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Detail Parts for a 3D Resin Printer

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Detail Parts for a 3D Resin Printer
Posted by Pruitt on Monday, December 5, 2022 9:00 PM

I got a 3D resin printer as an early Christmas present. 

Anybody know where can I find detail parts designed for resin printers?

I know about Thingiverse, but most of that stuff seems to be designed for filament printers. They don't always come out so good in resin printers. If there's a way to search Thingiverse for only resin prints I don't know how.

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Posted by wvgca on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 7:02 AM

you aen't going to have much luck with what you are hoping for ..

files are not designed for a particular printer, they come as STL files for any printer, YOUR slicer determines how it prints ..

soorry, you can't get there from here ....

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Posted by NVSRR on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 7:38 AM

As Wvgca said. Most of the small home resin printers use chitubox platform so thier slicer is naturally first choice.   There are other open source slicers.  Which ever slicer tu are using, there is a group for it.  Drop in and ask.  Something with how the settings are in the slicer is affecting the stl file printability.  I have a big resin printer and there is a learning curve. Sometimes steep.  In learning how to set the slicer, the printer settings and the resin used.   Also in just setting up the initial prints Test.   Plug and play is not a thing with these.   Despite the impression given online.  Even if you understand the programming side g code.     Despite that, there are a good number of sites that do detail parts now.   And growing too.   Right now learn the printer and the operating snags.  Especially the small print beds.   Orientation, layout, sizing and all.  Once you have that down, sky's the limit

shane

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Posted by Pruitt on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 3:03 PM

I'm aware fo the different slicers, including Chitubox. I'm also fast learning about 3D Printing NOT being plug and play.

Filament printers have different bed considerations than resin printers, I know that much. I just thought something that was designed specifically for a resin printer might be easier to start with than something designed with a filament printer in mind. That's why I asked. 

In fact, many Thingiverse models provider printer and filament / resin specifics the model was designed for. For example, I printed a #6 fast tracks tie file I found on Thingiverse (the author designed it for his filament printer). It worked after a couple failures. The model was designed for a filament printer. It's thin, with a relatively large contact area on the base, making it hard to remove from a resin printer's build platform in one piece. From a reddit query on Anycubic's Photon Community I learned how to mitigate the issue somewhat, and got a successful print (freeze the whole platform with the print still on it, then run it under hot tap water when removing the print. Freezing loosens the print a bit because of the different of thermal expansions of the bed and the resin, and heating it afterwards makes the resin less brittle so it can flex more when being removed). I've ordered a more flexible resin to make it easier, and I'm trying to print the ties on edge, though the first try didn't meet with total success (see the photo. The red areas are missing parts).

Thanks for the feedback. Any other suggestions / ideas about printing would be greatly appreciated! As I say, I'm a real newbie at this.

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Posted by NVSRR on Saturday, December 10, 2022 8:40 PM

https://mrr-tutorials.com/coop/modelrailroad3d_skommartorp.htm

 

this site has lots of detail sets.  Both Europe and US

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