[islandlabs] Response to Gabe

gabe at bigapplehobbies.com gabe at bigapplehobbies.com
Thu Dec 2 14:18:57 EST 2021

Here is a link to the machine:

I’m not sure what category it belongs in.

It has a resin tub and UV light shines through the clear-bottom tub and cures one layer at a time.

I was just remembering how expensive Formlabs printers were originally and I was shocked at the drop in prices for the whole category.

I have only begun to scratch the surface, but I figured if anybody on the list is looking for a holiday present or whatever, this might be interesting and give them a chance to get one before they run out.

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> On Dec 2, 2021, at 2:16 PM, Stephen Ditmore <stephen.ditmore at gmail.com> via List <list at lists.islandlabs.org> wrote:
> Response to Gabe
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> That's really cool about the resin printer, Gabe!
> I'm guessing the resins are PLA and PLGA?
> Is ZeroPlast PLGA?
> https://zeroplast.com/en/portfolio/sol/
> The other water-soluble possibility I think of is chitosan
> https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/how-one-alternative-plastic-straws-15287695
> For engineering plastic, I'm wondering what one can do with Noryl.  I think you would have to heat it to a high temperature to print or mold it.
> https://www.sabic.com/en/products/specialties/noryl-resins
> The whole plastics lifcycle thing needs to be re-thought according to NPR
> https://www.npr.org/2021/12/02/1060773430/report-says-fixing-plastics-pollution-in-the-oceans-requires-a-new-approach
> I don't know what the full capabilities are for output, but for surface modeled shapes the free naval architecture program DelftShip might have some capability:
> https://www.delftship.net/
> For solids, check out BRL-CAD
> https://brlcad.org/
> Sincerely,
> Stephen
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