Closed vapor polishing station

3D printers are, of course, wonderful tools; however, they are not without their downfalls. They take a long time to print, non-negligible rate of print failures, and of course the "layers" that are left behind from the process.

I discovered that you could drastically alter the finish of 3D prints by utilizing different techniques that involve that print material's corresponding solvent; however, it was still a bit difficult. So I designed a low-cost CVPS utilizing polypropylene tubes, a paint can, a 12V vacuum pump, flask, and heat source.

The Closed Vapor Polishing Station was designed during my time with the TLTL. If interested in creating your own CVPS, please visit its project page.