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  • Graham Stabler
    Do you know what they intend to print? The resins are fairly brittle in thin sections but having said that can print much finer details than even the newer
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      Do you know what they intend to print? The resins are fairly brittle in thin sections but having said that can print much finer details than even the newer FDMs, when you have some reasonable bulk the parts are quite robust, not as strong as an epoxy resin probably closer to a urethane perhaps a little weaker.

      I've used some of my prints to make silicone moulds to replicate from in stronger materials (and gloss black in one instance) so that it another option.

      Graham


      On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 4:23 AM, jmelson2 <elson@...> wrote:
       

      I work for a university chemistry department, and we are
      looking seriously at getting a 3D printer. I have been pushing
      for a resin/DLP printer instead of an FDM extruder.
      They want to buy a commercial machine instead of a project
      to tinker with, so I have been suggesting the B9 creator.
      I've been trying to get some info on the properties of the cured
      object, as it is likely to get designed into chemistry experiments.
      I have sent messages to Fernando and Michael with no response
      so far. Does anyone know what the standard SpotA resin turns out
      to be when cured? If this has been documented in the archives,
      some help to find the relevant articles would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks,

      Jon

    • Jon Elson
      ... Yes, I saw the extended Kickstarter project. It is possible a decision could be made in time, but I have no idea whether the department s purchasing could
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        Michael Joyce wrote:
        > Final material will be pretty typical of any cast resin. Probably a bit
        > weak and brittle compared to ABS.
        > B9Creator availability is limited. We're doing a kickstarter that ends
        > April 8th, after that (sometime this summer) they will only be available
        > via retailers (with the associated mark-ups in price).
        >
        Yes, I saw the extended Kickstarter project. It is possible a decision
        could be made
        in time, but I have no idea whether the department's purchasing could
        buy anything
        through Kickstarter. They give me enough trouble with eBay "steals".

        If the Summer is really solid, that will probably work, is there more
        info on what
        these plans are that we can read about?

        Thanks,

        Jon
      • Jon Elson
        ... No, of course, this is blue sky stuff, no specific projects at all in mind. But, we have a big machine shop, a glassblower, an electronics tech and we
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          Graham Stabler wrote:
          >
          > Do you know what they intend to print? The resins are fairly brittle
          > in thin sections but having said that can print much finer details
          > than even the newer FDMs, when you have some reasonable bulk the parts
          > are quite robust, not as strong as an epoxy resin probably closer to a
          > urethane perhaps a little weaker.
          >
          No, of course, this is blue sky stuff, no specific projects at all in
          mind. But, we have a big
          machine shop, a glassblower, an electronics tech and we make all sorts
          of exotic apparatus,
          a fair bit of it comes in contact with odd fluids that shouldn't get
          contaminated. If the material
          is generally like Plexiglas, we should be QUITE OK in the strength
          department. I think
          being watertight is a BIG plus, the FDM machines don't guarantee that.
          Make Magazine
          has a roundup of 15 or so FDM machines with sample prints, most of them
          are atrocious!
          > I've used some of my prints to make silicone moulds to replicate from
          > in stronger materials (and gloss black in one instance) so that it
          > another option.
          >
          If you can make it in a mold, then you probably can machine the mold out
          of aluminum
          or Plexi. The 3D printer can make stuff that would be really hard to
          machine
          or mold.

