About High Detail Resin

UV-cured resin prints display fine details, sharp edges and a smooth finish. Color availability is limited, but it is easily paintable and can also be semi-translucent.

High Detail Resin is ideal for printing intricate designs and sculptures, as up to 0.2mm is enough to create clearly visible details. Apart from size, resin comes with hardly any design restrictions.

Example parts

High Detail Resin

Strengths

  • Intricate designs and sculptures
  • Small, high detail models
  • Jewelry, art
  • Investment casting

Limitations

  • Large models
  • Extensive exposure to UV-light

Design rules to remember when printing with High Detail Resin

SLS design rule: Embossed and engraved details

Embossed and engraved details

0.1 MM FOR EMBOSSED, 0.4 MM FOR ENGRAVED

For embossed and engraved details, we recommend a minimum line thickness of 0.1 mm and a depth of 0.4 mm.

Tip: if you are putting text on your design, use a bold sans-serif font for readability, such as Arial Bold.

SLS design rule: Escape holes

Escape holes

3.5 MM DIAMETER FOR ONE ESCAPE HOLE, 1.5 MM FOR TWO OR MORE

As High Detail Resin is built up from solidified liquid resin, all the cavities in your design will be filled with resin. It’s a good idea to hollow your model to save costs by adding a few holes for the resin to escape out of.

Tip: having multiple holes makes it easier for the resin to escape, and for the cleaning solvent to clean out your model during post-processing.

SLS design rule: Minimum detail size

Minimum detail size

0.2MM

Stereolithography is one of the 3D Printing processes with the highest accuracy; up to 0.2mm is enough to create clearly visible details.

SLS design rule: Minimum feature size

Minimum feature size

1 MM (OR 0.3 MM FOR SMALL FEATURES OR IF CONNECTED ON BOTH SIDES)

The minimum feature size for printing with High Detail Resin is 1 mm. If your feature is a maximum of 7mm tall or is a thin wire connected on both sides, you can go slightly thinner to 0.3 mm, otherwise we recommend at least 1 mm thickness.

SLS design rule: Moving or interlocking parts

Moving or interlocking parts

0.5 MM CLEARANCE BETWEEN PARTS

A powerful feature of High Detail Resin is that you can have moving or interlocking parts printed in one go. In order for the parts to come loose you need to keep a 0.5 mm clearance.

SLS design rule: Supports

Supports

Stereolithography uses supports to anchor parts to the build platform and aid the creation of delicate, overhanging features. Once the print is complete, these supports are removed by hand and the model is sanded to remove any visible marks.

SLS design rule: Wall thickness

Wall thickness

0.6 MM (OR 0.4 MM IF SUPPORTED)

The model's wall must be thick enough to support the model. We recommend working with a minimum wall thickness of 0.4 mm when the wall is connected to an other wall on two or more sides, and 0.6 mm if it’s only connected on one side.

High Detail Resin is printed using Stereolithography (SLA) or Digital Light Processing (DLP) technologies

Stereolithography (SLA) and Digital Light Processing (DLP) technologies create 3D prints out of a liquid (photopolymer) resin, solidifying the material layer by layer using a light source - laser for SLA and a projector for DLP.

These processes produce accurate parts with a smooth surface finish, but usually require additional support structures for overhanging parts and to make sure the model adheres to the build platform. Materials include a range of (photopolymer) resins, with new varieties that provide strength or flexibility to the final objects.

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