Nov. 24, 2020
FDM 3D Printing and Photopolymer Resin 3D Printing are two forms of additive manufacturing that use the same process of adding a material layer by layer to produce a fully formed object. The difference between these two methods lies within the material and machines used, resulting in resin 3D printing having its own unique set of proper safety guidelines. Instead of using a hot end to extrude plastic filament, you are using plastic resins cured by a UV light source to turn your ideas into reality. Following the recommendations on properly handling resin for 3D printing and using quality materials are essential in a pleasant 3D printing experience.
Here at MatterHackers, our goal is to provide machines, materials, tools, and services that deliver a satisfying digital fabrication experience. That includes providing you with all the quality resources needed to successfully start making your ideas a reality in a safe way. We only offer high-quality products that we're confident in from other manufacturers and apply an even higher standard with our own brand name items like MH Build Photopolymer Resin, which offers fantastic quality 3D printing materials and color selections for its low price. MH Build offers an affordable photopolymer resin that delivers amazing print results in a variety of vibrant colors starting at the lowest price available on the market—$16.99 for 500g and $27.99 for 1kg.
Developed and produced in Orange County, California, MH Build Photopolymer Resin utilizes a non-toxic, epoxy-free formula that is engineered to the highest EPA standards so makers have confidence in their health and safety when in constant use of these materials for 3D printing. Toxic odors are non-existent and its careful choice in ingredients makes it safe for use in any setting such as schools, labs, workspaces, home, and more. Our care into the product goes as deep as the packaging as it utilizes a stand-up pouch with a spout to ensure every last drop of resin leaves that container and enters directly into the intended vat or mixing container—drastically reducing unpleasant spills and messes. Stay within budget without sacrificing quality, color selection, or safety when you purchase MatterHackers' MH Build Photopolymer 3D Printing Resin here.
Understanding safety measures is paramount when handling resin. Some resin safety measures may differ by manufacturer as some brands' formulas may be safer than others. Always refer to the resin manufacturer's SDS and guides for the most accurate safety recommendations. As a generally good rule of thumb, if resin comes into contact with your skin, eyes, and mouth, please follow the instructions below accordingly:
Proper protective equipment and a suitable environment are essential to safely printing with photopolymer resin. Before handling any resin, make sure the following criteria are met:
Only begin handling resin with protective equipment on in an ideal environment for resin 3D printing. When ready to handle resin, adhere to the following safety protocols:
Cleaning is important in preventing cross-contamination and minimizing the chances of eye and skin contact. Tidy up your station and tools using the following instructions:
To maximize resin shelf life and avoid accidents, adhere to the following guidelines:
Cured resin is safe resin. What is cured resin? Resin that has completely hardened and dried from heat and/or UV lighting. If the resin is still in liquid form and wet, it is not cured/fully cured. With that in mind, remember the following when intending to dispose of resin:
Photopolymer Resin 3D Printing Safety Last Revised on November 2020
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