          Jon
        • Jon Elson
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            Jon Elson wrote:
            > Lino wrote:
            >>
            >>
            >> I wouldn’t say Mike gave you no response… He posted a link to the
            >> msds for you
            >>
            >> http://b9creator.com/MSDSB9R1.htm
            >>
            > OK, thanks, I didn't spot that yet!
            >
            > But, this is for the UNCURED resin, it tells me nothing about the
            > finished object.
            > Also, this is one of the worst MSDS's I've ever seen. Everything is
            > proprietary,
            > so in fact it tells you very little about the material. It gives
            > specific gravity, viscosity
            > and methacrylic esters, and practically nothing else! Oh, yes, "Yellowish
            > liquid"!
            >
            > I'm guessing the above tells me that the result will be generally
            > similar to
            > other cast acrylic materials, and so should have about the same chemical
            > properties as Plexiglas (tm). Anybody know about that? If somebody
            > can definitively say it acts chemically like Plexiglas, that might go
            > a long
            > way to defining what you can expose the objects to. Although I work
            > for a chemistry department, I only took one year of chem, I'm an
            > EE there.
            > But, I know that Plexi is quite resistant to all sorts of solvents,
            > bases and
            > acids, so that would be good.
            >
            > Jon
          • Jon Elson
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              Jon Elson wrote:
              > Lino wrote:
              >>
              >>
              >> I wouldn’t say Mike gave you no response… He posted a link to the
              >> msds for you
              >>
              >> http://b9creator.com/MSDSB9R1.htm
              >>
              > OK, thanks, I didn't spot that yet!
              >
              > But, this is for the UNCURED resin, it tells me nothing about the
              > finished object.
              > Also, this is one of the worst MSDS's I've ever seen. Everything is
              > proprietary,
              > so in fact it tells you very little about the material. It gives
              > specific gravity, viscosity
              > and methacrylic esters, and practically nothing else! Oh, yes, "Yellowish
              > liquid"!
              >
              > I'm guessing the above tells me that the result will be generally
              > similar to
              > other cast acrylic materials, and so should have about the same chemical
              > properties as Plexiglas (tm). Anybody know about that? If somebody
              > can definitively say it acts chemically like Plexiglas, that might go
              > a long
              > way to defining what you can expose the objects to. Although I work
              > for a chemistry department, I only took one year of chem, I'm an
              > EE there.
              > But, I know that Plexi is quite resistant to all sorts of solvents,
              > bases and
              > acids, so that would be good.
              >
              > Jon
            • Graham Stabler
              ... Not as strong as cast acrylic, does not shatter like acrylic though more crumbles. I think it can make useful parts for unusual applications for sure
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                On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 5:25 PM, Jon Elson <elson@...> wrote:
                If the material is generally like Plexiglas, we should be QUITE OK in the strength 
                department.

                Not as strong as cast acrylic, does not shatter like acrylic though more crumbles. I think it can make useful parts for unusual applications for sure though.
                 
                I think being watertight is a BIG plus, the FDM machines don't guarantee that.

                I can attest to that after an attempt at making a simple piezo print head with an FDM, leaked like crazy. 

                Make Magazine has a roundup of 15 or so FDM machines with sample prints, most of them
                are atrocious!

                If you can make it in a mold, then you probably can machine the mold out 
                of aluminum or Plexi.

                With brushed on silicone (and even not) you can make parts that would require 5-axis to machine. If the workshop has a foundry or even just room for a small waffle furnace it would be possible to do the lost wax casting we have seen for jewelry but for brass/aluminium too. There is the time factor too, a complex part might need multiple set ups to machine and multiple programs.

                 >The 3D printer can make stuff that would be really hard to machine or mold.

                Of course.

                Graham
              • arthur2shedsj
                Try contacting http://bucktownpolymers.com If you work in a Chem lab you should have no problem working with the resins they used to offer the DIY crowd that
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                  Try contacting http://bucktownpolymers.com

                  If you work in a Chem lab you should have no problem working with the resins they used to offer the DIY crowd that are tougher than ABS. You have to be careful using the -V420 resins in printers like the B9 or Form1 since they cure so fast they can easily melt their vat materials. DIYers would complain about the odor and weren't interested in chemical resistance, tensile strength (>60MPa) or the flexural modulus (>9GPa)of some cured resins, only cost and odor. They have hundreds of formulas that target manufacturing vs hobby applications.

                  --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, "jmelson2" <elson@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > I work for a university chemistry department, and we are
                  > looking seriously at getting a 3D printer. I have been pushing
                  > for a resin/DLP printer instead of an FDM extruder.
                  > They want to buy a commercial machine instead of a project
                  > to tinker with, so I have been suggesting the B9 creator.
                  > I've been trying to get some info on the properties of the cured
                  > object, as it is likely to get designed into chemistry experiments.
                  > I have sent messages to Fernando and Michael with no response
                  > so far. Does anyone know what the standard SpotA resin turns out
                  > to be when cured? If this has been documented in the archives,
                  > some help to find the relevant articles would be greatly appreciated.
                  >
                  > Thanks,
                  >
                  > Jon
                  >
                • Robert Cervellione
                  has anyone contacted buck town, i call the number on the website and it just asks for an extension. i am very interested in high speed fast cure strong resins
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                    has anyone contacted buck town, i call the number on the website and it just asks for an extension. i am very interested in high speed fast cure strong resins and can deal with 'smell'.  i wanted to contact some there to get some resin fro them so if anyone has a better number or name let me know. 

