Photocentric UV resin compatibility guide
Our high-performance resins have been formulated to be compatible with a wide range of 3rd party printers.
This list is continually updated along with the relevant printer settings which can be found here. If you cannot find your settings then please use our UV resin layer exposure guide here or consult your manufacturer’s website. Please note that we are always very happy to receive printer settings directly.
UV Castable, UV High Tensile, UV DLP Crystal Clear, Durable UV80, UV DLP Firm, UV DLP Flexible, UV DLP Hard, UV DLP Poliglass*, Rigid UV240 Plant-Based, UV Dental Model, UV LCD Firm, UV LCD Hard, Flexible UV160TR
Note: UV DLP resins may require longer exposure time when used on UV LCD printers. All resins print at a wavelength of 385nm or 405nm.
- Ackuretta FreeShape 120
- Ackuretta Dentiq
- Anycubic Mono
- Anycubic Photon
- Asiga Max
- Asiga Pico
- Asiga Pro 4K
- Atum3D DLP Station 5
- Beam3D Prism
- Carima IM2
- Creality LD-002R
- Creality LD-002H
- Creality Halot-One
- Creality Halot-Sky
- Cubicon Lux
- DWS DigitalWax 028
- Elegoo Mars
- Elegoo Mars 2 & Mars 2 Pro
- Elegoo Mars 3
- Elegoo Saturn
- Envisontec Perfactory
- EPAX X1N
- EPAX X10 Color
- EPAX X10 & E10 Mono
- EPAX X1K E6
- Flashforge Hunter
- IBEE by UNIZ
- Kelant S400
- Kudo3D Bean
- Orange Longer 30
- Peopoly Phenom
- Photocentric LC Dental
- Photocentric LC Opus
- Phrozen Shuffle
- Phrozen XL
- Phrozen Transform (RGB)
- Phrozen Sonic Mini & XL 4K
- Phrozen Sonic 4K
- Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K
- Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K
- Prusa SL1
- SainSmart Kumitsu
- Shining Accufab-D1
- Shining3D AccuFab-L4D
- Shining3D AccuFab-L4K
- UnionTech Cute300
- Uniz Slash
- Wanhao D7
- W2P Solflex Series
- W2P Sollab Series
- Zortrax Inkspire
*UV DLP Crystal Clear & Poliglass are not compatible with Photocentric LC Opus
UV Laser Hard
- Formlabs Form 1+
- Formlabs Form 2
- Formlabs Form 3
- Peopoly Maoi
- XYZ Printing Nobel 1A
UV Resin Settings
|wdt_ID||Printer Manufacturer||Printer Model||Resin||Layer Thickness (µm)||Technical Data Sheet||Manufacturer Profile||Bottom Layer Exposure Time (s)||Number of Bottom Layers||Layer Exposure Time (s)||Z-Speed (mm/min)||Wait time||Lift Distance (mm)||Lift Speed (mm/min)||Retract Speed (mm/min)||XY Compensation||Scaling||Wash||Cure||Notes||Printer Settings|
|2||Asiga||Max||UV High Tensile Grey||100||Technical Data Sheet||Composer Dental Model 0.1mm||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||7 min in Photocentric resin cleaner with ultrasonic wash||60 min in Cure M+ at 60°C or 60 min SprintRay Cure at 40°C||More details|
|3||Asiga||Max||UV High Tensile Grey||50||Technical Data Sheet||Composer Dental Model 0.05mm||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||7 min in Photocentric resin cleaner with ultrasonic wash||60 min in Cure M+ at 60°C or 60 min SprintRay Cure at 40°C||More details|
|4||Asiga||Max||UV High Tensile Grey||25||Technical Data Sheet||Composer Dental Model 0.025mm||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||7 min in Photocentric resin cleaner with ultrasonic wash||60 min in Cure M+ at 60°C or 60 min SprintRay Cure at 40°C||More details|
|5||Asiga||Max||UV Castable Violet||100||Technical Data Sheet||SuperCast V3 0.1mm with seperation velocity of 1.000||n/a||n/a||n/a||1||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||7 min in Photocentric resin cleaner with ultrasonic wash||60 min in Cure M+ at 40°C or 60 min SprintRay Cure at 40°C||More details|
|6||Asiga||Max||UV Castable Violet||50||Technical Data Sheet||SuperCast V3 0.5mm with seperation velocity of 1.000||n/a||n/a||n/a||1||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||7 min in Photocentric resin cleaner with ultrasonic wash||60 min in Cure M+ at 40°C or 60 min SprintRay Cure at 40°C||More details|
Layer Thickness (µm):
Technical Data Sheet:
Bottom Layer Exposure Time (s):
Number of Bottom Layers:
Layer Exposure Time (s):
Lift Distance (mm):
Lift Speed (mm/min):
Retract Speed (mm/min):
UV Resin Layer Exposure
This guide will assist you in establishing a layer exposure time for a desired resin and layer thickness based on the characteristics of Photocentric’s UV Resin range and your UV 3D printer.
