If you would like to smooth out the 3D printed filament lines on your 3D prints and designs you may be interested in a new open source smoothing machine which has been created by independent engineer and mechanical designer Ismael. What demonstration video below to learn more about the post treatment machine that allows you to improve the finish of your 3D printed objects. The image below is not from the open source 3D print smoothing machine created by Ismael but shows what can be accomplished using similar methods.
The smoothing machine has a treatment area measuring 180 x 180 x 250 mm. Its creator Ismael explains more about the inspiration behind the desktop 3D print smoothing machine and its features.
“Since my beginning with this technology (3D printing), one of the drawbacks is the surface quality. Nowadays, there are two systems available in the market to polish 3D parts (Resin application or polysher machine). Resin is not easy to apply…And the polysher is compatible only with the polysmooth material… That’s why I started developing an open source machine allowing to improve prints surface quality. For the moment, the machine work with ABS and Polysmooth material but I still doing research for PLA material. “
For more details and a full list of all available pledges which start from €250 or roughly £229 jump over to the official Kickstarter project page by following the link below.