Glass Bead Blasting Delicate 3D Printed Part (PLA Smoothing)

Blasting is the acceleration of particles by air or mechanical means to a surface to achieve a variety of surface finish effects. Today we blasted the print to reduce the “shine” or “dull” the part. We will use a more aggressive abrasive next test to reduce or eliminate the layer lines. We will be doing an entire 12-part series this month to explore the effects of blasting on part prints.

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