Castable Resin

Photosensitive resin in liquid form made from methacrylated monomers, methacrylated oligomers and photoinitiator that is suitable for stereolithography (SLA) in Form 1+ 3D Printer.

MY Code: FOIN05 Category: Tag:
MY Code: FOIN05Category: PolymersManufacturer: FormLabs Inc.

Photosensitive resin in liquid form made from methacrylated monomers, methacrylated oligomers and photoinitiator that is suitable for stereolithography (SLA) in Form 1+ 3D Printer. The finished printed piece can be used as model for high-resolution investment casting. The SLA process enables the creation of intricate forms not achievable by any other manufacturing process. These forms are typically then used as a ‘mold positive’ which is used in the investment casting process; the mold is subjected to a ‘burnout’ in a furnace to remove the printed part. The printed piece can be burned out completely without residue. SLA is an additive manufacturing process that employs a vat of liquid resin and an ultraviolet (UV) laser to build solid layers. For each layer, the laser beam traces a cross-section of the pattern on the surface of the liquid resin. After the pattern has been traced, the SLA’s elevator platform descends by a distance equal to a thickness of a single layer, then, a resin-filled blade sweeps across the cross section of the part, re-coating it with fresh material. On the new liquid surface, the subsequent layer pattern is traced, joining the previous layer. After being completely built, the printed piece is immersed in a chemical bath in order to be cleaned of excess resin. The maximum dimensions of the print are 125 x 125 x 165 mm (4.9 x 4.9 x 6.5 in), limited by the build volume of the printer. This resin is only available in blue and is not customizable, however, it can be printed at 25, 50 or 100 microns layer-height (0.04, 0.08 and 0.16 mils). 25 micron (0.04 mils) is recommended for the highest detail but takes approximately 4 times the time of printing at 100 microns (0.16 mils). Applications include: investment casting for jewelry, dental, and engineering production. This process can lead to final pieces in metals and composites.

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FormLabs Inc.

FormLabs Inc.

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