• Exposure time estimation for 3D print

    Kai06/13/2022 at 02:02 0 comments

    Once I identify the right resin, the next step is to find the right exposure time (or light intensity) for a specific 3D printer.

    To do that, there is a simple way: to create a working curve (a good reference: https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Take-a-Working-Curve-Measurement-and-Create/). 

    To reduce the amount of the resin, I also made a "well" and put it into the resin tray to confine the resin area. 

  • Resin development by simple UV light curing

    Kai06/13/2022 at 01:57 0 comments

    To create a customize resin, I combined multiple chemicals and first tried them if they were cured by a simple UV exposure. 

    SDS of resin in each 3D printer is very helpful in estimating what chemicals may be appropriate for those 3D printers. I created a small amount of resin and tried to cure them as shown in the picture to identify the right photoinitiator for the system.