OT: Awesome - Cx5 Sculptable Filament for 3D Printers

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 From:  futagoza (STEFAN)
8068.1 
Hi all,

because i believe many of us do also 3D printing besides modeling, i would like to share this imo awesome invention for 3D printing filaments. I assume it will be mostly used by (digital) sculptors but maybe it can come in handy in the future also for hard surface models. Anyway, please check the video to see this awesome invention in action.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adambeaneindustries/cx5-sculptable-filament-for-3d-printers?ref=project_link

Regards
Stefan
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8068.2 In reply to 8068.1 
Excellent.......for Sculptors! ;)
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Pilou
Is beautiful that please without concept!
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 From:  Mike (MGG942)
8068.3 In reply to 8068.1 
Cool.
But not for me - requires hand eye co-ordination that I don't have.
Hand finishing by me would likely result in a worse result, unfortunately.
What I have backed is this: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/polymaker/polysmooth-and-polysher-3d-prints-without-layers/description
Claimed to remove the striations and produce a shine the easy way.
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 From:  3image
8068.4 In reply to 8068.3 
Interesting. As far as I understand you always need their Polymaker filament which is kinda... clever... of them. :-)
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 From:  Mike (MGG942)
8068.5 In reply to 8068.4 
True.
I've used some Polymaker filaments and, based on that I think that they have good technology and make high quality materials. Hopefully this will hold true for their PolySmooth materials.
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 From:  3image
8068.6 In reply to 8068.5 
I'm using ABS and acetone here. Did you already try that? It's super easy.
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 From:  Mike (MGG942)
8068.7 In reply to 8068.6 
I've abandoned ABS.
I was disappointed with it when I first tried it because I assumed that the FFD materials would have properties close to that of the injection moulding grades and was surprised that it was so soft compared to them - and to PLA.
Then, because I'm usually printing mechanical models (designed in MOI, of course) often I found it difficult to keep the parts flat enough so I've decided to stick to PLA or similar.
Before abandoning ABS I did experiment with Acetone polishing - even had a Magic Box for a while - which certainly could produce a high shine but I found too hard to 'fine tune'.
I'm hoping that the Polysmooth/Polysher combination will have a wide operating window with a material which is easy to print and a polishing process with a lot of latitude.
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