Simple way to make ultra-smooth 3D prints at home

  • Published on Year ago

    DIY PerksDIY Perks

    Runtime: 7:44

    In this video I'll be showing you how to treat 3D printed parts with an acetone vapor bath to make make impressive looking injection mold quality prints. My goodness it comes out nicely!
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Luke Tipping
Luke Tipping

Was it necessary to show a close up of your saliva? I was drinking when you showed it 😑

7 days ago
Ringo Garvin
Ringo Garvin

:03 "... tiny little steps ..." Really?

11 days ago
Frozen Stratos
Frozen Stratos

what layer height would you recommend for performing the vapor wash treatment?

16 days ago
Chris Sawyer
Chris Sawyer

Put warnings at the beginnings of videos. People might not watch the whole thing!

20 days ago
louis johnson
louis johnson

Just the way you talk reminds me of the narrator from the original hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy radio show

21 day ago
Tom Lowe
Tom Lowe

Will this work with all abs plastic materials?

27 days ago
Rogue Archery
Rogue Archery

but dont leave the acetone glass on your table like they did in the video. It will eat up the finish on your table

27 days ago
Mihkel Laansoo
Mihkel Laansoo

How about smoothing PA (nylon) ?

Month ago
Tushar Gupta
Tushar Gupta

The owl looked better before

Month ago
veronicathecow
veronicathecow

Good video and sound, clear, no waffle, shows mistakes as well as success, many thanks.

Month ago
Srijan Bharati
Srijan Bharati

Well, I dropped a fair amount of extra pure acetone on my hand. Didn't do shit to me but was cold af.

Month ago
Axiom_
Axiom_

4:13 - 5:00 What's the song?

Month ago
sdfsd fs
sdfsd fs

I just found out that I am adopted, thanks...

Month ago
Jack Walsh
Jack Walsh

Thanks @DIY Perks. Where did you get your fan parts from?

2 months ago
Carol Leijon
Carol Leijon

im in the us and am 47% british lulz

2 months ago
felix lu
felix lu

can it also use to PLA materials?

2 months ago
Lewis Henderson
Lewis Henderson

nice video but the end result using acetone just looks mushy ad melted. no sharp edges. would rather sand down manually.

2 months ago
Ry Ry
Ry Ry

Love the audio blend at 1:00. Nice work.

2 months ago
Blender Wiki
Blender Wiki

I don't get British sense of humor.

2 months ago
Bodragon
Bodragon

"gluvs"

2 months ago
Adam Larger
Adam Larger

Does anyone know if this works with nylon or PETG?

2 months ago
Epsilion
Epsilion

Pozdrowienia z Polski :D

2 months ago
tqpei90
tqpei90

Can it works on PLA?

2 months ago
Nuram0
Nuram0

I LOVE YOU! Really, everytime i am upset, bored, without orientation and or motivation, one of your videos and the day is saved! :)

3 months ago
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers

It didn't egnite because it was in the glass not on the surface.

3 months ago
S B
S B

He's got the anet a8. Bro, you need to print some upgrades...

3 months ago
Layluck
Layluck

Most people tend to not print in ABS anymore though :c

3 months ago
TheTutorialGamer
TheTutorialGamer

Will the sponsor tell me if I'm a nigger?

3 months ago
Paul Richalland
Paul Richalland

Really good video, this method seems to be working perfectly, but I'm mostly printing with PLA, do you have any advice to do the same thing or do you know if this method works with PLA too ?

3 months ago
Varnium
Varnium

what about PLA? how to smooth PLA printouts?

3 months ago
Rodrigo Appendino
Rodrigo Appendino

Now, I just need a 3D printer.

3 months ago
zach
zach

trust me you don't

Month ago
BluntForceTrauma666
BluntForceTrauma666

The reason the spark didn't ignite the acetone was because the air/vapor mixture wasn't right - too much vapor. It's actually fairly difficult to achieve ideal stoichiometry in a small volume, but larger ones tend to go boom quite readily. Also, there's no "might" make sparks with a brushed motor - they _WILL_ make sparks. Brushless is the ONLY way to fly in this case...

3 months ago
nggdsb
nggdsb

PLA is the normally used filament! Not ABS!

3 months ago
Maam Moos
Maam Moos

Putting an electrical motor inside a highly flammable vapor seems like a great idea

4 months ago
Pepeminati
Pepeminati

5:23 am i the only one who worried the glass might crack

4 months ago
uday karthikeya
uday karthikeya

Indian 😇😇

4 months ago
Finn Leijen
Finn Leijen

oh wow he's the superhero dude from We Are Number One!

4 months ago
The Soothsayer42
The Soothsayer42

Ancestry.com can only tell you your ancestry within 0.001% accuracy. That's just as good as dna technology is right now as far as ancestry. Keep in mind that if you go back only eight generations you have over two hundred and fifty grandparents. These sights are really no better than so called psychics and palm readers.