                    -robert


                    On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 1:33 PM, arthur2shedsj <arthur2shedsj@...> wrote:
                     

                    Try contacting http://bucktownpolymers.com

                    If you work in a Chem lab you should have no problem working with the resins they used to offer the DIY crowd that are tougher than ABS. You have to be careful using the -V420 resins in printers like the B9 or Form1 since they cure so fast they can easily melt their vat materials. DIYers would complain about the odor and weren't interested in chemical resistance, tensile strength (>60MPa) or the flexural modulus (>9GPa)of some cured resins, only cost and odor. They have hundreds of formulas that target manufacturing vs hobby applications.


                    --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, "jmelson2" <elson@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > I work for a university chemistry department, and we are
                    > looking seriously at getting a 3D printer. I have been pushing
                    > for a resin/DLP printer instead of an FDM extruder.
                    > They want to buy a commercial machine instead of a project
                    > to tinker with, so I have been suggesting the B9 creator.
                    > I've been trying to get some info on the properties of the cured
                    > object, as it is likely to get designed into chemistry experiments.
                    > I have sent messages to Fernando and Michael with no response
                    > so far. Does anyone know what the standard SpotA resin turns out
                    > to be when cured? If this has been documented in the archives,
                    > some help to find the relevant articles would be greatly appreciated.
                    >
                    > Thanks,
                    >
                    > Jon
                    >


                  • phife54@ymail.com
                    Ive tried to contact Bucktown Polymers a few times via email and phone with no reply or call back. Ive been trying to get resin for the last few months without
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                      Ive tried to contact Bucktown Polymers a few times via email and phone with no reply or call back.

                      Ive been trying to get resin for the last few months without luck. I need something a little more custom for the LCD printer, and I tried asking Bucktown some questions about their resins via email without a response.

                      Im looking to order at least 4L-Gallon of resin. I thought Fernando was coming up with a quicker curing resin that had a lower viscosity that would be perfect for my printer, But he hasn't responded to my emails either. Fernando/Spot-A has the most detail on its resin properties though, and has always responded quickly to my questions.



                      --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, Robert Cervellione <robert.cervellione@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > has anyone contacted buck town, i call the number on the website and it
                      > just asks for an extension. i am very interested in high speed fast
                      > cure strong resins and can deal with 'smell'. i wanted to contact some
                      > there to get some resin fro them so if anyone has a better number or name
                      > let me know.
                      >
                      > -robert
                      >
                      >
                      > On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 1:33 PM, arthur2shedsj <arthur2shedsj@...>wrote:
                      >
                      > > **
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > Try contacting http://bucktownpolymers.com
                      > >
                      > > If you work in a Chem lab you should have no problem working with the
                      > > resins they used to offer the DIY crowd that are tougher than ABS. You have
                      > > to be careful using the -V420 resins in printers like the B9 or Form1 since
                      > > they cure so fast they can easily melt their vat materials. DIYers would
                      > > complain about the odor and weren't interested in chemical resistance,
                      > > tensile strength (>60MPa) or the flexural modulus (>9GPa)of some cured
                      > > resins, only cost and odor. They have hundreds of formulas that target
                      > > manufacturing vs hobby applications.
                      > >
                      > > --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, "jmelson2" <elson@>
                      > > wrote:
                      > > >
                      > > > I work for a university chemistry department, and we are
                      > > > looking seriously at getting a 3D printer. I have been pushing
                      > > > for a resin/DLP printer instead of an FDM extruder.
                      > > > They want to buy a commercial machine instead of a project
                      > > > to tinker with, so I have been suggesting the B9 creator.
                      > > > I've been trying to get some info on the properties of the cured
                      > > > object, as it is likely to get designed into chemistry experiments.
                      > > > I have sent messages to Fernando and Michael with no response
                      > > > so far. Does anyone know what the standard SpotA resin turns out
                      > > > to be when cured? If this has been documented in the archives,
                      > > > some help to find the relevant articles would be greatly appreciated.
                      > > >
                      > > > Thanks,
                      > > >
                      > > > Jon
                      > > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      >
                    • arthur2shedsj
                      info@bucktownpolymers.com works for most people. http://bucktownpolymers.com/polymer00.html all these cure 100um layers
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                        info@... works for most people.

