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RESIN PRINTERS

We have added a new resin printer to our armoury, thanks to a grant from the Marine Challenge Fund. This is part of the ERDF's European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2022. This has allowed us to purchase a Photocentric Liquid Crystal HR2. This has a print envelope of 19*14*27 cm, thus allowing us to print items in resin, which are quite substantial in comparison with a lot of competing printers. This kind of printing is not as flexible as our mainstream FDM output (Fused Deposition Modeling) in which a nozzle deposits melted filament layer by layer. However, resin printing comes into its own as one works with designs with details going finer than 1mm. It also tends to produce items which are relatively strong since it is built up in layers which fuse more tightly than FDM printers can normally manage,