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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Adrian Morlett
Adrian Morlett

What ABS filament did you purchase/use for this video? In other words, what are some “good-quality” ABS filaments?

3 days ago
Adam A
Adam A

bah in organic chemistry we washed our hands in acetone. It cant be that bad.

4 days ago
Jonathan
Jonathan

Hi! this works just for ABS or it olso works for PLA?

9 days ago
Eddie buchanan
Eddie buchanan

Hey mate. I have a question. Is this possible with PLA filament aswell?

11 days ago
Sherylin Matthew
Sherylin Matthew

In Canada you can get acetone at Canadian Tire :) The BIGGEST danger of acetone is not fire but breathing it in. So be careful and open a window when using this and turn on a larger fan. Once again you have made a great video :) Oh, and thanks for the link from the other video ;) LOL

11 days ago
Xcylonian Minecraft
Xcylonian Minecraft

Can you tell me what you mean by cheap abs?

16 days ago
Conrad Dieterich
Conrad Dieterich

at 6:15 , his shadow looks like masterchief

24 days ago
Talar Chahinian
Talar Chahinian

As Matt mentioned, use Acetone at your own risk. What is misleading is that acetone vapor doesn't easily ignite when the concentration is very high. It is at any temperature above -20C, and at a concentration of 2.5-12.8% of acetone-to-air that the gas mixture can explode or cause a flash-fire. When the glass jar is raised to pull out the owl, acetone escapes and since the acetone vapors are heavier than air, they will ride the floor and (hopefully) dissipate. How much acetone vapor must accumulate before it explodes when you pull a cable from the wall socket (or create any other spark source)? Is it dissipating quickly enough for dangerous concentrations to never be reached? Hard to tell: therein lies the danger.

28 days ago
Mattes Lambertus
Mattes Lambertus

So won't work with PLA??

28 days ago
AMDSITHLORD
AMDSITHLORD

Amazing very good video

Month ago
Lee Wade
Lee Wade

Does this work with PLA?

Month ago
Rafael Estevez
Rafael Estevez

Is it applicable for PLA material as well?

Month ago
Emmanouil Drosopoulos
Emmanouil Drosopoulos

this is works for PLA ?

Month ago
Fuzzy Duo
Fuzzy Duo

now try & paint them & you'll see they are fucked up, the detail you think you are seeing is the trace lines from the original print through the glass like transparent layer now coating the model, once you add a paint coat it looks like complete shit.

Month ago
Yugo Harago
Yugo Harago

Is this work for a recycled materials like used in ProtoCycler?

2 months ago
SirQuinto
SirQuinto

Can you do acetone with PLA? Or does it have to be just ABS with Acetone?

2 months ago
David Nelson
David Nelson

Where did you get the fan from?

2 months ago
SneakyCranberries
SneakyCranberries

I am trying to smooth very BIG prints and using a very big 50 gallon PP tote. I have pour 5 regular nail polish sized bottles of 100% acetone and laid a layer of paper towels down and also put paper towels up the sides of the tote that are in the acetone to soak it up. I have the prints on the bottom on top of aluminum foil and here hasnt been any change in 6 hours... any ideas? should i try to seal the lid air tight? should i try to get a smaller container that fits just the prints and save this big one for the robots torso? thanks!

2 months ago
The Iron Atheist 50
The Iron Atheist 50

What would I do with a large print? How about PLA?

2 months ago
POLAND. BALL
POLAND. BALL

You got a nice Anet A8 here.

2 months ago
Spencer Pearson
Spencer Pearson

Thsnk you. This is the things i love to see now that i have a good print

2 months ago
Spencer Pearson
Spencer Pearson

Oh and good dna finds. Im in U.S.. And my dna code shows mostly German and Russian and 2 percent Finnish

2 months ago
Luke Tipping
Luke Tipping

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

3 months ago
Ringo Garvin
Ringo Garvin

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

3 months ago
Frozen Stratos
Frozen Stratos

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

3 months ago
Chris Sawyer
Chris Sawyer

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

3 months ago
Mr Lobster
Mr Lobster

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

3 months ago
Tom Lowe
Tom Lowe

Will this work with all abs plastic materials?

3 months ago
ARCHANGEL
ARCHANGEL

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

3 months ago
Mihkel Laansoo
Mihkel Laansoo

How about smoothing PA (nylon) ?

4 months ago
Tushar Gupta
Tushar Gupta

The owl looked better before

4 months ago
veronicathecow
veronicathecow

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

4 months 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.

