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TGM-7 LED – for Tabletop Gaming Miniatures

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Fast curing 3D resin for tabletop gaming miniatures

TGM-7 fast curing resin is designed specifically for playable 3D tabletop gaming miniatures. Perfect balance between stiffness, impact resistance and flex guarantee miniatures will not break when dropped or in heated gaming sessions. This 3D printing resin allows capturing most detailed miniatures with its hard, non-sticky and paintable surface. More flexibility, less fragility.

TGM-7 is FAST!

If you have tried our AMD-3 LED resin, then you know that our resins are very fast curing. TGM-7 is around 20% slower than AMD-3, but it is still one of the fastest curing materials in the market.

Designed to work even on low powered LED/LCD 3D printers equipped with LED light sources emitting 405-420nm UV light.

For initial printing settings, drop us an e-mail to support@ameralabs.com. Don’t forget to indicate the model of your 3D printer.

Printing tips

For a successful print, we recommend:
– Level your build plate
– If it’s your first print with this resin, print something small first. We recommend this model
– Use support column thickness of 1.5-1.8mm, support tip thickness of 0.2-0.8mm
– Use attachment layer
– Hollow your models
– Use slower lift speeds. 5mm/min for bottom layers, 40-60mm/min for normal layers.
– Let us know if you have any trouble. We are here to help. Facebook messenger,  support@ameralabs.com

Cleaning procedure

TGM-7 material has a bit higher viscosity than most 3D printing resins. This 3D material should not be left submerged in solvents for extended periods of time. By all means do not leave submerged in IPA or any other liquid for more than 40 minutes. Doing so might ruin your models and affect final properties of polymer material.

If you do not have ultrasonic cleaner of prefer to clean with ordinary IPA baths, here is our easy 4 steps cleaning procedure:

  1. After taking your printed object off the build plate leave it submerged in the IPA bath for 10 minutes.
  2. Swirl the IPA bath with our part in it actively for another 1 minute.
  3. After swirling, leave it still, but fully submerged for another 10 minutes. At this point it would be wise to change IPA to clean one.
  4. Finally, swirl the bath actively again for 1 minute.

Evaluate cleaning results and repeat this procedure only once (if needed).

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. No additional heating is necessary.

Post-curing procedure

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.

Right after 3D printing TGM-7 3D printing material tends to be softer than most of other resins. It is mandatory to post-cure it in UV chamber to harden the surface and to complete the curing process. As material is non-brittle, you can also post-cure with supports and remove them later. We recommend to post-cure TGM-7 printed parts for at least 1 hour (50W of 395-405nm LEDs). It is very important to post-cure parts immediately when they are dry after cleaning. Avoid long storage of raw, not post-cured parts.

After proper post-curing, surface of TGM-7 printed objects are completely non-sticky and difficult to scratch.

Other recommendations

Please also be aware of several recommendations and warnings that relate to TGM-7 3D printing resin.

* Properties of final 3D printed and post-cured objects with this material can vary if exposed to extreme conditions such, but not limited to high humidity, extremely dry air, high temperatures (>60°C) for prolonged periods of time.

* 3D printed objects with TGM-7 material should not be used for models and parts that will constantly be in contact with water, organic solvents etc.

* DO NOT leave this material inside in the resin tray inside your printer for prolonged periods of time. We learned that even with most 3D printing resins, such long storage without air circulation can lead to deterioration of coatings. This could happen when coatings that were used for 3D printer are not resistant to chemicals enough.

That is all you need to know in order to start printing with TGM-7 material. If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to drop us an email or contact us via Facebook. We will respond as soon as possible.

Resin properties

Tensile Strength at break  35-40MPa
Elongation at break 42-52%
Hardness

ISO 868

75-85 Shore D
UV Lightsource Wavelength 365 – 420 nm
Color Opaque Grey
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