                        http://bucktownpolymers.com/polymer00.html all these cure 100um layers <2 sec with most DLP projectors ~2-3K lumens with hardly any odor.

                        --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, Robert Cervellione <robert.cervellione@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > has anyone contacted buck town, i call the number on the website and it
                        > just asks for an extension. i am very interested in high speed fast
                        > cure strong resins and can deal with 'smell'. i wanted to contact some
                        > there to get some resin fro them so if anyone has a better number or name
                        > let me know.
                        >
                        > -robert
                      • arthur2shedsj
                        Does yahoo truncate email addresses? info@bucktownpolymers.com http://bucktownpolymers.com/contact-us.html
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                          Does yahoo truncate email addresses? info@...

                          http://bucktownpolymers.com/contact-us.html

                          --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, "arthur2shedsj" <arthur2shedsj@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > info@... works for most people.
                          >
                          > http://bucktownpolymers.com/polymer00.html all these cure 100um layers <2 sec with most DLP projectors ~2-3K lumens with hardly any odor.
                          >
                          > --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, Robert Cervellione <robert.cervellione@> wrote:
                          > >
                          > > has anyone contacted buck town, i call the number on the website and it
                          > > just asks for an extension. i am very interested in high speed fast
                          > > cure strong resins and can deal with 'smell'. i wanted to contact some
                          > > there to get some resin fro them so if anyone has a better number or name
                          > > let me know.
                          > >
                          > > -robert
                          >
                        • arthur2shedsj
                          Does yahoo truncate email addresses? info@bucktownpolymers.com http://bucktownpolymers.com/contact-us.html
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                            Does yahoo truncate email addresses? info@...

                            http://bucktownpolymers.com/contact-us.html

                            --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, "arthur2shedsj" <arthur2shedsj@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > info@... works for most people.
                            >
                            > http://bucktownpolymers.com/polymer00.html all these cure 100um layers <2 sec with most DLP projectors ~2-3K lumens with hardly any odor.
                            >
                            > --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, Robert Cervellione <robert.cervellione@> wrote:
                            > >
                            > > has anyone contacted buck town, i call the number on the website and it
                            > > just asks for an extension. i am very interested in high speed fast
                            > > cure strong resins and can deal with 'smell'. i wanted to contact some
                            > > there to get some resin fro them so if anyone has a better number or name
                            > > let me know.
                            > >
                            > > -robert
                            >
                          • Graham Stabler
                            The address showed properly. I don t understand why don t they answer the phone. Graham
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                              The address showed properly.

                              I don't understand why don't they answer the phone.

                              Graham




                              On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 6:01 AM, arthur2shedsj <arthur2shedsj@...> wrote:
                               

                              Does yahoo truncate email addresses? info@...

                              http://bucktownpolymers.com/contact-us.html

                              --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, "arthur2shedsj" <arthur2shedsj@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > info@... works for most people.

                              >
                              > http://bucktownpolymers.com/polymer00.html all these cure 100um layers <2 sec with most DLP projectors ~2-3K lumens with hardly any odor.
                              >
                              > --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, Robert Cervellione <robert.cervellione@> wrote:
                              > >
                              > > has anyone contacted buck town, i call the number on the website and it
                              > > just asks for an extension. i am very interested in high speed fast
                              > > cure strong resins and can deal with 'smell'. i wanted to contact some
                              > > there to get some resin fro them so if anyone has a better number or name
                              > > let me know.
                              > >
                              > > -robert
                              >


                            • Graham Stabler
                              I received an email anonymously on this subject, I offer bare facts from it here as I feel it is right to do so. *The first reference ANYWHERE of bucktown
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                                I received an email anonymously on this subject, I offer bare facts from it here as I feel it is right to do so.

                                *The first reference ANYWHERE of bucktown polymers was when A2sheds created the lemon curry fork. Its website wasn't even active when it was first posted.
                                In the time since A2sheds has not demonstrated a lemon curry printer...has not added any original content to its fork.

                                their address is a UPS store http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/3173/
                                NO record with the Illinois SOS for bucktown polymers, http://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/CorporateLlcController
                                shares the phone number of an equally nonverifiable O.n.e technology/labs which has only ever been associated with the ups store above and a storage facility in michigan.

