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    3D Printing.
    I use Dichloromethane for smoothing and gluing PLA, easily available on t'internet. Also works with PET-G. Acetone for gluing ABS and acetone vapor bath for smoothing. Easy to make. Take a πŸ™„tuppaware box and put a 1/4 inch of acetone in it. Line 2 sides of the box with
    kitchen towel
    so it will act like a wick to help with even distribution of the vapor. Place the part on a wire rack or suspend in the box, we don't want the part to touch the liquid. Seal the box and sit it in a roasting tin. Pour boiling water into the tin. If the box is transparent you will see the acetone boiling off into a vapor. Acetone boils at around 55 degrees C so no need for direct heat. Keep an eye on it, it won't take long, 30 secs or so. The part will be sticky when it comes out so hang up until dry. WORK OUTSIDE, NO NAKED FLAME AND NO INHALING VAPORS! I would post a photo but The Dragon has repossessed her roasting tin and refuses to release it again. She said I could keep the tupperware box now that I have 'ruined' it....
    5 months ago by Nickthesteam


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