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by Metalcaster
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Issue casting class rings with emeral resin.
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Issue casting class rings with emeral resin.

definitely 36/100 ratio for class rings with lots of lettering.
by Metalcaster
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Position and supports
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Position and supports

Some of the smaller lettering/ wording is too close together and will run together if the lettering is not adjusted.
Anything that looks like it is almost touching on a screen this size, will definitely blend at print size.
Move the small letters further apart... now... or Later :-)
by Metalcaster
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PDMS issue
Replies: 7
Views: 53

Re: PDMS issue

What AK said will work fine. Easy to clean up.
by Metalcaster
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PDMS issue
Replies: 7
Views: 53

Re: PDMS issue

The air bubbles near the waterfall would usually be caused by a slight air leak from below.
I run a small amount of glue around the underneath area under the waterfall and on both sides underneath. Effectively stops that problem. This may stop the lifting of the pdms as well....
by Metalcaster
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Position and supports
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Position and supports

Another easy and very fast way to print this is to print each side flat on the table. It will print in 20 minutes or so at 30 um and you will have excellent smooth prints. Just put the 2 halves together. No supports needed. no clean up. You can cast the parts and put them together... or put them tog...
by Metalcaster
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: replacing lamp on 1.2v machine questions
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: replacing lamp on 1.2v machine questions

don't get finger prints on the glass or the bulb.... There is a glass window on the original. Make sure you have one on the new one or carefully remove the glass from the old one and put it on the new one. Other then that, It's very simple and not scary to do. It's just a tad more difficult to repla...
by Metalcaster
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Process aborted... motor no longer works
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Process aborted... motor no longer works

Its a Pain in the Butt ! I fixed mine when I had the motor out by cutting a big hole with a hole cutter. Essentially you have to use the tiny allen wrench that comes with it to remove the golden arm. There is a shield I remember removing and not putting it back. Then you see the the 6 Philips head s...
by Metalcaster
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Process aborted... motor no longer works
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Process aborted... motor no longer works

Hi Bob,
You can call me If you need help once you get your motor.When you do, Just plug the motor in and test it before installing it in the machine. Taking the control board out is just a pain if you have to do it.
by Metalcaster
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B9creator Vivitec Serial Port Error A061
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: B9creator Vivitec Serial Port Error A061

Sorry, I did not realize it was a D535 projector.
This happens on my 912 Vivitek.
by Metalcaster
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B9creator Vivitec Serial Port Error A061
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: B9creator Vivitec Serial Port Error A061

When you get to the last step , before you push create , push the start ring on the projector (bottom of ring)
you will hear a click and the light will flash) and hit "create" just after you hear click.
The machine should start.
I have this problem almost every other time on 1 machine.
by Metalcaster
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Process aborted... motor no longer works
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Process aborted... motor no longer works

It only affected the X motor... at first the X motor sounded like it was the problem... It barely made it through a simple print, then it stopped. I have a spare wired up to use in case of a problem. Instead of taking everything apart, I simply plugged in the back up motor and it would not run well ...
by Metalcaster
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Process aborted... motor no longer works
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Process aborted... motor no longer works

A little grease , oil , mineral oil on the slides will help the machine be a bit quieter and slide easier.
by Metalcaster
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Process aborted... motor no longer works
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Process aborted... motor no longer works

Hi Bob, I meant the main control board under and on the right side. The sticking I was referring to was the vat had a hard time sliding without some personal assistance in the beginning of the print... eventually, it caused problems to my control board and it had to be replaced.I do a lot of experim...
by Metalcaster
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Process aborted... motor no longer works
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Process aborted... motor no longer works

This is probably the circuit board that fried...I have had that happen a couple times. Mostly when I had things stick to the vat and I had to push start the vat to get it working...I have a spare motor with wiring ready to test and a spare board just in case. Something on the board goes bad ... not ...
by Metalcaster
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: casting not good need help
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: casting not good need help

Hi, We make molds for items similar and other types like college rings...in rubber molds and we get all the detail. It needs to have some vents in the mold, then, you put a tiny amount of powder mostly in the vents. When injecting, set your pressure at 8-10 lbs at suggested wax temperature. Hold aga...
by Metalcaster
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: From 30xy to 50xy...
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: From 30xy to 50xy...

Looks more like an orientation problem. If you put a big support on it's head, attached to base, then the part would be printing in the correct orientation... Then you can use small supports to help the tongue print. Tiny supports on a large,thick piece can allow the part to move around which could ...
by Metalcaster
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: got me a second hand 1.1 machine replacement needed
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: got me a second hand 1.1 machine replacement needed

Maybe a metal shop could do it. I fixed mine by finding the bent area and having the rod suspended on the ends and pressing down on the opposite of the bend area...kept turning and checking until it was straight.
If you bought the new one, A machine shop with a lathe could do that quickly.
by Metalcaster
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: got me a second hand 1.1 machine replacement needed
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: got me a second hand 1.1 machine replacement needed

Hi, This is the info I found for the Z lead screw. you have to buy the lead screw and machine it accordingly... pretty easy if you have a small lathe. You can probably order the rod pre-cut at 12inch length. It is currently listed as 6 feet of rod. McMaster Carr part No. 6350K133, Cut the 6' rod int...
by Metalcaster
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Test print lifting
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Test print lifting

My reasoning for putting the aluminum inside the platform and clamping it down to a flat surface while the epoxy cures is that you can now adjust the side arms which may not be perfect. When you clamp it flat, the arms may move a little because they were not 100% straight before, due to the warp in ...
by Metalcaster
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Test print lifting
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Test print lifting

Hi, The pieces of paper works when it is just a tiny gap. To get a loose piece like the picture, the Platform has a corner to diagonal corner bend. Best way to fix this permanently is to cut a piece of 3mm flat aluminum sheet so that it fits inside the platform. Use Epoxy glue on the inside of the p...

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