Black Resin is a matte photopolymer that gives the models a clean finish and opaque appearance. It is one of the Greyscale 3D printing materials produced by Formlabs, and it is one of the most renowned own-brand Standard Resins. It has been formulated to be used without the need for post-curing. This means you might use the final models right off the printer. Nevertheless, in case of post-curing, the parts will become stronger.
Formlabs Standard Resins are all-purpose materials ideal for a variety of applications. They have been designed to produce stiff and precise parts. For example, Black Resin is widely used by designers, engineers, architects and other professionals for rapid prototyping and design proofing. It is perfect for printing products with small details and features. Continue reading our complete review.
The below-pictured chair model is just a few inches tall. Despite the small size, the Black Resin has been able to accurately reproduce its intricate details.
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Formlabs Black Resin prints at 100, 50, and 25 microns. According to your project requirements, you might choose the layer resolution that best suits your printing needs. For the best results, remember to shake the 1L cartridge before printing.
Strong and precise, the Black Resin has been used to print this tiny fuel cap for an Enduro race model.
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According to the manufacturer's datasheet, green Black Resin features:
After printing, you’ll have to wash the prints in isopropyl alcohol (IPA). Then, wait until completely dry to remove any residue using a dedicated brush. In this way, you’ll get a high-quality finish.
Formlabs Black Resin produces matte black products with a pleasant look.