Recommended Casting Houses That Work with Formlabs Castable Resin


#23

a photo from the last project… :smile:

If all things go wrong you can always go with silicone molding and waxing.


I almost have this worked out
#24

Awesome! We’ve been working with Patrick at ZP Casting too. Just added them to the main recommendation list, they’re doing some cool stuff - they have been successfully casting from our Black Resin too.


#25

Hello, Thank you for the support and kind words it has been a pleasure working with you!


#26

Hi Steve,

if the volume of the duct is up to 10-11 cm3, we can try in our vacuum casting machine.

[email protected]

Prof. Elias Sarafis, Ph.D.
Dipl. Mechanical Engineer

East.Macedonia - Thrace Institute of Technology
EMTH-IT (former TEI Kavalas)
Mechanical & Petroleum Engineering Department
Ag.Loukas 654 04, Kavala, GREECE


#27

That’s awesome Elias! :grinning:

The latest iteration of the part is a lot smaller so it will definitely fit your max volume.

I will be in touch shortly.

Steve


#28

I am not a jeweler so I am not interested in gold or silver or any other precious metal … I manufacture miniatures (pewter) so I am looking for someone that do castings for me from Fromlabs resin and give me a brass, bronze or other non-precious metal master that I will then make a vulcanized rubber production mold from.

Does anyone know of a casting house that works with Formlabs resins and produces pieces in non-precious metals?


#29

I do, I’m based in the UK. www.formwurx.co.uk


#30

For anyone based in and around Florida - we’re happy to add Golden Century Casting to our list of recommended casting houses working with Formlabs Castable resin. Thanks to Isaac Cohen for the recommendation.


#31

I am new to this co and printer. But very well experience.I am a service buro and a casting facility to many jewelers . So I would like to give the first 10 prototypes a chance at no casting cost only shipping and metal. It would help me deside if this machine and co are worth wile to get involved.thanks izzy Israeli at3D jewelry creations.you may contact me or email .


#34

We just finished up a great collaboration with NRML - a company making custom fit 3D printed earphones on demand out of their store in Manhattan. They had no prior experience with casting, typically using FDM for their main line of earphones. With the Form 1+ and Castable Resin they’re offering limited edition rose Gold earphones in a collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff. Very exciting to see brands experimenting with new materials and taking advantage of the customization offered by 3D printing. Unfortunately I think you can only buy them from visiting the store from now until December 31st but if you can make it down there be sure to check them out.

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#35

Any recommendations for casting houses in Australia? Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane?


#36

Hi Jennifer, I have been casting for 40 years ad I have tried many resins. I have tested the Formlabs cast-able resin and it works fine. I can cast items up to 250 grams in weight. and about 90mm x 90 mm x 90mm I can cast in Platinum, Gold, Silver, Steel, Bronze and Brass. I use an inert Gas Shielded Casting process to minimise fire stain. I specialise in providing a bespoke casting service for Jewellery Designers but I am happy to cast for hobbyists and prototype engineers too. I am based in the UK. If that helps.


#37

Hi Hillzz , Please explain a little bit about the inert Gas Shielded Casting process.


#38

Hi Robert, When I was a student we were casting using centrifugal casting machines and one flask exploded showering the room with molten metal and hot plaster. I decided then that Vacuum casting would be the way to go. Where the metal is poured (sucked) into the flask by a vacuum - that way nothing is spinning like crazy and likely to shower the place with burning metal. I built my first casting machine many years ago using a vacuum pump I got from a scrap place.
Now I have a very sophisticated casting machine that melts the metal by induction in a vacuum so oxygen is excluded. Then after the metal has been poured into the flask the machine pushes Argon Gas at 3Bar pressure into the casting chamber. This forces the metal further into the flask ensuring a perfect cast and also still keeping the oxygen out. Metals like 9ct gold and silver contain copper and zinc both of which oxidise when heated. This means the surface of the metal contains copper or zinc oxide or both. When polished this oxidised surface leads to “Fire-Stain” in silver it can be seen as purple-ish gray patches that have to be removed by filing or polishing away. It can go quite deep and some of the big manufactures simply silver plate their silver items to cover it up. Using an insert gas shield during casting stops fire-stain from forming.


#39

thank you Hillzz.


#40

Hey Robert you are welcome.


#41

Hi Hillzzz - thanks for letting us know about your services, always looking for more options for people in the EU. I’ll direct message you to get a little more information!


#42

We are working on getting a Form 2 as soon as possible. But in the meantime you can send your prints to us. We can cast it out of aluminum, copper, brass, iron, mild steel, stainless steel and super alloys using our induction furnace. We aren’t a jeweler - though we do use a vacuum casting sometimes, but we don’t specialize in small casts typical for precious metals.

We haven’t officially launched yet, but our website is at: http://MetalPrinted.com


#43

I work at an Art Foundry in Canada. Artcast Inc. Check us out. Just waiting on our Form2 now.


#44

Hi Hillzzz, I work for a medium sized engineering company in the UK (Wiltshire) and am currently looking for someone who can do one-off (or small batch) castings in steel. I’m working on a project that involves the manufacture of what is basically a pair of specialised pliers and we want to cast a couple of the components. We have a company in mind, however, before we go down that route we wanted to try out a sample but they are unwilling to make a small number of samples without paying for the tooling/moulding upfront, which is perfectly understandable. We recently bought a Form 2 and thought that using castable resin would be the way to go. Would you be interested in talking further? If so please let me know. I’m not actually sure how to do personal messages on the Formlabs forum…

Thanks in advance.