Oops… Left her in the acetone vapor bath a little too long. I’ll have to try again.
What type of 3d printer are you using ?
She’s melting, meeeeeeeelting… oh, what a world, what a world.
@Kacey_Young1 Printrbot PLUS. Sorry… forgot the link to the original post with all the information. https://plus.google.com/u/0/109651299134991445959/posts/DRGKkHedxst
It would be nice to be able to post follow up photos on old posts.
I’m trying to buy a 3d printer, but Im not sure who has the best to offer.
who is this character?
I’ve only owned my Printrbot PLUS. I love it and am having a blast with it. But I can’t help much in the way of comparison with other printers. I got this one because I wanted a kit that I assembled myself so I knew how it worked when I inevitably would want to start tweaking and upgrading things. It was also within the budget that my wife set for the project. It has been great.
I like it… I would have use some jewelers tools to add more detail.
Thanks Jerrill Johnson for the info.
No problem! Have fun 3D printer shopping!
Can you explains your vapor bath process?
I don’t believe in that whole ‘google it’ thing since I’ve dead ended on a lot of posts looking for a soltuion with some linux sysadmin saying ‘google it’ and the google results = dead end with no answer.
A jar or container that doesn’t react to acetone. Put some acetone in the bottom, heat a bit until the acetone vaporizes and you see condensation on the sides of the container higher than your object height. Insert object via a creative method (hanger, glass plate on a hanger, etc). Choose path A) or Path B)… Path A) Leave it in for a long while until it looks like what you want, extract carefully and let it ‘dry’. Path B) Leave it in for a bit until it dissolves a bit, then remove, let the acetone evaporate, repeat over and over until you get the results you want.
I going to put together a video today on how I’m doing it. Stay tuned!