DIY: FDM-printed SLA-Printer – Part 1
Can you build your own SLA printer?
Did you know you can build a DLP or SLA 3D printer on your own? Sure, it takes some time and expertise. But the solutions are affordable and relatively easy to build.
What is the raw material for SLA 3D printer?
SLA 3D printers use light-reactive thermoset materials called “resin.” When SLA resins are exposed to certain wavelengths of light, short molecular chains join together, polymerizing monomers and oligomers into solidified rigid or flexible geometries.
Can chocolate be 3D printed?
How Chocolate 3D Printing Works. Chocolate 3D printers aren’t all that different from traditional FDM printers. The extruder moves around the print bed (commonly a silicon mat for food printers), laying down melted chocolate in whatever pattern you wish. The chocolate then cools to form your final design.
What is 3D printer SLA?
Stereolithography (SLA) is an industrial 3D printing process used to create concept models, cosmetic prototypes, and complex parts with intricate geometries in as fast as 1 day. A wide selection of materials, extremely high feature resolutions, and quality surface finishes are possible with SLA.
Do SLA prints need to be cured?
Even though cleaning off any uncured resin is a great start, the step that really brings out the quality of your 3D print is the post-curing that’s necessary for SLA prints. A high wavelength UV light has the intensity to cure the entire part, it just takes longer for thicker, more solid parts.
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