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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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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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Parts of print sticking to FEP bottom of resin tray instead of print plate

In a print composed of three rows of parts, the center row is sticking to the bottom of the resin tray instead of the the print plate. I have tried the print five times with similar results. These ...
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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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Methylated spirits or turpentine to clean resin printer?

I'm new to 3D printing and have bought a resin printer. Cleaning with Isopropol Alcohol seems to be the rage, however I think this is unaware of cost savings. It appears methylated spirits is ok and ...
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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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Enclosed volumes with stereolithography 3D printers

I have no prior experience with stereolithography 3D printers. For a research application I am considering the SLA approach but I have a more basic question. I would like to use SLA in order to print ...
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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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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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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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Home-brew alcohol to clean resin prints

I took the plunge and bought a resin printer. I was wondering if I could use full strength home-brew vodka at 90 % instead of using isopropyl alcohol before anything is added to clean prints with? I ...
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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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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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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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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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Top-Down SLA Printer Bulging Issue

I have designed and built a top-down SLA 3D printer that uses a 405 nm 500 mW laser along with some galvanometers. I filled the vat with glycerin and then topped it off with about 2.5 cm of resin. I ...
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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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DLP build plate adhesion

Does anyone have tips on improving build plate adhesion in DLP printers? I've heard a thin layer of resin or UV glue applied to the plate will help, but we're not sure if we leave the resin/glue wet, ...
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Brittle resin prints

I do not have a clear understanding of what causes resin prints to become brittle. Firstly, it appears excessive cold (in the 40s or even 30s, I am in New England) may be a factor. What else can cause ...
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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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LCD for SLA 3D printer resin curing

I'm doing some research on what types of LCD displays can be used to filter and pass UV light for resin curing - specifically in the context of building a DIY 3D SLA printer. The community commonly ...
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Cleaning IPA with the help of Mercury wash-and-cure?

I have seen that you can clean used IPA from resin by putting it in the sun a while, making the resin dissolved in the IPA cure. Could I do the same thing just using the cure-mode in with the Elegoo ...
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Aggressive resin solvent

For the purpose of cleaning, I need an aggressive solvent for cured or partially cured resin that will degrade resin down to its liquid state. I'm looking for one that would eat out specifically resin ...
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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 3D printer is?

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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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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Why is cupping bad in SLA prints?

Why is cupping bad? (I don't mean hollow parts) Example: Lets say that I want to print a simple cup without a handle. There are two obvious orientations: In one orientation it won't require any ...
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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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Pros to UV printing

This is related to Cons to UV printing and focused on Ryan Carlyle's answer, mentioning: "...resin-curing SLA/DLP printers are industrial or commercial tools that are really not suitable for home ...
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Cons to UV printing

I've been curious about the various UV/Laser printers in (or coming into) market that use liquid resin. I've seen the samples of the Pegasus Touch, Form1, and the Carbon3D as examples. I like the ...
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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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Does the resin vary from a printer to another?

I am using a clear resin to print parts using a Formlabs printer. At the moment, I am using the resin from Formlab which comes in a cartridge that fits in the printer. However, I would like to move to ...
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Accidentally over curing a 3D print

I'm relatively new to SLA 3D printing and 3D printing in general. I got a budget SLA resin printer that I've been messing with for a few months now. So I had a few soft prints laying around that have ...
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How to block UV light (transparent material)?

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 ...
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Use SLA 3D printing to make a flexible mold

I have seen some videos like this one, that uses 3D printing to make a piece that will be used to make a silicone mold that will then be used to make the final object made of some resin. Isn't ...
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Why don't LCD printers use subpixels in color panels?

The LCD resin printers I've looked at have pretty standard resolutions like for a smartphone and I understand they use the same technology. However, color LCD screens have three RGB sub-pixels for ...
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Clear coating resin 3D prints

I'm looking to put a UV-blocking clear coating on some of my resin 3D prints. I've tried krylon UV-Resistant Clear Coating but it seemed to react with my print making it softer and easy to break. I'm ...
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Delamination in resin prints

I have observed some occasional delamination in horizontal layers of my resin prints — see two examples: What is the cause, and how can this be minimized?
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How to prevent model from peeling off of resin printer buildplate during print?

Recently I have started using a fairly large LCD resin printer. (Yidimu Falcon Pro) It has a fairly large 260x160mm perforated and coated steel build plate and a decent dual rail Z axis with a ...
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Determining exposure time for resin

When a resin comes without a proper data sheet (!), or more likely when the timing for first layer and default layer exposure do not match your LED resin printer, how do you go about determining ideal ...
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Book recommendation for 3D resin printer

I wish to learn 3D printer working with resin. Are there books, ebooks, tutorials, or webinars etc. to learn 3D resin printing? I am using a DLP machine for clear aligner. I am using resin for model ...
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left-over photopolymer resins

Not storing left-over photopolymer resin back with pristine resin in its original shipping can seems to be a common recommendation. What is the best practice here? Store in a separate bottle and pour ...
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How do I remove a stuck resin print

I have stuck resin print that won't detach from the bed of my Creality LD-002R LCD Printer. I guess I could break the print off piece by piece, but it won't budge with pressure, pulling with all my ...
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Finishing transparent resin prints

I am printing some resin models in transparent resin. They look quite good when they are coming out of the printer, but they later develop this white hazy look that even when removed with an IPA rinse ...
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Different exposure time for black resin?

I am running test prints on a new Sainsmart Kumitsu KL-9, a large hobby-market resin printer with a price/volume hard to beat. I had two of the test prints detach from the printing plate and fall into ...
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How to remove a resin print stuck to the FEP tray bottom

With a resin printer, the print will occasionally adhere to the bottom sheet of the resin tray (the FEP transparent sheet), instead of the stainless print plate. How does one remove the failed print ...
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Resin prints pulling away from build platform

My prints start out good, but seem to warp or pull away from the build platform at a later time. Should I divide up my support bases so they're not one big base? Should I sand/roughen the build ...
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How to fix WoW models in photon workshop

I am using an AnyCubic Photon Resin Printer. I have used the (WoW model viewer to export a miniture that I am hoping to 3D print. However, when I look at the model in photon workshop, certain parts ...