Resin printing is a great way to produce components, but multi-materials printing isn’t seriously a probability with resin. That is, except if you use [Cameron Coward]’s approach for making multi-substance resin prints.
[Cameron]’s concept depends on the truth that managing and curing UV resin can conveniently be completed outside the house of the printer alone. 1st, 1 prints what we’ll phone the primary item. This item has empty areas symbolizing the secondary object. When the key object is printed and concluded, these voids are very carefully filled with a unique resin, then healed with UV gentle. The finish outcome is a one multi-content object that is, effectively, created from two unique resins.
[Cameron] demonstrates this strategy splendidly by printing a wheel in obvious, adaptable resin. This wheel has a void in it the place the hub would go, but rather of printing a hub and gluing it in, the hub-formed void is very carefully crammed with a unique resin. Exposing that included resin to UV mild cures it and bonds it to the versatile wheel. The final result? A just one-piece wheel with a squishy tire and a rigid hub.
Print in adaptable resin.
Fill void with rigid resin.
Get rid of with UV mild.
Just one shortcoming to this technique is that UV has to be able to arrive at the additional resin, so no filling of interior cavities in which UV just cannot shine straight on the liquid resin. In any other case, it looks rather versatile, and a good concept to keep in one’s mental toolbox. It is also possible to do the job in levels, so elaborate designs or substantial volumes do not want to be completed all at after.
There is a brief online video embedded under that exhibits the complete course of action. Truly encouraging this strategy alongside is the actuality that resin alternatives and properties are significantly wider and far more different than they were even just a several years ago, so whatever your requires, there is probably a resin out there for it.