The Resin Printer Toolbox.
Not all printers are the same. When you are dealing with Resin printers like the Wanhao Duplicator 7 (D7) and Tevo Firefly, you have some special tools to finish processing the prints. Here is a quick guide on some of the tools to help you remove, clean and finish your Resin prints.
- Nitrile Exam Gloves are a must have. They keep the resin off your fingers protecting you from the material.
- Scott Shop Towels let you quickly clean the parts. These are heavy duty shop towels to stand up to rigorous cleaning.
- UV Nail Dryer is needed to finish curing the resin. Inexpensive and easy to use.
- Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) or Rubbing Alcohol is needed to remove the resin from the outside of the print. You will need a lot of this for prost processing.
- A Small Strainer is used to clean up your resin for reuse.
- A Large Strainer is good for putting parts in and move between your Isopropyl Alcohol and water to clean your prints.
- Cheap, Plastic Funnels or more durable Metal Funnels are good to get the resin back into the bottle for later use.
- A plastic scraper to reduce wear on the build plate and help you get prints off is a good idea.
- An inexpensive Razor Glass scraper can also be used to help get prints off the build plate.
- Exacto Knives are great for removing extra pieces on the print and in general, just cleaning the print up.
- A Jewelry Polishing Machine is good for cleaning your prints as well. Makes things a little easy to get the last bits cleaned up.
If I’ve missed something please let me know in the comments so I can add them. I am sure there are a bunch of tips out there that I have not thought about yet for this style of printing.