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What are the main uses of Resin printing?

The outstanding advantage of resin printing over FDM is precision in detail.

The most common technology in this field is Micro SLA (MSLA), there is also DLP which we will talk about the difference later.

There are 2 main reasons why MSLA is more common than DLP:
More accurate and faster.

With standard resolution it is possible to reach over 2.5 cm per hour (the time is determined only by the height).

The first question is budget, because if it is low and the need is domestic, it is possible to be satisfied with only a printer + a basic rotating UV device.
The thing is that then an engineering material is needed so a Wash & Cure machine needs to be bought because a thorough IPA rinsing and drying is needed.
Assuming that it is a resin print in small sizes , a combined UV and washing machine is also possible in a fairly comfortable budget.

There are more convenient devices, which have 3 operations in 2 devices, meaning also a drying operation:

Wash & Dry & Cure saves waiting for the alcohol to dry or using air pressure.

Phrozen3D has several devices – a small Wash & cure (including the 3 operations) and the large size Mega Cure for UV hardening and Mega S Wash washing.

The types of sterile uses in Resin 3D Printer

Type of use Details Image
1 home use Mostly with water-washable and less aggressive materials (but with a work room).

The water-based materials are easy to use.

You can wash in the sink but they are not mechanically resistant.

Home resin print This is mostly used for figures and miniatures or any other hobby.

2 Industrial use Most materials are mechanically and heat resistant, if only maximum heat is required Existing in shelf materials is up to 220 degrees .

In most cases the material is more expensive and requires a longer hardening time (slow printing)

3 jewelry Resin print castings are also possible for rubber, the cleaning process is very important with these materials so that no residue remains.

Heating a compartment or tray helps but is not required.

If the buyer is not a grower and is sometimes required to wait days it is recommended to also purchase a professional UV device (not of nails) otherwise there may be unplanned contractions (use of UV after printing prevents contractions and deformations).

It is important to check whether the material requires UV or chemical burning with ethanol.

An example of gold casting of printing in X-One V2 material

For the casting of molds with heat resistance, high heat resistant TR300 is recommended (if the casting is at room temperature, other materials are allowed).

4 Dentists or dental laboratories In most cases it is used for models, irises, analogs or splints (not direct).
There are also materials for temporary or permanent crowns, but it is recommended to heat the bathtub, which is not available in all printers.
5 Studio for artists Usually for figures that are not possible in other technology to reach the details Print Resin gives the answer.

Still need a primer for smoothing and sanding with flexible sandpaper. And then airbrush painting is required.

Resin printing for the dental field is recommended DLP

The main reason is that these models have built-in chamber or tray heating (important for printing crowns).

Heating helps with materials with high viscosity. For the sake of illustration, honey has a high viscosity compared to water.

The lifespan of the projector is 10 times longer than an MSLA screen.

If it is only models for rainbows or analogs, more basic printers are possible.

If you have purchased a resin printer and want to know how to get started, it is recommended that you also read this article

You can sign up For basic, no-cost training here

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