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We know from this answer, 3d printed materials continue to outgas after printing and being cured. My question relates to this:

  • How much does heating the printed object after printing (or being cured) affect out-gassing?
  • Does the continued out-gassing degrade the stability/quality of the print?

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The effect of temperature on outgas rates is a subject for Engineering.SE . As to continued outgassing - depends on the material in question. To pick an extreme example, solid CO2 (dry ice) will outgas until it's gone. But stuff that's got VOCs is expected to outgas; said volatiles leave by design and the remaining material stands on its own.