We have created multifunctional AMD-3 resin for engineering and prototyping to enable manufacturing of products with great accuracy suitable for various applications. AMD-3 properties allow creating products that are reliable, hard and do not deform over time.
Designed to work even on low powered LED/LCD 3D printers equipped with LED light sources emitting 405-420nm UV light. Compatible with color and monochrome LCD 3D printers.
We have recommended 3D printing settings for many 3D printers here: AmeraLabs resin settings.
AMD-3 LED resin produces dimensionally accurate and stable prints. Due to its stiffness and a fair amount of hardness it can sustain straight edges and print out even the tiniest features. Supports do not bend during printing, keeping the model in place throughout the whole printing session and giving a higher rate of success with complex prints. It exhibits low shrinkage so the print will not deform during post-curing stage and will not crack over a long period of time.
Resin is available in two colors: black and grey. Colour is almost fully opaque. Surface is glossy and hard (90 Shore D). After post-cure, print does not feel sticky or tacky. It does not scratch very easily. Due to its hardness, material’s surface can be polished to remove any layer lines, support marks or other imperfections. This allows using this material for printing masters for silicone casting and other applications where smooth surface is needed.
Water absorption is less than 0.2%. This means, that your models will not deform due to moisture or exposure to IPA. It is even resistant to some acids. Due to its resistant nature it is perfect for metal plating processes.
For a successful print, we recommend:
Viscosity of this material is relatively low – around 180-200cps – so cleaning is quite easy.
If you do not have ultrasonic cleaner of prefer cleaning with ordinary IPA baths, here is our 4 easy steps cleaning procedure:
Evaluate cleaning results and repeat this procedure only once (if needed) with clean IPA.
If you prefer cleaning with ultrasonic cleaner, we recommend to put a printed part into the container with IPA, close it well and put
the container into the ultrasonic cleaner filled with water. Leave it for no more than 10 minutes without additional heating.
If you use Wash and Cure station, leave the printed object submerged in IPA for 6 minutes. Depending on the results, you can repeat this step again and leave for additional 6 minutes.
It is easier to remove supports before post-curing. However, you can also post-cure a print with supports and remove them later. Depending on the model this can help to obtain better geometries if you have such goal. Post-curing time depends on your curing station. It can vary from 5 minutes to 1 hour (until the surface of your 3D print becomes non-sticky). You should post-cure immediately after cleaning and drying. After proper post-curing surface of AMD-3 printed objects should be completely non-sticky and very hard to scratch.
Tensile Strength at Break: 55MPa (ISO-527, post-cured)
Elongation at Break: 6% (ISO-527, post-cured)
Viscosity: 180-200 cPs (at 25°C)
Hardness: 80-90 Shore D (ISO 868)
Compatible UV Wavelength: 365 – 420 nm