Smoothing PLA

13 August 2013

About a 1-minute read

Just found a great tip over on Hackaday about smoothing PLA.

With ABS plastics, you can suspend the part in Acetone vapor for a while to get a shiny finish, but PLA isn’t soluble in Acetone. It turns out you can use tetrahydrofuran in the same role for PLA. Awesome!

I just ordered some on eBay.