3D Print Post Processing: A Wiki

By on August 29th, 2010 in learning


So you’ve 3D printed your object, and hold it in your hand. Are you finished? Not at all – there’s the often-required “post processing” step, in which your object is subjected to various treatments leading to its final, perfected state. That might involve manual trimming of extraneous blobs, painting or in some cases removal of support material. All of this activity and more is considered post-processing. 
But what kinds of post-processing can be considered? Often it’s a word of mouth transfer of knowledge to 3D printing apprentices, but today we’re seeing a new Wiki that’s specifically dedicated to Post Processing: The 3D PrintCraft Wiki. 
This wiki is not well-populated yet, but that’s how Wiki’s go: share your knowledge with others in a central place. Currently they have information on Dye and Paint, but we believe Fabbaloo readers could contribute hugely to this effort. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

1 comment

  1. It sounds like a great idea so I registered several months ago to share my own postprocessing and finishing techniques. But the "Wiki" isn't editable and the author hasn't touched it in months.

    There's a real need for it, but it looks like this Wiki might be a non-starter. (Sigh.)

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