by ProtoParadigm, published
Here's something that should make plastic life a lot easier. Fuse parts, smooth, shine and texture prints, even cast ABS at room temperature.
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This works great. I find it takes several hours (at least overnight) to fully cure, but once it does it's definitely stronger than the printed layers from my makerbot!
Hi , Using a mix of this nature works awesome to stick the prints down but I find wiping with acetone degrades the sufrace layer of the Kapton Tape (under a microscope) it tends to tear easier after having acetone wiped on the tape,
I use a 90% acteoene 10% mix applying to a moderate heat bed at 60 odd degrees and this makes the acetone evaporate prior to penetrating into the tape.
I use this mix on a replicator and an evolution (non heated)
As suggested thinned PVA wood glue is the what I use for PLA on a non heated bed.
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!! Use in a well ventilated area and avoid skin contact !!
1. Mix 1/3 filament clippings to 2/3 Acetone in a cleaned out nail enamel/polish container.
2. Swirl about and wait to set.
Brush on surfaces to be joined and press together, hold or support long enough to set. Such as Plastic T-Slot thingiverse.com/thing:10261
Shine, Smooth, Texture:
Experiment with different concentrations of filament to Acetone and brushes to paint a layer over your prints, smoothing them or lay a textured surface against surface transferring desired texture.
Print PLA molds. Apply multiple applications of ABS Glue as the Acetone evaporates. A light concentration to straight Acetone at the top can help smooth the top surface. The ProtoParadigm Logo in the images is an example of this process. Dried glue can be peeled or scraped off where applied accidentally.
These are only a few of the uses we've explored. Make some, try it out and see what you come up with.
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