18 Cool Things To 3D Print With Resin 3D Printer (Beginners Guide)

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Almost all learners and beginners get naturally inclined to FDM printers as they are cheap and popular. There are many other good reasons also.

While you need to struggle to get the finished product off the build platform of a resin printer products, those printed by filament based printers are really easy to pick.

Immersing your product in isopropyl alcohol to wash the resin off and then curing it under UV light are some other botherings that people try to avoid.

But when it comes to quality, you just cannot but choose resin printers, do you?

With the digitally precise laser the printer ensures higher print resolution and amazingly accurate curves and finishing. No other printer can yet challenge the finest print quality of a resin printer.

The most important usability of a resin printer— especially for the beginners— is creating majestic-looking showpieces, home decors, ornaments, various other tools, kitchen utensils and quick gadgets that you can use yourself and, if marketed efficiently, can earn you more than enough for your christmas shopping.

Here are some of the ideas that you can try at home and find how they can benefit your learning and, at the same time, your earning.

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18 Cool Things To 3D Print With Resin 3D Printer

4 Resin Printers

Before you start 3D printing with resin printers you need to have some basic and essential conception without which you are very likely to get into trouble.

Let’s talk about them briefly.

There are a range of printers for you to choose from but few are really worthy for the beginners. Some are costly while others have some issues that just don’t suit you. 

Let’s talk about some great resin printers:

1. Elegoo Mars Pro

Elegoo is one of the most excellent and affordable resin printers, this one is gradually getting more and more popular especially when the Mars 2 Pro came into the market.

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2. Creality LD-002H

If you are on a budget and you don’t care too much about print size and only print quality is your issue you can very well choose this printer. Creality is a world leading brand of FDM & Resin 3D printers, filaments, resins, and other accessories.

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3. Voxelab Proxima 4k

With a higher budget and higher resolutions the Voxlab Proxima 4k monochrome printer. 

4. ANYCUBIC Photon Mono 4K

ANYCUBIC is probably the second most famous SLA printing manufacturer and the Photon Mono 4k is one of their best products.

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Prerequisites

First off you need to choose a suitable environment, arrange for your safety, prepare for the post print processes and certain clean-up processes. Let’s talk about them in a bit more detail.

Environment

The first important thing is ventilation. Though there won’t be much fumes coming out from resin they are there and air circulation makes a big difference.

If you feel your window doesn’t provide enough air you can very well use a table fan.

Safety

There are mainly three things that you really need to protect yourself from any undesired mishaps: musk, gloves and goggles. Though you sometimes feel that you don’t always need them, unsuspected situations can arise any time and you wouldn’t want to run for your goggles after a speck of resin gets into one of your eyes.

Same for a pair of gloves. This is particularly needed for uncured resin. Yet with your gloves on you feel safe to handle the bottle, refill the VAT if you need to and take parts out. 

Post Process

This is one of the most irksome tasks for me. Yet there is no way you can avoid the mess after your print. 

Here is the post process in short:

  1. You need to wash the resin off. The extra resin may be hard or sticky. In either case it can reduce your print’s overall quality.
  • There are ultrasonic cleaners to be used with cleaning liquids.
  • Isopropyl alcohol can wash off all the excess resin. 
  • If you decide on manual wash your rejected toothbrush can be of use to remove the grit off. 
  • After cleaning properly, dry the print in the open air or use a dryer.
  1. You need to cure the print. You can cure it using water or keep it out in the sun to UV cure. 
  2. After curing you need to remove supports. Some people want to do it after they’ve cured the print. But this can be harmful to your model eating away some portion of it. remember—
  • You can use a flush cutter or you can do it manually.
  • You need to be patient and careful enough while doing it. You never try to be overconfident to do a ‘quick job’. 

Now we’ll go for some excellent ideas with resin prints

Christmas Decoration

1. Multipart Christmas Tree

A cone shaped tree with three or four parts to be used not only during christmas but also as home decor or gifts. There is hollow space under the round cones where you can easily set lights of different colors to make it a really spectacular piece. 

Cookie cutters of different shapes and models— a star, a tree, a fish or father christmas— there are numerous designs that can be brought to reality just using any of your resin printers.

3. Personalized Tree Ornaments

Instead of buying new decorations for christmas trees of the neighborhood it’s a cool idea to print them. Browse the vast expanse of the 3D model world to match your choice.

There are more of them like—

4. The Grinch Figurine (Grinch is a character said to detest everything christmas)

5. Large scale multi-piece snowman

6. Christmas reindeer

7. Tree topper stars

8. Different types of window decorations

9. Lightened, whole Christmas village (glowing houses and trees)

Showpiece

There are so many showpiece ideas that you cannot even finish browsing through all of them in a whole week! Here are some of them, for example:

10. Majestic looking chess sets

11. Flower pots of a wide variety of shapes and sizes

12. Eiffel tower

13. All and any figure with Voronoi pattern that brings an artistic tone.

14. Tabletop pieces, paper-weights and many more

3D Toys

There are an array of amazing toys to be 3D printed. Some of them are:

15. Mini Monster Truck

With big four wheels and other component parts that you can easily assemble this one can attract any kid

16. Whirligig with a couple of thread grip

Who hasn’t played with a whirligig? When 3D printed you are getting two grips from where you can pull the thread with ease.

17. Tic Tac Shooter or springshot pistol

you can easily shoot tiny ‘bullets’ using the spring from your ball-point pen. Surely they are not going to kill even a mouse! It’s a toy after all.

18. Windup toy car

You wind up and your little car rolls. Don’t you think your toddler is going to like it?

Conclusion

We’ve discussed just a millionth part of what the world of 3D models can offer you. You can start with what we’ve guided and suggested and, after a while, you’ll find that you have hundreds of thousands of ideas flashing through your brain.

Shamim Ahmed
Shamim Ahmed
I’ve been an innovator in this space for years and am really excited to share my knowledge with you. I’m an entrepreneur and love helping others achieve their goals by teaching them how to build a business around the newest innovations in technology.

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