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by Metalcaster
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Priting problems at normal msm
Replies: 20
Views: 2564

Re: Priting problems at normal msm

I have had to adjust my MSM manually a number of times when printing was not doing well...I have never used any settings that would interfere with the automatic adjustments ... But, I have definitely had to adjust MSM a number of times... I am on my 5th lamp on 1 machine and my third lamp on the oth...
by Metalcaster
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Priting problems at normal msm
Replies: 20
Views: 2564

Re: Priting problems at normal msm

PDMS fast burn up seems to be caused by the supports being straight up and multiple supports close together...which causes the projector to burn in the supports like on a film... in this case, Pdms. The solution is to angle the pieces more so that the supports are at an angle. This slows down the de...
by Metalcaster
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yellow cherry mix
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Yellow cherry mix

Hi, I used 1 cup of Green mixed with 4 cups yellow and then used the yellow settings and got things to work perfectly with the yellow unmodified settings. So, as a mixture, it is 1/5th green 4/5th yellow. Color was light green, but very visible. However, I mostly use the 1.1 mix as it is just as goo...
by Metalcaster
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: How to reduce bleeding in resin print
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: How to reduce bleeding in resin print

I was thinking of reducing exposure time, but was not sure if that would do it.
I will give it a try.
Thanks Ak and Robert
by Metalcaster
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: How to reduce bleeding in resin print
Replies: 3
Views: 124

How to reduce bleeding in resin print

Hi Guys, I am having a bit of a bleeding problem with a mix of B9 resin that I did.Mostly getting bleeding on the back of things and inside some round stone holes. My MSM is as low as it can go. I also tried raising the msm. I printed calibration grids which seem to be very near to perfect. no exces...
by Metalcaster
Wed May 24, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 Creator?
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Windows 10 Creator?

Never heard of it... where and how do you get it?
by Metalcaster
Tue May 23, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Print, Mill, or is it even possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Print, Mill, or is it even possible?

Hi Dave, Yes, I have done that as well :-) I make my own tools all the time... I even take my .35 burrs and get the tips to be even smaller... then I have to work under a microscope to get the perfection needed. However, better to fix the problem from the beginning then to pay me hundreds to reinven...
by Metalcaster
Tue May 23, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Print, Mill, or is it even possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Print, Mill, or is it even possible?

Hi, you can send the files to salesatracecarjewelry.com (replace the at with @) and I will see which way works better and if everything will cast correctly. If it prints or mills fine, we should be able to cast it for you. Hopefully this is not a rush Job as I have a ton of production models in the ...
by Metalcaster
Mon May 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strong odors in burn process.
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Strong odors in burn process.

Hi AK, If you have the correct hood and suction/ blowers, you won't have any smell at all...and definitely burn out at night as you mentioned We burn out up to 50 flasks 4 x 7 and 5 x 7 filled with wax and we have no smell standing in front of the ovens. We had a professional Airconditioning/ ductwo...
by Metalcaster
Mon May 22, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Print, Mill, or is it even possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Print, Mill, or is it even possible?

All of these files can be printed Flat unless there is detail on the other side that I am not aware of. The first file you have will be problematic as many of the cut outs are too close together. If they do print, most likely you may have blow outs in the investment which tends to happen in very thi...
by Metalcaster
Mon May 22, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Operation
Topic: SPIKES SUPPORT
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: SPIKES SUPPORT

Hi, I don't see why you need to do anything with your bigger supports...you should be able to import into B9 with your existing supports as they are. If needed, you can add a base in B9 that covers all your supports . Personally, I would remove 95% of the prong supports and try it like that. Only th...
by Metalcaster
Sun May 21, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strong odors in burn process.
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Strong odors in burn process.

Your oven should be vented to the outside of the building with a reasonably strong suction /fan to remove all smells. If you cam smell it burning, you need more ventilation. I have not found a resin or a wax that has no smell when it is burning .. with correct equipment, you should only smell it if ...
by Metalcaster
Sat May 20, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Operation
Topic: SPIKES SUPPORT
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: SPIKES SUPPORT

No,
I have never used the spike supports... why don't you just change the angle of the prongs slightly so they don't point down... after, when you stone set, you would move them around a bit anyway. Then, you would only need a few supports
by Metalcaster
Sat May 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on latest print?
Replies: 26
Views: 1349

Re: Question on latest print?

For best results, stand the ring up for 3+ minutes, then remove the supports and lay it on it's side. cure one side, then the other side for 3 to 5 minutes. That should work for thin ladies rings and bands like these. For big mens rings like college and military style rings, curing can take a LOT lo...
by Metalcaster
Sat May 20, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Operation
Topic: SPIKES SUPPORT
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: SPIKES SUPPORT

I would print that ring standing straight up... not sideways.
It will take longer, but you might not need any supports for the prongs that way.
If you do need them, they would be the bottom stones on the shank and only some of them might need it.
by Metalcaster
Sat May 20, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: printing a eternity ring batch
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: printing a eternity ring batch

Printing large amount of pieces on a table can be done provided you know for a fact that you can print anywhere on your table. If you get failures in certain areas, I would not print that many and stay away from the area that gives you problems... then, when you have time, figure out what the Platfo...
by Metalcaster
Sat May 20, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on latest print?
Replies: 26
Views: 1349

Re: Question on latest print?

definitely not cured enough. I would go at least 5 min. per side just for safety.
Nothing wrong with your oven, set up or burnout... Just curing.
by Metalcaster
Wed May 17, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: casting issues
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: casting issues

Hi SK,
I will send you some information when I get to my office later today.
by Metalcaster
Tue May 16, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: casting issues
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: casting issues

Hi Sunyl, Casting resin is not at all like casting wax.Many casters who are not familiar with resin prints blame the client for supplying material that does not cast well. If you need a caster for B9 Prints, We can do it for you and we have the back up capability to re-print your part in case of fai...
by Metalcaster
Mon May 15, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Print failure
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Print failure

I did not modify any vat for Franz... A long time ago I modified one of his print platforms which helped a lot. It is sticking to the platform, so not a platform problem.
Looks like you need to run another calibration print to see what needs to be adjusted.

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