Has anyone looked/used any of the new home 3d printers for making
jewelry casts? The older versions of home printers gave a very rough
surface texture for fine jewelry. Mostly because the Z axis
resolution (steps) was around 200micros at best. But I’ve been
reading about some of the new versions:
Ultimaker - using PLA extrusion and Netfabb’s double skin layering,
have printed at 20 microns skin layers. The x-y is at 350 microns.
creator - Using resin and a DLP projector can print x-y at 50-100
micros and the Z axis layer down to 10 microns.
That kind of resolution seems like any cleanup would be reasonable.
PLA does not lend itself to direct cleanup. Cleanup would most
likely be done after casting. The resin model can be worked on
directly with the normal tools as well as nylon stocking and
Has anyone looked at these or any other which might be used.