High Definition Acrylate Material Information

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$2.99 per cm3
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Design Guidelines for High Definition Acrylate

The rules to follow in order to create successful products in High Definition Acrylate. Read more on model checks
Max bounding box 84 × 63 × 200 mm

For us to be able to make a product, each of its pieces must fit within these dimensions.

For High Definition Acrylate, the maximum bounding box is determined by the size of the printer we use to create your product.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure the bounding box fits within our maximum limit. If it does not, you can try scaling it down, removing unnecessary features to reduce the bounding box, or considering another material with a bigger maximum bounding box.

Min bounding box X + Y + Z ≥ 12 mm

For us to be able to make a product, each of its pieces must be bigger than these dimensions.

For High Definition Acrylate, the minimum bounding box is determined by the printer's ability to successfully print very tiny products.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure the bounding box of your product is larger than our minimum. If it is not, you can try scaling it up, thickening, combining, or enlarging parts and features, or trying a material with a smaller minimum bounding box.

Min supported wall thickness 0.5 mm thick for walls less than 5 mm in length

Add 0.2 mm in thickness for every 20 mm in length over 5 mm

A supported wall is one connected to other walls on two or more sides.

For High Definition Acrylate, the minimum thickness is determined by our ability to successfully break away support material and clean your product once it has been removed from the printer. Features that are too thin often break when support materials are removed, or during post processing. Additionally, walls that are too thin will often warp.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure supported walls are thicker than the minimum requirement. If they are not, try making them thicker, or consider a material with a thinner minimum supported wall requirement.

Min unsupported wall thickness 0.5 mm thick for walls less than 5 mm in length

Add 0.25 mm in thickness for every 20 mm in length over 5 mm

An unsupported wall is one connected to other walls on less than two sides.

For High Definition Acrylate, the minimum thickness is determined by our ability to successfully break away support material and clean your product once it has been removed from the printer. Features that are too thin often break when support materials are removed, or during post processing. Additionally, walls that are too thin will often warp.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure unsupported walls are thicker than the minimum requirement. If they are not, try making them thicker, adding supports, or considering a material with a thinner minimum unsupported wall requirement.

Min supported wires 0.7 mm thick for wires less than 35 mm in length

Add 0.1 mm in thickness for every 20 mm in length over 35 mm

A wire is a feature whose length is greater than two times its width. A supported wire is connected to walls on both sides.

For High Definition Acrylate, the minimum supported wire is determined by our ability to successfully break away support material and clean your product once it has been removed from the printer. Wires that are too thin often break when support materials are removed, or during post processing.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure supported wires are thicker than the minimum requirement. If they are not, try making them thicker, or consider a material with a thinner minimum supported wire requirement.

Min unsupported wires 0.8 mm thickfor wires less than 35 mm in length

Add 0.1 mm in thickness for every 20 mm in length over 35 mm

A wire is a feature whose length is greater than two times its width. An unsupported wire is connected to walls on less than two sides.

For High Definition Acrylate, the minimum unsupported wire is determined by our ability to successfully break away support material and clean your product once it has been removed from the printer. Wires that are too thin often break when support materials are removed, or during post processing.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure unsupported wires are thicker than the minimum requirement. If they are not, try making them thicker, or consider a material with a thinner minimum supported wire requirement.

Min embossed detail 0.1 mm high & wide

A detail is a feature whose length is less than twice its width. Embossed details stick out from a surface.

For High Definition Acrylate, the minimum detail is determined by the printer's resolution. When detail dimensions are below the minimum, the printer may not be able to accurately replicate them.

To ensure details come out clearly, make them larger than the indicated minimum. We may refrain from printing products with details smaller than the minimum, since the physical product will not be true to your design. If your product has details smaller than the minimum, try making them larger or removing them.

Min engraved detail 0.1 mm high & wide

A detail is a feature whose length is less than twice its width. Engraved or debossed details go into a surface.

For High Definition Acrylate, the minimum detail is determined by the printer's resolution. When detail dimensions are below the minimum, the printer may not be able to accurately replicate them.

To ensure details come out clearly, make them larger than the indicated minimum. We may refrain from printing products with details smaller than the minimum, since the final product will not be true to your design. If your product has details smaller than the minimum, try making them larger, or removing them.

Min escape holes 10.0 mm diameter for one escape hole
6.0 mm diameter when there are two or more escape holes

Escape holes allow unbuilt material inside hollow products to be removed.

