In the 3D printer industry, resin refers to a liquid material that is used as the printing material in a type of 3D printing called stereolithography (SLA) or digital light processing (DLP). Resin 3D printing uses photopolymerization, which is a process where a liquid material is solidified into a solid shape using a light source.
Resin typically comes in a liquid form and is cured into a solid form by a light source, typically a UV light. The liquid resin is poured into a resin vat that is attached to the 3D printer. The printer then uses a light source to cure the liquid resin in a layer-by-layer process, creating the 3D printed object. Resin 3D printing allows for highly detailed and accurate prints, making it a popular choice for creating small or intricate parts.
Resin comes in different colors and properties, such as flexible or rigid, depending on the application of the final product. However, it is important to note that resin printing requires specific safety precautions due to the hazardous nature of the chemicals involved, including proper ventilation and personal protective equipment.