best castable resin

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Ellie
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best castable resin

Postby Ellie » Tue May 28, 2019 10:52 am

I've been using B9 Emerald resin since it came out just as I got my printer, I need to order a new bottle of resin as I've almost definitely ruined my new bottle :( but wondered if it's worth switching to one of the castable Solus resins or stick with what I know?

I will have to send a test print to the casters before buying a whole bottle to check they can successfully cast with it, the casters have no problem with the B9 Emerald and I have 2 other people I can send prints too if I can’t do them in time who use Powercast Form and Yellow Envisiontec which have all worked fine.

There now 2 types of Solus castable so not sure which is better? What are people’s thoughts after using them and probably the B9 Emerald as a lot of us have?
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Re: best castable resin

Postby Messerbr » Tue May 28, 2019 2:06 pm

The SolusWax seems to be easier to burnout than the SolusCast, although I had an odd shrinkage issue with the SolusWax (Could have been an old formula and/or my projector lamp was old)

I would suggest the "if it ain't broke, dont fix it" method. Buy a bottle of what you know works (B9 Emerald) and while you have everything working 100% get the small sample bottles of SolusWax, SolusCast, and the CCW EasyCastHD to test out how they print and burnout for you. That way your production doesn't take a hit and you will have a better idea of what is going to work for your situation.

The SolusWax, SolusCast, and EasyCast resins all seem to print a little better than the B9 Emerald. With our particular setup, the EasyCast has been the easiest to maintain the same (if not better) casting results as the B9 Emerald resin.
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Re: best castable resin

Postby Ellie » Tue May 28, 2019 3:14 pm

Cheers Messerbr, this is what I was thinking of doing as on my last 40ml of B9 since I killed the new bottle this morning,

I’m intrigued about the EasyCast, last time I had problems and was on the forum the SolusCast was just coming out so hadn’t seen anything about SolusWax or EasyCast, which set-up do you use? I’m set up to print at 25XY/30Z,
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Re: best castable resin

Postby rsaldivar » Tue May 28, 2019 8:36 pm

why change if your caster can cast it , change when your caster cant cast it , the resolution seem about the same as long as you use the same 25xy - 30z
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Re: best castable resin

Postby Ellie » Wed May 29, 2019 7:36 am

was just curious to if there was a better resin, since a few have come out since the Emerald, I've ordered another bottle and am going to order some samples of the new ones to try out when I have some downtime on the printer,

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