I have been having big fun with my new TAZ 5. I was very pleased with the first proper output, a Chinese vase. I have
just finished a second output the amazing Gyroid structure by Dizingof.
This was much more difficult to print than the vase for different reasons. First of all the Gyroid needs support both internally
and from below. I tried various techniques but found the best was to raise the print about 5mm from the bed and use MechMixer
to insert support below and at strategic points around the model. Using automatic support generating resulted in much to much
support mainly in all the wrong places.
Also vapor polishing the ABS was not really an option as the walls are just too thin and the entire part tends to collapse under
it’s own weight. Instead I loaded Acetone into a spray gun - the type used to water plants. After a few coats of Acetone the
Gyroid surfaced softened nicely.
Finally to finish a couple of coats of textured bronze paint.
Hope you like ?