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Questions tagged [sla]

Questions about the Stereolithography (SLA) method of 3D printing.

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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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Using heat-set inserts with SLA printed part

I have an SLA printed part I want to put a brass threaded insert in using a soldering iron. The insert is slightly larger than the hole so I would assume the edge will melt and re-freeze around the ...
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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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Where or who could I hire to assemble a 3d printer that came in a kit for me? [closed]

I planning on getting a resin 3d printer kit, and I don't want to take any risks building it myself. Where, or who, could I hire a professional capable of constructing a 3D printer kit? They don't ...
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What kind of galvos are used in Moai SLA printers?

There are some very cheap SLA printers available, working with galvo scanners and 405 nm lasers to expose a fluid resin. I am looking for the galvos which are used in these projects. Does anyone know ...
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Looking to use 3D printing to make a master plate for rubber stamp vulcanizing

I am an art rubber stamp maker, using a vulcanizer to make art rubber stamps from molds that are usually created with a magnesium plate. The normal process is to send artwork off to an engraving ...
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Which choices do we have on Daylight Resins?

I'm planning to make an LCD Resin printer. I'm still learning and I found out that I need daylight resin (which hardens when white light comes from the LCD). If I search for "Daylight resin" on ...
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How to thin UV sensitive resin

I have some older resin that got a bit thick. I was thinking I could use some paint thinner to thin it a bit and restore it. My thoughts are the paint thinner is made of terpene oils so should be ...
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How do you know when your SLA resin tray needs to be replaced?

How do you know when your SLA print tray has lost its non-stick coating? Are there visible or testable signs you can use to determine it is time to invest in a new resin tray? Is it best to ...
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SLA prints not sticking to build plate

I have been working with our SLA printer (Facture Draken) for a couple weeks now printing in makerjuice waxcast. . I have had some successful prints, but the majority (80%) end up as pancakes stuck ...
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What is the lifespan of a SLA Resin Tray?

As far as I know resin trays have a Teflon coat that allows prints to stick to the build plate easier than the resin tray but this Teflon coat wears over time. I am new to the SLA scene and am ...
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Does the Inverse-Square law apply with SLA Printing?

I was adjusting the position of our projector to allow for bigger prints to be generated. I encountered a problem that at larger distances, our prints are not seeming to adhere as desired. Does ...
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DIY SLA 3d printer for jewelry [closed]

Where i can find DIY-project or tutorial for creating SLA printer for making models of jewelry?
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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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Is there a method or S/W available to stitch together a DLP projector's output into a “moving picture” to SLA print in a larger area than its output?

I'm popping my cherry here, so to speak. Refer to my Hackaday project for system details & pictures: Sciclone 3D Printer Conversion Repurposing a lab-grade liquid handling system to a 3D printer ...
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Why is CLIP so much faster than SLA?

Stereolithography produces parts by projecting ultraviolet light on the top of a vat of liquid photopolymer, causing it to harden. CLIP produces parts by projecting ultraviolet light through the ...