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Resin vs Filament Strength

Jan 08, 2019 12:54 am

When you compare the finished product with one made of resin and one from filament what characteristic differences/benefits are there besides smoothness? Just curious.

1. Strength
2. Affects of leaving the object in the sun or other hot location.
3. Cracking, discoloration when weathered.

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Re: Resin vs Filament Strength

Jan 13, 2019 7:13 am

I believe there is reluctance to answer this because it's an extremely loaded question. In both filament printing and resin printing, the physical properties of the printed results has much more to do with the specific material you are talking about. There are different resins, just like there are different filament. Even with respect to "strength", what kind of strength are you talking about?

For the sake of a way oversimplified answer, I will say you should generally expect the most popular resins to be more brittle. They are also still susceptible to UV of you don't coat them in something protective.

Having said that, research the specific resins that fit your needs. There are hard resins, rubber-like resins, etc. They even have resins that can be fired in a kiln to create ceramics. I don't know at this time which resins will work well with this printer since it is not out, but because of the similar qualities, you should expect similar resin compatibility as the anycubic photon. So that might be a good place to start in your research.

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