Wax Resin Alternatives and Settings/Use for Jewelers


#121

it is in burnout test stage. we are closer than before but not for wider field test yet.


#122

keep going guys! wish all the luck!!!


#123

excuse me for being a pain in the a**, but you think less or more than 6 mouths for this beauty be ready to rock??


#125

We are aiming for 2 months go into production. Burn out may require a specific powder + burn out schedule to ensure properly cleaning out all the ashes. W


#126

thanks a lot guys! :grinning::grinning::grinning::grinning:


#127

Well Its been long since the last update. I am perplexed as to which castable resin to buy. FTD, waxcast or bluecast? Also can someone suggest which is better: outsource for casting or do it in house?
@rogerramjet @Hashra @Bobby_Allen
Thanks in advance


#128

Does anyone here do stone in wax casting? if yes, how do you do it and what kind stones you limit yourself to while using this process?


#129

BE CAREFUL the high heat can damage many types of stones, better off setting them last!


#130

Hey guys;

IMHO the winner right now is BlueCast-LS (with a preheated VAT). Were still tuning this - getting better all the time. Most recent castings have been stunning.

We can schedule you in if you want a casting done. If you want gems cast in place please first read the paper by Tyler Teeg on the RioGrade website.

cheers

roger


#131

Here’s an example of what you can get out of the process with .925 sterling…

Left to Right: b9 with Yellow, Peop with WaxCast (yuk), Peop with BlueCast-LS,


#132

Yeah , waxcast is out for me. Bluecast LS is what i am gonna buy but the B9 with yellow seems good too. How to post process your cast and how long does it take?


#133

Well i read that from the link you provided and was quite taken to the idea of it all. Will research more about it though before doing anything.
thanks


#134

Great comparison photo!


#135

for castable /wax resin, make sure you dial it down the pm motor down to 10 and z motor down to 3 as those are often softer and more susceptible to layer lines


#136

Roger, did you ever try Fun To Do castable?


#137

Not yet… What do castings look like???

roger


#138

not so good - don’t recommend. and it’s not as stable as bluecast - will separate over time. and burns pdms fast :frowning:


#139

Roger, that picture with blue and yellow ring, that’s MakerJuice Waxcast vs Form Blue castable? If so, the waxcast looks better.


#140

I have not tried fun to do, only have a bottle of waxcast and fun to do. Want to learn about others’ experiences before trying out anything and ruining my vats.


#141

you are referring to fun to do castable? Separate over time? what will separate?