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3D Printing ABS Juice

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ABS juice makes the first layer of a print stick very well to the print bed. Put a small quantity of ABS juice on a paper towel and rub it gently on the printing bed. Making ABS juice is simple. In order to do so, you will need:

  • At least 250 ml of pure acetone
  • 30 cm of 3 mm ABS filament OR 90 cm of 1.75 mm ABS filament
  • An acetone safe container with a cap

Cut the ABS filament in small pieces of 1 to 2 cm. Put 250 ml of acetone in the container. Put the filament into the container. Put the cap on and shake the bottle for a few seconds. Let it sit there overnight. The ABS will dissolve completely. Shake the bottle before using it. 250 ml is plenty for many prints.

Preventing warping when printing 3D ABS objects

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The biggest issue when printing 3D ABS objects is warping. As an example, this 8 cm x 8 cm bit holder is badly warped. In this example, 5 mm.

Adding disks (1.5 cm x 1 mm) at each corners prevents warping almost completely. These anti-warping disks can be easily added on the plater of Slic3r. The printing end result printing is shown on the picture below. 1 cm x 0.6 cm disks also works fine.

After trimming the disks, the end result is very good. Warping is less than 0.2 mm.

You can download the OpenScad source file along with some rendered files.

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