I thought it would be good to post my discovery of a new Formlabs compatible resin I started using: DFGrey by DigitalForge3D. I had been using the more expensive Formlabs GreyV4 for a long time and thought it was really quite good. But it is quite expensive for the size parts I was creating. So I always try to hunt for other 3rd party materials, actually with very little success. Often my prints don’t come out nearly as well as with the Formlabs Grey.
This has now changed. I stumbled across DigitialForge3D web site and ordered some of their new DFGrey. Before this I had used ApplyLab Works ( good but parts often deformed) resin and tried Maker Juice ( terrible!). So I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have to say after a few prints it’s just like Formlabs Grey!
I know that a lot of other Formlabs users are always looking for cheaper resin. I wanted to share my experience with this new resin as I believe this small company has finally got it just right. You have to use the printer on Open Mode ( I miss the wiper, so cool actually ) and pour it in the tray by yourself. I go beyond the little arrow just to be safe. It sticks to the build platform perfectly, and the supports are totally correct as they appear in pre-form. The material is thin enough so excess falls back in the tray easily I noticed ( much less waste ). The DigitalForge3D website makes a big deal about this on their website. They compare thick material to waste, this is very true as I’ve done a lot of printing.
Is anyone else using DFGrey? I would like to know about your experiences. They offer more discount on larger quantity. Maybe someone wants to split a pale