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Not long ago, resin prices for photolythographic printers were outrageously high. The reason being that the resin is typically sold in massive quantities to bottling companies for use on their labels. So when someone came along asking for a few litres to print with, they would jack the price way up. This is where Josh Ellis comes in, the man behind MakerJuice. As a dedicated member of the 3D printing community, he was frustrated with these high prices and decided to take matters into his own hands. Out of his own pocket, he ordered the separate ingredients in large quantities and develped his own resin to sell in small quantities at an affordable price. The resin he developed is what we have used while testing and developing the peachy printer. We are now working with Josh to develop a resin formula specifically for the Peachy. Most photolythographic printers have an issue with the adhesive properties in the resin, but because of the way the Peachy is designed, adhesive properties not a concern for us. This means we can focus on improving other properties in the resin that were being held back by the efforts to reduce the adhesive properties. The resin that we will develop with Josh will deliver the best results possible when used with the Peachy. When it is available, you will be able to read about it here on this page. Keep your eyes peeled for it!
If it wasn not for Mr. Ellis, we wouldn't have been able to accomplish what we did. His resin allowed us to use a low power laser which directly effects the cost of the printer. This was key in getting the price down to our goal of $100. Thank you Josh Ellis and Maker juce! The Peachy Printer wouldn't be what it is today without you!
Recently Josh has be working on some new and exciting types of photosensitive resin including:
- a practically shrink-free plastic resin
- a flexible silicone resin
- a flexible rubber resin
Please check out makerjuice.com!