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ELEGOO Water Washable Rapid 3D Printer Resin LCD UV-Curing Resin 405nm Resin for LCD 3D Printing 2KG (Clay Grey)

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The issue that surrounds mixing water washable resin with normal resin is the right resin setting that should be used after mixing them together. As you can see from the Elegoo Mars Resin Settings Spreadsheet, the standard resin and the water washable resin have very similar cure times for the Elegoo Mars & Elegoo Mars 2 & 2 Pro printers.

Water-washable Resin Grey 10KG - ELEGOO Official Water-washable Resin Grey 10KG - ELEGOO Official

With a strong UV light or Wash & Cure machine, you should be able to cure water washable resin prints in anywhere from 2-5 minutes depending on the size of the print. If you have a weaker UV light, it could take you anywhere from 10-20 minutes to cure a model. Description ELEGOO Water-Washable 3D Printer Resin, Rapid Resin 405nm LCD UV-Curing Standard Photopolymer Resin for LCD 3D Printer, Grey, 2KG

What is the Best Water Washable Resin?

Water washable resin and normal resin usually have similar exposure times so you shouldn’t have to make adjustments for either type of resin. Unofficial suggestions for most brands resin on ELEGOO Saturn Seires Printers (Contributed by our community members): Pure and Stunning Colors】 Adding high-quality pigments and photoinitiators in the formula gives the water washable resin 8k a pure and stunning color effect with Long-lasting color quality.

Best Elegoo Resin Settings for Perfect Prints | All3DP The Best Elegoo Resin Settings for Perfect Prints | All3DP

On another note, one user said that their biggest turn-off with water washable resin is that you still have to dispose of the water the same way you would dispose of IPA if the water has resin in it. While the sabre pommel was probably not supported well enough, I can’t justify the layer shifts that occurred on the top. After trying water washable resin from searching for resins online, a user was thrilled by the quality of the prints he received, stating that it was equal to the standard resin he usually gets.

However, a user once used different types of resin including the Elegoo Water Washable resin to 3D print 3 different miniatures. He noticed that the water washable resin was more brittle and had more tendency to break than the other prints.

Water-washable Resin – ELEGOO EU

Even though the results are not as expected, I can confirm that the Elegoo water washable resin is easy to clean with just regular tap water. To dispose of water washable resin and the contaminated water, take the container and cure it with a UV light or by leaving it in the sun. You then want to filter out this cured resin solution and let it slowly separate out the water. You can then take the cured resin, throw it away and dump the water. After the initial cleanup, I washed the remaining resin with hot water over the sink to easily remove the supports.Some people did complain about water washable resin being more brittle, but there are mixed opinions on this, with others saying it works just fine as long as you use the correct exposure settings and don’t over cure your models. As you can see, the end results look great. After the print was finished, I first washed the model in a big mason jar filled with water where I removed most of the resin. Elegoo Water Washable Resin has a Flexure Strength of 40-70 Mpa and Extension Strength of 30-52 Mpa which is slightly less than Standard Elegoo Resin which has a Flexure Strength of 59-70 Mpa and Extension Strength of 36-53 Mpa. Water washable resin can be brittle in some cases, but many have great results.

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