                                A template website filled with stock images...
                                http://www.dreamtemplate.com/templates/6006/6106.html
                                http://depositphotos.com/1928720/stock-photo-Glass-Building-in-Blue.html
                                http://tinyurl.com/cu5xruf
                                http://tinyurl.com/bvu9ctt

                                Regards,

                                Graham



                                On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Graham Stabler <grezmos@...> wrote:
                                The address showed properly.

                                I don't understand why don't they answer the phone.

                                Graham

                              • Ricardo
                                Have you tried any of their resins ? Are they any good ? Did they run with your money ? Now, that would be good to know. I don t care if they are using stock
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                                  Have you tried any of their resins ? Are they any good ? Did they run with your money ? Now, that would be good to know. I don't care if they are using stock images on their website or a UPS address.
                                  I mean, it's not as if we, hobbyists and experimenters, have many companies competing for our business. Why try to discredit one of the very few ?


                                  --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, Graham Stabler <grezmos@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  > I received an email anonymously on this subject, I offer bare facts from it
                                  > here as I feel it is right to do so.
                                  >
                                  > *The first reference ANYWHERE of bucktown polymers was when A2sheds created
                                  > the lemon curry fork. Its website wasn't even active when it was first
                                  > posted.
                                  > In the time since A2sheds has not demonstrated a lemon curry printer...has
                                  > not added any original content to its fork.
                                  >
                                  > their address is a UPS store http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/3173/
                                  > NO record with the Illinois SOS for bucktown polymers,
                                  > http://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/CorporateLlcController
                                  > shares the phone number of an equally nonverifiable O.n.e technology/labs
                                  > which has only ever been associated with the ups store above and a storage
                                  > facility in michigan.
                                  >
                                  > A template website filled with stock images...
                                  > http://www.dreamtemplate.com/templates/6006/6106.html
                                  > http://depositphotos.com/1928720/stock-photo-Glass-Building-in-Blue.html
                                  > http://tinyurl.com/cu5xruf
                                  > http://tinyurl.com/bvu9ctt
                                  >
                                  > Regards,
                                  >
                                  > Graham
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Graham Stabler <grezmos@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  > > The address showed properly.
                                  > >
                                  > > I don't understand why don't they answer the phone.
                                  > >
                                  > > Graham
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  >
                                • Jon Elson
                                  ... WOW! This is pretty serious! So, has ANYONE bought anything from Bucktown? Jon
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                                    Graham Stabler wrote:
                                    >
                                    > I received an email anonymously on this subject, I offer bare facts
                                    > from it here as I feel it is right to do so.
                                    WOW! This is pretty serious! So, has ANYONE bought anything from Bucktown?

                                    Jon
                                  • Graham Stabler
                                    Firstly I am not trying to discredit anyone just present some facts which I thought were pertinent to anyone who might be considering doing business with them.
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                                      Firstly I am not trying to discredit anyone just present some facts which I thought were pertinent to anyone who might be considering doing business with them. Perhaps ignorance is bliss?

                                      Nobody has any problem with cottage industry or mom and pop organisations, I would and have happily bought things out of peoples basements and bedrooms. However this company is clearly representing itself as something it is not (forget the website, it is not even registered as a company) and it appears to be using dubious marketing techniques to do so. 

                                      Personally I like to know who I am doing business with so if something goes wrong I know where to go, especially when it comes to chemicals, I offered it here as information only.

                                      Graham


                                      On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 4:31 PM, Ricardo <cardin1@...> wrote:
                                       

                                      Have you tried any of their resins ? Are they any good ? Did they run with your money ? Now, that would be good to know. I don't care if they are using stock images on their website or a UPS address.
                                      I mean, it's not as if we, hobbyists and experimenters, have many companies competing for our business. Why try to discredit one of the very few ?




                                      --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, Graham Stabler <grezmos@...> wrote:
                                      >
                                      > I received an email anonymously on this subject, I offer bare facts from it
                                      > here as I feel it is right to do so.
                                      >
                                      > *The first reference ANYWHERE of bucktown polymers was when A2sheds created
                                      > the lemon curry fork. Its website wasn't even active when it was first
                                      > posted.
                                      > In the time since A2sheds has not demonstrated a lemon curry printer...has
                                      > not added any original content to its fork.
                                      >
                                      > their address is a UPS store http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/3173/
                                      > NO record with the Illinois SOS for bucktown polymers,
                                      > http://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/CorporateLlcController
                                      > shares the phone number of an equally nonverifiable O.n.e technology/labs
                                      > which has only ever been associated with the ups store above and a storage
                                      > facility in michigan.
                                      >
                                      > A template website filled with stock images...
                                      > http://www.dreamtemplate.com/templates/6006/6106.html
                                      > http://depositphotos.com/1928720/stock-photo-Glass-Building-in-Blue.html
                                      > http://tinyurl.com/cu5xruf
                                      > http://tinyurl.com/bvu9ctt
                                      >
                                      > Regards,
                                      >
                                      > Graham
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Graham Stabler <grezmos@...> wrote:
                                      >
                                      > > The address showed properly.
                                      > >
                                      > > I don't understand why don't they answer the phone.
                                      > >
                                      > > Graham
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      >


