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FDM 3D printer with UV Resin?

Posted by boylucky 
FDM 3D printer with UV Resin?
December 15, 2018 01:11PM
Hi all,

probably stupid idea but why not to ask spinning smiley sticking its tongue out. Do you think that it would be possible to make clasic FDM printer which would use UV resin flowing from the head with UV diod instead of PLA and other filaments? I mean if there would be possible to change the normal hotend for something where the UV rasin would slowly flow out and would be imediately solidify by UV light (some small cheap UV diod if suitable). Like I said, it is probably stupid crazy idea spinning smiley sticking its tongue out. I have only experiences with couple of normal cartesian and delta printers and no experiences with UV resin printers. But I just thought to make something what would be combination of both. Sorry in advance for such stupidity spinning smiley sticking its tongue out and thanks for your comments.
VDX
Re: FDM 3D printer with UV Resin?
December 15, 2018 01:26PM
... look here - [reprap.org]


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VDX
Re: FDM 3D printer with UV Resin?
December 15, 2018 01:29PM
... here is the related (10 years old) thread - [reprap.org]

But actually I'm mostly using a piezo-valve-dispenser for UV curable resins - [reprap.org]

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/15/2018 01:31PM by VDX.


Viktor
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Aufruf zum Projekt "Müll-freie Meere" - [reprap.org] -- Deutsche Facebook-Gruppe - [www.facebook.com]

Call for the project "garbage-free seas" - [reprap.org]
Re: FDM 3D printer with UV Resin?
December 15, 2018 01:36PM
Thanks VDX for your posts. Looks good. I also tried my own solution for 3D printing with soil. Here you can see some test printing video here

But the question is if the UV resin could be used for it and if some cheap diods would be fast enough to make it solid when out of the nozle and if it would make a sense.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/15/2018 01:37PM by boylucky.
Re: FDM 3D printer with UV Resin?
December 15, 2018 02:04PM
Ok, now I see also that they mentione the UV resin there but do not see any pictures with the result if he succeed sad smiley
VDX
Re: FDM 3D printer with UV Resin?
December 15, 2018 02:56PM
... with the piezo-valve-dispensers it's like "shooting" droplets on the surface, what's pretty much mechanical energy, so can distort thinwalled structures.

With a piston dispenser this would be better in terms of dimensional stability.

Curing is best done with 405nm-diodes - there are some available with optical output powers of up to 3 Watts ... I've used 3Watts for printing (but my watercooled diodes can emit up to 9Watts)

Here and attached some images from "prints" with the piezo type:




And some videos:
[vimeo.com]
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Call for the project "garbage-free seas" - [reprap.org]
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Re: FDM 3D printer with UV Resin?
December 16, 2018 02:16AM
Would it be OK to use normal UV-LEDs instead of Laser-diodes?
VDX
Re: FDM 3D printer with UV Resin?
December 16, 2018 03:32AM
... my 9Watt-UV-emitters are LED's, not laserdiodes:





And yes, normal 1W- or 3W-LED's are sufficient too - you can combine more of them to get higher powers:






Viktor
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Aufruf zum Projekt "Müll-freie Meere" - [reprap.org] -- Deutsche Facebook-Gruppe - [www.facebook.com]

Call for the project "garbage-free seas" - [reprap.org]
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