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New tool makes 3D-printed objects look less 3D-printed

Comparison of printed surface before smoothing (1), with smoothing by conventional methods (2) and by 3D-CMF ...

Although consumer 3D printers can do some pretty amazing things, the objects that they create do tend to have kind of a low-resolution look to them. This is because of an issue known as surface ribbing, in which there are grooves visible between the deposited layers of material. While there are methods of smoothing down the ridges on either side of those grooves, scientists from Japan's Waseda University have developed a technique that they say is superior. It's intended for use on objects made of resin.

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Category: 3D Printing

  • Waseda University
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