The pricing for Transparent Resin is based on:
- Model volume: The volume of your model is used to calculate the material cost (mm³)
- Model surface
- Orientation: The way your model is positioned on the print platform will impact the support generation and therefore the price
Additionally, a startup cost is applied to the price of your model. This is a fixed cost independent from the parameters of your model. If you order two or more copies of a model, the price automatically decreases because the preparation of multiple copies can be carried out more efficiently.
Transparent Resin can be used for models that need a transparent appearance or a nice smooth surface for demo models.
Stereolithography is used to build your design with this material. Starting from a 3D model, a model is built by cutting it into thin layers via specialized software. A support structure is created, where needed, in order to deal with overhangs and cavities.
The process takes place in a large tank and begins when a layer of liquid polymer is spread over a platform. This machine then uses a computer controlled laser to draw the first layer onto the surface of a liquid polymer, which hardens where struck by the laser. The model is then lowered and the next layer is then drawn directly on top of the previous one. This is repeated until the model is finished. In this way, layer by layer, an object is “drawn” in the liquid by the beam, with the layers being consolidated throughout the process.
When the object is complete, it is raised out of the tank via the supporting platform – much like a submarine rising to the surface of the water – with the excess liquid flowing away. The supports are removed manually after the model is taken from the machine.
- The transparency is not 100% water clear but lies between translucent and water clear.
- Transparent resin models are painted with a shiny varnish to slow down discoloration from UV light.
Learning about our materials is one thing, seeing and touching them another. That's why we've designed sample kits based on our Periodic Table of Materials.
Includes a sample of Transparent Resin.