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PolySmooth PVB and Polysher Isn’t a New Rap Group

by Shane McGlaun

If you were a parrot who wanted to get into the rap scene, PolySmooth PVB and the Polysher would be a great name for you and your DJ. This has nothing to do with rap music though, PolySmooth PVB is a new 3D printing filament, and the Polysher is a fancy gizmo that makes the plastic smooth and shiny.

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When the PolySmooth PVB filament is done printing from your 3D printer, it will have a matte finish and the lines you get from the layer printing process. You then cram it into the Polysher and this box spins your items around inside a mist of alcohol that comes from a nebulizer. The tiny particles of alcohol sink into the rough, layered surface and polish it to a sheen in a few minutes.

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It’s pretty cool and the finished products look like something you would buy in the store instead of the rough objects we’re used to seeing from additive 3D printing.

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Both products are on Kickstarter and have destroyed their $100,000 goal with nearly a month to go. The Polysher and a single 750g spool of PolySmooth will set you back $229 with shipping starting this September.



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