Support >

Resin 3D-printing: higher UV-power is not always faster

It is absolutely normal to expect that higher power LED’s in a resin 3D-printer gives a shorter curing time. For most rigid and tough resins, that is actually the case. Although for flexible resins this is not always the case. For a customer we were comparing the exposure times of Elastomer-X to see on which printer it will work fast. Just to educate we are not sharing the data here from Liqcreate Elastomer-X:

3D-Printer UV power of printer Average power (mW/cm^2) Exposure time Elastomer-X with 100 micron layers
Photon M3 Plus 100% 7,06 16,0
Photon Mono [1] 100% 4,63 16,0
Photon D2 100% 2,92 22,0
Photon Mono SE 100% 5,51 16,0
Photon Mono X 100% 7,32 16,0
Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K 100% 3,21 22,0
Elegoo Saturn 100% 3,72 18,0
Elegoo Mars 2 100% 3,69 22,0
Elegoo Mars 3 100% 3,32 16,0
Peopoly Phenom Prime 100% 5,35 19,0

What you can see is that some higher power printers, the exposure time is lower, but it is far from halving when the printer power is doubled! If you need a faster resin, it is advised to go for a resin that has initially lower exposure times like Liqcreate Premium Flex. The slower curing Elastomer-X resin just needs its time to form a solid layer. in return of your patience, you get really good properties!


Do you need any help with 3D printing our SLA, DLP or LCD resins? We can help you! Just look for the question you have below. If you can’t find it, let us know by contacting us!

Technical →

rubber parts liqcreate elastic flexible flex soft tpu silicone


Liqcreate Elastomer-X is a clear photopolymer resin and can be processed on MSLA (LCD), DLP and laser based 3D-printers. 3D-printed parts from this material are exceptionally soft with a Shore A of 43 and have great flexibility. The product can be used as received, or colored with almost any commercial available 3D-resin colorants. Liqcreate Elastomer-X is can be used on open DLP, LCD and SLA 3D-printers in the range of 385 – 420nm. Its properties simulate soft TPU and silicone which makes it perfect for the production digital lattice foams, soft end of arm tooling (EOAT) for robots, grommets, bellows and elastic industrial parts.

Key benefits

3D-Printer compatibility

·        High Elongation ·        Shining3D Accufab-L4K
·        Mimics silicone and soft TPU ·        Phrozen & Anycubic series
·        Low Shore A hardness ·        Elegoo & Creality series
·        Ideal for soft digital lattice foams ·        And many more
  • Liqcreate Elastomer-X 1KG bottle no shade 939x939


    EAN: N/A SKU: N/A

Can’t find your answer?

Is your question still unanswered? No need to worry, ask us!

Contact us

Our Best Selling Products

  • Liqcreate Strong-X 1KG bottle


    EAN: N/A SKU: N/A
  • Liqcreate Wax Castable for casting objects using LCD/MSLA, DLP and SLA 3D printing

    Wax Castable

    EAN: N/A SKU: N/A
  • Liqcreate Flexible-X resin for SLA DLP LCD flexible and elastic 3D printing


    EAN: N/A SKU: N/A