Enviroset 3D Jet Resin is a thermosetting furan resin that will react in the presence of a strong acid catalyst at ambient temperatures to form a cured binder. The low viscosity resin has been specially manufactured for use in all sand core and mold 3D printers. This resin can be used to make castings with all types of metals.
Typically the amount of Enviroset 3D Jet Resin applied to the sand/substrate will range between 1.0% and 1.5% resin, based on the weight of the sand. In 3D sand printing, the amount of resin is also determined by the X resolution chosen. The quantity of acid used in the sand mix is dependent upon the type and strength of the acid, but normally ranges between 0.14% - 0.24% based on sand weight. It is determined based on sand as it is pre-coated on the substrate first. Recommended acid catalysts (activator) for pre-treating the printing substrate are TW-40 for highest strength and TC-50 for fastest part cleaning and highest resolution.
Recommended practice when using Enviroset 3D Jet Resin is to start with a clean, washed and dried silica sand or aggregate. The acid should be the first added and thoroughly mixed with the sand or aggregate. The resin is then injected through the print head onto the sand/substrate after the sand has been layered by the recoater. Caution should be exercised to prevent the liquid resin and acid components from coming into the direct contact with one another since the resulting reaction can be very exothermic.