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"I bought a nail light and ripped it apart and made a box so the lights were in a better place it cures Fotoplast really good. The company that actually sells the Fotoplast sells 365nm bulbs. Here is a picture of my light box with nitrogen hooked up." Comment from @acain



Awesome set up, what does the nitrogen act as?? I'm anxious to try out the fotoplast for sure.

The outer layer of the Fotoplast will not cure  with oxygen present, this is why people get a sticky residue its uncured acrylic. Nitrogen or argon (inert gas) are used to create an oxygen free atmosphere.

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Yes wood shells were done on CNC , first of its kind.


Thats AWSOME I guess your ear impression was 3D scanned and programmed from a CAD drawing.  I work in a machine shop but we don't have a scanner, I would love to CNC mill some shells out of stainless steel, or titanium.

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Yes was scanned , prepared in CAD , programmed in CAM and machined on 5-axis machine. Actually now prestige uses same method.

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My profile picture is actually my scanned impressions rendered in cad.

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My profile picture is actually my scanned impressions rendered in cad.


Great job I guess you used some small ball mills to contour it that detailed.

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I've read the entire post some areas MULTIPLE times. I'm not asking the how because I know this is a thread for "Home-Made IEMs" but feel there hasn't been much discussion relating to cables, which does directly correlate with the build.

 

@CMOS1138 @acain @MuZo2 Are you guys building your cables as well?? I would assume so but did not want to speculate. I certainly do not want to start a discussion if I'm out of place asking. If it warrants the time to discuss, are you using silver coated hook up wire??

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Yes was scanned , prepared in CAD , programmed in CAM and machined on 5-axis machine. Actually now prestige uses same method.


Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!! Takes it to a new level!!! Are there any noticeable tonal differences?? I would assume so unless you coat the interior of the shell, if you don't coat it the shell would absorb any sound leakage and in a sense resonate extremely well.

 

Do you create your own sound port and bypass using tubes, seems there would be a great freedom to experiment.

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Originally Posted by Shilohsjustice View Post

I've read the entire post some areas MULTIPLE times. I'm not asking the how because I know this is a thread for "Home-Made IEMs" but feel there hasn't been much discussion relating to cables, which does directly correlate with the build.

@CMOS1138
@acain
@MuZo2
Are you guys building your cables as well?? I would assume so but did not want to speculate. I certainly do not want to start a discussion if I'm out of place asking. If it warrants the time to discuss, are you using silver coated hook up wire??

Yes I am building my own cables and also using silver coated copper wire. You could just buy a cable also. I sleeved mine in black paracord.
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There is a great forum here for DIY cables.
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Yes I am building my own cables and also using silver coated copper wire. You could just buy a cable also. I sleeved mine in black paracord.


Thanks, I figured so as I'm pretty new to the thread here. Is there another thread relating to DIY IEM cables specifically. I know it's a totally different world than whats going on in this thread. I've been building mine as well using 28awg silver coated wire. I haven't sleeved them or tried expanding my craft just usually do a round braid, I use acoustic tubing and heat shrink then call it a day!!

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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post

Yes was scanned , prepared in CAD , programmed in CAM and machined on 5-axis machine. Actually now prestige uses same method.

What type of 3D scanner did you use? Was it the consumer type or industrial type?
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What type of 3D scanner did you use? Was it the consumer type or industrial type?

It was probably industrial since he ran the shell in a 5-axis CNC
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Originally Posted by Shilohsjustice View Post


Thanks, I figured so as I'm pretty new to the thread here. Is there another thread relating to DIY IEM cables specifically. I know it's a totally different world than whats going on in this thread. I've been building mine as well using 28awg silver coated wire. I haven't sleeved them or tried expanding my craft just usually do a round braid, I use acoustic tubing and heat shrink then call it a day!!

Do a search on this site for diy cables theres tons of info.
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I've noticed that many recent builds doesn't use TWFK. Is it because there are better alternatives or just because of different taste in sound signature.
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Originally Posted by Shilohsjustice View Post
 

I've read the entire post some areas MULTIPLE times. I'm not asking the how because I know this is a thread for "Home-Made IEMs" but feel there hasn't been much discussion relating to cables, which does directly correlate with the build.

 

@CMOS1138 @acain @MuZo2 Are you guys building your cables as well?? I would assume so but did not want to speculate. I certainly do not want to start a discussion if I'm out of place asking. If it warrants the time to discuss, are you using silver coated hook up wire??

 

I have never been happy with any of the cables I have built, instead, I use cables that I purchase off e-bay. There is a large variety available for reasonable prices (Less than I can build them for).

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