90% Isopropyl Alcohol is the solvent. I have a little cleaning station with a squirt bottle along with 2 baths (first and second passes as the first gets contaminated quick). It is extremely messy (and slightly toxic). What I didn’t know is it smells worse (and somewhat similar) co cutting acrylic on the GF…
I love the level of detail! but man a SLS printer sounds like such a hassle. Not even counting the 3D modeling part of the equation. I’d love to be able to print accessories and parts for action figures but it’s not worth it… yet (to me!)
Here is the 395nm cure for 20 mins (I got a 30W/30VDC 395nm LED module off eBay with an integral cooling module (damn does this get hot). I normally do it in a paint can that I bought, but the picture is cooler in a highball glass…
I’m kicking myself for sitting on it - like I didn’t learn something from the Glowforge experience. In preordering fantastic maker machines, first in line gets it months before someone who orders toward the end of the preorder window.
It will be our first 3D printer.
Yesterday my husband printed my very first design at work. It was at a horrible resolution - but it worked exactly as I wanted.
This is all Glowforge’s fault. Now I believe I can make and manufacture any old widget, and I can imagine comfortably using any “wouldn’t that be nifty to understand” tool or technology.
I was literally in the Prusa booth at Makerfaire NYC ordering it on my cell phone as my BigBox had just died the week before. It’s a great first printer (and third one as well) as it takes care of so many gotchas automatically that frustrate people just learning. Like the GF the key is to learn design software (e.g. CAD)
The software (albeit crappy beta level) is not the hard part of an SLA printer. It’s the goo which gets on everything (which is of course fairly toxic and seriously expensive). When someone asked me how fast my Slash is I respond “I can polymerize over $100/hour!”