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mUVe 1 DLP Shutter Tests

A couple weeks ago some of our forum members were talking about using a shutter system for their DLP setups. Using a shutter would prevent extra light from being emitted toward the build area when printing isn’t taking place, and in-between projected layers during printing. Some resins are so sensitive to light that this process is actually necessary. This is done most simply with a hobby servo and something to act as the shutter material. Preferably something that can block light very well. In our case we laser cut some acrylic, we also engraved an area deeply so that the servo output hub would grip the acrylic very well.

Resin Testing

We’re excited to have received our new resin from http://studioqubed.com/ just this week. We have standard FunToDo resin as well as the Casting Blend and the Industrial Blend. Quite a few people have been talking about the resin in our forums, so we wanted to get our hands on some and try to get some printing profiles made. We’ll also be doing some casting tests as soon as we can.

The Horde At Zheng3.com

Zheng3.com has long been a source of great and interesting models, for both show and table-top gaming. From Seej to his print of Dutchmogul’s Baby’s First Mace we’re always excited to see what’s coming next. Recently we spoke with Jim about future projects and we brought up our new DLP printer. We both thought it would be a great opportunity to show off the latest at Zheng3.com, The Horde. It’s a new subscription-only mailing list and model share. Joining “The Horde” will not only keep you up to date with newsletters of their latest projects, but it will also get you exclusive models that you can’t get anywhere else! They won’t be made public.

100µm Test Prints, More Coming Tomorrow

We’ve been running through as many test prints as we can. Unfortunately a decent number of them were requests and we were asked to keep them private by the model owners. However there are some that we can share. So for now we are looking at 100 micron prints, we are actively testing 80 micron and should have images of them soon. After that we will be testing 50 micron. Tomorrow we will have a special model to share, it too was at 100 micron. For now we have the 120 cell Hecatonicosachoron by George Hart, proper credits to Goophoba below.   -There was some overcure as you can see the overshoot on the small copy of the part. Adjusting the layer exposure timing should

All DLP Kits Now For Sale

We’ve finally opened up for sales of all of our new DLP kits, including the $2099 Full-HD model which was put up for sale just now. Detailed specifications are still a bit sparse but we’re working on getting everything released asap. Today we finally tested a Full-HD projector with good success, the better news is that we were able to go past 50 micron on the X/Y axis with the standard lenses! The Full-HD model is initially going to ship with a ViewSonic PJD7820HD Projector. Though we may be offering an Acer model as well. Please direct any questions to our message board.

First DLP Tests, Laser+DLP Printer, New Kits Coming Soon!

Last week we decided it was about time we bought a DLP projector. We’ve had probably 100 requests for a DLP based machine but hadn’t put much time into the technology due to costs and energy consumption. HD projectors frequently cost $1000 themselves and they usually consume 200-350W, which is over 10x the power demand of the current mUVe 1. We knew the demand was there though, and the costs had come down, so we decided to source the highest resolution DLP projector for as little money as possible.

Reservoir Cleanup

If you’re like us then your reservoir/s have seen some heavy use over the months and over that time they may seem to buildup with more and more resin crud. What we noticed is that the pigments in the resin are sticking to the glass over time and simple soap and water in the sink doesn’t seem to cut through it. Even using a paper tower and some pressure doesn’t always get the buildup off of the glass. Through some trial and error with different products we’ve found a good combination that can get your reservoirs squeaky clean once again.

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