4 months ago
Axiom_
Axiom_

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

4 months ago
sdfsd fs
sdfsd fs

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

4 months ago
Jack Walsh
Jack Walsh

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

5 months ago
Carol k
Carol k

im in the us and am 47% british lulz

5 months ago
felix lu
felix lu

can it also use to PLA materials?

5 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.

5 months ago
Egon Spengler
Egon Spengler

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

5 months ago
Blender Wiki
Blender Wiki

I don't get British sense of humor.

5 months ago
Bodragon
Bodragon

"gluvs"

5 months ago
Adam Larger
Adam Larger

Does anyone know if this works with nylon or PETG?

5 months ago
Epsilion
Epsilion

Pozdrowienia z Polski :D

5 months ago
tqpei90
tqpei90

Can it works on PLA?

5 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! :)

6 months ago
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers

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

6 months ago
S B
S B

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

6 months ago
Layluck
Layluck

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

6 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 ?

6 months ago
Varnium
Varnium

what about PLA? how to smooth PLA printouts?

6 months ago
Rodrigo Appendino
Rodrigo Appendino

Now, I just need a 3D printer.

6 months ago
zach
zach

trust me you don't

4 months 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...

7 months ago
nggdsb
nggdsb

PLA is the normally used filament! Not ABS!

7 months ago
Maam Moos
Maam Moos

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

7 months ago
Pepeminati
Pepeminati

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

7 months ago
uday karthikeya
uday karthikeya

Indian 😇😇

7 months ago
Finn Leijen
Finn Leijen

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

7 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.

7 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...

7 months ago
Individual One
Individual One

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

7 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

7 months ago
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7 months ago
zach
zach

Fuck off

4 months ago
Data Banks
Data Banks

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

7 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".

7 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

8 months ago
Razgriz THE SOLO WING
Razgriz THE SOLO WING

Very good tutorial!

8 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?

8 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

8 months ago
Yogesh Sonar
Yogesh Sonar

Nice idea

8 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.

8 months ago
Retro Overload
Retro Overload

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

8 months ago
zach
zach

well it's subjective so

4 months ago
GAURAV KUMAR
GAURAV KUMAR

very smart

8 months ago
Tear_
Tear_

Does this method work for pla plastic

8 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.

8 months ago
Amirul Hakim
Amirul Hakim

auto translate get every word correct with this guy lol

8 months ago
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Ayten Gülmez

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8 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.

8 months ago
daryoosh monjezi
daryoosh monjezi

So thanks man.

8 months ago
3D Toys Lab
3D Toys Lab

is that i can use IPA rather than acetone?

8 months ago
Michał Tułowiecki
Michał Tułowiecki

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

8 months ago
Neukx L
Neukx L

1% Indian cool

8 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.

8 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.

9 months ago
Ryan de Kwaadsteniet
Ryan de Kwaadsteniet

It’s British Peter Parker

9 months ago
opopo
opopo

I had a feeling u were polish

9 months ago
opopo
opopo

Cloth gloves wont do anything lol

9 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

9 months ago
Tee Baker
Tee Baker

Can you use acetone to fuse two pieces together>?

9 months ago
Daniel Whipple
Daniel Whipple

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

9 months ago
ThomasModeller
ThomasModeller

How would painting this be? would it be smooth?

9 months ago
Cory C.
Cory C.

What about PLA?

9 months ago
MTWODZU
MTWODZU

I knew that so smart guy has to have his roots in Poland :)

9 months ago
Brandon Rayner
Brandon Rayner

Ancestry.com is a scam

9 months ago
zach
zach

Why?

4 months ago
BigCooter.com
BigCooter.com

forget that slurry mix mess nonsense ... just put a tablespoon of acetone on the print bed, then take a scrap ABS printed part and rub that acetone around on the print bed .. let dry ... it only takes a very thin layer of ABS on the print bed to get ABS to stick.

9 months ago
Aaron Baxter
Aaron Baxter

Awesome advice. Wouldn't have thought of the fan. Now getting pure acetone in the states might be a bit tougher.

9 months ago
Patrick Star
Patrick Star

Who else got Google home mini ad?

9 months ago
Kellsjauregui Est-727
Kellsjauregui Est-727

You can buy nail polish remover that’s 100% acetone anywhere

9 months ago
Jan Hendrik Franke
Jan Hendrik Franke

Wool gloves against liquids...I don't think so!

9 months ago
foxik20
foxik20

Greetings from Poland, dude ;)

9 months ago
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As always great tip and well done. This DNA thing is a hogwash though, discovering "unique family history" is not possible from DNA. I know _pecunia non olet_.

9 months ago

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