RESIN PRO PRINTING GUIDE

Thank you for purchasing HATCHBOX Resin PRO! On this page, we will explain how to identify your printer, what brand of 3D printer you have, and common technical issues that may arise when printing with resin. We will also provide solutions and tips for troubleshooting any potential problems.



recommended printer settings

Once you have identified your type of 3D printer, please check your manufacturer’s website to verify the type of resin that is compatible with your printer. Our HATCHBOX Resin PRO is suitable for many major 3D printer brands, including Formlabs, Anycubic and Phrozen.


LIQUID PROPERTIES Appearance Opaque
Resin Viscosity 150-250cps @25°C
Density 1.10-1.20g/cm³ @25°C
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES POST CURED
ASTM METHOD PROPERTY Metric Units² Imperial Units²
D638 Tensile Strength 40.0MPa 5.8ksi
D638 Tensile Modulus 2850.0MPa 413ksi
D638 Elongation at Break 13%
D790 Flexural Strength 76.1MPa 11.0psi
D790 Flexural Modulus 2208MPa 320ksi
D256 Impact Value 25.00 J/m 0.46ft-ibf/in
D2240 Hardness (shore D) 82D
D648 Heat Deflection Temp. @0.45MPa (66psi) 65.5°C 149.9°F


common technical issues

Print Layer Separating

Have you noticed that your print layers are separating? This is usually caused by an incorrect exposure time or low temperature. Try increasing the exposure time and ensuring that the resin is kept at a suitable temperature to help reduce this issue.

build plate adhesion

Another common issue with 3D printing resin is build plate adhesion. Make sure that your build plate is clean and free of any residue before use. Additionally, try increasing the build plate temperature to help increase adhesion.

support failure

If you are having trouble with support structures failing during the printing process, this is likely due to the supports not being strong enough or not connecting properly to the model. Make sure that your support structures are of sufficient strength and thickness to help support the weight of your print.

rough surfaces

If your prints are coming out rough or with a texture, this is likely due to incorrect post-curing. Make sure that you are not over-curing or under-curing your prints, as this can lead to uneven textures. Finding the sweet spot for post-curing is essential to achieving smooth prints. 

brittle prints

Brittle prints often occur when the resin is not cured properly or if the print is exposed to too much heat. To reduce this issue, make sure that you don't over-cure your prints and keep your 3D printer away from sources of heat (e.g. windows).

ragging

Ragging typically occurs when a partially blocked or diffused optical path occurs. This is usually caused by excessive dust or dirt on the optical path which can cause waves of light that interfere with the curing process. To reduce this issue, make sure to clean your printer regularly and keep it away from sources of dust and dirt.




HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

By following the steps above, you should be able to confidently use your HATCHBOX Resin PRO! If you have any further questions or need assistance with your 3D printing process, please feel free to reach out to our friendly customer service team using the form below. Thank you for choosing HATCHBOX and we hope that this guide has been helpful!

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FAQ

 

To ensure optimal performance, it's crucial to check the FEP and screen protector of your printer regularly. Over time, the FEP may deteriorate and become cloudy, which affects the clarity of LED lighting. Additionally, the LCD screen and screen protectors can accumulate dirt and splotches from the resin. Therefore, it's important to maintain cleanliness in order to keep your resin printer in top shape.



 

When positioning your resin 3D printer, it is crucial to consider its placement carefully. It is highly recommended to keep your printer away from windows, direct sunlight, or artificial UV light. The reason behind this is that the resin used in the printer is hardened by UV light, which includes sunlight. Throughout the entire printing process, it is essential to avoid any direct or indirect sunlight on your prints or in close proximity to your printer.



 

The temperature in the room has a significant impact on resin prints. It is important to keep in mind that the ideal temperature for 3D printing resin ranges from 25-30 °C (77-86 °F). Since the room temperature may vary with seasons, it may be challenging to maintain the recommended temperature consistently. In such cases, adjusting the exposure temperature can compensate for the fluctuations in the ambient temperature.



 

Yes, it's absolutely necessary to use protective gear while working with 3D printer resin. Chemicals in the resin can be harsh and potentially harmful if they come into contact with your skin or eyes, or if they are inhaled. Remember, your safety is paramount when using 3D printer resins. Always follow the recommended guidelines for each resin that you use and refer to the resin's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for additional safety information.