Each resin requires a specific energy to cure a certain layer thickness. ‘Energy’ is defined by multiplying ‘light output intensity’ of your printer and a ‘given time of exposure’. The equation below simply explains the matter:
Energy [mJ/cm²]= Light Output Intensity [mW/cm²] x Exposure Time [s]
Your UV 3D printer manufacturer will provide you with light output intensity value.
For this example, we will look to establish the exposure time for a 100 µm layer with Durable UV80. The energy required for this is 12.1 mJ/cm². and the chosen UV 3D printer has a light output intensity of 6.2 mW/cm².
So, to calculate the exposure time, divide the Energy by the light output intensity:
12.1 ÷ 6.2 ≈ 2.0 s
All printed parts will need to be exposed to UV light to obtain the mechanical properties found in the technical data sheet for that material. Some resins require difference post exposures therefore please refer to individual technical data sheets for post processing instructions which can be found below.
|wdt_ID||Resin||Language||Technical Data Sheet||Safety Data Sheet|
|14||UV DLP Hard Black||English||Technical Data Sheet||Safety Data Sheet|
|15||UV DLP Hard Grey||English||Technical Data Sheet||Safety Data Sheet|
|16||UV LCD Dental Model White||English||Technical Data Sheet||Safety Data Sheet|
|17||UV LCD Dental Model Grey||English||Technical Data Sheet||Safety Data Sheet|
|18||UV LCD Dental Model Beige||English||Technical Data Sheet||Safety Data Sheet|
If you are having issues casting using the castable resins please refer to the instructions here.
Holes appearing in the side of prints
Holes in the sides are often caused by blowouts due to air cupping. This is caused by either hollow parts or parts where a large air gap is present in the print and there is no air gap for the air to release through. Please refer to hollowing prints below for more information if you are still experiencing difficulties.
It is possible to hollow out prints using software such as Meshmixer or Tinkercad but this can also be done using Photocentric Studio. Always keep in mind that there needs to be drain holes to allow the flow of air throughout any hollow structure. It will form a cupping effect if the air has nowhere to go which leads to failures in the prints called “blowouts”. Adding an air release hole into a print will help stop this.
Platform adhesion issues
If the print is removing itself from the print bed and remaining within the vat after a print, try increasing the base layer time (also known as the burn in time). This will aid in forming a strong bond between parts and the build platform.
If you are experiencing adhesion issues on a Formlabs printer, try reducing the platform z height by following the instructions found on Formlabs website here
Lack of details on prints
If you are finding that your prints are not coming out as well defined when using our resin, it is possible that the cure time you are using is incorrect. Try printing using our test piece here using your time. If the text is coming out very thin and there are many poles missing, increase the cure time and print again. If the text is coming out thick and blurred, all the poles are present but a large number of holes are filled in, the cure time is too high. Try reducing it.
My printer doesn’t have variable settings
When settings on the printer can’t be varied, we advise using the standard settings that the printer comes with such as the Clear and Black settings on the Formlabs printers.
Print failing on supports
It is important to ensure that enough supports are being used to print your part. Try increasing the number of the supports and the diameter of the poles. If they are still breaking around the point that connects the support to part, try increasing tip diameter. Certain resins, such as Flexible and Ultraflex, will need larger supports diameters and tip size due to the lower strength in the green state.
Parts can crack if not enough supports are added to the part. Increase the number of supports to avoid the parts from moving too much during the print and stop cracks.