Iron,It is NOT PLA. It is ABS! AprilStormProps claims the print comes from a commercial machine (Not CR-10's - whatever that means). April said that being ABS Plastic, it is light and strong and it will NOT need any additional reinforcements like you might need on a PLA print. I was also led to believe that sanding ABS vs PLA goes much easier too. To be honest, I have not had any item that was 3D printed, this is my first. So I can't say really what the true differences between an ABS print job vs a PLA print job would look like.
Anywho, I plan on ordering some of this stuff and using it on my blaster......
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I heard it works magic on ABS and PLA 3D prints. Anyone use this and have any opinions on it?
I do a lot of 3D printing.
To smooth ABS I use the acetone vapor wash method.
I put a small amount (about a shot glass worth) in the bottom of a large sauce pan. Place it on the stove. Mine is electric so no open flame. Heat up the acetone and wait until you see it condensating on the sides of the pan. It will slowly get higher on the walls as it heats up. When it is almost to the top turn off the heat.
Suspend your part using something like a clothes hangar in the pan without it touching the sides or bottom. Hold the part in the vapor approximately 15-30 seconds. You will see it smoothing out. Don't leave the part in too long or the plastic will form bubbles in it.
After you are finished put the part somewhere safe to cure. Treat it like you just painted it. Don't touch the part for 1/2 - 1 hr or you risk putting finger prints in it. The plastic will take about a day to fully cure.
Here are a couple parts I've done.
The cannon uses firecrackers and actually fires.