FiberSmooth is a material from the PVB family. Its greatest advantage is the ease of processing, which involves smoothing it with isopropyl alcohol (IPA). The model immersed in the liquid or exposed to its vapors is partially dissolved, thanks to which the outer contours better bond with each other and hide the boundaries of the layers. At the same time, the entire model acquires a porcelain-like, shiny surface. In the case of transparent colors and the colorless version, it is easy to obtain almost completely transparent walls.
3D printing with FiberSmooth can be compared to PLA. It is a print-friendly material and it’s perfect for novice printers. However, it is necessary to keep in mind that the adhesion between the layers is weaker, so we recommend a higher bed temperature in order to prevent the model from warping. PVB has low shrinkage and is odorless.
DECORATIONS: vases, figurines, holiday decorations UTILITY: containers, toys JEWELRY: earrings, rings, necklace elements HOBBIES: model making, cosplay
- possibility of smoothing with isopropyl alcohol (IPA)
- low shrinkage
- easy to print
Before and after smoothing with IPA. Model: Kapala Carved skull by boris3dstudio (via Thingiverse)
How to print?
The following parameters are only suggested print settings for this material. To ensure the best print quality, it is necessary to choose the appropriate settings for a specific printer and printing conditions.
< 100 mm/s
glass, masking tape
yes, 1-2 mm
yes, 2-3 mm
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