The L4D printer is compatible with both 385nm and 405nm resins, as the LCD screen can be adjusted to allow different wavelengths of light to pass through. By changing the settings on the printer, the user can control the specific wavelength of light that is projected onto the resin, allowing them to use resins with different curing wavelengths.
What does the wavelength of a resin mean?
The wavelength of light used to cure a 3D printer resin refers to the specific range of wavelengths within the electromagnetic spectrum that is absorbed by the resin and used to initiate the curing process. The wavelength of light that is absorbed by the resin determines which chemical bonds in the resin are broken and reformed, which in turn determines the final properties of the cured part.
Different resins are formulated to be cured with light in specific wavelength ranges. For example, some resins are designed to be cured with light in the 385nm wavelength range, while others are designed to be cured with light in the 405nm wavelength range. The specific wavelength range that a resin is designed to be cured with can affect the final properties of the cured part, such as its strength, flexibility, and color.
In general, the wavelength of light used to cure a 3D printer resin is an important consideration when selecting a resin for a specific application. It's important to choose a resin that is compatible with the specific wavelength of light that your 3D printer uses in order to get the best results.