1How do I operate my Polysher?
2 What liquid do I use?
The Polysher is designed to only use alcohol or alcohol solutions (with concentrations of 70% or higher) as the polishing liquid. It is not recommended to use liquids/solvents other than isopropanol or ethanol.
3 What materials can I polish?
The Polysher is designed to only work with PolySmooth and alcohol; in addition PLA and ABS are not polishable with alcohol.
4 What is PolySmooth?
PolySmooth is neither PLA nor ABS; it is a new material based on PVB (polyvinyl butyral), formulated/designed specifically to combine “smoothability” and excellent printing characteristics
5Can I polish an ABS print with Acetone?
No, The Polysher is only to be used with Alcohol and you will damage and void your warranty if you try use other liquids. The Nebuliser frequency is also set and programmed only for Alcohol such as (IPA) Isopropyl Alcohol also known as Ethanal so no other liquid will work.
6 Is the Polysher safe to use?
Safety has always been one of the key considerations in designing the Polysher. Polymaker’s technology is intrinsically safer because no heating is involved, the nebuliser technology requires only a very small reservoir, it is a liquid-phase polishing rather than vapour-phase polishing process (the latter is more dangerous for a number of reasons). They have also implemented a number of safety features into the machine such as multiple sensors to detect any sign of malfunction of the nebuliser, chamber open/close sensor (the machine won’t start if the chamber is open, and will automatically terminate if the chamber is accidentally open during polishing), all electronic components (running at very low voltages) are properly sealed, and no spark can be generated inside the chamber.
7 What is the maximum sized part I can fit in the Polysher?
The Polysher can polish parts up to a 15 cm * 18 cm (diameter * height) cylinder.
8 How to install the nebuliser?
9 How do I prime the nebuliser?
10 How long does it take to polish a part?
It depends on the size of your print and how polished you wish it to be. In general it takes between 5 to 20 minutes, for larger prints close to the maximum volume we recommend putting the part in multiple times in various orientations for intervals of 5 to 10 minutes each until you have achieved your desired surface.
11 The Polysher keeps beeping when I try to turn it on, what do I do?
The beeping noise is a safety mechanism designed to ensure you do not try to operate the machine while the chamber is open. If you hear the beeping noise, make sure your chamber is closed and try again.