                                    • Jon Elson
                                      ... I am a really small business, too, but I **DO** answer my phone! That is a significant concern. Of course, he could be out of town for a few days. But,
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                                        Graham Stabler wrote:
                                        >
                                        > Firstly I am not trying to discredit anyone just present some facts
                                        > which I thought were pertinent to anyone who might be considering
                                        > doing business with them. Perhaps ignorance is bliss?
                                        I am a really small business, too, but I **DO** answer my phone!
                                        That is a significant concern. Of course, he could be out of town
                                        for a few days. But, certainly not a good sign.

                                        Jon
                                      • Lino
                                        I have attempted to contact them as well with no response. This was several months ago ... From: diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com
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                                          I have attempted to contact them as well with no response. This was several
                                          months ago


                                          -----Original Message-----
                                          From: diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com
                                          [mailto:diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jon
                                          Elson
                                          Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 7:23 PM
                                          To: diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com
                                          Subject: Re: [diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication] Re: chemical properties of
                                          cured resin?

                                          Graham Stabler wrote:
                                          >
                                          > Firstly I am not trying to discredit anyone just present some facts
                                          > which I thought were pertinent to anyone who might be considering
                                          > doing business with them. Perhaps ignorance is bliss?
                                          I am a really small business, too, but I **DO** answer my phone!
                                          That is a significant concern. Of course, he could be out of town for a few
                                          days. But, certainly not a good sign.

                                          Jon


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                                        • Robert Cervellione
                                          i just spoke to someone from One Labs today and talked for a while about their resins. The person seamed knowledgeable about the resins. I am going to get 5
                                          Message 20 of 27 , Apr 4, 2013
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                                            i just spoke to someone from One Labs today and talked for a while about their resins. The person seamed knowledgeable about the resins. I am going to get 5 gallons of their resin to test with so i will let you know how it works out. i sent a email two days ago and got a call the next day.   25kg of Fernando's resin hopefully will be here soon so i will let you know the difference. 


                                            On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM, Lino <creaturemaker@...> wrote:
                                             

                                            I have attempted to contact them as well with no response. This was several
                                            months ago

                                            -----Original Message-----
                                            From: diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com
                                            [mailto:diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jon
                                            Elson
                                            Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 7:23 PM
                                            To: diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com
                                            Subject: Re: [diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication] Re: chemical properties of
                                            cured resin?



                                            Graham Stabler wrote:
                                            >
                                            > Firstly I am not trying to discredit anyone just present some facts
                                            > which I thought were pertinent to anyone who might be considering
                                            > doing business with them. Perhaps ignorance is bliss?
                                            I am a really small business, too, but I **DO** answer my phone!
                                            That is a significant concern. Of course, he could be out of town for a few
                                            days. But, certainly not a good sign.

                                            Jon

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                                          • Ricardo
                                            That s going to be useful information. Some time ago I took this huge chance(no phone, no address and the scariest thing is the stock pictures on the
                                            Message 21 of 27 , Apr 5, 2013
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                                              That's going to be useful information. Some time ago I took this huge chance(no phone, no address and the scariest thing is the stock pictures on the website)and ordered the spot-gp from Spota. Have been using it with great success. Your report on the bucktown resin will be appreciated.

