[islandlabs] Response to Gabe

gabe at bigapplehobbies.com gabe at bigapplehobbies.com
Thu Dec 2 14:22:01 EST 2021

BTW, please buy stuff from Microcenter if at all possible. 

I am not associated with them in any way, but I think that having a local source for toys is always good, especially when the prices are the same or better than them at the big smiley gray-truck empire.

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> On Dec 2, 2021, at 2:18 PM, gabe--- <gabe at bigapplehobbies.com> via List <list at lists.islandlabs.org> wrote:
> Here is a link to the machine:
> https://www.creality3dofficial.com/products/halot-one-cl-60-resin-3d-printer
> 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
>> ---------------------------------------------------------
>> 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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>> Stephen Ditmore
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