Reuse an old microwave oven for a UV curing enclosure.

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dendad

Joined Feb 20, 2016
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My son has just purchase a 3D Resin printer. This uses UV setting resin, not melting plastic filament like my printers.
One accessory that is very handy is a UV curing enclosure used to finish setting the print.
I my "treasures" was an old microwave oven. Th old oven has the RF stuff removed, and gives a fine enclosure with timer, turntable and safety interlock.

And I had a number of UV flashlights bought for another project that did not go ahead.
So....



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A length of Aluminum angle is the LED heat sink.
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It is mounted to shield the direct UV from the front.
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Quality engineering was employed to mount the constant current supply!
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OOPS! Looking at this picture, I just realized the Tant caps are in backwards! I will have to fix that!

Here is an overall view. The plug pack is secured with a cable tie, and the spade terminals that went to the original power transformer fit the mains pins quite well.
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Here is what it looks like without the UV LEDs running.
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Here is the circuit...
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Delta Prime

Joined Nov 15, 2019
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Thank you for the reply I was just curious. That is a wonderful idea I never would have thought of that.
I enjoy your posts and have learned a great deal from you, thanks again!
 
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