Introducing 3D printing of new Translucent Resin material
Posted By Arthur Cassaignau on Mar 28, 2014 |
Just for the eyes, here are some photos of objects printed with this new translucent resin:
To achieve such a result, production team uses Stratasys printers with the Veroclear material. The model is printed layer by layer with a high-performance compound, photo polymeric liquid. Each photopolymer layer is cured by UV light immediately after being jetted. The printing resolution is 28 microns. This printing technology uses a support material, and parts must be cleaned after printing. Please consider this cleaning step when you are designing your part. We will specifically develop that part in a more complete post, and also a more documentated material page in the coming weeks. Here are a few points you should of in mind though:
- Model can include moving parts.
- Maximum size recommended for this technology is 290 x 190 x 147 mm.
- Minimum thickness is 2 mm.
- The object is rigid, opaque, with a smooth surface, highly detailed. It is watertight and airtight.
The prints made with this material are opaque when they come out the machine. However, they can be polished to obtain a glossy and nearly transparent result as you can see on the pictures.
There are two ways for you to obtain this nearly transparent finish:
- You can either shoot a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a specific polishing for your order.
- Or you can polish the print yourself. I will write a tutorial on how to proceed very soon.
As for our other 3D printed resins, parts can also be dyed or painted. However post processing with painting a high detail model leads to a possible loss in detail.
This new 3D printed material is now online and available for all your orders, and it’s here to stay!