Vat Coatings Thread

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Vat Coatings Thread

Postby brent » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:03 am

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Vat coatings are the opposite of hairspray/gluestick/ABS Glue of FFF printing.

The idea is to ensure your prints do not stick to your vat, and instead stick to the build surface.

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Re: Vat Coatings Thread

Postby brent » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:06 am

I'm going to start this thread off by mentioning LiquiGlide (http://liquiglide.com/). Heinz has started using this coating on their more recent bottles. I'm not sure if this is applicable to DropLit, liquiglide is usually used by/for industries, but it is a great new coating.

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Re: Vat Coatings Thread

Postby brent » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:07 am

Generic Cell Guard (Amazon) is a lot cheaper than full price product that John is currently using (I believe). I don't know how well it works yet.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0061G ... UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Vat Coatings Thread

Postby brent » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:10 am

Another idea is to use Gorilla Glass. Some people have been using it as the build surface for their filament-based printers. It's a pretty good non-stick surface. Maybe a round of it can be placed at the bottom of the vat. It is VERY expensive though, but might be reusable for the price: http://www.mcmaster.com/#gorilla-glass/=t173su

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Re: Vat Coatings Thread

Postby brent » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:42 am

FEP/Teflon Coating
"This material is a high-performance special order tape with a Teflon surface layer. It can be cut with scissors or a paper cutter to the desired size if you have a printer with different reservoir dimensions."

http://www.muve3d.net/press/product/fep ... r-coating/

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Re: Vat Coatings Thread

Postby rgthane » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:09 pm

NeverWet is a 2 part spray that will work like LiquiGlide (i think) but can be bought at Home Depot for about $20.

http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalo ... verwet-kit

here is a product video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZrjXSsfxMQ

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Re: Vat Coatings Thread

Postby guanu » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:20 pm

neverwet also dries with a milky haze, wouldnt be clear so it would most likely either scatter light or block some, making it not work good for clean light transmission through glass.

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Re: Vat Coatings Thread

Postby DocHogan » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:46 am

NeverWet is also...less long term than one would hope, among some other minor issues :( Exciting product, underwhelming reality.

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Re: Vat Coatings Thread

Postby buchseb » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:27 pm

I bought this, http://www.muve3d.net/press/product/qsi ... tomer-kit/ still waiting for the shipping, but I think this will get the job done

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Re: Vat Coatings Thread

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Re: Vat Coatings Thread

Postby jlmccuan » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:00 pm

I found the teflon sheets extremely hard to separate from the backing. Enough so that they stretch and get wrinkles. It's a big effort. They do work, though.


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