24/02/2024 11:58 pm
Marc
 Marc
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Smooth surface

Thx. I think PLA should do the job if the settings are correct 

Posted by: @brian-12

Print it with PVB, or ABD and vapor smooth it.

 

Posted : 24/02/2024 11:59 pm
Marc
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Smooth surface

Thx. I’m familiar with this technique. I just have the feeling it that there should be more to get out of the print settings  to make it smoother .

Posted by: @annier

I've had fairly good luck doing vapor smoothing. 

This is an earring pendant I did a couple of years ago. I know it's not crystal clear but surfaces are smooth and shiny. 

Hatchbox transparent ABS smoothed by hanging in a jar with acetone in the bottom. 

 

Posted : 25/02/2024 12:01 am
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