ok…after a week of testing, I have some results…
First, Blue-cast is worth the money…
I’ll include pics but the only downside I found is that this resin is sensitive to foggy PDMS, but aren’t they all?
All my prints stuck to every part of the vat with the exception of the front left part of the vat where I printed over 30 times with MakerJuice wax cast (which I will never recommend for casting…it is complete garbage during burnout and it will never print on the middle or right side of the vat, never…stay away!!!)
Z moto speed 10
Pm moto speed 35
Laser power 58
Pm reset position 30
Mark @peopoly , you can add this information to your settings spreadsheet with confidence, I did extensive testing
Oh…More good news…NO CURING UV necessary…3 quick dips and washes between alcohol and water is all that is needed…I use denatured alcohol because its relatively cheap and easy to get at Home Depot…$15 a gallon…
For Jewelers, I think this is one of the best if not the best burnout resin…
I use R&R Ultravest which is one of the more common investments $50 for 50 pound box.
The burn out process is less than 1 hour…Yes!!! 1 hour with furnace preheated to 1550 DEGREES F. They say 30 MINUTES but I left in for 1 hour…I had a 2mm sprue so ventilation is not an issue.
Keep in mind, with bluecast, I’m finding I have to strain the resin through a filter ever 5-10 prints…there seems to be gelatin like formations after 5 prints and that has affected my prints…that’s the biggest downside I’ve encountered so far…
This stuff is very similar to wax, however and very easy to sand…
I printed at the 3 resolution settings (100, 50 and 25 microns), no issues.
Some Pics…remember, left fail is because of foggy overused side of vat
@Bobby_Allen @John_Chang I highly recommend this resin…It cost me $225 with shipping, but I got a 15% discount because I asked to trial the product…I think they’ll do the same for you…
Order from Italy @ www.3dgarage.it
I was a little concerned about the PayPal email, but it’s legit
They’re customer service, by the way, was amazing. I’m very pleased with this resin and company, overall.
Resin arrived within 3 day, from Italy to the states, that was awesome.