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garethashenden

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Resin Recommendations
« on: November 05, 2023, 01:44:00 PM »
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I haven't been paying attention to resin developments over the past few years. Now I've run out and wondering if there are upgrades to be had. Ideally I'd like something with good detail that isn't brittle, not sure that combination works. I've been using Anycubic DLP Craftsmen Grey. The printer is a Photon Mono 4K.

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Re: Resin Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2023, 04:00:12 PM »
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Have a look at the Siraya line of resins, I find them to be the best for my purposes. The “Fast Navy Grey” is an abs like resin and reproduces detail well, while not being too brittle. I also use the “Build” for things that need a structural component, not quite as clean on the detail but still a good resin. Most resins no matter what brand will become brittle to some degree if they are over cured post printing. After cleaning I would suggest leaving the part a minimum of 12 hours to allow any remaining volatiles to gas off. Final curing before this tends to cause parts to warp as they season.

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Re: Resin Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2023, 11:14:23 AM »
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Try this mixture:  80% Phrozen Aqua 8K Grey + 20% Phrozen Onyx Impact Plus.  You'll need to dial in the settings for your printer but I use 4 sec for 20um layers.  This is quite a bit longer exposure than the plain A8K.


Prints are more flexible/crack resistant than the A8K but retain excellent detail.  I use this mixture for my T-gauge models and it holds up, even with handrails that are 0.25mm diameter.

 

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Re: Resin Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2023, 12:40:27 PM »
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Try this mixture:  80% Phrozen Aqua 8K Grey + 20% Phrozen Onyx Impact Plus.  You'll need to dial in the settings for your printer but I use 4 sec for 20um layers.  This is quite a bit longer exposure than the plain A8K.

Holy crap but that Phrozen Onyx Impact Plus is expensive...  I guess at 20% that's not bad though.

It's got Loctite in it!

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A blog about the mixture

https://phrozen3d.com/blogs/tutorials/best-mix-for-strong-resin-with-outstanding-details-aqua-gray-8k-and-onyx-impact-plus
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Re: Resin Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2023, 05:12:21 PM »
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:D :D 8)Holy crap but that Phrozen Onyx Impact Plus is expensive...  I guess at 20% that's not bad though.

It's got Loctite in it!

A blog about the mixture

https://phrozen3d.com/blogs/tutorials/best-mix-for-strong-resin-with-outstanding-details-aqua-gray-8k-and-onyx-impact-plus

It’s a good thing that @Jesse6669 prints T scale  :D :D 8)

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Re: Resin Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2023, 09:33:09 AM »
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It’s a good thing that @Jesse6669 prints T scale  :D :D 8)
One of the benefits of 1:450 scale modeling!!

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Re: Resin Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2023, 04:59:13 PM »
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I'm really happy with my detail prints using Anycubic ABS-Like Resin Pro.

They've discontinued it, and have replaced it with Anycubic ABS-Like Resin Pro 2, which I have on order, and is supposed to be better (more detail, more flexibility/durability).  We'll see, but I'm pretty sure it will be equally as good.

My printer is an Anycubic Photon M3 Premium 8K 10", and the details are excellent, and I'm happy with the durability of my prints...and I'm making a ton of very small parts with fine, stand-off details.

I also make sure my ambient temperature in my print room (and my resin temperature too) is between 22C and 26C. If it's too cold, it makes for printing problems, which I don't want.

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Re: Resin Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2023, 09:55:26 PM »
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I pretty much use a cheap black resin from Microcenter and then mix in Siraya Tenacious at 10%-20% to add in the flexibility.
For strong prints use Elegoo standard resin and Siraya Blu 35%.

I love the Siraya resins.
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