Resin ( Custable & Non Custable)


castable resins are types of materials used in 3D printing, particularly in the context of stereolithography (SLA) or digital light processing (DLP) technologies. Castable resins are commonly used in the jewelry industry for creating highly detailed and intricate wax patterns that can be later used in the investment casting process to produce metal objects. After 3D printing the object using a castable resin, it is typically embedded in a casting material, and the resin is burned away during the casting process, leaving a mold cavity into which molten metal can be poured. Jewelry designers often use castable resins to create prototypes and models before casting them into precious metals like gold or silver. Castable resins are designed to work with SLA and DLP 3D printers 

Here are some key points about castable resin:

  1. Material Composition:

    • Castable resins are typically photopolymer resins that can be cured using light, usually ultraviolet (UV) light. These resins contain a mix of polymers and other additives to achieve properties suitable for investment casting.
  2. Application Areas:

    • Jewelry: Castable resin is commonly used in the jewelry industry for creating intricate and detailed wax-like patterns that can be cast in metals like gold, silver, or platinum.
    • Dentistry: In dentistry, castable resins are used to produce crowns, bridges, and other dental prosthetics for casting in metal alloys.
    • Prototyping: It’s also used in various industries for creating prototypes and small-scale production runs where precision and intricate details are essential.
  3. Printers and Technologies:

    • Castable resins are often used with SLA (Stereolithography) or DLP (Digital Light Processing) 3D printers. These technologies allow for high-resolution printing, producing detailed and accurate models.
  4. Post-Processing:

    • After 3D printing with castable resin, the printed models undergo a post-curing process to ensure complete polymerization. Following curing, the models are typically cleaned and may require additional post-processing steps depending on the specific application.
  5. Investment Casting Process:

    • The castable models produced using this resin are used as patterns in the investment casting process. The models are embedded in a refractory material (investment), and once the investment has set, the resin is burned out (lost-wax casting). The resulting mold is then filled with molten metal to create the final metal part.
  6. Accuracy and Detail:

    • Castable resins are formulated to provide high accuracy and capture fine details, making them suitable for applications where precision is critical.
  7. Burnout Properties:

    • The resin must have suitable burnout properties, meaning it should leave minimal residue when subjected to high temperatures during the investment casting process.

.The whole process from designing to production are done in our facility.


Non-castable resins are typically those that are not designed for the investment casting process, and their applications can vary based on their properties. These are general-purpose resins used for prototyping, product development, and creating visual models. Some specific type of Non-Castable resins are as follows.

Engineering Resins: Resins with enhanced mechanical properties, such as high strength or heat resistance, designed for functional prototypes and end-use parts in engineering applications.

Dental Resins: Resins specifically formulated for dental applications, including the production of dental models, crowns, bridges, and other dental prosthetics.

Flexible Resins: Resins that provide flexibility and elasticity, suitable for producing rubber-like prototypes, flexible components, or soft-touch surfaces.

Transparent Resins: Resins formulated to produce transparent or translucent parts, commonly used for see-through prototypes or optical components.

Biocompatible Resins: Resins that meet biocompatibility standards and are suitable for producing prototypes or medical devices that come into contact with the human body.

When working with any type of resin, it’s crucial to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding printing parameters, post-curing processes, and safety precautions. Different resins have specific properties and applications, so choosing the right type depends on the intended use of the 3D-printed parts.

Our expert team will handle all this things carefully.