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My early use of resin 3D Printers.
« on: July 31, 2020, 11:57:17 PM »
Don't buy one except for specialist purposes.

I'm very careful with the resin protocol, it's toxic crap, and it's so costly, even when you hollow the models and do your drain-holes it still costs more per gramme in comparison to FDM. Now and then you get a print fail, and a resin fail is far more costly than an FDM fail.

You have to use at least one pair of Nitrile gloves with each print, because the workflow is Print, Clean, Remove supports, Cure. After 15mins of exposure even Nitrile melts.

You can recycle your IPA so that's all good.

On average i've seen print times that are 4x faster than FDM (standard 3D Printers), i've seen up to 6 times faster on some models.

One big advantage is that 2 models take roughly the same time as one model to print on resin, since it's done layer by layer.

Models feel more solid and can now use inlay.

I am sweating my arse off just sitting here typing so i will now get naked, but not type whilst in that state. It would seem weirdly unfaithful or something.

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Re: My early use of resin 3D Printers.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 01:04:33 AM »
>resin

I'd prefer filament.  I have a fair amount of experience with epoxy and gelcoat over the years and -though epoxy is my go-to material for fabrication or repairs- it is a love-hate relationship.

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Years ago, we were have a some sort of serious thread (here? wmw?) and NFFC posts "I'm not wearing any panties." hhh

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Re: My early use of resin 3D Printers.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 01:49:30 AM »
>resin

I'd prefer filament.  I have a fair amount of experience with epoxy and gelcoat over the years and -though epoxy is my go-to material for fabrication or repairs- it is a love-hate relationship.

>naked

Years ago, we were have a some sort of serious thread (here? wmw?) and NFFC posts "I'm not wearing any panties." hhh

I'm still clothed. I think i'm gonna use filament then make silicone molds and resin the copies. Mold resin curing time vs 3d prints is attractive.

What do you use yours for mainly, epoxy ?
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Re: My early use of resin 3D Printers.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 02:20:42 AM »
Mainly on boats, I guess. But I've used it on cars, hot tubs, garden hose reels, laundry sinks, etc.