castable printing wax

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castable printing wax

Post by ritmopat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:35 pm

Anyone try printing with this from machinable wax ..I use the wax for jewelry on my cnc mill but was curious says will work with any printer that can print TPU..what are some of the names of the TPU's in the material dropdown the taz printer supports? thanks
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Re: castable printing wax

Post by Brent.I » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:49 am

ritmopat wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:35 pm
Anyone try printing with this from machinable wax
We have done some experimenting with that material, and our largest issues was finding an effective reliable way to keep it adhered to the bed. If you find a way that works, please let us know!

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Re: castable printing wax

Post by piercet » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:51 am

Brent.I wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:49 am
ritmopat wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:35 pm
Anyone try printing with this from machinable wax
We have done some experimenting with that material, and our largest issues was finding an effective reliable way to keep it adhered to the bed. If you find a way that works, please let us know!
Printing onto a cold bed with a waxed cardboard sheet as a substrate or butcher paper taped down seems to work for me.

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Re: castable printing wax

Post by Brent.I » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:45 pm

piercet wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:51 am
Printing onto a cold bed with a waxed cardboard sheet as a substrate or butcher paper taped down seems to work for me.
I do not believe we tried either of those in the past, thanks for the heads up!

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Re: castable printing wax

Post by piercet » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:12 pm

Brent.I wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:45 pm
piercet wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:51 am
Printing onto a cold bed with a waxed cardboard sheet as a substrate or butcher paper taped down seems to work for me.
I do not believe we tried either of those in the past, thanks for the heads up!
You're welcome! Printing onto a wax sheet also works if you can find them in the first place. Candle making places sometimes have them. I have an idea for a water cooled Taz bed for larger wax parts but I haven't had enough of a need to actually build it yet.

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