When printing in High Definition Acrylate, hollow parts of your product can get filled with uncured resin which is cleaned out in an ultrasonic bath. If escape holes are not large enough, resin could get stuck inside the product.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure the escape holes are large enough and positioned in a way so the resin can successfully drain out. Insufficiently large escape holes will material inside your model. For most products, we recommend two holes of 6mm in diameter each. Having your holes at the opposite ends of the product (one on top, one on bottom) will also help drain material more easily.

Some hollow models require support material inside to reinforce the structure. These may not be removed if we cannot access them.

A single escape hole at the end of a cavity will not allow material in the corners near the escape hole to fully escape. So we recommend multiple escape holes at both ends of the cavity.

Clearance 0.5 mm clearance

Clearance is the space between any two walls, wires, or separate parts.

High Definition Acrylate is printed by curing layers of resin with a UV light. When the clearance between parts or features is too small, partially cured acrylic can fuse together the separate bodies. Additionally, support structures are often need to hold your model and if there the clearonce is too small, we will not be able to remove these supports.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make the clearance between parts, walls, and wires is greater than the indicated minimum. If your clearance is too small, try making the gap bigger, or consider fusing the parts or features if their independence is unnecessary.

Interlocking and enclosed parts? Interlocking parts are possible, but enclosed parts are not.

High Definition Acrylate is printed by curing layers of resin with visible light. This enables interlocking parts, as long as the clearance is greater than the indicated minimum.

During the printing process, support structures are generated and built around your object to prevent it from warping. These must then be removed so your product is true to the design. It is possible to create interlocking parts, but enclosed parts require support material that is impossible or very difficult to remove.

Multiple parts per model file? Yes.
Sprues Support structures are difficult to generate for models with sprues. Models may not be accepted if we cannot generate support structures. Additionally, there is a high chance of models breaking or supports being stuck to the model with sprues.
Accuracy ± 0.1 - 0.2 mm for every 100 mm

More On Designing for High Definition Acrylate

Material Traits

High Definition Acrylate has a smooth surface and offers high detail with a crisp finish. This material is ideal for detailed miniatures, model trains, and other intricate models.

Support Structures

Support structures are required to secure your model to the build platform, prevent warping and reinforce overhangs and other complex features. These support structures must be removed with a tool during post-processing.

Some surfaces may be rough

Surfaces which require support structures will have marks or stubs where supports were placed leaving behind an imperfect surface. The production planners do their best to orient your models optimally to minimize the amount of support structures needed. It can be helpful to understand that the more overhangs and complex features in you model, the more support structures you will generally need.

Design tips
In general, minimum wall varies based on features

The more stress is put on your object, the thicker it has to be. While the minimum wall is 0.5mm, this does not mean all parts of your structure will be strong enough at those thicknesses. For most designs, we recommend designing thicker walls than 0.5mm. Wires that support objects (like trees or lollipops), for instance, need to be thickened so they don't snap.

Design with support structures in mind

Areas where support structures are needed must be accessible with tools. To ensure that all support structures can be removed without damaging the model, do not create complex details in inaccessible areas. The amount of necessary support can only be seen in the data preparation process and varies from part to part.

Material Info

Look and feel

High Definition Acrylate is made of a photo-reactive resin. It is printed using Direct Light Projection (DLP) technology which provides excellent resolution and accuracy. It is capable of fine details and is therefore ideal for miniatures and models trains. Additionally, the DLP process produces a smooth surface, making it well suited for painting. The material is heat resistant up to 120°C and is printed at 50 micron layer thickness.

The color ranges from matte black to a dark grey charcoal.

For Black Hi-Def Acrylate with Supports, your product will be shipped with support structures still attached to your model. Supports are toothpick-like scaffolds printed to support your structure.

How it's 3D printed

Printed using DLP technology, the process uses visible spectrum light to cure the liquid resin one layer at a time.  A resin bath sits above a high resolution projector which projects cross-sectional images of your model onto the resin above. The resin cures with exposure to light, curing an entire layer with a single pass. The build platform raises and this process is repeated for each layer, slowly building up your model. Support structures are generated to secure your model to the build platform, prevent warping and reinforce overhangs and other complex features. When printing is finished, we remove the models from the build platform and clean them from any residual uncured material left on the models. The models are then post-cured by UV. Once the models are fully cured, they are removed from the oven and the support structures are removed.

Technical documents
Disclaimer:
Please note that the 3D printed products are intended for decorative purposes. They are not suited to be used as toys or to be given to underage children. The products should not come into contact with electricity and be kept away from heat. Our materials, except for Porcelain, are not food safe.
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