Standard Resin

What is Standard Resin

Standard Resin is a liquid material that becomes a solids polymer with the use of a laser, a process called Stereolithography Apparatus (SLA). This 3D printing method enables a high level of precision detail and eliminates the seams often seen between layers.

Standard Resin is ideal for projects where a smooth finish is desired. It’s also appealing because it typically exhibits a high stiffness, making the 3D printed models robust. Lastly, it is cost effective with a low-cost production. These properties makes Standard Resin a great option for decorative models.

Properties

Models printed in standard resin have a smooth surface and appearance, with very little post-processing. This material is excellent for producing accurate, high resolution small and medium prototypes, where the brittleness of the final product is not a problem. It is important to remember that Resin-based materials are not resistant to UV, so this material is not recommended for places exposed to a lot of sunshine.

For more specifications, the table below shows the exact properties of Standard Resin.

Printing Method

Stereolithography, or SLA, is a laser-based 3D printing technology that uses a high-powered UV laser to solidify liquid resin into an object. The UV laser creates a layer by selectively curing and solidifying the material according to a cross-section of the 3D model. The process is then repeated layer by layer until the part is complete, building the 3D part from the bottom to the top.

Compared to other methods, objects printed with SLA are generally more brittle and not suitable for functional prototypes. However, if you need quick printing and exceptionally high detail, this method is perfect for your design.

Design Specifications

The walls of your model must adhere to a minimum thickness of 0.5 mm to prevent the model from snapping. Furthermore, support structures are strongly recommended for any protruding parts to give added stability.

Details
For engraved text or surface details, we recommend letters with a minimum line thickness of 0.5 mm and a depth of 0.5 mm. For embossed text and surface details, we recommend letters that have a line thickness of at least 0.5 mm and a depth of at least 0.5 mm.

Included texts and images, either embossed or engraved, should have a minimum line thickness of 0.5 mm and a minimum depth of 0.5 mm.

Standard Resin is not well-suited for enclosed volumes and interlocking parts.