A Jeweler’s Guide to Choosing Resin for LCD 3D Printing

Written by Chanda Lalwani

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Posted on March 09 2021

Hairpins, bracelets, rings, brooches, earrings, and other elaborate jewelry pieces can now swiftly be printed out with resin 3D printers; meeting your jewelry needs with extreme precision.

Highly detailed and intricate designs are hard to create, which is where jewelry 3D printing comes in. In traditional jewelry casting, jewelers have to use jewelry-making wax to carve out patterns by hand.

Nowadays, resin 3D printing streamlines this entire process by utilizing castable resins, which are extremely similar to wax, to print out multiple designs and pieces in a single print.

Click here to learn more about what types of fashion accessories and items can be created with resin 3D printing.

Now, let’s jump right in and take a look at which Phrozen resins are best for jewelry printing:


Wax-Like Castable Resin: Jewelry Violet - Best for Jewelry Casting

Specifically made for jewelry creators, Phrozen’s Wax-Like Jewelry Violet resin creates delicate pieces of jewelry such as rings and pendants.

Using resin 3D printers, jewelers can now create extremely fine patterns on jewelry that would otherwise not be possible with traditional methods.

With its wax-like qualities, Phrozen’s Wax-Like Jewelry Violet resin burns easily and provides reliable casting for all types of jewelry designs.

Characteristics
Phrozen’s Wax-Like Jewelry Violet resin burns out cleanly and produces jewelry prints with extremely high resolution. With low shrinkage, your 3D jewelry models will not change in shape after the printing process is complete.

 

Please refer to the chart above for the recommended burnout schedules. 


TR250 Gray - Best for Jewelry Molds and Prototyping

With its heat-resistant qualities and toughness, TR250 Gray resin is capable of producing detailed models that are best suited for jewelry rubber molds. Print out highly intricate jewelry designs such as brooches, bracelets, necklaces, and more with this resin.

With its deep gray color, TR250 Gray resin is also ideal for designers looking to quickly create prototypes before casting their jewelry designs.

Characteristics
Jewelry 3D models printed with the TR250 Gray are durable and won’t suffer from shrinkage.

Features:
Viscosity: 706 cps
Density: 1.12
Surface Hardness (Shore D): Shore 85 D
Elongation: 1%
Tensile Strength: 11 Mpa
I-Zod Impact: 3.05 KJ/m2

There you go! A detailed guide into which Phrozen resins are best for jewelry-making purposes. Want to learn how to post-process your jewelry prints? Please click here

To learn more about which Phrozen 3D printers are best for jewelers, please click here.  

Make sure to refer to our resin profile chart for a general idea on how to set up resin profiles for different Phrozen resins. Feel free to test different settings to find out which works best for you.

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