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Resin printer screen damage?

After an incident that caused a hole in the FEP and resin leakage, the screen now gives the same dark right side for all 3 test patterns. You can faintly see it split into 3 other sections but not as ...
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Prints failing and there is resin hardened on the build plate in areas with no model on Elegoo Mars 3 Pro

I have been printing for years and I have no idea what is going on now. My prints are not coming out and random areas of the build plate have hardened resin where there should be nothing. These are ...
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Are there any electrically-conductive SLA resins?

I'm looking for an SLA resin that's electrically conductive. But, there don't seem to be any DIY or cheap formulations for electrically conductive resin. If it were easy to do, we'd all be making ...
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How can I match the properties of a specific resin, outside of the manufacturer's specification?

One may wish to identify resin with identical, or close to physical properties that could be used as a substitute for any specific type of resin, without the need to change other attributes. To use ...
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Creality Halot One Z axis inaccuracy

I'm having issues with the accuracy of the Z-axis of my Creality Halot One. X and Y seem pretty close (as you'd expect for resin). Firstly, it seems to not move and/or overprint the first 0.6 mm or so ...
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How to fixcrack from a print pause?

I was printing a leather mold on my Anycubic Photon Mono 4k. I needed to pause the print to refill resin vat, and at the height of the pause I got a crack. Resin is washed, but not yet cured. So how ...
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How should I restore an old build plate?

I have an Elegoo Saturn with a factory original built plate. The plate was improperly cleaned and then left out. Causing a thin but uneven layer of cured resin to form on one corner. This effectively ...
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Clear, gasoline resistant resin

I’m wondering if there was a resin that could help me produce this: Some old carburetors from the 1960’s had glass bowls. Well, I’d love one, but to find one on eBay it’d cost more than my engine. ...
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Carima non-toxic resin?

I just discovered a resin from Carima which says it's non-toxic. They have a link to a technical data sheet, but it leads to a page that requires me to request access, so I haven't read that yet. Has ...
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Is there such a things as an "Optimum height above the bed" for a Resin printer, and if so, how do you calculate it?

Presuming that you are raising your print above the bed using a raft and supports, rather than printing directly on the plate. Is there such a thing as an optimum distance above the bed to have the ...
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Why are the exposure times for clear and translucent resins so different?

According to the official Elegoo resin sheet, the standard layer exposure to for clear resin is 8 seconds per layer, while the translucent resin is only 3.5 seconds. For comparison, standard Gray is 2....
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Unusual issue with skin on a resin vat?

I filled up my resin vat yesterday afternoon with Elegoo standard gray resin. I used the dregs of an older bottle nearing the end of it recommended shelf life. I printed a short print (approximately 1 ...
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How should I remove the resin from the resin tank?

We need to move our Formlabs Form 3 printer to a new room, and I would like to remove the resin from the resin tank. Is there a standard way to do this, and can I reuse the resin once I remove it?
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Does UV light from fluorescent neon tubes affect resin prints?

I recently replaced one of the fluorescent neon tubes in my garage and noticed a sticker on the packageing saying the neon tube in question was only giving off low amounts of UV light. I wasn't even ...
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Water washable resin safety

I recently spilled waste water from my resin printing onto a fabric cooler. The water was in a container I was using to cure leftover resin from cleaning finished prints by leaving it in the sun for a ...
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Resin printer LCD breaks if layer is too big

I've recently gotten into Resin 3d printing with a refurbished Elegoo Mars 1 but I've run into a weird bug where the printer would not expose any resin to the LCD. I tested it by taking off the build ...
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Creating 3D printed individual LED diffuse covers

What kind of 3D printer (filament vs resin) and what kind of filament is recommended for individual LED diffusing? The issue is that I am using a WS2812B-2020 LEDs (2mm x 2mm) so the size of my prints ...
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Resin mechanical properties during the print process, immediately after light hardens it

Resin specifications There are datasheets available for SLA resin mechanical properties. Like this Formlabs' General Purpose Resin datasheet. They present mechanical properties for two cases. First ...
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Recommendation for 3D-Resin

I am looking for a resin to use with my Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K. I am trying to print useable plastic connector shells for an industrial use-case. My requirements are: Layer heights of approx. 50 µm or ...
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The FEP bend/wears out/scratching after 4-6 prints

I recently run into some problems with my FEP on my Anycubic Mono X, but not in terms of failing off the prints, but rather in the really short lifespan of the sheet. It frequently wears out and ...
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Resin printer adds a small block along the far right side

My Photon Mono 4k adds a small block along the right side and no matter what I do, it still makes it. It doesn't stop it from printing but is wasting a good bit of resin. Does anybody have an idea as ...
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3D print Unreal Engine asset - Low quality export

I wanted to experiment with a 3D printer and downloaded Lychee Slicer and wanted to print an Unreal asset. I took a free one from the store and exported the static mesh as ...
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How to generate a file for resin printing from layer by layer images?

I would like to print an object on an Elegoo Mars 3, object which is generated layer by layer via other means. So as input I have a series of BMP or PNG black and white images, one for layer, and I ...
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Old printed object deformed over time

I have an Elegoo Mars. I have printed a figure in Resin, but after some months I found this - the figure is as if it is not completely cured. The base is open (see picture below). it wasn't open ...
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How thin a void/mould can a resin printer reliably produce?

I am trying to print a very thin casting mould. Once printed, I then pour an epoxy resin mix into the printed void. After curing the resin and demoulding, the final product is a mesh/web-like set of ...
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How to solve broken FEP

I have a Creality LD-006 resin printer and my FEP breaks very often. When I'm printing I heard a hard "tac¨" (it's because the cured resin is taking of the FEP when the printing bed goes up)....
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Resin forming thin layer on bottom of vat (sludgelike)

I have just bought the Anycubic Photon Mono X and I am having some trouble. I was wondering if anyone else ever had this issue. The resin seems to be hardening on the bottom of the vat after I cleaned ...
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How to keep model flat in resin printing?

I am having some trouble with model adherence to my print bed. As shown in the attached photo, my model is pulled away at the sides leaving it bowed even though it is designed to be flat. Other than ...
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How to convert a conventional Inkjet printer into a FDM resin 3D printer?

I searched about the subject in this website and could only find this question here asking "if there is an FDM Resin 3D printer", not how to build it. The idea is to replace the inks for ...
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Metal coating 3D printed parts (electroless plating)

I know that 3D printed parts can be coated in metal by painting them with conductive paint (graphite or copper seems to be usual) and then electroplating them in a commercial copper or nickel bath. ...
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Are plastic resin vats inherently inferior to metal ones?

I'm looking at getting several resin vats. So that I can use different colors of resin without having to worry about cleaning them out between prints. Are plastic vats inherently inferior to metal ...
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Elegoo Mars 2 is printing randomly in the wrong places

After damaging my LCD plate while removing hardened resin (after my FEP failed and resin hardened onto the LCD) my printer started to harden resin in areas around the printed part. It started out ...
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How much extra resin should put in my vat beyond what the slicer says that it needs?

Starting with the premise that I that I can't just fill the vat to the brim (For example, because I don't have enough of a particular resin to do so), is there a rule of thumb, or a manufacturer's ...
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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 resin prints looking wonky?

I don't know how to describe it, but when I print on my Phrozen Sonic Mini with this resin, this happens (it's Siraya tech, but it happens with regular resin too). The bottom half, the stuff furthest ...
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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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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 (e.g. glasses)

I'm interested in making optical lenses, but I do not want to spend too 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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