Nice! Is that a Cetme?
Yes with the amigo grande print
Well, resin printer is go
First print was a hilarious fuck up, screwed up so bad it wasn’t even a failed print
Just 500 layers of the screen never showing a slice, so nothing cured lol
Thinking I corrupted the file via the old dirty usb yank
Not that smell equates to VOC levels, but this is a LOT more tame than I was lead to believe… the white unit is a activated carbon filter air purifier I picked up for a steal on Amazon… figured I’d give that a shot before going full ventilation system
So far it seems…. Acceptable?
Completely skipping the preloaded demo prints and everything and pulling a Leroy jenkins
First print is going to be a cortical stack from altered carbon… it’s a 2 piece model with a hollow in the middle, going to try to print a translucent blue plug to go in there
you got all your priorities in order! XD
I believe I’ve seen some flashlight aficionados on this forum so here is an Olight mod I made some time ago because I hate having to carry one of their expensive proprietary cables around.
Managed to get some successful resin prints
I need to learn how to minimize the scaring from supports :-/
The one on the left was the first print, and I had it parallel to the build plate with all medium supports
The second print one on the right I did the resin lean sort of alignment, tried to do medium supports touching the flat surface and lots of light only on the back
I’m planning to spray paint kind of chrome, maybe a dull chrome
I want to fill with a tinted blue resin, I can maybe print a plug, but it’s about 10% past my skill set to reverse engineer the plug for it
Other think I’m considering is taking something like stickytac, or silicone caulk or something and lightly pressing that all over the surface of the top holes to temporarily seal it… I have concerns of not being able to remove whatever I use to plug it temporarily… maybe a wax and I can slowly warm it to melt it out?
Also concerned about it leaving color
Then I can flip it over and using a syringe, dab some tinted uv resin in the various holes, and cure so it’s “sealed”
Then I can Fill completely with resin and cure
I was thinking a nfc coil and blue LED could be cool if I can source one in time… I have my doubts it will diffuse enough though
Seems like a pretty expensive way of using up 10 spare Titans!
I guess 3D printer repair services only exist in far off lands that require me to sell my house to ship so I have 2 gathering dust in my garage
Question for those of you versed in the material safety of uv resin
I trust this forum to be more level headed about risk assessment than the general public
How possible is it for something like uv resin fumes to cause something like bronchitis? Like bad
I understand it’s technically a lung irritant, but only a 2 hazmat level which is fairly low considering a lot of other stuff I work with… admittedly semi haphazardly at work
Currently mega sick with a super case of bronchitis
Wife got sick like a week ago for 2-4 days and then was “better for 2-4 before I started getting sick
I also started resin printing every night about 3 days before I got hit with this crud
Both are semi weird timings that I would have expected to be problematic sooner
Like I would have thought if the wife transferred it to be, I would have gotten I sick sooner
I admit I was hanging out in the printer room because I was doing multiple 40 minute prints and slicing next files while it ran, but I have a large carbon air filter running in there and I could barely even notice the fumes
I would have expected minor issues before a full blown sickness
Also Been running a decent fever off and on, so that makes me lean towards biological? But maybe irritation allows something to bloom?
Idk just weird timing that’s got me nervous
Hard to know but most msds data for these hazards are for momentary encounters as the expectation is that you would be vacating the area in the event of spill etc.
Chronic exposure over long times like overnight prints while you sleep could have serious implications. All these kinds of exposures depend on two things; intensity and time. Even if the intensity is low, but you’re breathing in these fumes inside your living space for extended periods of time, your exposure could be extremely risky.
If possible, manage your air venting options. Contain the printing in a closed space with a powered vent fan to extract fumes to the outside of your living space, and a small passive vent to allow air to flow into your print space. This allows adequate air flow into the print space and out to the outside, so it does not infiltrate into your living space.
That looks both painful and extremely cool. I hope that you have a speedy recovery with no complications!