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    I have a resin printer on the way, and was curious about the types of reasons available. In addition to availability I would like to ask others about what they feel works the best. No point me learning this on my own if someone can point me in the right direction from the get-go

    I also have read about resins that clean up with soap and water now with no need for the alcohol baths. Any one have experience with these.

    I suppose I should find a user group for my particular brand of printer as some of my questions may be to specific to resin 3D printing for a general forum.

    However if there is someone out there with some helpful hints, They would be welcome

    Cheers

    Dan


  • #2
    There's more and better info out there than can be posted in one message here.
    There's guys who just love testing who have YouTube vids to watch and learn from.

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    • #3
      Which printer did you get Dan?

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      • #4
        I bought an Anycubic Mono, taking advantage of some good pricing over the weekend.

        Cheers

        Dan

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kevan View Post
          There's more and better info out there than can be posted in one message here.
          There's guys who just love testing who have YouTube vids to watch and learn from.
          Yes, I have been surfing YouTube, but thought someone who prints slotcars bodies and knows the specific issues we need to deal with might have an opinion. I am thinking a softer cure with flex is better then a hard brittle cure. Makes sense, but I have no idea about the specifics of resins right now. I purchased Anycubic grey for my first kick at the cat, and was hoping someone would know of a good resin specifically for slot car bodies. Maybe the stuff I got will be great? I just don’t know.

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          • #6
            I only have Elegoo ABS-Like resin but like the idea of something tougher like Sirya-Tech Tenacious (but it ain't cheap)...it can however be mixed

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            • #7
              A lot of people seem to like the Sirya brand of resin. Their name gets tossed out a lot.

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              • #8
                Hiya All,

                I hope this is a not a stupid question, but are there any clear resins?
                I remember ready somewhere many years ago that resin printing needed a colour tint to work, is this true?
                I'm about to pull the trigger on a small vac-former machine like Chappy's, but would prefer to be able to 3D print the glass pieces.

                Cheers
                NimROD

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                • #9
                  Not a stupid question at all. I would like to know as well. Can’t say I have seen crystal clear. I have seen blue and green transparent resins. Green might be Ok for glass as McClarens kind of had that.

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                  • #10
                    Did a bit of Googling and found Liqcreate Clear Impact resin. It's supposed to be crystal clear and impact resistant. Not many reviews yet (so far I've seen only 1 that isn't a press release from the company). It's pretty expensive. The company is in the Netherlands.

                    https://www.liqcreate.com/products/#generalpurpose

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                    • #11
                      Anycubic does have a clear resin. You can get it on Amazon. $30.00 I have never used it but I may start. If you add the windscreen to the 3D model, you could print the car in clear and mask off the windows for painting
                      Last edited by Barc 1; December 7, 2020, 08:38 PM.

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                      • Barc 1
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                        Feed back says the Anycubic clear is more like amber

                    • #12
                      Or you can separate the roof and windows and model that separately in clear......
                      Come Race at The Trace!
                      Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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