Has anyone used a steam dewaxer on the castable material?


#1

I am setting up a casting workshop in the basement and want to avoid a lot of wax burnout. I’d like to use a steam dewaxer, like this one Will this melt the Formlabs Castable material?


Test of Blue-Cast: compatible and castable resin
#2

No, I’m afraid not. Castable Resin burns out, it doesn’t melt out.

In addition, the burnout furnace needs good ventilation for the process to work.


#3

I am planning for a vent hood, but I have some larger castings that I would like to avoid smoking out the neighbors with. Do you have any insights on the exterior air odors when burning out the Castable material???


#4

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I am planning for a vent hood,[/quote]

Good. Just keep in mind that the furnace itself needs adequete air intake. If it stays smokey in the furnace - it won’t burn out completely/cleanly.

The odor is quite foul. You may consider using activated carbon filter. They sell them at the grow shops.


#5

Form 1+
Absolutely not. 100% error.
The resin is not a wax.
Apply Formlabs scheme firing. In my case, 98 percent. effective 2 percent. casting mistake. No need special casting mass.
Important - UF treatment until the blue color disappears.
I use a resin casting No.1 for two years. Is great.
Good luck.
Marek