UV DLP Resins
Compatible with UV DLP Printers such as Flashforge Hunter, MoonRay, Asiga Pro2, Asiga Pico, Envisontec Perfactory
UV LCD Resins
Compatible with UV LCD printers such as Anycubic Photon, Wanhao D7, Phrozen Shuffle, Sparkmaker, Kudo Bean
UV Laser Resins
Compatible with UV Laser printers such as Form 1+, Form 2, Peopoly Maoi, Nobel
UV DLP Resin Settings
Note: Settings above tested on Phrozen Shuffle
Note: Settings above tested on Anycubic Photon
These are recommended settings and may need adjusting depending on your application.
UV Laser Resin Settings
Settings to use our range of UV Laser resins on the Formlabs 1/1+/2 printers in open mode.
For detailed parts, we recommend you use the detailed setting.
Using in the Form 2 – upload prints in the usual manner. Turn on the open mode on the printer following Formlabs instructions here. Pour the resin directly into the Formlabs vat and start your print. After 100 mL is used up, just top the resin up as prompted and continue.
Vat Preparation- Before printing, ensure the vat is oxygenated. This is done by running a spatula over the surface of the vat whilst resin is in and ensuring that the clear surface can be seen.
Vat maintenance – after printing, remove the resin from the vat by filtering into a container or back into the resin bottle. This helps keeps the vats going for longer. Clean the inside of the vat with soap and water. Do NOT use IPA as this can lead to cracks in the acrylic surround of the vat.
If you are using a laser printer that’s not Formlabs, follow the manufacturer’s instructions on slicing and then pour the resin into the vat and start printing.
UV LCD Resin Settings
Below is a complete profile set of recommended settings for the UV LCD range to use on the Wanhao D7 and Anycubic Photon printer ranges.
To access these profiles in creation workshop, download and extract the profiles below. Then copy the ones required to the ‘Profiles’ folder in your Creation Workshop folder. Make sure that only the “.slicing” files are in the profiles folder.
The recommended settings containing in these profiles are designed to achieve successful prints however for optimal results you may need to adjust your settings slightly depending on the model part, model supports and orientation. If this is the case, you can manually adjust the settings to best suit your printing requirements.
Anycubic Photon Settings:
All printed parts will need to be exposed to UV light to obtain the mechanical properties found in the TDS for that material. Some resins require difference post exposures though the general one used is the following: Wash the parts in Photocentric Resin Cleaner, blow dry and then cure for 1 hour at 60°C in a Photocentric Cure L unit.
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.
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