Polymaker PolySmooth - Black
Designed to give a smooth glass like finish
If you've ever wanted your 3D prints to come out glossy and smooth like glass then you need PolySmooth. PolySmooth is PVB based and has similar mechanical and printing properties as PLA.
PolySmooth is a unique, easy-to-print filament designed for hands-free post processing. The surface can be smoothed with isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to achieve layer free models.
Don't waste your time fiddling with settings, and get printing right away. Check out our pre-tested print settings below to get started printing with your brand new filament even faster. Some settings may change slightly depending on your 3D printer.
- Hotend Temperature: 190°C - 220°C
- Bed Temperature: 25°C - 70°C
- Print Speed: 30mm/s - 60mm/s
- Fan: On
For Direct Drive Extruders
- Retraction Distance: 1mm
- Retraction Speed: 20mm/s
For Bowden Tube Extruders
- Retraction Distance: 3mm
- Retraction Speed: 40mm/s
(Only if the material has absorbed water)
- 50°C for 12hr
Features of Polymaker PolySmooth
How can I smooth PolySmooth™?
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
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.
Is PolySmooth™ a PLA based material?
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.