DIY curing oven...

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DIY curing oven...

Postby geneb » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:31 am

I've been doing some research in order to get all the data I need in order to get the DropLit v2 user manual written. One of the last things on my list was something to do the "final" cure on the part after it had been printed. A friend turned me on to this: http://forum.formlabs.com/t/budget-uv-cure-box-jar/3176.

Here's my version:
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You fill it with water and leave the printed part in it for 30 minutes or so. The water prevents oxygen from slowing down the curing process that the UV is doing.

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Re: DIY curing oven...

Postby Eaglezsoar » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:27 pm

Great job Gene!
Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. There is something pretty about seeing the light given off by the LEDs.
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Re: DIY curing oven...

Postby geneb » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:44 pm

Originally I was going to use duct tape that had bacon printed on it, but I chickened out at the last second and got plain blue instead. :)

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Re: DIY curing oven...

Postby barry99705 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:33 am

Won't the water block the UV?
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Re: DIY curing oven...

Postby geneb » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:07 am

Nope! (But you made me check!) :D

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Re: DIY curing oven...

Postby sgraber » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:02 pm

Make sure whatever container you choose doesn't block UV. Polycarbonate will block UV up to about 405-410nm.

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Re: DIY curing oven...

Postby geneb » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:21 pm

sgraber, it's glass.

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Re: DIY curing oven...

Postby Eaglezsoar » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:23 am

geneb wrote:Originally I was going to use duct tape that had bacon printed on it, but I chickened out at the last second and got plain blue instead. :)

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How do they print bacon?
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Re: DIY curing oven...

Postby geneb » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:06 am

Ha! I wish!

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Re: DIY curing oven...

Postby Windshadow » Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:59 pm

I bet Proto Pasta would do a bacon scented filament if you asked them nicely


Might not taste very good though;-)


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