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by kirkrhino
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hello everyone, Just a quick update: The borosilicate projector window glass arrived yesterday, and wow what a great job they did, dimensions are within plus or minus .005 of an inch, exactly what I was hoping for, so that is really good news, and the remaining side window glass is scheduled to arri...
by kirkrhino
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Thanks cl2635- It's been a long haul as you know! : ) Yes, I have had that experience myself as well and I hear you. Hi pampillonia- Will check my inbox but please send another email if you can, and I will be happy to add you to the list. k94b9vats@gmail.com Thanks Mike! One of these is coming your ...
by kirkrhino
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Just a quick update, continuing throughout the week/weekend to gear up for the mass production stage, drawings/programming/layouts/tools/supply orders... Here's a sneak peak of what the GEN 2 KAT VAT prototype looks like in the flesh: It's a featherweight at .938 lbs or a mere 15 ounces! : As stated...
by kirkrhino
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Etienne, I applaud your efforts, keep up the good work...glad Mike also agrees.. Making the VAT out of 1/4 plate is easily 2-3 times HEAVIER than the stock VAT. Through eight months of design efforts I have managed to shave mine down to .938 lbs, a mere 15 ounces! It indeed took a lot of time and ef...
by kirkrhino
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Operation
Topic: Vat jumping up
Replies: 15
Views: 2342

Vat jumping up

Thanks Robert! Again, my apologies for any inconvenience this may cause anyone! If anyone needs further assistance, please let me know, will also be happy to do the mod for you if needed. And again just to clarify, this issue was addressed in the latest 2.0 design of the VAT. k94b9vats@gmail.com Bes...
by kirkrhino
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hi Etienne, Nice work, good to see others are joining in on providing these! : ) Looks like you are using 1/4 plate, wondering first off though, how much is the weight on that? Have you done extensive testing to insure there are no motor stall errors? For sure with all that extra weight - at the ver...
by kirkrhino
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Operation
Topic: Vat jumping up
Replies: 15
Views: 2342

Vat jumping up

Yes, looks like the clearance issue could affect users of the first run of Aluminum Vats, when using the saver method, if the PDMS layer is on the thin side, as the clearance is very close. I did indeed address this in the next run a few weeks back when prototyping for Version 2. Believe it or not, ...
by kirkrhino
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Quick update on contacts...just got done sorting out all the requests to date, and there are ruffly 75 people as of today. I estimate about 10 or more will have dropped off by now or some may be duplicates, so here's the plan.. For just this round of 60, let's put a LIMIT of 1 GEN 2 per customer- ju...
by kirkrhino
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hi AK, Yes, as you say, surface is parallel to VAT. No need for angle as far as I know. Not sure why you would want an angle? As far as I understand anyways, flat as possible is best. But yes there is a slight taper in the PDMS as it approaches the waterfall, just due to the nature of gravity and th...
by kirkrhino
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Thanks again everyone for sharing your experiences, BTW tribetype- forgot to mention- what a beautiful creation! LOVE IT! :) Yes Jonathan, you are officially added. The GEN 2 prototype stage is now complete and I can say with confidence it's ready to rock! Extremely happy with the way it came out! T...
by kirkrhino
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hello tribetype! Awesome! Thank you for the through and insightful review. Glad you are having good results! I am beginning to become convinced that either the glass or having a super level PDMS surface does indeed make a difference. There have been more than a few folks testifying to that, but of c...
by kirkrhino
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: white rings on vat after 1 use
Replies: 15
Views: 2286

white rings on vat after 1 use

HI AK, Sorry I did not see this post until just now. Allow the slygard to level out first and remove bubbles AWAY from the HEAT. Then place it on your heater. Thus the two sets of levelers as shown in the video. Don't move the VAT or STIR once it's on your heater- or surface of sylgard could end up ...
by kirkrhino
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Operation
Topic: Resin cured in area not exposed to projector
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Resin cured in area not exposed to projector

Hi Robert,

Strange, I could have sworn I replied to this post, but don't see it now... wierd.. And Robert, you also replied to what I said if I remember correctly?

Anyways, good to know it was not an issue with the VAT and only an issue with the Sunlight.

Best, Kirk
by kirkrhino
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

HI AK, Thought about few more ideas regarding the PDMS saver groove and difficulties with cleaning. Sent you email. Here is a 4 piece dental pick set that would make it much simpler. http://www.pjtool.com/dental-pick-set-4pc.aspx?gclid=CMSbhqDM2LwCFcY7MgodOyUA6w Also if you just won't want to bother...
by kirkrhino
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Yes will put this on the to do list regarding the next model. From what I understand regarding the PDMS (based on discussions with MIke) is that when not coating the entire basement floor, the PDMS can dislodge and resin can begin seep underneath it. The groove and holes serve as an anchor so it doe...
by kirkrhino
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Thanks Perpetual- Yes want to get that going at some point here as well. Hoping that can be easily accomplished but have not done any actual measuring or drawing yet. I do believe it is very much possible to make a quick release mount for moving the projector to all places necessary to use the entir...
by kirkrhino
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hi AK, Thanks for the feedback on that. I found it easy to just pry it out with a toothpick, but wondered how people would fare with that task. Perhaps if that's not working for you, a pointy exacto knife would make it easier. You could just cross cut it from the front to the back and leave the rema...
by kirkrhino
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

cl2635 Yes, two models this time though.. One with, one without- depending on folks preferences- more details as mentioned in above post. :) The 1/2 PDMS saver takes more work and hardware.. and the price of those will be slightly higher. I need to put together a fiyer soon, as well as set up the ho...
by kirkrhino
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Yes Saab, the sweeper is in the way so right side wouldn't be helpful anyways..: ) All glass sides is possible, but didn't like the look because of the edging necessary to line up the ends with the sides..and it makes it more fragile, not to mention glass is a bit heavier..Too many complex parts for...
by kirkrhino
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89735

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Yes Saab, the sweeper is in the way so right side wouldn't be helpful anyways..: ) All glass sides is possible, but don't like the look, and it makes it more fragile. Too many complex parts for the framework, better to go with same method for the sides in the long run. Hi Robert, as far as operation...

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