A 3D printer is usually the tool you use when you need a one-time rapid prototyping. However, they are increasingly used to produce a large number of things. [uncle Jesse] decided to try resin stacking technology to quickly make many statues on resin printers. However, not everything went exactly as planned.
The technology is simple. The idea is to generate multiple copies of an object by one continuous printing on a resin 3D printer. To achieve this, you need to clone objects multiple times and create scaffolding to allow multiple objects to be stacked on top of each other. This must be done carefully to avoid damaging the geometry of the object, and similar to the supporting material, more resin is used in the process.
[uncle Jesse] conducted many experiments, but encountered many problems when printing some small magnetic statues. The initial experiment using a raft failed because the print fell off the template. With the removal of the raft, the second printing failed because the scaffold printing was not completely correct. Further adjustment and strengthening of the scaffold improved the situation, [Jesse] successfully printed 93 statues in one operation.
This is a useful technique if you want to print a ton of models on a resin printer in the shortest possible time. However, when you improve your technology, you are expected to spend a lot of resin. You also need a large sink to clean printing during post-processing. Play the video after the break.