Saturday, March 29, 2014

Take Four!

The resin pool is obviously a very important part of the 3D printer, seeing that it has to contain the resin that a part is printed from. Recently advancements have been made in its functionality and its aesthetics. The aluminum "exoskeleton" for the pool is now made from an aluminum sheet that is 1/8th of an inch think instead of 1/16th thick. Also, the C-Channels that support the glass walls have been switched out for angle bars and the glass walls are now 1.5 inches tall instead of just 1 inch. We are going to continue to use borosilicate glass for the bottom and we are currently doing on a silicone coating rather than Sylgard.