- 1 How do you clean resin model after printing?
- 2 How long should I cure my resin print?
- 3 How long does Elegoo resin take to cure?
- 4 Do you need to wash and cure resin prints?
- 5 Can you cure a resin print too long?
- 6 Can you over cure 3D resin prints?
- 7 How long does it take to cure resin with UV light?
- 8 Can you over cure resin?
- 9 Will any UV light cure resin?
- 10 Do I remove supports before or after curing?
- 11 Do you need to wash 3D prints?
- 12 How do I clean up my printer?
How do you clean resin model after printing?
Method 1: Ultrasonic Bath Fill the bath with cleaner fluid to cover your print and let it sit for a couple of minutes. This will take off the fine layer of uncured resin stuck to your model, leaving behind a smooth, clean finish.
How long should I cure my resin print?
For Standard Resins (White, Grey, Black, and Clear), this amount may be none at all, or a short 15-30 minute post-cure. Where strength, rigidity, and temperature resistance are needed, Engineering Resins improve with post-cure up to 60 minutes.
How long does Elegoo resin take to cure?
We recommend using a 390-405nm light source for 60-120 seconds, our Curing Box or our Wash & Cure Machine. (Different uv lamp may have different power, you can try several times to find out the best curing time of your own. But please remember, curing for too long time will turn the resin yellow.)
Do you need to wash and cure resin prints?
When coating 3D printing parts, it is recommended to skip the curing process for Clear Resin, as it can sometimes cause yellowing in parts. Instead of curing, a part should be left to air dry after an IPA and water wash.
Can you cure a resin print too long?
So, in short yes: Resin parts can be over cured if exposed to UV light for too long. The light coming from a UV curing chamber is much stronger than the effect that sunlight has on the resin prints, and leaving them overnight will already show some signs of degradation.
Can you over cure 3D resin prints?
It is possible to over cure 3D prints, especially when using a high-powered UV curing station. Parts become more brittle if cured for too long. The average curing time for a resin print is around 3 minutes. Larger resin models will require more time, as well as darker color resins.
How long does it take to cure resin with UV light?
For UV resin, it takes about 15-20 minutes to cure each layer under a UV lamp, and a few hours to cure in direct sunlight. Cured resin can be sanded, filed, and drilled.
Can you over cure resin?
With extreme levels of UV exposure, the part will degrade and this is why ‘over-curing’ will cause brittleness. Placing a part outside is generally not nearly enough to cause any notable amount of degradation.
Will any UV light cure resin?
Yes, any form of UV light will cure UV type resin… But many resins are not cured by UV light. If the cure package has been properly designed, then any UV source will initiate some level of cure.
Do I remove supports before or after curing?
Waiting till after curing means there is less chance that the parts will warp during the curing cycle. However, for resins like Durable, peeling supports off before curing is VASTLY easier than afterwards.
Do you need to wash 3D prints?
Since most stereolithography 3D printers use a liquid resin to print, when an object comes out of the printer, it has a sheen on it of uncured resin, just like washing a bowl in the sink and soapy water sheen is seen on the bowl. Soap is water-soluable, so all we need to do to wash a bowl is to rinse it under water.
How do I clean up my printer?
To clean your printer, you need rubbing alcohol, a cotton swab, a vacuum cleaner or canned air, and a clean cloth. If you see streaks or the paper is smeared, clean the platen or roller to remove built-up ink. Then use the vacuum cleaner or canned air to remove any remaining ink or dust particles from the printer.