Can I mix different resins?
The general consensus is that mixing different resins of the same type is not a problem, even using different colors and/or brands is fine, but the resin type should be the same. Resin is toxic, not all resins, but a fair number are poisonous, so it’s best to treat all resins with the same degree of caution.
Can you reuse printer resin?
This resin can be reused, so definitely put it back into its container. Open up the container, and put a funnel into the opening. The best is if the funnel has a mesh filter. Slowly pour the uncured resin from the vat back into the container until the vat is empty.
Are resin printers more expensive?
As you can see, the resin is more expensive than filament, but the benefit of owning a resin printer is clear; higher detail prints. With resin printing, it is not just the printer and resin cost that need to be considered since there are a lot of additional costs you have to consider.
How many prints can a resin printer print?
With a 1-liter bottle of liquid resin, you can print between 120 to 140 of such figures. If you were only printing cubes that measured 1 cm. on each side, you could print up to 500 cubes in just a single 1-liter bottle.
Can I use any resin for my 3D printer?
Mixing 3D printer resin of the same type is fine, you can mix all types of colors and even brands as long as they are the same type of resin. If you are making brittle resin 3D prints, then mixing in some tough resin can work really well.
How accurate are resin printers?
Stereolithography (SLA) printing produces smooth, visually accurate parts made from cured resin. Industrial SLA printing has a dimensional tolerance of ± 0.15% and a lower limit of ± 0.01 mm. The resin used for SLA printing takes time to harden completely.
Do you need to cure resin prints?
You need to cure the resin to get the print finished properly and to do this you have to expose your print to direct sunlight for UV rays. Curing or post-curing is important for the resin prints to make it look smooth and to avoid any reactions because the resin can be extremely toxic.
What kind of resin do 3D printers use?
When printing is done in a transparent material, we use transparent resin as the material. One of the most important features that this material possesses is water-resistant. This material is an ideal option for models that needs transparent surface, smooth finish, and high-quality.