Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Newbie & PU Parts
I'm very fortunate to live very close to the original RepRap in Bath so have taken the opportunity to scrounge some parts from Adrian/Ed. Over this last weekend I cast a complete set of extruder parts in PU (see Adrian's Main Blog entry for method). The first set is yellow as this was all the pigment I had but today some water clear PU arrived so will try for Clear cast later tonight.
The mould halves with the original plugs removed
A small amount of Vodoo to ensure the correct results!
The completed first cast of parts.
I use vacuum degassing of the mould silicone and pressure moulding of the actual parts this gives fantastic detail and allows greater part density per mould.
These parts will be available either via RRRF (sorting details with Zach) or direct from myself as I'm UK and Zach US it will probably be bit of both.
I'm about to start on the Cartesian Robot RP frame parts i.e. corner blocks and angle rod tie brackets, with the intention of completing moulds for all RP parts very soon!
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