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  • Form 2 Draft Resin (FormLabs) View larger

    Form 2/Form 3 Draft Resin (FormLabs)

    RS-F2-DR

    Formlabs

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    Ultra-fast prints, up to 3-4 times faster than with a standard resin.

    Resin Draft is the bet of Formlabs to obtain ultra fast prints, up to 3-4 times faster than with a standar resin. This resin is focused on product design and engineering, where it is essential to create prototypes to check their performance, geometry and appearance before making a final model.

    Rapid Prototyping with Resin Draft

    Image 1: Rapid Prototyping with Resin Draft. Source: Formlabs

    The key point of the Resin Draft is that it is printed with a layer height of 0.3 mm, three times greater than the other resins that Formlabs had up to now. This aspect may give rise to think that its surface finish will be neglected, but not at all. The surface finish of this resin in combination with Form 2Form 3 or Form 3L is of high quality, similar to the finish of standard resins and superior to most 3D FDM printers.

    In addition to maintaining the surface finish, Resin Draft maintains high precision values in the XY plane, which makes this resin ideal for printing flat pieces without high-caliber details on its surface. Since this resin can only be used with a layer height of 300 microns, curved areas or raised text will not be displayed with the same precision as with other resins.

    Thanks to its speed and surface finish, Resin Draft is ideal for applications in large volume parts, parts that must be assembled or models in which they need to verify the same day of its design.

    Pieces printed with Resin Draft

    Image 2: Pieces printed with Resin Draft. 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
    ManufacturerFormLabs (Massachusetts, USA)
    Technology SLA / LFS
    MaterialPhotopolymer
    Wavelength UV 405 nm
    Format1 liter
    ColorBlue
    Compatible 3D printers Form 2, Form 3, Form 3L
    Print settings
    Layer height 300 microns
    Exposure Time It 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 time (FormWash) 10 min
    Curing time (FormCure) 5 min / 60ºC
    Mechanical properties (without curing / with curing)
    Izod impact strength (ASTM D256-10) 35 J/m / 21 J/m
    Charpy impact strength -
    Elongation at break (ASTM D 638-10) 17% / 7%
    Tensile strength (ASTM D 638-10) 23 MPa / 36 MPa
    Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638-10) 900 MPa / 1600 MPa
    Flexural strength -
    Flexural modulus  (ASTM C790-10) 600 MPa / 1500MPa
    Surface hardness -
    Propiedades térmicas (sin curado / con curado)
    Softening temperature (ASTM D 648-16 / @ 0.45 MPa) 50.6ºC / 63.4ºC
    Additional Information
    Lifetime (since manufacturing) 12 months
    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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