Welcome to post-processing Tips and Tricks, a spin-off of the original series where we showed a step-by-step guide to processing your model after you remove it from the platform of your 3D printer. Take a look: post-processing workshops.

This manual is dedicated to Z-GLASS, a material suitable for printing objects which imitate glass and XTC-3D, a special coating substance which is used for sealing prints and making them glossy. We, however, will use it to achieve full transparency on our Zortrax models.

The effect can be achieved on any model and colour of Z-GLASS. We used a vase which is available for download here: vase

1

Necessary Tools

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You’ll need a model printed with Z-GLASS (recommended settings: shell infill, layer thickness 0.29mm), XTC-3D, a foam brush, a spoon and a small container.

2

Mixing the Ingredients

Mix both liquids that can be found in the package. Feel free to use the foam brush which is also attached or a small spoon.

3

Applying the XTC

Cover the inside of the print with the mixed XTC bit by bit.

Once you’re done with the inside, apply a layer of the substance on the outside of the model as well.

4

Final Result

You should see that the vase has become fully transparent.

EPISODE 02 CAN BE FOUND HERE: SOLDERING RIVET NUTS

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