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Resin coating for fragile models

Postby MIQ » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:28 pm

Hi Guys,
I have no background in moulding/casting/resins etc, but do alot of work in 3D printing (that's probably cheating to you guys!). I mostly 3D print anatomy teaching models that have lots of fine thin vessels and intricate parts. These often break and I am looking for a resin of some kind to cover and strengthen them. It would need to be clear and relatively quick drying. I have covered them in superglue in the past, which sort of works, but I think I need something thicker. I tried a polyurethane resin of some sort - but it took many hours to dry and is impossible to stop from running down and pooling on one side.

I have no idea what is on the market or what alot of products do. Is there anything that gives a type of "shrink-wrap" effect, as if I was to put a model in a bag and suck out the air?...

Would be grateful for any suggestions.

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Re: Resin coating for fragile models

Postby mangozac » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:59 am

Have you thought about spraying on heavy coats of clear lacquer? Several coats could build up considerably and provide the protection you need.
Oh yeah I can make that....
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