Here’s your PSA for things aren’t always what they seem or aren’t always what they are sold as. I picked up around 15 really cheap (yes key word there) business card cases from Amazon to try out 3 different dry moly sprays. For science and the great good of the community you know. Prepped two of the card holders weeks ago (testing long cure time versus quick cure time) while waiting for the third dry moly to arrive. Got the design loaded into the GFUI, laid the holder on the tray, made my settings, and waited for the “making magic” button to light up. Once it did it took off doing it’s thing and was making a wonderful result. Then I stepped away right before it was finished to open a tab on the laptop (photo so I’m not labeled as “that guy who left the room”) and when I looked back right as it was finishing I saw my once flat card holder was now buckled open.
On first glance I assumed the fan was just THAT powerful, then I noticed nothing was moving or flapping. Once the print finished I opened the lid and saw that it had actually warped the metal. When I opened the card holder I also saw that it was apparently warm enough to “stamp” the metal too. This is a thin gauge metal card holder but the gauge, especially for stainless, shouldn’t have been that thin.
So lesson learned for everyone, ALWAYS watch your materials and never trust everything that isn’t from a trusted materials vendor.
Tried a second one and shrank the image and the same thing happened. Now time to find something else to test these three dry molys on since this seems like a bust.
You’ll notice there is a different texture in the metal, polished and brushed, I thought that could have been the issue so I tried again keeping it in the brushed area. Same results.