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Pro-Resin & Pro-Wax

Advantages of pro-resin vs pro-wax

How does the pieces from the Resin compare against our standard Machines?

The pieces from the Resin is smoother compared to our standard machines.

A smoother casting is achieved from the Resin pieces meaning less time spent on finishing and polishing.

To ensure that each piece prints successfully, there can be times where extra supports are needed.

 

Can all design be printed on the Resin?

The majority of designs can be printed on the Resin dependant on the geometry.

More complex models may require extra supports to ensure that the model comes out successfully.

 

What resolution does the Resin print in?

The Resin will print in 50 micron layers

 

Do I need to allow extra metal for finishing for the Resin?

It is not necessary to add extra metal for clean-up and finishing when printed in Resin.

 

What happens if the piece is not suitable for the Resin?

We can always put the piece on our standard machines if it is not suitable for the Resin.

 

What work is involved in preparing each piece to go onto the Resin?

More time is needed to prepare files onto the Resin compared to our standard machines.

Because of the way that the machine works, extra supports are needed to ensure that the pieces will be successful.

The procedure to prepare each piece for casting is more complex.

Each piece will be analysed before it gets put onto the machine.

 

What file formats do you accept?

We prefer files in STL. file format for Resin.

We also accept files from Matrix, Rhino and 3Design.

JewelCAD files will be a bit of a hassle but it is still possible.

 

Accepting Files

File formats

We prefer files in STL. file format for Resin

We also accept files from Matrix, Rhino and 3Design

JewelCAD files will be a bit of a hassle but it is still possible.

 

Suitability of the piece

Each piece is analysed to ensure that it will come out successfully on the Resin

 

Quality of the file

Each file needs to be checked for errors before it goes on the machine

 

File preparation

Each file needs to be prepared before it goes on the machine

Supports are added onto the model to ensure that the piece will be successful

 

How to inform clients if files aren’t suitable

Incompatible file format

Client will need to convert the file to a format that we can access

 

Quality of the file

If file is unfixable, the client will need to repair the file and resend it

 

Design issues

For complex designs, extra supports will be needed to ensure that the piece builds successfully

Clients will be contacted if the amount of supports needed would impose an issue with the cleaning and polishing of the piece

If the design is not suitable for the Resin the client will need to alter the file to make it suitable

 

Resin Wax Summary

Advantages

– Castings are much smoother when using resin compared to the blue WAX

– Resin is much stronger compared to the blue WAX

– The builds take a shorter time to complete compared to the blue WAX

– The smoother castings from the resin will mean less time for the jeweller to finish off pieces

– Standard shanks and settings are working well with casting

 

Disadvantages

– There may be times when more supports are needed to ensure that the piece will build successfully

– Depending on the design of the pieces, more time could be needed to prepare pieces to go onto the machine

– We are currently finding large signet rings and pieces with engravings difficult to cast

 

Example Pieces with Supports

Palloys
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