Our new Degradation Tester is a fast, simple and reliable system for monitoring the degradation of 3D prints.
This degradation test is based on applying a drop of the Degradation Tester (60 grams of a red colored water solution which turns yellow upon formation of acidic byproducts originated during the biodegradation process) on the surface of the 3D prints (exposed surface). After certain time the liquid can be evaluated visually. If the liquid becomes yellow reflects that the degradation of the prints has started by formation of acidic byproducts resulting from the degradation process. This degradation test can also be done by dipping the 3D prints in the Degradation Tester and monitor color shift with time.
The Degradation Tester is supplied as a kit, which contains 60 grams of the product, one graduated beaker and one empty 250 mL black bottle to measure, mix, keep and protect the 3D resins from daylight. The degradation tester can be diluted in water in a weight or volume ratio of up to 1 part in 25 parts of water. The custom dilutions need to ensure that there is enough red coloration to evaluate visually the shift of color, from red to yellow.