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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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LCD/DLP resin curing system

I'm trying to develop a device to burn a glass slide surface with a special pattern of UV light (between 300 nm and 360 nm) in a 5 cm square surface. I've read several threads asking questions about ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Multiple objects on build plate

I'm new to printing resin miniatures for Dungeons & Dragons and most of my prints are successful, i.e. one or more miniatures print as expected. However when I have multiple minis on the build ...
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Empty patches with a very viscous resin

I have a Mars-like 3D printer, which so far worked very well with typical resins. Then I decided to print a mechanical part with Siraya Blu. I followed their recomendations of a "heavy" support, which ...
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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.
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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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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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Is it safe to use photon-resin-calibration for Epax printer?

This repository contains a calibration test for DLP printers. As its file Instructions.txt says, it is an ...
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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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Resin burns to transparent sheet

I recently bought a Kelant s400 LCD DLP 3D printer. I am using Wanhao resin (green) to print, using the recommended settings from Wanhao. I was printing a hollowed out cube as a test and it printed ...
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Large SLA Build Plate

So I purchased a ready-made z-axis. There are four holes for 6 mm screws. Two pairs of holes are 100 mm apart, with each pair of screw mounts 20 mm apart from each other. Basically, ...
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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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Square sheet in middle layers

I'm using a Tronxy Ultrabot (looks very similar to Anycubic Photon) and I'm still on my first prints. Things that happened thus far: many failed prints that stuck to the resin tank, one which I had to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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