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by Ben @ Mastercrafted
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Resins
Topic: Introducing the SolusProto Resin!
Replies: 27
Views: 29837

Re: Introducing the SolusProto Resin!

I cure for a couple of hours in my UV box, bought from Micron. Probably overkill. I then spray the parts with a wax barrier (MacWax for me).
I don't know if Castaldo is platinum-based, or tin-based (addition-cure, or condensation-cure). The latter will be less prone to cure-inhibition.
by Ben @ Mastercrafted
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Resins
Topic: SolusArtGrey failure
Replies: 1
Views: 4522

Re: SolusArtGrey failure

To follow up, this failure was caused a corrupt profile, fixed by:
• Edit > Open Profiles Folder
• Delete offending profile
• Select same profile in Contour (it will re-download?)

Hopefully, this will help others in the future.
by Ben @ Mastercrafted
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Timeout when turning projector on
Replies: 6
Views: 6891

Re: Timeout when turning projector on

Thanks. I can provide a screenshot if necessary, but the pop-up dialog is as follows:
operation failed
Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
by Ben @ Mastercrafted
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Resins
Topic: SolusProto and Mould Inhibition
Replies: 9
Views: 8518

Re: SolusProto and Mould Inhibition

After some time, the mouldmakers came back and told me they had solved the problem. When I asked for details as to how, they failed to respond to my email at all. Unfortunately, it is an industry full of companies which don't like to share, presumably in order to keep a competitive edge. I should no...
by Ben @ Mastercrafted
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Timeout when turning projector on
Replies: 6
Views: 6891

Re: Timeout when turning projector on

Yes, I do that every time, unless I forget. Today I forgot, so thought it would be worth asking. The timeout is understandable, but the need for a restart following it baffles me.
by Ben @ Mastercrafted
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Resins
Topic: SolusArtGrey failure
Replies: 1
Views: 4522

SolusArtGrey failure

My first print with SolusArtGrey, fresh FEP, Contour 2.1.17 Beta on default settings: ImageA ImageB The supports are still connected to the build plate, but most of the print remains on the FEP blocking light to prevent further progress. Surprisingly difficult to remove from the FEP using the silico...
by Ben @ Mastercrafted
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Timeout when turning projector on
Replies: 6
Views: 6891

Timeout when turning projector on

Whenever I leave it to Contour to turn on the projector (Vivitek), it doesn't wait long enough and gives me an error message. I then get an error message every time I try until I close and reopen the software. Are there any plans to fix this? Version is 2.1.17 Beta, and I'm currently updating to 2.1...
by Ben @ Mastercrafted
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Help and Troubleshooting
Topic: Skin/flash layers stuck to print
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: Skin/flash layers stuck to print

I have it sat by my desk, and I'll use it on the next batch of miniatures for GCT's Bushido game. Working through the last few ml of the Proto for my store stuff.
I also picked up a sample bottle of the Wax. The makerspace where I have my desk doesn't have casting facilities yet, though.
by Ben @ Mastercrafted
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Help and Troubleshooting
Topic: Skin/flash layers stuck to print
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: Skin/flash layers stuck to print

Lower [the intensity slider] gradually and test with something small until you have no more flashing layers like those and until you're happy with the improved print quality. I was surprised to see the light from the projector was blue with the intensity set to 6, down from 7. Prints came out very ...
by Ben @ Mastercrafted
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Help and Troubleshooting
Topic: Skin/flash layers stuck to print
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: Skin/flash layers stuck to print

I did another print yesterday, and it seems fine (phone-camera today though). 2018-09-21 12.38.46.jpg I was careful to tighten the thumbscrews only a little, and shook the resin for even longer - this time with an acrylic die in the bottle as a mixing-aid. I also cleaned the underside of the FEP, as...