The 3D Print Refinerbillyboyclyde
[dropshadowbox align=”center” effect=”lifted-both” width=”500px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]So what exactly is the 3D Refiner: a machine that rotates a 3D printed part in front of a pressurized and constant flow of solvent, allowing for a symmetric smoothing of the print, resulting in the appearance of a high quality and appealing finish for any 3D printed part.[/dropshadowbox]What is the max printed part size that can be used with this product?
The max printed part size is 6.5″ W x 6.5″ L x 8″ H.
Yes, its works with ABS plastic. In order to refine ABS we use Acetone solvent, you can find the MSDS here. As always, we strongly recommend you wear protective eye wear, and use a solvent mask and chemical resistant gloves, which can all be found at any local hardware store for less than $20 USD. We just like to be extra careful.
You should be able to find these common solvents at any local hardware store (e.g. Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, etc…)
The mixture is used in the 3D Refiner.For each of our prototypes and what we recommend is to store a mixed solution of 3 Gallons of ABS or MEK mixed with 1.5 Gallons of Water in a standard 5 Gallon canister. It is safer and easier to store compared to 3 separate pails of solvent.
We will send you plastic tubing and a pair of chemical resistant gloves (standard with all 3D Refiners) which you simply connect to the 3D Refiners pump and use to pump out the solution into a 5 gallon gas canister. If the campaign crosses $75,000 we will add a bottom drain to the 3D Refiner with a permanent hose for draining, the entire unit will be lifted 1 inch on corner fittings.
The pledge is for both the blue part (assembly) and the tank.