How can I smooth PolySmooth™?
PolySmooth™ can be smoothed with IPA using 2 methods:
1) Using the Polysher™ (less labor intensive, safer, more consistent, and reliable results)
2) Spraying IPA with a spray bottle using our Polishing Kit
For 2) we recommend spraying a thin coat of IPA on the surface of your PolySmooth™ model and letting it dry for 15-20min and cycle these 2 steps until the desired smoothness.
CAUTION: Proceed in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhaling IPA vapors.
No, although PolySmooth™ prints with similar settings as PLA, PolySmooth™ is PVB based.
PVB is more hygroscopic than PLA so it requires a dry box however it can be post-processed very easily with IPA for a smoother surface finish.
Printing and Drying Settings
Printing Temperature: 190˚C – 220˚C
Bed Temperature: 25˚C – 70˚C
Printing Speed: 30mm/s – 60mm/s
Retraction Distance: 1mm
Retraction Speed: 20mm/s
Retraction Distance: 3mm
Retraction Speed: 40mm/s
Drying Settings: 50˚C for 12h
(Only if the material has absorbed moisture)
Filament Diameter: 0.070″ (1.75mm)
Weight: 1.653 lb (0.75 kg)