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by Kilh
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: 3d Prints
Topic: My Printer in Actione - inc Flexvat
Replies: 44
Views: 36045

Re: My Printer in Actione - inc Flexvat

Thanks for the info, definitely an effective solution. Do you increase the tension later by shoving in more stuff (when it's beginning to sack) or do you just replace the film? Mind sharing the supplier? :D
by Kilh
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: 3d Prints
Topic: My Printer in Actione - inc Flexvat
Replies: 44
Views: 36045

Re: My Printer in Actione - inc Flexvat

Love the idea for the flex vat, easy and effective (I assume you're using FEP film?). I'm wondering how you control the tension though... just snap the lid on and hope for the best? Or is there a frame underneath to tension it further?
by Kilh
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Hardware showcase / Build Logs
Topic: DLP/LASER 3D Printer Build - Top Down
Replies: 6
Views: 13733

Re: DLP/LASER 3D Printer Build - Top Down

Looks like camera (DSLR) rig parts to me.

And that's a lovely build :)
by Kilh
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Self Aligning Build plate?
Replies: 5
Views: 5335

Re: Self Aligning Build plate?

The cheapest option would probably be the ballhead from one of those cheap vices, but those things are horrible. A cheap tripod ballhead mount like the Benro should be the easiest solution. I have a 400€ magnesium ballhead on mine, but I probably wouldn't sacrifice it for my printer :lol: Cheapest s...
by Kilh
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Vat Design and Construction
Topic: where to buy FEP in Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 10137

Re: where to buy FEP in Europe

Edu,
my plan so far is using the thicker one and tensioning it. Actually there seem to be several sources for FEP film in Germany so I'll look into the other options (and prices) first.
by Kilh
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Vat Design and Construction
Topic: where to buy FEP in Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 10137

Re: where to buy FEP in Europe

I'll probably try the one from Reichelt (german shop)
http://en.rct-online.de/detail/index/sArticle/13611
by Kilh
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Vat Design and Construction
Topic: Printing a PLA VAT - horrbile idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 7289

Re: Printing a PLA VAT - horrbile idea?

I'd assume that silicone will get porous over time, plus silicone tends to only completely adhere to more silicone so there's always the danger of damaging it or scrubbing it off, but I guess both options would work. Will probably give both a try.
by Kilh
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Vat Design and Construction
Topic: Printing a PLA VAT - horrbile idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 7289

Re: Printing a PLA VAT - horrbile idea?

I think the surface wouldn't be smooth enough, leaving thousands of places for resin to settle, but I'd give polyurethane coating a try. Or will that cause a problem with the resin later?
by Kilh
Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Vat Design and Construction
Topic: Printing a PLA VAT - horrbile idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 7289

Re: Printing a PLA VAT - horrbile idea?

Thanks for the input!

In regards to the porosity; do you mean the parts that are in contact with resin could absorb resin (or worse) or were you refering to the structural strength in general?
by Kilh
Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Vat Design and Construction
Topic: Printing a PLA VAT - horrbile idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 7289

Printing a PLA VAT - horrbile idea?

Hey guys, I'm currently working on my first bottom-up DLP and as I already have an UM2 here I wanted to print as many parts as possible to save on costs (and hopefully time). My plan for the VAT so far is working with a sheet of tensioned FEP. What i'm obviously curious about is wether the combinati...