Liqcreate Hazard Glow is the first ever glow in the dark resin for SLA and DLP technologies in a range of 385 – 405nm. This material is optimized in having the highest possible glow-effect while remaining processable in DLP, MSLA and SLA 3D-printers.
Parts 3D-printed with Liqcreate Hazard Glow can be activated with almost every light source. It especially has a high glow effect when illuminated by a high amount of UV-light, like UV-curing units or direct sunlight, but can even be activated by a smartphone flashlight. Its beautiful glowing effects makes this material perfectly suitable to 3D-print a high variety of creations that deserve to be seen when the darkness strikes.
How long will the glow effect of Hazard Glow resin last?
The glow effect was measured in a completely dark room with light sensitive equipment. The glow effect will decrease over time and will need to be recharged when it is almost not visible anymore. Over the first hour the glow effect is very strong. In a very dark area, a glowing part with 15% remaining glow effect is still clearly visible.
Parts printed with Liqcreate Hazard Glow, Glow in the dark resin are opaque green when not activated, see picture on the left. When activated with UV/sunlight, a strong green glow effect will be visible.
This glow effect will fade away over time, but remains visible after hours in a very dark environment.
Liqcreate Hazard Glow is compatible with many 3D-printing platforms. It is compatible on Formlabs Form 2, Sprintray Moonray and many others. Print settings for many types of 3D-printers are published here. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if your printer is not listed.
Tips and tricks for working with Liqcreate Hazard Glow resin
We advise to print only in 0,1mm layer thickness. There are two reasons to do this. The first one is due to the glow effect during printing. The laser / DLP / LCD light will already activate the resin and will start to glow during printing. This glow will give some side-cure so the super fine details will be gone, meaning that with 0,1mm layer thickness, you will get most out of the resin and there is not much benefit of going lower. The second reason has to do with the glow particles in the resin. These particles are heavy and have the tendency to sag during long print jobs and overnight. Shortening the print job by printing in 0,1mm layers would be beneficial.
Coming back to the sagging of the glow particles over time. It will form a layer of solid agglomerated particles. Before a new print job or before pouring the resin back in the resin tank, it is important to mix the resin thoroughly with a soft plastic spatula. Mix until a homogeneous layer is obtained. If the resin is in the resin tank overnight or longer, it will need more effort to get the solid layer scraped off the bottom and mix in the resin homogeneously.
Due to the pigment sagging, it is important to shake the bottle properly before using. It will take more energy to mix the resin compared to standard resins. If not shaken properly, the print won’t fail, but just hasn’t got all the glow particles which makes the parts so amazing! Shake thoroughly by hand for 1 minute, put the bottle upside down for a minute, and repeat this 5 times. An easier way would be by the use of an mechanical stirrer or roller unit.
Team Liqcreate wish you happy printing. If there are any questions or remarks, feel free to contact us at email@example.com any time.
Manufactured parts with Liqcreate Hazard Glow resin on the Formlabs Form 2, SprintRay Moonray and other resin 3D-printers:
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