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White Strong & Flexible [message #2947] Wed, 11 February 2009 19:39 UTC Go to next message
avatar Cosmic Tattoos  is currently offline Cosmic Tattoos
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Registered: January 2009
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I have printed a model that pushes the limit of the 3D printer.
The smallest part on the model is 0.5mm. The overall size is 6cm by 3.5cm. That size doesn't allow any room for a file or sander to do anything. When I received my model it had a lot of loose powder in the cracks and grooves.
To clean this up I used an Exacto blade to lightly loosen up the powder, scratching ever so slightly and blowing the dust away.
This worked for the bulk of it. Next I used a new toothbrush and violently scrubbed the model. I used a soft bristle brush first with no visible results. I then tried a firm brush and received my desired results. Finally I painted the model with Testor's "Model Master" Acrylics. These paints are really thin and wash up with water. I needed a thin paint to be able to retain the detail.
http://www.cosmictattoos.com/photos/MachinePrinted.jpg
http://www.cosmictattoos.com/photos/MachinePainted.jpg

The next experiment will be to try and somehow sand.

[Updated on: Wed, 11 February 2009 19:40 UTC]

Re: White Strong & Flexible [message #4612 is a reply to message #2947 ] Mon, 25 May 2009 16:11 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Jano  is currently offline Jano
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Registered: April 2009
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Cosmic Tattoos wrote on Wed, 11 February 2009 19:39

The overall size is 6cm by 3.5cm.


Shocked Man, you've got some seriously big fingers if that part is 6x3.5 cm! Very Happy

Seriously, thanks for the info, it's greatly appreciated! Smile

 
   
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