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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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Best way to deal with Resin Printers in your living space

I know I did something stupid. I just had to have a SLA 3d printer. The issue being I live in a one bedroom apartment. In the months of owning it I have made lots of amazing pieces, I also for the ...
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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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Toxicity of Light-curing resin?

I'm one of the lucky (??) Kickstarter supporters who received a T3D resin printer. This uses a proprietary (so far as I can tell) resin which cures under exposure to visible, rather than the usual UV,...
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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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How do I find the best settings for a resin?

I have an Epax X1, I have just purchased the 2nd and 3rd bottle of resin, but I don't know what are the best settings. What is the best way to find the best settings for a new resin? Is it possible ...
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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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How does a UV LCD 3D resin printer work?

I've been wondering this for a while, and have searched for hours and have found nothing except undetailed explanations and projects. How does a UV LCD 3D resin printer cure resin exactly? I ...
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Is the Sparkmaker good enough to print OO/HO small detail objects?

I don't want this to be a specific producer question, but I would like to know if the Sparkmaker is good enough to print small details in OO/HO scale objects. I'm referring here to objects like ...
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Sparkmaker SLA resin not curing

My model layers are printing much as I expect but the parts when removed from the plate are very soft and flexible and fail to harden any further in sunlight or UV lamplight. A tall or slender part ...
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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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What is the correct process to make a correct resin casting for jewelry?

I have a 3D printer and I have printed some models with castable resin. When I burn one of these models in the oven and then do the metal casting, the surface of the metal piece is not smooth. I did ...
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Safe way of disposing resin

I have some leftover resin (100 ml) that I`m not planing to use anymore. What is a safe way of disposing it that doesn't involve curing?
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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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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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SLA printers: food-safe resin parts

I've actually read that resin printed parts are not food-safe in Reddit and Formlabs guide. However, it also says that food-safe can be achieved applying some kind of food-safe coat to the printed ...
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Resin types: Water Soluble vs PLA

With resin LCD printers (not filament!), what are the considerations to choose between PLA and "water soluble"? Microcenter carries resins from esun in these two types, and their spec sheets ...
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Can the resin from Resin based 3D printers be used to make printed circuit boards?

Do the properties of 3D printer resin allow it to stick to copper clad surfaces when cured? I am interested in turning my filament based 3D printer into a photo plotter with a laser that can cure a ...
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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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What alternatives are there to sanding resin parts with fine details?

I have some transparent resin parts printed with a polyjet printer. Where the support contacted the part it has a matte finish. The recommended finishing technique for these parts is to sand them with ...
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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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Prints not sticking to centre of build plate, Phenom Peopoly

Recently prints aren't sticking to centre of bed - e.g if I print a grid of 25 identical models, the ones in centre will not attach to build plate. Models near edges stick to build plate fine, on all ...
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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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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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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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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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Can photopolymer resin colors be mixed?

Can different resin colors be mixed to generate new colors? I use eSun water washable resins, but I am happy to switch if this is a different vendor's capability.
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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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Can UV cure inside opaque or more massive printed object?

From what I understand, UV curing of resin prints works by starting a chemical reaction that hardens the resin permanently. Also, a curing step after print is needed to speed up the print and also to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Curated resin size shrink (and methods to reduce it)

I've recently purchased an Elegoo Mars Pro 3D printer. I've read about that percentage of resin shapes going smaller and I understand that. But are slicers (or software which help with the joints) ...
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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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Gizmo3D SLA + Monocure resins not curing

I am working with a "Gizmo3D" type DLP resin printer, and using Monocure "General Grey" resin. I'm having some issues with getting this resin to cure to the build plate well enough to prevent it from ...
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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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FabPro 1000 making flat little discs?

I'm just getting into 3D printing, and I got a FabPro 1000 (to make miniatures, mainly). I've tested it by trying to print a few things, but it's been a disaster every time: It just prints out these ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Curing a resin print

After a resin print completes, what is the expected process to finish the print? Is some cleaning expected? I also some manufacturers sell UV chambers to cure the print surface, is this required? I ...
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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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Can you cure resin with sunlight through a window?

If I set my prints on the window sill (indoors) will the sunlight still be able to cure the resin? The problem with setting them outside is the wind knocking them over.