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by Matze
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Vat Design and Construction
Topic: FlexVat, Aluminium
Replies: 6
Views: 7062

Re: FlexVat, Aluminium

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In action
by Matze
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Vat Design and Construction
Topic: FlexVat, Aluminium
Replies: 6
Views: 7062

Re: FlexVat, Aluminium

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Bottom part

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Bottom part detail, rounded edges

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Assembled vat
by Matze
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Vat Design and Construction
Topic: FlexVat, Aluminium
Replies: 6
Views: 7062

FlexVat, Aluminium

Hi, I just wanted to share my experience with making a flexvat. After seeing lots of great designs in this forums I decided to give it a shot myself. After failing with a acrylic version (Too thin material to withstand the forces) I decided to make one out of aluminum. And since I don't have a CNC r...
by Matze
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hardware and Firmware setup
Replies: 23
Views: 47287

Re: Hardware and Firmware setup

At a quick glace, I think it should be Motherboard 33 if I recall correctly. Also check the endstop settings. Disable the software endstops for testing.
by Matze
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Creation Workshop
Topic: Suggestion, Bottom Layers
Replies: 3
Views: 4714

Re: Suggestion, Bottom Layers

@r255: Thanks, I'd guess I'll have to have a deeper look on g code :)
@PacManFan: Awesome!
by Matze
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Creation Workshop
Topic: Suggestion, Bottom Layers
Replies: 3
Views: 4714

Suggestion, Bottom Layers

Hi, I have a suggestion for the bottom layers. With my flexvat (20x12cm) it would come in handy if there was a possibility not only to adjust the exposure time for the first couple of layers, but also the z lift distance. A few more mm for the bottom layers would give the resin more time to flow bac...
by Matze
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Hardware showcase / Build Logs
Topic: DLP Printer, FlexVat, Germany
Replies: 23
Views: 30428

Re: DLP Printer, FlexVat, Germany

Hi Hugues, most of the resin simply drops by itself. Most of the leftover resin can be removed by simply blowing through the holes.
by Matze
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: 3d Prints
Topic: Weird print
Replies: 4
Views: 5424

Re: Weird print

yep, is has been the aluminium flakes ;)
by Matze
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Hardware showcase / Build Logs
Topic: DLP Printer, FlexVat, Germany
Replies: 23
Views: 30428

Re: DLP Printer, FlexVat, Germany

Hi Kilh, From my experience you have to have holes in the build plate if you use a flexvat (Solidator seems to be the exception). Otherwise the pressure of the buildplatform to the flexvat floor is too high and the floor starts to bend. Also if you use a very thin build platform very little resin ca...
by Matze
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Hardware showcase / Build Logs
Topic: DLP Printer, FlexVat, Germany
Replies: 23
Views: 30428

Re: DLP Printer, FlexVat, Germany

Hallo Alex :) Thanks a lot. It took a few days of calibration and trying out different build platforms/vats, but I'm finally finished with the hardware part. I'm using a FlexVat similar to this (http://projectsinterestsandetcetera.com/diagram-flexvat/). I think it's the best way to design a vat. It'...