                                              --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, Robert Cervellione <robert.cervellione@...> wrote:
                                              >
                                              > i just spoke to someone from One Labs today and talked for a while about
                                              > their resins. The person seamed knowledgeable about the resins. I am going
                                              > to get 5 gallons of their resin to test with so i will let you know how it
                                              > works out. i sent a email two days ago and got a call the next day. 25kg
                                              > of Fernando's resin hopefully will be here soon so i will let you know the
                                              > difference.
                                              >
                                              >
                                              > On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM, Lino <creaturemaker@...> wrote:
                                              >
                                              > > **
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > > I have attempted to contact them as well with no response. This was several
                                              > > months ago
                                              > >
                                              > > -----Original Message-----
                                              > > From: diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com
                                              > > [mailto:diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jon
                                              > > Elson
                                              > > Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 7:23 PM
                                              > > To: diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com
                                              > > Subject: Re: [diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication] Re: chemical properties of
                                              > > cured resin?
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > > Graham Stabler wrote:
                                              > > >
                                              > > > Firstly I am not trying to discredit anyone just present some facts
                                              > > > which I thought were pertinent to anyone who might be considering
                                              > > > doing business with them. Perhaps ignorance is bliss?
                                              > > I am a really small business, too, but I **DO** answer my phone!
                                              > > That is a significant concern. Of course, he could be out of town for a few
                                              > > days. But, certainly not a good sign.
                                              > >
                                              > > Jon
                                              > >
                                              > > ------------------------------------
                                              > >
                                              > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              >
                                            • jsangiolo@ymail.com
                                              ... I purchased a quart of resin from bucktown last summer through their website (back when you could get a quart of UV resin). I had no problem with the
                                              Message 22 of 27 , Apr 6, 2013
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                                                --- In diy_3d_printing_and_fabrication@yahoogroups.com, Jon Elson <elson@...> wrote:
                                                >
                                                > Graham Stabler wrote:
                                                > >
                                                > > I received an email anonymously on this subject, I offer bare facts
                                                > > from it here as I feel it is right to do so.
                                                > WOW! This is pretty serious! So, has ANYONE bought anything from Bucktown?
                                                >
                                                > Jon
                                                >
                                                I purchased a quart of resin from bucktown last summer through their website (back when you could get a quart of UV resin). I had no problem with the transaction and even had a short email exchange prior to purchasing (I wanted a quart of their visible, but they were only offering it by the gallon and that was too much for me to take a chance on). I've mentioned this purchase previously, warning that I found the "low odor" product to be quite strong. I also have a quart of B9 resin, but got too busy at work (and frankly can't use the bucktown when it is too cold to keep a door open) to do a proper comparison.

                                                john
                                              • arthur2shedsj
                                                ... The BP formulas available last year were geared around low cost and cured characteristics, but they proved to be too difficult for DIYers to work with. All
                                                Message 23 of 27 , Apr 6, 2013
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                                                  > I purchased a quart of resin from bucktown last summer through their website (back when you could get a quart of UV resin). I had no problem with the transaction and even had a short email exchange prior to purchasing (I wanted a quart of their visible, but they were only offering it by the gallon and that was too much for me to take a chance on). I've mentioned this purchase previously, warning that I found the "low odor" product to be quite strong. I also have a quart of B9 resin, but got too busy at work (and frankly can't use the bucktown when it is too cold to keep a door open) to do a proper comparison.
                                                  >
                                                  > john
                                                  >
                                                  The BP formulas available last year were geared around low cost and cured characteristics, but they proved to be too difficult for DIYers to work with. All the new formulas on the website cure 10x faster, are lower viscosity, low or no odor, plus cure over the UV to visible spectrum. DIY is mostly concerned with low cost, low odor and easy to use. Industrial users are as concerned with odor as they are with its flavor.

                                                  The BP website makes it easy for DIYers to place orders using Paypal without having to have contact with any sales people or chemists, since the majority of DIY buyers don't actually like or are too shy to have contact with anyone via email and especially by phone.

                                                  I'm not sure what all the hubbub is about since the photopolymer industry is nearly 100% B2B. DIY hardly shows up on the radar, yet they still provide resins at low cost in low volumes to DIYers.
                                                • Graham Stabler
                                                  ... And who are THEY? They are not actually a business it seems. As for the comments about DIYers being too shy to use email or phone, that has not been my
                                                  Message 24 of 27 , Apr 6, 2013
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                                                    On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 8:25 PM, arthur2shedsj <arthur2shedsj@...> wrote:

                                                    I'm not sure what all the hubbub is about since the photopolymer industry is nearly 100% B2B. DIY hardly shows up on the radar, yet they still provide resins at low cost in low volumes to DIYers.

                                                    And who are THEY? They are not actually a business it seems. 

                                                    As for the comments about DIYers being too shy to use email or phone, that has not been my experience in any way.

                                                    Graham
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