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I want to build my own curing station for my resin printed parts. I know there are a lot of prebuilt machines but they do not completely satisfy my needs.

I now want to know which material i can use to cover the chamber, but still be able to see inside. The material should therefore block UV light but still be transparent.

  • The material should be transparent to only light above the UV spectrum, but should block UV light (UV-A, UV-B if possible)
  • The material should be purchasable in sheets to be able to build a cover out of it (e.g. acrylic sheets)
  • the color is not relevant as long as you can see through it

The questions is now, which material satisfies those points? You can find reference on existing machines like the Elegoo Mercury Pro or the Formlabs Form Wash. Maybe somebody knows which material has been used by either one of them.

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    $\begingroup$ This is not a shopping question, rather a technical question which material blocks UV $\endgroup$ – OYPS Jan 6 at 10:59
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    $\begingroup$ It might be a good idea to rephrase, but then again, you would be changing the sense of the question completely. I personally would leave the title as it is, but edit and expand the body of the question: firstly with information both requested and that you have added in the comments (comments tend to get cleared up (i.e. deleted) after a while, so you want any additional info in the actual question text), and; $\endgroup$ – Greenonline Jan 6 at 17:02
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    $\begingroup$ secondly, with information that you have researched yourself, i.e. links to datasheets and quote the relevant information from those datasheets, so that we don't have to go googling and reading them ourselves. Basically the more information the better, and the more likely that you'll get an answer... Hi and welcome to SE.3DP BTW...! :-) $\endgroup$ – Greenonline Jan 6 at 17:02
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    $\begingroup$ thanks @Greenonline for the comment and the warm welcome. I have updated my question with all the information i have. $\endgroup$ – OYPS Jan 6 at 19:44
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    $\begingroup$ If no one here knows, then you might try emailing the manufacturers' support? I have managed to answer some similar type proprietary questions by just emailing the company. Maybe a friendly enquiry might yield some result, although they may not be willing to divulge their company secrets... If you do get a reply, don't forget to post the answer here :-) $\endgroup$ – Greenonline Jan 6 at 20:01
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I contacted the manufacturers of curing stations directly and got some interesting feedback. Not all of them were keen on sharing their information, but two responded:

I am sure they are using some additional UV blocking on the plastics with a coating, but thats all I could find out. Thanks to @Greenonline for pointing me in the right direction!

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