mec949 wrote:Welcome ascort
Perhaps we could start a molding and casting thread. ascort, you seem to have the experience in this and it is something that I have always wanted to try. Would you be willing to do the instructing?
A moulding and casting thread would be good, but I really would not consider myself any sort of an expert to do instructing. There are some topics that I may be able to assist with, but my experience with resin casting is not that vast though. It does not go too much deeper than what I have in my web page.
making molds from a 3D print and producing models in clear or metallic tinted resins does seem an interesting direction to go to achieve exciting results. And adds an extra creative avenue.
The aluminium powder in the resin gave quite a good result, but it does require the cast part to be buffed after casting. As well as the looks, it added strength to the finished casting. The 'gold' powder was not so successful. It sped up the setting too much and my results were not so good.
Form wrote:Gday ascort,
I briefly described my experience with a first attempt at lost wax casting from pla in the up mini questions section a few days ago (see "pla problems") - it may be of some interest to you.
I'd be happy to answer any questions you have (if I'm able).
Please keep in mind though that my casting experience is limited to precious metals casting in either centrifugal (quite a few years ago) or vacuum casting (I currently use a Kerr vacuum casting unit with a electro melt).
I had missed your post in the up mini section. The metal casting is something that I have always wanted to do, but I have no immediate plans at this stage, but one day before too long I certainly hope to go down that path. My first steps are to master the 3D aspects of TurboCad Pro and get the printer set up and working.