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  • Form 2/Form 3 Standard Resin (FormLabs)

    Formlabs

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    Produce strong plastic parts that are ideal for a wide variety of applications.

    FormLabs is considered the leading company in 3D SLA printing technology thanks to its high quality 3D printers, such as Form 2Form 3 or Form 3L. But FormLabs has also achieved a research and development base that resins are the market leaders, both for its quality as for its variety: Standard, Color Base, Dentistry, EngineeringJewelry and Ceramics.

    The Standard Resins are the most used to obtain fast prototypes of high quality, comparable to that of a final piece.

    Figures printed with FormLabs Standard Resins

    Image 1: Figures printed with FormLabs Standard Resins. Source: FormLabs

    Within this type of resins there are 4 possible options:

    White, Grey and Black
    Clear

    FormLabs Standard Resin

    Image 2: FormLabs Standard Resin. Source: FormLabs

    White, Grey and Black

    This range of colors offers a matt, opaque and precise finish, a finish that every designer, architect or creator wishes to make their prototypes and in a simple and very economical.

    FormLabs Standard Resin White, Black and Grey

    Image 3: FormLabs Standard Resin Black,Gray and White. Source: FormLabs

    The White Resin manages to highlight smooth surfaces and perfect lines, with a warm color with the typical elegant touch of the ivory color.

    FormLabs White Standard Resin

    Image 4: FormLabs White Standard Resin. Source: FormLabs

    The Grey Resin has a completely matte finish that shows all the details perfectly without primer, something really useful as a base to be painted or subjected to any finishing process.

    FormLabs Grey Standard Resin

    Image 5: FormLabs Grey Standard Resin. Source: FormLabs

    And finally, the Black Resin is specially developed for pieces of very small size or with intricate details.

    FormLabs Black Standard Resin

    Image 6: FormLabs Black Standard Resin. Source: FormLabs

    Video 1: Post processed. Source: FormLabs

    Clear

    Many designers and users of all types of 3D printing technologies want or need to make translucent pieces, something very difficult to achieve with 3D FDM printers. The 3D SLA Formlabs printers, combined with the Clear Standard Resin of FormLabs, offers the possibility of creating translucent functional pieces, such as molds that allow to see the correct filling of the material, pieces for optical applications or transparent decoration pieces. To achieve the transparent finish in the pieces, only the piece made with this type of resin should be polished.

    FormLabs Clear Standard Resin

    Image 7: FormLabs Clear Standard Resin. Source: FormLabs

    Another advantage presented by the pieces made with the Standard Resins is that they don't need a post-printing cure. Even so, it's recommended that the parts be washed in the Form Wash and cured in the Form Cureto obtain the maximum mechanical properties and avoid having a sticky feel.

    Video 2: Form 2 Ecosystem. Source: FormLabs

    Below, a series of usage tips are cited that must be taken into account at all times with the use of FormLabs resins:

    Change cartridge

    Changing the resin cartridge of the FormLabs printers is very simple, just close the top cap of the ventilation duct (vent) and remove the cartridge by holding it by the handle it has. Then the other is inserted and the vent plug is opened in case an impression is to be started. To avoid drips through the 3D printer, this process must always be carried out with the resin tank mounted.

    Vent plug FormLabs

    Image 1: Vent plug of the FormLabs cartridges. Source: FormLabs

    After finishing each impression the vent plug must be closed so that the resin maintains its properties. In addition, if you don't use the printer for some time, you should keep the cartridge in its original box to keep the properties of the resin intact.

    Resin tank

    Each type of resin must have its resin tank, which must be changed after using 2L of resin. FormLabs has developed a more powerful tank, the Resin Tank LT, which has a life up to 20 times longer than the standard tank.

    FormLabs Resin Tank LT

    Image 2: FormLabs Resin Tank LT. Source: FormLabs

    To protect and store the excess resin in the tank after each printing, FormLabs supplies a lid that ensures a perfect closure. Once the tank is closed, it is recommended to store it (with resin and lid) in the original box so that the resin doesn't lose its properties when exposed to UV rays for a long time. Another point to keep in mind is that the tanks can't be cleaned with any cleaning product or similar (for example, isopopyl alcohol), since they lose certain qualities that can cause continuous failed impressions.

    FormLabs Resin Tank

    Image 3: FormLabs Resin Tank. Source: FormLabs

    Failed printing

    When an error occurs in printing may be because solid parts of a previous printing have fallen to the resin tank. In this case, a spatula at 45° must be passed through the printing tank, gathering all the solid parts in a corner and removing them. To ensure that the tank resin doesn't contain any solid parts, the resin should be cast with a 190 μm paper filter. Once cast, it is put back into the tank and it is ready to be used again.

    Video 1: Clean resin tank. Source: FormLabs

    Isopropyl alcohol

    Isopropyl alcohol is the key to the washing and post-processing of parts and you should know when it is time to change it. In the Finish Kit the moment to change it's when the IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) is so saturated with resin particles, that after washing the pieces are still sticky. At that point you must remove all the liquid, clean the container well and throw new IPA, but never fill in on the previous one.

    Finish Kit FormLabs

    Image 4: Finish Kit FormLabs. Source: FormLabs

    In the Form Wash, the wash center itself indicates through its screen when it is time to change the isopropyl alcohol.

    Video 2: FormLabs Ecosystem. Source: FormLabs

    If you wish you can contract our SLA 3D printing training courses (online or in person) by contacting us through the contact form. The training is oriented to obtain a wide knowledge and know how to use the 3D SLA FormLabs printers from the beginning and t.hus avoid major errors.

    General information
    Manufacturer FormLabs (Massachusetts, USA)
    TechnologySLA / LFS
    MaterialPhotopolymer
    WavelengthUV 405 nm
    Format1 liter
    ColorWhite, gray, black and clear
    Compatible 3D printersForm 2, Form 3, Form 3L
    Print settings
    Layer height100-50-25 microns (gray, black, clear)
    100-50 microns (white)
    Exposure TimeIt is not necessary to configure the printing parameters in the Formlabs printers. The chip incorporated in the resin cartridges detects the type of material by configuring the printing automatically.
    Off time
    Lifting height
    Bottom exposure
    Bottom layers
    Curing and washing properties
    Washing timeFormWash: 10 min 
    Manual Finish kit process: 10 + 10 min (Agitated intermediate)
    Curing timeRecommended: 30 min (gray, black, white), 15 min (clear)
    Total cure: 60 min (gray, black, white), 30 min (clear)
    Curing temperature60ºC
    Mechanical properties (without curing / with curing)
    Izod impact strength16 J/m / 25 J/m
    Charpy impact strength-
    Elongation at break  (ASTM D638-10)12% / 6.2%
    Tensile strength (ASTM D638-10)38 MPa / 65 MPa
    Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638-10)1600 MPa / 2800 MPa
    Flexural strength-
    Flexural modulus  (ASTM C790-10)1200 MPa / 2200 MPa
    Surface hardness-
    Thermal properties (without curing / with curing)
    Softening temperature42.7ºC / 58.4ºC (1.8MPa / 264 psi)
    49.7ºC / 73.1ºC (0.45MPa / 66 psi)
    Additional Information
    Lifetime (since manufacturing)12 months (white, gray, black)
    18 months (clear)
    HS Code2916.1


    * The typical values detailed in this table should be considered as a reference. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design and printing conditions. We recommend confirming the results and final properties with own tests. For more information you should consult the technical data sheet of the product.

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