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Chitubox: Is it possible to place a hollow object flat on the build plate and use internal supports?

I have a bust that I want to print flat on the build plate of an Elegoo resin printer, but I want to place supports inside it without having to add a skate or raft? Is this possible, and if so how
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Layers peeling off in resin prints

I'm having some issues with my Creality HALOT-ONE. As you can see in the photo, it seems that the layers after the bottom layer are peeling off. I have to remark that the bottom layer sticks very well ...
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Can you 3D print an electrical connection

I am trying to create a two-piece snap-fit or joint using a 3D printer (Resin). After that, I plan to coat the joint with a conductive spray and create an electrical connection when the two pieces are ...
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What could be the cause of these resing prints looking wonky?

I don't know how to describe it, but when I print on my Phrozen sonic mini this resin, this happens (it's siraya tech, but it happens with regular resin too). The bottom half, the stuff furthest from ...
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Is there printable optical-grade resin?

Are there SLA printable resins that can be printed with optical clarity and whose index of refraction make them potentially useful for optical applications? I would assume the surface may need ...
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Resin LCD print not printing first layers properly, resulting in a reduction of the height of the object

Printer: Elegoo Mars 3 LCD Resin Printer I have a similar problem to this question, First / bottom layers not printing? and this issue on Reddit, Elegoo Saturn Squishing Bottom Layers Together - ...
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Is it possible to make flat parts less flexible by adding geometry to one side?

I have a resin printer, and when I print medium to large flat surfaces they tend to warp a little after a few days. I was wondering if it's possible to reduce this by adding lines/circles or other ...
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What happens if you try to print with UV resin that's well past it's use by date?

I've got a bottle of UV resin that got left at the back of draw and forgotten about. It's probably 6 months out of its advertized use by date. What is likely to happen if I try to print with it? It's ...
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Intersecting lasers resin 3D printer that was produced in the the late 90s or early 2000s

A long time ago I was watching a PBS or Discovery channel documentary and they were 3D printing models of cars or car parts using a resin 3D printer. The printer worked differently than what you see ...
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Are there printer firmware specifics when adding printer profiles to slicer software?

In this question, I was struggling with my printer not recognizing sliced files. Switching from ChituBox to Lychee solved the issue until the printer stopped recognizing the .ctb files sliced by ...
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Does an uneven resin printer matter if the build plate is level with LCD?

I am using an Elegoo Saturn S and have leveled the build plate per manufacturer's instructions a handful of times. However, I have yet to get a successful print except for the rook model that came ...
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What are the limits of SLA 3D printing for optical lenses (eg : glasses)

I'm interested in making optical lenses, but I do not want to spend to much on it. What are the limits and criteria which will help me decide which SLA printer will make it possible or not ? I suppose ...
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Which 3D printing material is best for floating designs?

I am trying to print a shape (e.g. square container) using clear resin. However, I am facing the problem of the design sinking when I put it water. I am right now trying to make it hollow from the ...
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Deep ridges in all of my prints

I'm using an Elegoo Mars 3 printer. For some reason, all of my prints are now getting these deep ridges. each layer I can hear it peel away from the vat before it lowers again for the next layer. I've ...
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Why do most manufacturers recommend curing resin models before removing supports?

Why do manufacturers such as Elegoo always recommend that you cure your resin 3D prints before removing the supports, while hobbyist such as Uncle Joey usually recommend that you soak your models in ...
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Is resin printing correct for my needs & limitations?

I'm considering buying my first 3D printer. The only place in my house where I have enough space is the garage, and I fear a PLA printer will suffer from the possible temperature differences I may ...
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Is it normal for clear resin to lose transparency after curing?

I am using a FORM LABS 3 printer with clear resin. After printing the model, I wash it with Isopropenyl and dry it. Then I cure it using Formlabs Form Cure for 5 minutes under 60 C°. After curing the ...
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Can 3D printed bottle caps make a perfect seal?

I am using a Formlabs 3 resin printer and I am would like to create a bottle design with a cap. my objective is for the cap to completely prevent any liquid from going in or out of the bottle (even it ...
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Can you have a perfect seal to maintain moisture?

I would like to create a water chamber (Box) that maintains moisture. My main idea right to use a snap-fit model (Two faces). However, I feel that the areas where the two face snap-fit will allow air ...
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Can you snap fit 3D resin printed parts?

I would like to create something like a treasure box model. I want to print two parts: one is the base and the other one is the lid. However, I want them to snap fit together like LEGO pieces when ...
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Ultra thin skin of cured resin found floating in vat, possible sources?

I've been repeatedly finding small fragments of extremely thin cured resin floating in the vat of my elegoo saturn resin printer. They're maybe a couple of CM across and so thin that I can't measure ...
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Fluid resin gets trapped inside my prints

I have been printing a few props for tabletop gaming: a statue, some walls, wine barrels... and I've noticed that resin gets trapped inside. If it stayed firmly inside I wouldn't care too much, but a ...
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I painted an uncured UV resin print, now it feels sticky through the paint

I know that you are not supposed to cure resin prints in the window, but mostly it has been working OK for me. I mostly print minis and props for D&D. Last week I printed some walls and was a bit ...
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Phrozen ABS-like resin profile (.cfg File) for Chitubox, where to download it?

I am a beginner at 3D printing. I use: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K Chitubox In Chitubox, there are some resin profiles preloaded and selectable. There also is the possibility to import profiles (.cfg file ...
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Preform like support generation UI for AnyCubic photon

I'm used to Preform with Form 2/3 for generating supports. I've recently been trying out Anycubic Photon, Elegoo and other more cost-effective printers. How can I select and configure support points ...
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First / bottom layers not printing?

