Acetone Steaming

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asked Jul 26, 2014 in 3D Printer Maintenance by derek18
I came across a term Acetone Steaming while studying an article about 3D printers,

what exactly does that mean.

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answered Jul 28, 2014 by 3dBoy18
As far as i knew,
Acetone printing is the process of giving  3D printed objects a fine matte surface finish with reduced visible layering & shine 
There are other process like Sand blasting, spraying poly.Here is the picture showing the differences,
Left is the Pre Polished ,Right is the polished object.


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answered Jul 29, 2014 by markkie1
I agree with the above answer,
Acetone Vapourising is the process of treating ABS printed parts for a shiny, smooth finish,as Acetone cannot be applied directly with any objects which gets melted away.(Applying with brush,Immersing the Object in the liquid)
Thus,Acetone is boiled until its boiling point 132.8F,and the object is Vapourised as the below stated way.
hardly it takes  minutes to smoothen the parts.
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