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Fragile CAD printer waxes


#1

Hello!

I have a question about waxes printed from a CAD printer. Some are
very fragile, and I was wondering if it is possible to fix them if
they break.

Is it possible to glue or somehow affix broken pieces together?

Thank you!
Lana


#2

I suppose, the problem would be the burnout, but I’d be talking to
the person that printed them and see if they are willing to use a
different brand of wax.

Some of the guys over here in Oz use a more durable wax (in fact I
dropped a wax model at a trade show and it bounced).

I sometimes do lost foam casting, and it’s far less refined than
jewellery casting, and to glue and add detail I use a fillet
material from Blehm plastics that is designed to burn out.

Regards Charles A.


#3

Yes it is possible. Depending on what kind of wax it is will depend
on the method used to fix it. If it is a solidscape wax (blue green),
which is the most fragile, you can repair using a wax pen and some
red spruing wax. Anything else would need ultraviolet light to cure.
Hope this helps!!