The biocompatibility, safety and mechanical properties of any liquid 3D resin as supplied are not absolute because depend on the printing and post processing specifications, including the used equipment and manufacturing practices.
Properties meed to be shown in value ranges, or with values above ">" or below "<" certain x units since different SLA, DLP and LCD printers, postcuring and postprocessing conditions affect significantly the overall physical and mechanical properties of printed resins:
- low power printers, such as LCD printers, tend to yield:
- superior mechanical properties (lower brittleness), higher elongation, tensile and flexural strength, and lower rigidity "Young´s modulus" and HDT than higher power printers
- lower biocompatibility than higher light power printers
- very high power printers, such as strong laser printers (eg Formlabs Form 2 & 3) and high power DLP printers, tend to yield:
- inferior mechanical properties (brittleness), lower elongation, tensile and flexural strength, and higher rigidity "Young´s modulus" and HDT than lower power printers
- higher biocompatibility
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- for any 3D resin, cleansing, postcuring and postprocessing conditions affect the resulting overall performance properties.
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