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Post#81 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:33 am

Kirk I will need at least 4 of these... :D

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Post#82 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:09 pm

If you are looking for precut glass I order watch crystals from http://www.casker.com/.

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Post#83 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:38 pm

Would it be any easier to just make the whole left hand end wall as a piece of glass, rather than inserting a part into an aluminium frame?

Thanks for taking the time to solve this problem for all of us!

Please add me to your list for more information - I'm very keen.

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Post#84 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:07 pm

Quote from Robert Howle on October 30, 2013, 00:00
Tim have u gotten any results as to the casting properties of the new B9R and SubG+ mix.

Robert


I haven't mixed SubG+ and B9R at all.
But once again one of the clients confirmed that they casted pure SubG+. Once again - no photos, no any evidence on quality. Just said that it was ok.
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Post#85 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:55 am

Sounds good Noahbern! Thanks for all the input everyone. @ tobyramp yes will look deeper into that site and see what else they have, may just stick with regular 1/8 glass since I'm already set up with a quick way to cut glass to close tolerances.

And Rabs1 yes that would be alot easier but thinking it still needs the screws from the bottom and the side to keep all four corners solid tight and permanently bonded.--Will post some photos of what I have in mind over the weekend so everyone can have a look.

All very do-able without a lot of hassle. Just a couple of mods and one extra part to make. Print is drawn up and ready to machine as soon as the weekend arrives..Should work out well, we shall soon find out! : )

Cheers, Kirk

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Post#86 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:57 am

Project add a window is complete! Will do some testing later this week, but looks like a go...

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Post#87 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:59 am


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Post#88 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:05 pm

very nice

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Post#89 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:18 pm

Shiny!
Measure Twice, Cut Once.

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Post#90 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:57 pm

Kirk, that vat is a work of art, now I'm gonna have to get my hands on 2 of them ;)


...but seriously, that thing is awesome.... please put me down for two of them ;p

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Post#91 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:16 pm

wow that's looking great!

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Post#92 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:52 pm

Have you decided on a price for the vat?

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Post#93 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:01 am

^ read the thread xP

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Post#94 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:22 am

These look amazing!! Put me down for one :D

EDIT: I lied I want two!!! :D

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Post#95 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:45 am

Wow thanks everybody for the kind words! :)

Yes cerberus333 pricing will remain the same as mentioned on page 2. Have not come up with a "kit" price yet but need to put a few of more these together before I can make that final determination. You don't need an oven to use this BUT you do need one to maximize the 20ML PDMS saving feature....UNLESS there is a way to figure a workaround?

According to the manufacture the slygard "working time" is 90 minutes and is fully cured in 48. This being the case, will finally get a chance to do some testing this week to see what might be possible without an oven? Will soon find out.

And perhaps a chance to do some more printing soon as well, add a few final revisions,. and come up with the hold down thickness- washer that doubles as part of the built in leveling mechanism, etc. more on those details later.

Smiles and a sigh of relief to have finally gotten past the "add a window" issue! Kirk

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Post#96 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:36 am

Hey that looks great... ! "Pimp my B9"

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Post#97 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:58 am

Looks like my plsatic vat is on its way out... I'm nursing it along but I will defo be up for one of these, possibly 2. Do you have any idea of cost to ship to the UK?
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Post#98 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:23 am

HI tribetype4-0, sounds good, I have not checked into shipping yet to UK but will do all shipping at cost. I know overseas can be a bit pricey depending on the region. You could always PM me with an address and I can give an estimate, but don't have the final weight just yet. Might be better to wait until it's in a box and ready to ship. Will let everyone know in advance a few days before they are ready to go!
Cheers!

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Post#99 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:10 am

I know its only been a few days but Im just too excited about this vat. Any word on the progress Kirk? Im dying to get my hands on this badboy :)

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Post#100 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:18 am

Hi vsions!
Yes the addition of the window did slow things down a bit but still making good progress.. most of last weekend was gobbled up with the need for a upgrade to the class cutting device, since more cuts are now necessary--and some last minute calculations/drawings necessary for leveling accessory completion... Used some Scintillation material we had laying around so I can quickly and accurately set lengths with pins.
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[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/GJLOne2.jpg[/IMG]
But good news is things are geared up for production to FINALLY begin this weekend... Finished the layout drawing for side one ops last night...All second ops programs/jaws/fixtures are ready to go as well.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/yge7YQl.jpg[/IMG]
Things should go pretty quickly now that all the revisions have been addressed and we can finally begin production. :) Hard to estimate the exact eta but soon soon am hoping soon..lol.. Thanks everyone for your patience, it's been a long haul non-stop! Can't wait to get them into your hands ASAP! More pics after this weekend from the production line! : )
Cheers, Kirk

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