Resin printing is a improbable option to create elements, however multi-material printing isn’t actually a risk with resin. That is, except you employ [Cameron Coward]’s methodology for creating multi-material resin prints.
[Cameron]’s concept depends on the truth that dealing with and curing UV resin can simply be achieved outdoors of the printer itself. First, one prints what we’ll name the first object. This object has empty areas representing the secondary object. Once the first object is printed and completed, these voids are rigorously stuffed with a unique resin, then cured with UV mild. The finish result’s a single multi-material object that’s, successfully, created from two totally different resins.
[Cameron] demonstrates this idea splendidly by printing a wheel in clear, versatile resin. This wheel has a void in it the place the hub would go, however as a substitute of printing a hub and gluing it in, the hub-shaped void is rigorously stuffed with a unique resin. Exposing that added resin to UV mild cures it and bonds it to the versatile wheel. The end result? A one-piece wheel with a squishy tire and a inflexible hub.
One shortcoming to this methodology is that UV has to have the ability to attain the added resin, so no filling of inner cavities the place UV can’t shine instantly on the liquid resin. Otherwise, it appears fairly versatile, and a good suggestion to maintain in a single’s psychological toolbox. It’s additionally doable to work in phases, so advanced shapes or giant volumes don’t must be achieved all of sudden.
There’s a brief video embedded under that exhibits the entire course of. Really serving to this concept alongside is the truth that resin choices and properties are considerably wider and more varied than they were even just a few years ago, so no matter your wants, there’s most likely a resin on the market for it.