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by smsla
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: LittleRP
Topic: Pictures of printed models with CastSolid
Replies: 11
Views: 15099

Re: Pictures of printed models with CastSolid

I've also done a quick 10 second IPA swish and another H2O swish, then stored them in water, only to pull some good looking prints out of the water and have them whither and die into a twisted crack infused mess in less than 20 minutes! I continue to be moderately frustrated with CastSolid resin. Pl...
by smsla
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: LittleRP
Topic: Improvement Hack: Using string cord locks as Petri hold-down alternative.
Replies: 0
Views: 3561

Improvement Hack: Using string cord locks as Petri hold-down alternative.

A quick and easy way to access the petri and clean up messes quickly! My source was Walmart sporting goods: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Plastic-Toggle-Spring-Stop-Single-Hole-String-Cord-Locks-10-Pcs/44907400 But you can find a variety at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Toggle-Spring-Single-Stri...
by smsla
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Post Cure Lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 16581

Re: Post Cure Lamp

I saw something about folks using a bulb like this. And I thought a coffee can might work well for a base, so I picked up a small Clamp Light from Home Depot and it rests atop the inner lip of a large empty coffee can. This is an intensely effective UV curing station and may cure too fast for some f...
by smsla
Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: nano coating for vat
Replies: 2
Views: 7973

Re: nano coating for vat

Just an FYI, I've tried Rain-X for plastic w/ very little effect on acrylic petris. Don't bother. Don't know about glass product or petris.
by smsla
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: LittleRP
Topic: Pictures of printed models with CastSolid
Replies: 11
Views: 15099

Re: Pictures of printed models with CastSolid

I used to think the 'cracks' appeared after cleaning with IPA too long, or because I cured them too long with UV light. But I also think some thin prints in CastSolid like rings, and pendants, may not need UV post cure at all! If the part is strong, dry and not gooey, why feel obliged to post cure i...
by smsla
Thu May 28, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Non-commercial use
Replies: 6
Views: 9439

Re: Non-commercial use

Hi Steve,
Not sure how this hobby will scale, but maybe from 1-3 working units initially. But possibly more in the future. Thanks!!
by smsla
Wed May 27, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Non-commercial use
Replies: 6
Views: 9439

Re: Non-commercial use

[PacManFan] Steve, if extra functionality [plugins, etc.] are available for me to display my company logo (strictly for use in my shop!) on multiple computers, and not for distribution outside my shop, how much would that cost to be able to tweak the splash, logos, etc, but maintaining your copyrigh...
by smsla
Wed May 27, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Non-commercial use
Replies: 6
Views: 9439

Re: Non-commercial use

[PacManFan]
Thank you for clarifying this Steve, I wondered about the Licensing too. Thank you for creating this software masterpiece!
by smsla
Wed May 27, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: LittleRP
Topic: Pictures of printed models with CastSolid
Replies: 11
Views: 15099

Re: Pictures of printed models with CastSolid

I echo minimaker's good questions. Also, what were the print times you got? Thanks.
by smsla
Tue May 19, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Resins
Topic: CastSolid resin used in kiln burn-out or in vulcanized molds?
Replies: 1
Views: 5446

Re: CastSolid resin use in kiln burn-out or in vulcanized mo

Also, has anyone incorporated sprues or gates into their prints? Or should I try melting wax sprues and gates on the CastSolid print prior to pouring the investment? I will eventually try this, so this is just a prelim question before I do, to inquire if it's been done before. Thanks!