January 7, 2010
The linked drivers did not work. These drivers worked for me: http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/pages/usbtouartbridgevcpdrivers.aspx
about a year ago
Update: after months and hundreds of prints, the dye is starting to lose its morph. The center area of my bed, directly above the heating element, has become stuck in the “hot” state. However, the rest of the bed continues to work fine. I attribute this to the heating element getting only the center too hot and the heat not being even ( I often crank the bed up to over 100'C and my heating element does not cover the whole underside of the bed). I expect a more distributed heater, like a PCB reprap heater, would not have this issue and the dye would work well long term.
about 2 years ago
I successfully mixed this stuff with a clear powder coat. The stuff I used cures at 340F for 20min, which was not enough to damage the dyes (most powder coat cures at 375-400F, which is probably too high). The only issues I had was it shot a little bit clumpy (next time I will run it through a fine mesh sifter first) and the flow out developed a heavy orange peel texture instead of smooth gloss.
I’m using it on an aluminum heated bed for a 3D printer, so we’ll see how well it holds up to long term exposure to 60-100C temps….
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