Not Sure I can stand the Tension

I’m not sure I can stand the tension of this run up to Saturdays release of our new model. The story so far……….

For this model we are doing brass castings by printing the waxes instead of  (1)printing a master, (2)making a silicon mould round it, (3)casting multiple waxes, (4)making a ceramic mould round the waxes, (5)burning the wax out & (6) pouring molten brass in.

By supplying the waxes were only doing 4, 5 & 6

A test with 3rd party printed waxes I had worked fine.

So with the deadline fast approaching the printer printed through the night producing gooey masters on the build platform. From here they’re popped off into a tub of Iso-propyl Alcohol to wash of any uncured resin.

Cleaned up they look like this. They then have to be trimmed off the printed supports, packed in sets and then shipped off to the caster.

The plan was get them to him on Monday, casting and shipping on Tuesday, I get them Wednesday.  We were at a show on Saturday but the waxes went with us and Annie posted them Special Delivery in Doncaster.  They arrived with the caster early Monday as planned. Now things have gone a bit crook……..

  • I missed a call on my mobile only finding the message in the evening. It went something like “that’s different wax, it doesn’t burn out so well. Ring me.

So now I am imagining all sorts of issues and seeing the project snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The statement doesn’t ring true because the blurb for the resin says “A 20% wax-filled photopolymer for reliable casting with zero ash content and clean burnout”  Frustrated I can’t call until this morning but missed doing it first thing – something to do with being up changing the print job at 2am, so when I do call…..

  • Sorry , we can’t take your call. Please leave a message

So, currently none the wiser, fearing the worst and needing a nap. I’m hoping the unavailability is because he’s busy casting my parts!

 

 

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