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Finishing Torture Test

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Digital Design files can be accessed using MatterControl Software, MatterControl Touch or MatterControl Sync. When logged in, Digital Designs can be found within the "Purchased" folder of your MatterControl Cloud Library.

For PLA filament, the methods you can use for finishing involve the continual adding and subtracting of different materials back and forth until it is as smooth as you want it. Download this and test your skills!

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To help showcase the benefits and problems that can arise with each finishing technique for PLA, we’ve designed a “Finishing Torture Test.” This simple model has sharp corners on the outside of the cube and the inside of the hole, along chamfers, and the edges of the pyramid. It also has round faces, fillets, and a cylinder. These features were chosen to be included in the model as they are different examples of some common features you might find in the various models you can print, and to show how some of these features can be lost or diminished.

For an in-depth look at how we finish our PLA prints, check out out article How To: Smooth and Finish Your PLA Prints