The Making Center will be open through Monday May 16 before closing for maintenance May 17 - June 5. Students should begin removing belongings from storage and open space as remaining materials and projects in MC spaces will be discarded or reused/recycled beginning Tuesday May 17.

Post Processing Techniques for 3D Prints



Kinds of Effects You May Achieve


Matte Smooth

I. Sanding

II. Sand blasting


Clear Smooth

I. Clear resin coating post sanding

II. Products like this

III. Buffing

IV. Acetone smoothing (ABS)

V. Heat gun (PLA)

VI. Priming and painting



I. Flocking

II. Heating


Special effects

I. Weathered look

II. Hydro dipping