Fep Film /Europe

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Fep Film /Europe

Post#1 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:08 am

Does any body knows where can i buy some Fep Film in Europe??
Thanks guys..

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Post#2 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:50 am

If you can't find it there, I can send you some of mine, ready to use.

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Post#3 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:24 pm

Metalcaster wrote:If you can't find it there, I can send you some of mine, ready to use.


How are you using it?
I'm so far behind I think I'm First !!

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Post#4 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:48 pm

Directly On glass...

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Post#5 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:27 pm

Metalcaster wrote:Directly On glass...

sooo how are you applying permanently to the glass?
I'm so far behind I think I'm First !!

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Post#6 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:31 am

The materials I use have a silicone clear glue built into the FEP . It is tricky to apply as it is extremely sticky and very hard to remove. So any mistake putting it in place will cause problems.
Also, you have to adjust the Material settings according to your machines quirks to get it to work without adding oil which is done by some.
Some materials will work a lot better on FEP and some may work better on PDMS.

I still use both methods depending on the project and materials.

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Re: Fep Film /Europe

Post#7 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:31 pm

Hi Metalcaster,

Have you found that the glass inhibits any of your UV exposure?

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Post#8 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:36 pm

You need to use optically clear glass.
I have had to reduce my material settings to print on FEP and I am still working out parameters for certain Items...

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Post#9 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:56 pm

If u can find it, I think Borosilicate Glass is considered one of the best options in the glass catergory.

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Post#10 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:36 pm

Dumb question, but I assume the FEP is slippery enough that the prints slide off during the normal B9 print cycle?

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Post#11 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:35 pm

To use FEP, your machine has to be essentially blue printed for it to work well in all situations.
for a 30 x 30 window should be no problem....
to set up for 50 by 30 which is where I am , it took a fair amount of tweaking, but it's running.
to go to 70 x 30 would be possible, but I have not tried it on the 1.2 machine. I am running my 1.1 machine at 100 xy x 38.1 and it is working.
Easier to make it work with Aluminum trays

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Post#12 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:36 am

Thanks.

I don't have the energy to experiment with FEP. I suppose I'll wait till a commercial modification to our machines becomes available.

Even with Emerald, I'm getting about 20 - 25 hours of life out of each PDMS recoating. It's the one, and only one, "negative" of this machine. And frankly, it's just an annoyance, not a make / break issue.

Still, one can dream about FEP.

:lol:

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Post#13 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:11 am

I would have been very happy with 20 hours on PDMS... I still use it for some Items.
My problems with PDMS was due to the very long and thick prints some of my customers send me...
Small jewelry rings and such is not a problem .
Very tall prints that continually beam through the same area is what would destroy my pdms in about 2 hours on a 10 hour print... Sometimes a brand new PDMS would get destroyed and I never got 1 model off of it.

The PDMS on the other hand is a very good release and works well for Very delicate rings and such.

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Re: Fep Film /Europe

Post#14 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:48 pm

Metalcaster wrote:To use FEP, your machine has to be essentially blue printed for it to work well in all situations.
for a 30 x 30 window should be no problem....
to set up for 50 by 30 which is where I am , it took a fair amount of tweaking, but it's running.
to go to 70 x 30 would be possible, but I have not tried it on the 1.2 machine. I am running my 1.1 machine at 100 xy x 38.1 and it is working.
Easier to make it work with Aluminum trays


Say Daniel, did you receive my pm?

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Re: Fep Film /Europe

Post#15 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:15 pm

Hi Robert W ,
No, i did not receive a PM.
You can email me directly at sales(at)racecarjewelry.com

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