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More Silicone Vat tests

November 11th, 2011 No comments

Hey All,

I had another round of the testing bug last night. I decided to play with a 5mm thick soda-lime glass base and a silicone coated microscope slide.

The results are a shapeless blob, that began as a heart from Dymax 9663 test VAT.  I stuck a screw in the resin and put it on top of the heart and placed it in the light. It embedded the nail in the heart.  Placed a few drops of the resin on the silicone coated slide and:

moved the heart ( blob ) up and down in 5 sec intervals.

I moved the resin around and it because of the resinophobic (new word in the dictionary – NOT! 8 google results – bummer!) nature of the silicone, the resin forms a round drop again.


I saw no ill effects from the resin, from the heat of polymerization and from cleaning with a paper towel and Isopropyl alcohol. The two defects on the silicone are my doing while trying to separate the nylon from the slide too early before the silicone is fully cured (which took 2-3 days @ room 22 degrees C ). Below are pictures of the clean slide:

The blue light caustics in the middle picture are from the Dell Shutdown screen of the projector.

More to come…

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November 6th, 2011 4 comments

Yeah with the title I pretty much gave it away!

I had the VAT Tilt with a borosilicate glass and placed some of the Lee Filter samples.

My Heart’s On Fire!

I placed a nylon film that did not stick to silicone ( from previous posts ).  Focused an image and put a few drops of resin on the slides. Placed it on the filter and slid it fast from underneath the slide. I am cooking now – there is smoke. This polymerization is an exothermic reaction. I was stunned at the sight of something forming in the resin, so much so that I let whole 20 second pass by. The result?!:

And the Grand Finale ( watch out – lots of pictures ):

That is cured resin in rubbing alcohol 97%.

There is a pin for scale that was not printed on the printer obviously!


Until we meet again…



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I’m on a roll tonight! 3rd post.

November 6th, 2011 No comments

HA! I was a little too busy this week and will publish one more post for the night, but before that I have purchased regular soda-lime slides 1mm thick. I created some mini VATs like Fernando . I coated one with 100% pure silicone for aquariums:


Care to guess what the blob on the slides is? – See next post.

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