Q: What is the difference between Daylight and UV 3D resin?
A: Daylight resin can only be used in Liquid Crystal 3D printers; UV resin is designed for DLP and laser 3D printers that use the UV spectrum. The polymers are identical in performance; the main difference is just that Daylight resin uses photons at about 460nm to create free radicals to join the chains and UV uses 350 to 405nm photons. Daylight resin can never be completely clear.
Q: How do I store unused resin?
A: We recommend pouring the resin back into the bottle through a sieve from the vat to remove any solid parts.
Q: What shrinkage should I expect?
A: Hard resins will shrink by approximately 6%, Firm by 6% and Flexible 4%.
Q: Can I mix different resins in the VAT?
A: No, we do not advise mixing resins as they may have slightly different cure speeds.
Q: Do you have castable resin?
A: Yes we offer a castable resin in Daylight resin.
Q: How can I dispose of the resin?
A: The resin is a skin irritant, wear gloves when in contact with it. Remove as much liquid from the platform and object as possible with paper. Waste paper can be left in sunlight for a few minutes to harden and then be disposed of. Place the platform in a washing-up bowl and clean the object. You can leave the washing bowl in sunlight for a few minutes to harden any resin and this can be disposed of as solid waste.
Q: The resin changes colour, is that correct?
A: It is normal in Daylight resin. It will have a certain colour when liquid, then change to the final colour once cured and post exposed. Make sure you shake the resin bottle before use.
Q: What is the product shelf life?
A: The product will last for 1 year when kept at room temperature and away from sunlight in original packaging.
Q: Will the UV resins work with my DLP or Laser printer?
A: UV uses 350 to 405nm photons. Our UV resins will work with your DLP or Laser printer. You may need to adjust the curing time. Forums online may already have run tests on your printer and can provide detailed information.