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bolsoncerrado
04-05-2015, 04:07 PM
The world’s first heated tool for finishing 3D prints; with variable heat control and interchangeable heads designed for specific 3D retouching tasks.

http://i.imgur.com/oalrImL.jpg


What is Retouch3D?

Retouch3D is the world’s first speciality tool designed to finish 3D printed models.
Forget snapping, scraping, and sanding; Retouch3D’s variable heat control system and interchangeable heads mean you finish-off all your 3D prints like a pro.
Retouch3D’s ergonomic handheld design combines comfort and precision, allowing makers to clean-up 3D prints with the assistance of heat which is matched to the melting properties of their printing material. Compliment the hours you spend 3D modeling with a hi-tech tool that helps make your models look perfect!

Retouch3D will work with the materials used in mainstream 3D printing: PLA; ABS; and Resin-based processes. Heat is a key component of the Retouch3D solution; we have tested various materials, at different heat settings, using off-the-shelf products such as soldering irons (which are sub-optimal). You can review our testing videos here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0dCFQJz2Q4).



How Retouch3D works



Retouch3D will make finishing 3D prints fun and easy. Simply power-on the tool, input your selected temperature level (based on the material you are working with – we will provide a look-up chart via our website which will be updated as new materials emerge) and in no time, get ready to remove all the unwanted material from your 3D print; like a hot knife through butter. If you wish to adjust the temperature while working you’ll simply use the up/down arrow buttons to run Retouch3D slightly hotter or cooler.
Need to take a break? Simply select the cool down button and rest the tool on a flat surface (or use your own 3D printer to print the 'stand' file we'll provide). When you're done cleaning-up your 3D print, press the power button to turn-off the device.


Source
(https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1654851065/retouch3d-a-brand-new-way-to-finish-3d-prints)

bolsoncerrado
04-05-2015, 04:09 PM
Cordless 3D Print Finishing Tool (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/cordless-3d-print-finishing-tool)
http://i.imgur.com/oND2Lfo.jpg

New hot knife, needle, and scooper attachments to remove 3D Print defects! Recharge from a USB port! Replaceable tips. Easy-to-use!

Joao
04-05-2015, 07:24 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121461320714

This one does the same, but for £6.
With some crafting and hammering it is also easy to make a few small knifes and scoopers to fit.

848

bolsoncerrado
04-06-2015, 12:16 AM
Quite right...

Holgamods
04-06-2015, 12:57 AM
It's just a freaking solder gun.
Like you said, get some tips for your solder gun, do a little forging and make your own tips.
I have complete temp control on my solder station from 200f to 840f

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It's just a freaking soldering iron!
Like you said, get some tips for your solder gun, do a little forging and make your own tips.
I have complete temp control on my solder station from 200f to 840f

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Wow! $149 to $179?
Like P.T. Barnum Said
"A Sucker born every minute"