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What are the best settings for the Monocure resin with the Wanhao Duplicator 7 printer?
Monocure RAPID: 7 second layers. 3 base layers at 40 seconds and 0.050mm resolution. (White, Clear, Black, Blue and Grey)
Monocure STANDARD: 20 second layers, 4 base at 90 seconds and 0.035 - 0.1mm resolution. (White, Clear, Blue, Red, Yellow, Grey, Black)
How is Monocure 3D RAPID resin different from the STANDARD formula?
Our Rapid Resin has been developed for low powered LED DLP type printers (like the Wanhao D7) so it can have faster layer curing times. The STANDARD resin will cure at layer speeds of 15-20 seconds, while the RAPID will cure at 5-8 Seconds depending on the layer thickness.
Will Monocure 3D resin work with my printer?
We have tested our resin with a number of SLA & DLP 3D printers and have not had many compatibility issues. Monocure 3D resin has a very wide range of reactivity, UV wavelengths of 225nm to wavelengths of 420nm. By incorporating a blend of photo-initiators, monomers & sensitizers, almost any light source can be used to initiate the polymerization process of our resins. PLEASE ALWAYS TEST FIRST! Contact us if you are not sure and we can offer you some guidance. If you feel that the resin is not working how it should on your printer, please return the unused portion back to us for a full refund.
Can I use Monocure 3D resin more than once?
The resin can be used a number of times, if it is strained with a fine strainer after each use, and kept away from any UV light source, including sunlight, during this process. Also, it is important not to contaminate the resin with foreign liquids such as water or IPA, dust, dirt or other particles.
How do I handle and wash up Monocure 3D Resin?
When handling the resin you should always wear gloves and safety glasses. Be careful not to get the resin on your skin as it may cause a slight irritation (see SDS for more details). Monocure 3D resin should be washed up using IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) and then water. Spills should be cleaned up using the same method with absorbent cloths to assist.
How should Monocure 3D resin be stored & what is the shelf life?
In the container that it came in and in a dark, cool place indoors. Also, ensure the lid is on securely & never allow it to have prolonged exposure to the sun. If stored correctly the resin should last 12 months. After this period, if you give the resin a good shake and see particles in the resin then it is time to dispose of it.
Can I mix different colours to create a personalised colour?
Good question! We believe that this should be OK on most occasions, but we can't guarantee that the resin will act as promised if you mix the colours. It is important to understand that different colours require varying amounts of photo-initiator, so when mixing some colours there may be problems with curing and the durability of the resin once it is cured. We would suggest you only mix enough to make a small 'test' model to ensure it will work as expected. We will not refund resins that have been mixed, so this will be done at your own risk!
What UV wavelengths will Monocure 3D resin cure at?
Monocure 3D resin has a very wide range of reactivity, UV wavelengths of 225nm to wavelengths of 420nm. By incorporating a blend of photo-initiators, monomers & sensitizers, almost any light source can be used to initiate the polymerization process of our resins.
What's the best way to post cure Monocure 3D resins?
Most SLA and DLP 3D printers will only cure the resin to about 95% after printing is complete, leaving the surface feeling tacky. The best way to 'post cure' the resin is to put your 3D printed model into a UV light box after cleaning up in IPA. If you don't have a light box you can use a transparent container filled with water, and leave it in the direct sun for about 15 - 20 minutes. This will help stop the resin from yellowing as it might when put in direct sunlight.
Why does the clear resin go cloudy when I put it in water?
Straight off the printer the surface of the resin is still a bit soft and is not water soluble. When you put it in water it causes it to go cloudy. Instead, just use IPA for wash up and then place in UV light box for post curing. The IPA will evaporate off in this process.
Where are Monocure 3D resins manufactured?
In beautiful Sydney, Australia. We have had over 30 years of experience with UV cured products, mainly for the 2D printing industry. Our chemists are highly specialised in all area's of UV curable resins and would be happy to assist if you have any technical issues or questions. We are also happy to work with you to develop specialised products if required. Please send us an email to: administrator at monocure3D dot com dot au or call the office direct on (612) 9644 9611 & ask to speak with Charlie Anderson.
Help! I need technical assistance. Is there someone that I can contact?
Don't worry! We are an Australian Manufacturer and Monocure 3D resin was developed & made in our factory in Sydney. We export Worldwide, so queries from outside Australia will be handled promptly. We have a number of highly qualified chemists that would be happy to assist if you have any technical issues or questions. We are also happy to work with you to develop specialised products if required. Please send us an email to: administrator at monocure3D dot com dot au (spam protection) or Call the office direct on 612 9644 9611 & ask to speak with Charlie Anderson.
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