Testing the 3D printed frame for a collapsible UV resin lamp.

A project log for Collapsible UV LED Lamp + Resin Oven

This tutorial goes over the making of a collapsible UV light, made from UV LED strips, and a flexible-but-rigid foil + air backer.

audreyobscuraaudreyobscura 10/03/2020 at 07:290 Comments

To test the 3D printed framed lamp unit, I 3D printed another little box form I've been producing for another project, that I was previously coating in polyester resin for durability, but have switched to coating with UV resin for the sake of testing the DIY lamp's capabilities. 

Here's the part getting coated with UV activated resin with the help of a kitchen basting silicone brush:

The coated part went into the oven for 10 minutes total, but I checked the curing progression at the 4 minute mark, 6 minute mark, and 10 minute mark.

Material properties observed:

Check out my last log post to see some conclusions around this style of lamp - thanks for checking out this iteration of the build!