THE MONOCURE 3D ADVANTAGE
"For whatever reason...my failure rate has gone waaaaaaaay down, no idea how changing resins could have an effect on whether or not the print fails but this is a huge step up." Michael, USA
"For me, I am very happy to see this resin has met ALL of my expectations so far and for the price point (even with shipping from Australia) it is the least expensive resin I have come across." Rick USA
"My only comment other than this resin is awesome is that the material is very strong and adheres REALLY WELL to the build plate." John UK
"I WILL be buying more resin and it's not so expensive that I can't afford to have some fun and make some stuff just for myself".
"So, if you have an SLA printer, I highly suggest you give Monocure 3D resin a try. It's not expensive and it's results have impressed me." Peter USA
"I really can't tell the difference between yours and the original resin, so job well done. The colour intensity is great and the surface finish is nice and smooth." Steve, Australia
WHAT IS SLA 3D PRINTING?
Stereolithography is an additive manufacturing process which employs a vat of liquid ultraviolet curable photopolymer resin and an ultraviolet laser to build parts' layers one at a time. For each layer, the laser beam traces a cross-section of the part pattern on the surface of the liquid resin. Exposure to the ultraviolet laser light cures and solidifies the pattern traced on the resin and joins it to the layer below. After the pattern has been traced, the SLA's elevator platform descends by a distance equal to the thickness of a single layer, typically 0.05 mm to 0.15 mm. Then, the build platform & model moves up out of the resin, re-coating it with fresh material. On this new liquid surface, the subsequent layer pattern is traced, joining the previous layer. A complete 3D part is formed by this process.
One of the many advantages of stereolithography is its speed; functional parts can be manufactured within a few hours. The length of time it takes to produce one particular part depends on the size and complexity of the project and can last from a few hours to more than a day. Another advantage of SLA 3D printing is its ability to print very fine layers leaving the part or model extremely smooth. The cured resin can be very hard and durable or soft and flexible, depending on it's end use, which makes it perfect for prototyping and printing usable parts. Alternatively the colours can be transparent which gives it an point of difference to other methods.