MBTV S02E09 – Finishing Techniques

Ever wondered why the surface of a MakerBotted object has tiny ridges on it? Ever wondered how to smooth those ridges out? Find out how what techniques we’re trying on this week’s episode of MakerBot TV! Make sure to subscribe to the show on YouTube or iTunes.

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  • Jose
    April 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    In a word: “Acetone”

    It dissolves ABS so it is very good for making smooth surfaces. Then you can sand whatever you want.

    You can create a contest for “best smoothing technique” with a “least effort award”, and “best quality award” for standard shapes(sphere, cube, blender monkey head…).

  • Codingflux
    May 2, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Still keeping it awesome I see, man I love your series of videos… I look forward to them every week. Keep up the good work, can’t wait for the next one. To be truthful I wish that the episodes were longer and I also love the animations at the end :)

  • riz o' lait
    August 2, 2012 at 7:55 am

    i had very good results with a little bit of sanding & applicating 2 or 3 layers of epoxy resin.
    The finish is perfect and the parts are strengthened, it’s a real plus with ABS.
    Hope it helps


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