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How to Identify Your Resin Version

PreForm prompts you to identify your resin type and version when setting up each print. 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 multiple formulation versions, refer to the full formulation number on the bottle or cartridge label. If there is no visible formulation number, it is the formulation number ending in 01.

Resin bottle without formulation number
Resin bottle without formulation number
Resin bottle with formulation number
Resin bottle with formulation number
Resin cartridge with formulation number
Resin cartridge with formulation number

After choosing the material, select the correct layer thickness before beginning the print.

Tip

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

Chess Piece Gradient

Standard Resins

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.

Functional Resins

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.

Biocompatible Resins

Dental SG: Designed to directly print surgical and pilot drill guides. Class 1 biocompatible resin (EN-ISO 10993-1:2009/AC:2010, USP Class VI)

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:

  200 Microns 100 Microns 50 Microns 25 Microns
Clear Resin Form 1+
White Resin Form 1/1+
Grey Resin
Black Resin
Castable Resin
Flexible Resin
Tough Resin
Dental SG Resin
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