I've been off line for a while. This fall I took a job in St. Louis. . . . which is great, except for the fact that I have a life and a business in Utah. So, I'm commuting a 3000 mile round trip most weeks. That's put a big dent in the model railroading. It fits the title of being Random. . . . .
My Formlabs Form 1 printer arrived a couple weeks ago, and I've been putting it through it's paces, getting used to the ins and outs of stereo lithography. For those not familiar with the Form 1, it uses a laser diode to cure resin in a vat. This differs from the printers like Makerbot, where liquid plastic is deposited from a nozzle. This laser cured resin allows finer resolution, and finer freestanding details.
|Still wet pieces that have just come out of the resin vat, still adhered to the build platform.|
1) Anything involving optics and sticky goo in a tub over those objects in a world full of dust demands attention. I keep a plastic bag over my Form 1, both to keep dust out, and to reduce further exposure to UV light in my daylit workshop (the orange cover is a UV filter).
|Combs and confidence, and a sensitive touch, essential equipment.|
|Text on WSLCO washers, models courtesy of Jason Reis.|
|Unbelievably small and detailed journals for my Dick Kerr project.|
|Another shot of Jason's washers.|