Additive to further reduce friction of Durable Resin?


#1

Hello again,

I’m looking for any advice on what I can mix into Durable resin to further reduce friction without inhibiting curing. Does anyone have any experience? So far, unexpectedly, glow in the dark powder seems to make cured parts slicker, but not quite as much as needed for a project I’m working on.

Disclaimer: I know tampering with resin voids the warranty on the tank and can inhibit curing. It’s a risk I’m willing to take, I just would prefer to see if anyone else has had success and their means of attaining it.


#2

Something like molybdenum powder?

https://www.superior-industries.com/mp_101_product_222.html


#3

It will be interesting to see if the print continues to hold to the build plate during printing!! Micronised PTFE powder is another option - but adhesion to the build plate and print ability full stop is going to be interesting


#4

These are both interesting ideas, I’m concerned they won’t stick long enough to print but it’s definitely worth trying. Thank you!


#5

Maybe you can first cure a layer of resin without additive to the platform and then start the print to help adhesion?