Recommended Casting Houses That Work with Formlabs Castable Resin


#90

Anyone knows a casting house in Turkey?


#91

My father and I have found castings come out really well after curing the blue castable resin for at least 2 hours and then putting a large spru to help vent/melt out all the resin during the burn out. We have been using the recommended R&R plasticast with bandust.


#92

@JenniferMilne Are there any casting houses in Canada?


#93

None right now - let me send a few emails and see if I can get any suggestions. We have successful customers casting in Canada, we just haven’t formalized any who are open to outside requests.


#94

Awesome, thank you.


#95

Hey guys,

Just to update you I’m currently looking for UK casting house who can use Formlabs resins, and when I asked Weston Beamor (currently on your list above) about the new Castable Wax resin they replied:
"is the new wax the purple one? if so we haven’t had any successful casts in it unfortunately, we found the blue a bit better, but that’s still a bit hit and miss."

I don’t think they should probably be on the list if they’re “hit and miss”, and that is since being on the list above for over 3 years. Surely they should have improved since then.

Cheers,
Gareth


#97

@Gareth thanks for the feedback. We are currently working to revalidate all partners with the new resin, I’ll dig into this and see if we should pause with them until we can help them get more consistent results. We certainly recommend a few others in the UK but I’ll check who specifically is up and running with the Castable Wax material.


#98

Hi @JenniferMilne have you had any luck finding UK casting houses using the Castable Wax?


#99

One of your recommended casters just told me they think your castable wax is crap. Does this bother you? They aren’t the easiest people to deal with and they could have been just trying to sell me their printing services, but I still found it odd.

Kathleen


#100

Definitely bothers me - we don’t want to be directing our customers towards external vendors who are not supporting our customers to be successful with our materials. We can also work with casters who are critical in beta testing of reformulations etc so it would be great to turn this into constructive feedback and try to work together to win them over. I will shoot you a DM to learn a little more, thank you for flagging this.