Choosing the Right Material
How to Identify Your Resin Version
With the release of our updated resin formulations, you now have several material options to choose from in PreForm. The material select dialog looks like this:
First, select your material. If the material only has one version, it will automatically select. If the material has two versions, you can choose the correct version based on the label on your resin bottle. If your resin bottle doesn't have a visible version number, it is version 01.
Be careful to never mix resins, even if they are different versions of the same color. Use a different resin tank for each resin to ensure successful prints!
Which Resin to Use
Clear: Transparency, polishes to near optical clarity, great for internal channels and working with light.
White: Neutral tone, slight opacity when thin, provides a great base color for painting prints.
Grey: Neutral tone, slight opacity when thin, great for showing off surface finish, photographs easily.
Black: Highly pigmented, our most opaque, high detail resin, great for printing small, accurate features.
Flexible: Impact resistance, compression, great for ergonomic soft-touch grips.
Castable: Investment casting, blue color, slightly softer than standard resins before post-curing.
Tough: Impact resistance, cyclic stress or strain, machining, snap-fits and living hinges.
Layer Height Options
The technical properties of different resins allow some layer heights to be limited. Check which resin types you are using with the table below:
|25 Microns||50 Microns||100 Microns||200 Microns|