New to the group so please let me know if I am not asking / formatting correctly. So I have just started 3D resin printing with my new Elegoo Saturn. I have printed a couple of free STL files with no ...
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Is resin 3D printing considered "additive"?

Subtractive manufacturing has been the way of the world for a while, but additive manufacturing, which is basically synonymous with 3D printing, has disrupted all of that. If extrusion-based printing ...
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HALOT BOX makes objects with support move up

I'm trying to slice some models using the default HALOT BOX software from Creality, which comes with the Halot One resin 3D printer. I've oriented them at 45 degrees, and am using supports. When I ...
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Resin layer for adhesion: how should I do it?

Backstory: Like quite a lot of people here, I'm having problems with parts adhering to the build plate of a resin printer. I've tried everything that I can think of: cleaning & re-sanding the ...
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Should I cure my 3D printed resin model before or after sanding down imperfections?

When printing a 3D model on a resin printer should I sand down imperfections and marks left by supports before or after curing? What are the benefits and drawbacks of doing it either way?
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Are there any common household chemicals that will degrade or erode the most common types of resin from an SLA printer once cured?

Are there any common chemicals that will damage, degrade or erode (Causing pitting, for example) the most common types of resin used in an SLA printer once it has been cured? For example, chemicals ...
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Can SLA printers produce strong engineered parts?

I have an FDM printer, I printed ABS for years. Since SLA printers became really cheap lately and are able to print finer details, are there resins out there as strong as ABS/PLA?
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What causes the FEP to be dented during resin printing?

Just a simple question about my FEP sheet getting dented after print. I just bought an Elegoo Mars 2 Pro and had trouble getting it to stick to the bed, after some painful bed leveling and realizing ...
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Maximum recommended layer height for an Elegoo Saturn?

I have an Elegoo Saturn resin printer and I want to print out some low detail models that are about three inches on each side. I'm going to add the detail in using traditional modelling, kit-bashing ...
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Bottom layer exposure for prints placed directly on the bed (resin printer)?

I have an Elegoo Saturn Mono resin printer. If I make a 3D model that has a "sacrificial layer" on the bottom, and I place it flat on the bed, will the area in contact with e bed ...
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Adjusting layer exposure time for different layer thicknesses

I purchased a bottle of Siraya-Tech Simple Clear and Siraya-Tech has good documents on their resins with printing guidelines like for the simple clear (see their Simple User Guide). This gives good ...
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Anycubic resin printer not printing beyond the first layer

I recently acquired a Anycubic Photon Zero and I'm having trouble printing anything that's not pre-loaded from that company. I create my own models in Blender, put them through the Photon Workshop ...
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3D printing ESD safe/high temp parts

I am trying to develop a process to print fixtures/jigs that can withstand a convection oven temperature of 165 °C. The tricky thing is that these parts have to be considered ESD safe (surface ...
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Chitubox estimated time very away from the real time

Some time ago, I bought an Elegoo Mars 2 Pro, and I really liked the product. This is my first resin printer and I am very satisfied. What has been bothering me a little is in relation to the slicer. ...
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Should I put my models close together on the build plate, or space them out, to minimise suction?

On a resin printer, if I'm printing 5-6 similarly sized items (Warhammer figures, for example) should I group them close together, or space them far apart, in order to get best adhesion on the build ...
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When changing my FEP should I pierce it first or just screw the screws through it?

I'm going to do my first FEP change on my Elegoo Saturn. The manufacturer has a video on changing it that shows them putting the FEP into the gasket frame and then simply screwing the screws right ...
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How to print Lego bricks?

How can I print Lego bricks in order to make them attach? I need them to be standalone pieces. I use resin to print. My model is Elegoo Mars 3. What resolution should I use? Also, how should I color ...
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Colour transfer to resin

Is it possible to perform a colour transfer from paper/transparency film to printed resin? From what I understand there is some sort of transfer process for resin, but I don't quite understand if this ...
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How much time should take for UV lamp to cure resin?

I've bought recently this UV lamp to cure my SLA prints: But I seem not to be able to get the job done. I got some leftover supports and wanted to throw them in the trash, so I put the lamp onto them, ...
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UV degradation of UV curable resins

I needed to know if typical UV curing resins, such as the ones from Anycubic, can withstand solar radiation over extended periods of time with little to no degradation. It has been quite difficult to ...
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What type of 3D printer is this?

I have found a video about Invisalign. I saw a 3D printer in the video but I did not understand its type. Can you help me? Do you share a brief piece of information about its type? Below is the video ...
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Standard Settings for AnyCubic Printers?

Does anyone know where I can find a list of recommended settings for different types of resin / print objects for Anycubic printers? I realize that some of the details will need to be tweaked on a ...
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Delaminating in the middle area of photon printer

I've been getting delaminating and other issues in the middle area of my Anycubic photon printer. Sometimes the print won't stick to the print bed and sometimes it delaminates like in the images below,...
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Resin LCD prints ending up with random holes in them

The Context: I'm trying to print this container with a Voronoi pattern on it. The actual object itself was created using a combination of this online tool and Fusion 360. This was then imported into ...
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Resin printing on Voxelab Polaris

I've recently got an Elegoo Mars-like resin printer which is called Voxelab Polaris. So far, I have a lot of success with it, but one piece is proving really tough to print and I'm hoping for advice! ...
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