Right two bottles is silicone for the VAT-bottom and the right bottle is the light sensitive resin to make models from.
The VAT was coated today. Now it has to cure for 48hours on a flat surface. If everything goes straight I can try first printing at the end of the week :-)
Coated VAT, Hard to see but the bottom has a very thin layer of silicone.
For holding the VAT to the sliding table I was in need for two thumbscrews. The local hardware store didn't have any in the right size! What to do then?
Simple design was done in Sketchup and then 3D-printed.
And the result:
The lower case is finished and the projector mounted on a baseplate. The projector will be moved up and down depending on some of the printing parameters. Position will be locked by placing dowels in the rails. A screw for moving was considered, maybe in the next version
For testing measurements I made the build platform from MDF a cheap material to use for testing how all the parts fit together. A new made of plexiglas is on the workbench ready to replace the MDF-version.
What remains now? The easy part, namely wiring the electronics, configuration of software and testing operation without photosensitive resin.
Yesterday a new garden door came and the carpenter will mount tomorrow.
This is the old garden-door. Hopefully the new door will bring a little more light into our dining room.