PolySmooth is a unique material designed to be smoothed by isopropyl alcohol. This allows you to remove the layer lines. The PolySmooth Transparent is a little yellow untreated. It also needs more heat. I recommend starting with your PLA settings and adding 10 degrees to your hot end. Polymaker sells filament in 750g sizes on plastic spools.

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To smooth this filament Polymaker recommends the Polysher machine. I tried using a spray bottle atomizer for the Marvin in the middle. It required a large amount of spray. The Marvin to the far right used a more traditional smoothing technique. The Marvin was placed on a platform in a sealed container with an alcohol soaked paper towel lining the edge of the container. It took 7 hours in the container but it looks so nice, smooth, and shiny. Its really hard to capture in photos.

Recommended Print Settings

Temperatures

  • Hot End – 220 Celsius
  • Bed – 60 Celsius

Speeds

  • Print Speed – 50mm/s
  • First Layer Speed – 30mm/s
  • Perimeter Speed – 30mm/s
  • Infill Speed – 60mm/s
  • Cooling Fan Speed – 100%

Structure

  • Perimeters – 2 or 0.8mm – 1mm
  • Top and Bottom Layers – 4 to 5 or 1mm
  • Infill – 15%

Retraction

  • Distance – 0.8mm*
  • Speed – 35mm*
  • Z-Lift – 0.6mm

Bridging

  • Bridge Flow – 85%
  • Bridge Speed – 30mm/s
  • Bridge Cooling – 100%

Physical

  • Bed Adhesion – Glue Stick
  • Nozzle Type – Brass (Standard)
  • Enclosure – None

* Values will differ for printers with Bowden extruders

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