I was wondering what the behaviour is off the Apoller in the various settings it has.
Lets say we use the normal shell program, Normal smoothing program and use MEK as solvent.
We have these 3 programs.
Z-ABS, Z-ULTRA, ABS BASED
Z-ASA PRO, Z ULTRAT PLUS, ASA-BASED
Z-HIPS, HIPS BASED
So now comes my question does the Z-ABS, Z-ASA or Z-HIPS program use more solvent over the other on the same settings and does it dry on different temperatures?
What happens when you put an ABS print running with the ASA or Z-HIPS mode, how would this affect the smoothing?
I’m asking this because I smooth mainly PVB as material and got mixed results running it on the ABS mode with MEK. Sometimes there appear small bubbles on the smoothed surface when it’s drying.
PVB is an alternative to ABS with similar specs but much easier to print and less toxic.
PVB is recommended to be smoothed with Isopropyl alcohol so my other question is, which solvent of the two looks most like Isopropyl alcohol? MEK or Acetone?
I was also wondering would it be possible for you guys to test Isopropyl alcohol with the Apoller since all 3 solvents are highly flamable and all 3 solvents do smooth 3d material. Maybe it’s an idea for you guys to run some test in your Zortrax lab?
The bubbles occur during the rapid drying proces, would it be possible to let the machine smooth by misting the object but to stop the heating process so that I can just open the door and let it dry for a day instead of the instant dry process.