PolySmooth™ is a unique, easy-to-print filament designed for hands-free post processing. The surface can be smoothed with alcohol to achieve layer free models using the Polysher™.
PolySmooth™ can be smoothed with IPA using 2 methods:
1) Using the Polysher™ (less labor intensive, safer, more consistent and reliable results)
2) Spraying IPA with a spray bottle using our Polishing Kit
For 2) we recommend spraying a thin coat of IPA on the surface of your PolySmooth™ model and let it dry for 15-20min and cycle these 2 steps until the desired smoothness.
CAUTION: Proceed in a well ventilated area to avoid inhaling IPA vapors.
Printing Temperature: 190˚C - 220˚C
Bed Temperature: 25˚C - 70˚C
Printing Speed: 30mm/s - 60mm/s
Retraction Distance: 1mm
Retraction Speed: 20mm/s
Retraction Distance: 3mm
Retraction Speed: 40mm/s
Drying Settings: 50˚C for 12h
(Only if the material has absorbed moisture)
No, although PolySmooth™ prints with similar settings as PLA, PolySmooth™ is PVB based.
PVB is more hygroscopic than PLA so it requires a dry box however it can be post processed very easily with IPA for smoother surface finish.