Can your 3D printer do this?
You have probably heard about 3D printing, maybe even about 3D printed electrical circuits, but did you know that even magnets can be printed now? The 3D printing technology is definitely taking over the world!
Learn how a 3D printing pen works and how to use it for making art, plastic repairs and 3D structures!
This may very well be the next revolution in 3D printing, being able to embed glass fiber or even carbon fiber into parts to get super strong prints!
3D printing is definitely a modern-day revolution, but it has its draw backs. One of these are the ridges your 3D printed models will have, due to the fact that printing is done by layers. We recommend printing with PLA, since it is so extremely environmentally friendly, but we can’t deny that other plastics like ABS have some benefits. Apart from being more flexible, ABS also melts when exposed to acetone (nail polish remover). This might seem like a bad thing, but in a controlled environment, this chemical reaction can be used to automatically smooth out those ridges and make your 3D print look like they were made in an injection mold! So how do you create such a controlled environment? Just watch this video from Make: and start smoothing your ABS prints with such simple/cheap resources as paper towels, acetone and a plastic container!