How small can you go.... Here's an example


#1

I manufacture scale model pieces and kits. Had a request for our Cigar Store Indian that we offer in HO, S and O scales… 1:87, 1:64 and 1:48 ratios. N scale is 1:160 ratio Here’s a photo of what I printed on my Form2 with ALW’s Gray resin.

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#2

Walt…so its half inch? at what printing precision? .5 or .25?

Les


#3

Les, .1 mm I run everything at that setting. Each step you go thinner you double the time and I don’t seen any improvement in quality.
Walt


#4

Yeah that is what I have seen too, is ALW a third party resin?


#5

Apply Lab Works is the name of the company. You can do a search on that name to find their website.
For me just using one color and type of resin in two machines is the best approach. As it’s going I could use a third machine. Love to be able to install a CUBE but I don’t have the room and at 76 not too sure how much longer I’ll be at it. :rofl:


#6

‘Z’ scale is next! 1:220 as I recall. It would make an interesting test if nothing else.


#7

I have a hard enough time with N scale. The wife, who packs a lot of these parts for me, refuses to work with the N scale parts. I have to do those. Just shipped 5,400 HO Scale Beer Bottles. The are on frames of 10 bottles per strip and 5 strips to a frame.
I’ve done a few more N scale prints:

C2914L

C2977L


#8

Z-scale 1924 Ford truck, This was printed with Formlabs grey V3, I wouldn’t even attempt it with V4:


#9

Nice. The ALW Grey I use is the same as FL V3, use those settings. Don’t have any Z scale customers. And by the looks of it I only have on N scale customer right now anyway.


#10

CU Boulder Engineers 3D Prints Tiny Material That Could Save Lives

This is fascinating.


#11

Nice models, how does the ALW gray compare to their black resin? Black offer more detail?


#12

Thanks for the compliment.

I’ve only used the Gray as I don’t want to be mixing colors. I do production of products for sale and consistency in color and quality is what sells.

I have a bottle of ALW Flexible Metallic that I started to use but the resin is like maple syrup and the configuration of settings was too far from what I currently use that I poured it back in the bottle and it sits on the shelf.