Anycubic produces budget, durable, plant-based, water-washable, casting, and dental model resin. They do not produce strong, flexible, high-temperature, or ceramic resins. Anycubic resin is pretty affordable and widely available, but it is not necessarily the best resin you can buy - check out a quick pick of top 10 resins.
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Table of Contents
- 1. Anycubic Colored UV (ABS-Like) Resin
- 2. Anycubic Craftsman Resin
- 3. Anycubic Flexible Tough Resin
- 4. Anycubic Plant-Based Resin
- 5. Anycubic Water-Washable Resin
- 6. Anycubic DLP Craftsman Resin
- 7. Anycubic Casting Resin
- 8. Anycubic Dental Resin
1. Anycubic Colored UV (ABS-Like) Resin
Anycubic's standard ABS-like resin is widely available and affordable
Anycubic's standard ABS-like resin is widely available and affordable. Thus, it is a good starter resin but certainly not the best you can buy. Like most budget resin, it is pretty brittle and nothing about it really stands out.
2. Anycubic Craftsman Resin
Craftsman is Anycubic's premium resin for enhanced properties & surface quality
Anycubic's Craftsman resin has better properties than most budget resins, but the imprecise material data leads us not to recommend this resin for any industrial or mechanical purposes. Resins like Sculpt or Pro410 should be more reliable on that front. This resin would be ideal for mixing with a flexible resin in order to have durable miniatures.
3. Anycubic Flexible Tough Resin
Flexible Tough is durable resin that is perfect for impact-resistance
Anycubic's Flexible Tough is a durable resin that is perfect for miniatures and game pieces that are consistently handled. The impact resistance provided by durable resin ensures that the prints will not break if dropped or bent.
4. Anycubic Plant-Based Resin
Anycubic's Plant-Based resin is made of ≈45% epoxidized soybean oil
Anycubic's Plant-Based resin is ≈45% epoxidized soybean oil, which is not too far removed from the plant itself. However, the other 55% of this resin contains typical chemicals like Isooctyl acrylate and Dimtrimethylolpropane tetraacrylate, so this should be treated like any other resin or industrial chemical.
5. Anycubic Water-Washable Resin
Water-washable resin is easier to clean but is susceptible to moisture & prone to cracking
Water-washable resin is more beginner-friendly in the sense that it can be easily cleaned, but IPA or Meangreen will still be better than water. With water-washable resin, you have to make sure to remove all the moisture out of the print after cleaning - this is easily done with a heat gun or hair dryer. If these prints still have moisture then they are prone to cracking over time, especially if they are hollow with uncured resin on the inside.
6. Anycubic DLP Craftsman Resin
DLP Craftsman resin was designed specifically for DLP printers, specifically the Photon Ultra
DLP resin printers, like the Photon Ultra, are still new for the consumer market - most of these are industrial printers. The DLP printers can still use any MSLA resin, but that doesn't stop the companies like Anycubic from optimizing some of their popular resin to DLP printers.
7. Anycubic Casting Resin
Casting resin is ideal for making jewelry & complex molds
Castable resin is primarily used as a means to an end in order to produce custom jewelry and metal works of engineering/art. The castable resin takes the shape of the final product and is used to create a sand cast mold. It is burnt out to leave a cavity where the molten metal can be poured.
8. Anycubic Dental Resin
Dental resin is ideal for diagnostic & restorative models
Cheaper dental resin in the customer market is not meant for medical devices; instead, these resins are used for models and molds. The model-focused dental resins are useful for aligners, retainers, implants, crowns, diagnostics, and visually communicating with patients.
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