4 months ago
MIKE MIKE
MIKE MIKE

NICE!!! I learned something today!!! Though, I like the 3D details on the model than looking like it was molded, just MHO...

4 months ago
Individual One
Individual One

A useful way to reuse filaments...great job 👍

4 months ago
Spanky 🐉
Spanky 🐉

i worked at a laboratory in the summer ( becouse of school) and i asked them if i needed any gloves for using the acetone..... they told me you dont need to it only forms white spots on the hand that look weird... haha

4 months ago
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4 months ago
zach
zach

Fuck off

Month ago
Data Banks
Data Banks

Could you do a video on good ways to smooth PLA prints?

4 months ago
Data Banks
Data Banks

yeah supposed to work rather well on ABS prints. Sadly, not so much on PLA or most of the others, although it works brilliantly for gluing PLA As a note for newbies to 3D printing (like myself) - cheaper printers without a heated bed will most likely only take PLA. However if you're okay with spending just a little extra, there are a whole heap of cheap machines with heated beds on the market now (eg the Anet A8 & A6 just as an example). I hope my A6 arrives soon - it's been a week and so far the order is still "processing".

4 months ago
Abdul Azis
Abdul Azis

please, can you add a teks in the video, I dont understand what you talking about without a teks. I am indonesian and not fluent in english

5 months ago
Razgriz THE SOLO WING
Razgriz THE SOLO WING

Very good tutorial!

5 months ago
Cristian Musat
Cristian Musat

Hi, do you want to make another video about 3D printing, to show what another fascinating thing you print and what methods do you found to made the object to look better?

5 months ago
Ruslan B
Ruslan B

I was born in Russia, Moscow. My ancestry DNA check had shown 98% European east. you are half EE? ... maybe you are half Russian? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzrW3TsIEA4

5 months ago
Yogesh Sonar
Yogesh Sonar

Nice idea

5 months ago
Tanner Tech
Tanner Tech

Cool, if you print with PLA, you can use Chloroform to smooth it out, because acetone does not work with pla. I tried this and it worked well.

5 months ago
Retro Overload
Retro Overload

You seem to have a very loose definition for "simple".

5 months ago
zach
zach

well it's subjective so

Month ago
GAURAV KUMAR
GAURAV KUMAR

very smart

5 months ago
Tear_
Tear_

Does this method work for pla plastic

5 months ago
Christina Lewis
Christina Lewis

Cool, do you have any methods for smoothing PLA? I have never been able to get a good print with ABS at all and it also smells bad. PLA can be sanded? Covered in resin? I'm out of ideas.

5 months ago
Amirul Hakim
Amirul Hakim

auto translate get every word correct with this guy lol

5 months ago
Ayten Gülmez
Ayten Gülmez

:D oha aleyna tilkinin ifşası yayınlanmış bakın http://jehejavayezosiyap.tk/?youtubesafXXB6

5 months ago
rob rader
rob rader

You REALLY should'nt put a fan inside a glass full of an acetone/air mixture. Why? Well if the fan sparks (cheap ones with brushes will certainly spark) you can ignite the acetone/air mixture and the glass will explode and glass fragments will fly around.

5 months ago
daryoosh monjezi
daryoosh monjezi

So thanks man.

5 months ago
3D Toys Lab
3D Toys Lab

is that i can use IPA rather than acetone?

5 months ago
Michał Tułowiecki
Michał Tułowiecki

Oo nice your parents are from Poland. Greetings from Poland.

5 months ago
Neukx L
Neukx L

1% Indian cool

5 months ago
Shadowcruise99
Shadowcruise99

Hopefully, you're aware that by sending that DNA sample, you've just wittingly or unwittingly registered yourself in the DNA database and passively give right for your DNA to be used for experimentation.

5 months ago
Billy Salmons
Billy Salmons

Could someone inform me on a good 3d printer like high quality. I would like it to be the borderline price for a quality one.

5 months ago
Ryan de Kwaadsteniet
Ryan de Kwaadsteniet

It’s British Peter Parker

6 months ago
opopo
opopo

I had a feeling u were polish

6 months ago
opopo
opopo

Cloth gloves wont do anything lol

6 months ago
Magic Fingers / Hakan K
Magic Fingers / Hakan K

Nice finish on the part surface. Also I've an alternate solution for smoothing 3d printed parts by using polymer clay. You can check on my channnel. https://youtu.be/hLxq0yE-QsM

6 months ago
Tee Baker
Tee Baker

Can you use acetone to fuse two pieces together>?

6 months ago
Daniel Whipple
Daniel Whipple

Very intelligent approach to print smoothing. Great work!!!!!! ;0)

6 months ago
ThomasModeller
ThomasModeller

How would painting this be? would it be smooth?

6 months ago

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