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     Daylight Resins for 3D Printing

We partnered with Forward AM, BASF 3D Printing Solutions, to create a range of Engineering Plastic Daylight (EPD) materials to serve a wide range of applications, delivering competitive pricing.

Our range of Daylight resins has been specifically developed for use on visible light printers such as our Liquid Crystal Magna printer, delivering functional properties effortlessly.

Daylight resins deliver the full selection of end-use properties, in large format and high-resolution.

Daylight is a lower energy, longer wavelength light which travels further and ensures more reliable polymerisation than UV.

Daylight unlocks the problems of curing dark coloured or particle rich formulations.

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These materials are only compatible with LC Magna

Rigid

Durable

BASF


  Rigid

Dental Model

Creates accurate, high-resolution models developed in conjunction with dental experts.

Best used for:

  • Orthodontic models for clear aligner manufacture
  • Study opposing and denture base models 
  • Thermoforming 
  • Accuracy (Low – High)
  • Shore Hardness (Soft – Hard)

Hard

Ideal for making large scale objects displaying extreme hardness with little compression under high force.

Best used for:

  • Printing large functional parts 
  • Mass manufacture of custom end-use parts 
  • Prototyping
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Impact Strength (Low – High)

Draft

Our fastest printing resin comparable to acrylic and polyamides.

Best used for:

  • Rapid prototyping
  • Fast printing
  • Investment casting
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Print Speed (Slow – Fast)

High Temp DL400

Handles temperatures of up to 446°F without bending or deforming, simulating the strength and rigidity of glass filled Nylon 6.

Best used for:

  • Hot fluid and gas manifolds
  • Moulds and inserts
  • Heat resistant housings and fixtures
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Temperature Resistant (Low – High)

High Tensile

Creates parts with exceptional tensile strength and elongation comparable to acrylic and polyamide.

Best used for:

  • Engineering
  • Prototyping
  • Tooling and Moulds
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Shore Hardness (Soft – Hard)

Concept

Creates highly detailed prototyping parts. Parts display high tensile strength, crisp definition, and high accuracy.

Best used for:

  • Rigid and accurate prototypes
  • Intricate models and figurines
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Accuracy (Low – High)

  Durable

Durable

Creates functional parts that are durable and long-lasting, with high impact strength.

 

Best used for:

  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Cover plates and enclosures
  • Suitable for end-use parts
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Impact Strength (Low – High)

Duramax

Creates functional parts that are very durable and long-lasting, with high impact strength.

 

Best used for:

  • Jigs and fixtures requiring minimal deflection
  • Cover plates and enclosures
  • Fastenings, tools and couplings
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Impact Strength (Low – High)

DL110H

Incredibly versatile resin can handle impact, compression, bending and stress fatigue without breaking or deforming.

Best used for:

  • Jigs and fixtures requiring minimal deflection at
    elevated temperatures
  • Cover plates and enclosures
  • Fastenings, tools and couplings
  • Strong and stiff prototypes 
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Impact Strength (Low – High)

Ultracur3D® EPD1006

Perfect for creating functional parts capable of movement and flexibility without breaking.

Best used for:

  • Ideal for functional parts
  • Engineering
  • Prototyping
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Impact Strength (Low – High)

Ultracur3D® EPD1086

A multi-purpose daylight resin suitable for a wide variety of applications with balanced mechanical properties.

Best used for:

  • Cost-effective solution
  • Engineering
  • Prototyping
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Hardness (Soft – Hard)

Ultracur3D® EPD2006

Rigid, durable and long-lasting material which delivers the finest detail possible.

Best used for:

  • Parts requring resilience with little compression
  • Engineering
  • Prototyping
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Impact Strength (Low – High)

Ultracur3D® EPD3500

Strong translucent daylight resin with superior strength and stiffness.

Best used for:

  • Engineering
  • Prototypes
  • Translucent parts
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Hardness (Soft – Hard)

Ultracur3D® EPD4006

Ideally suited for making large-scale objects where a hard finish is essential.

Best used for:

  • Functional applications
  • Parts requiring high impact resistance
  • Smooth surface finish
  • Tensile Modulus (Low – High)
  • Impact Strength (Low – High)

Produce perfect performance with Photocentric’s post processing products.

Our range of post processing products ensures you optimise your 3D print processing to the ultimate level, reducing time, delivering performance and doing it in the most ecologically responsible manner.

Why Daylight?

Daylight 3D Printing is far better for screen life, lower in energy and safer, but significantly it also makes printing more reliable, delivering a more consistent cure possible than higher intensity UV by virtue of its greater depth of penetration. 

It is also more effective to use daylight with dark coloured or particle rich formulations as the longer wavelength travels further.

Legacy Daylight Materials

Resins for our legacy printers LC Precision 1.5, LCHR2/HR and LC10″ can be found here.