Like entry level. thanks
Hi @ashtree, One of our engineers posted this link on the Forum last week. There are a few active Forum threads on this topic that you might want to search for, as well!
I use this: https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/PARAGON-QUIKFIRE-6-KILN-p/pqf6.htm which is only rated for 1100C, but If you are careful, and don’t mind a shortened lifespan, it will go hotter. I got mine up to the required 1260C. You’ll need to add a temperature controller. I’m just about ready to build this: http://succulentceramics.com/2016/10/07/wifiraspberry-kiln-controller/
Thanks for your Youtube video on the Form 2. Earned a sub from me! I’ve been doing some early prints with ceramic resin on the Form 2. It’s pretty good stuff. I believe you mentioned in your video that you’ve started down that path as well. If you plan on doing ceramic printing on other materials, Tethon 3D’s Gensis resin has worked well for me. Just mix in your own ceramic powder and print. I’ve used it with the Form 2. Amazing that ceramic 3D printing is possible at such an accessible price point.
I got things working with a paragon caldera kiln which is around $600 and can run the formlabs recommended firing schedule with their digital controller IMG_1789-smaller|666x500 also a fan ben!
I would like some advice from those using the experimental ceramic resin We have printed a fluid vase (similar to another poster) which went well printing flat on the platform with supports only on the bottom face and and a 2mm hole at the side near the bottom. We are attempting further prints and have issues with the part falling off of the build platform during the build. I know it is not suggested to print flat - but the support algorithm adds SO many supports it is very ugly (and hard to imagine that the demo examples were printed with the software’s suggested required supports). We are testing self supporting shapes built flat with a bevel at the edge for scraping them off.
We also want to fire these parts and are debating adding an hood to a current muffle furnace we have or purchasing a cone 10 ceramics kiln with active ventilation below and a hood above. We consulted a ceramics professor here who recommended the latter. For anyone firing this ceramic what does your kiln setup look like?