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Smoothing out your 3D prints with Acetone vapor.

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Exposing Acetone vapor to an ABS model causes its surface to dissolve.

Conclusions: Acetone (CH3)2CO) is considered a great solvent for many types of plastics.

Exposing Acetone vapor to an ABS model causes its surface to dissolve.

Addressed methods perform well in polishing ABS 3D printed models.

While the Acetone method one is considerably faster, sanding method two may be cheaper when the user does not own a 3D printer smoother. Regardless, both methods require paying attention to the model while in the smoothing process. Otherwise, the model could be over smoothed and some important features may be lost.

Observing is a key for the success of polishing the surface of the 3D model.