The pricing for Mammoth Resin is based on:
- Model volume: The volume of your model is used to calculate the material cost (mm³)
- Model surface
- Orientation: The way your model is positioned on the print platform will impact support generation and therefore the price
Additionally, a startup cost is applied to the price of your model. This is a fixed cost independent from the parameters of your model. If you order two or more copies of a model, the price automatically decreases because the preparation of multiple copies can be carried out more efficiently.
Mammoth resin is suitable for printing very large models with limited functionality, but with great surface quality.
Stereolithography is used to build your design with this material. Starting from a 3D model, the model is built by cutting the file into thin layers with specialized software. A support structure is created, where needed, in order to deal with overhangs and cavities.
The process takes place in a large tank and begins when a layer of liquid polymer is spread over a platform. This machine then uses a computer-controlled laser to draw the first layer onto the surface of a liquid polymer, which hardens where it is struck by the laser. The model is then lowered and the next layer is drawn directly on top of the previous one. This is repeated until the model is finished. In this way, layer by layer, an object is “drawn” in the liquid by the beam, with the layers consolidating throughout the process.
When the object is complete, it is raised out of the tank with the supporting platform – much like a submarine rising to the surface of the water – and the excess liquid flows away. The supports are removed manually after the model is taken from the machine.
- The visibility of the layers strongly depends on the shape or the design of the model. For instance, on a curved surface, layers will be much more visible
- Some sides of your mammoth resin model (depending on the printing orientation) contain small dots where 3D printing support structures were touching the model. These support marks are sandpapered as much as possible, however, sandpapering the model introduces scratches
- Resins will discolor more from direct UV light than any other material. To slow down discoloration, we recommend varnishing or painting your model
Learning about our materials is one thing, seeing and touching them another. That's why we've designed sample kits based on our Periodic Table of Materials.
Resin Sample Kit
Includes a sample of High Detail Resin, Standard Resin, Mammoth Resin and Gray Resin.
We want you to have access to as many 3D printing materials as possible, so you can make the best choice for your project. If you didn’t really find what you were looking for on i.materialise, you might want to take a look at Materialise OnSite. OnSite is our other online platform, mainly used by professionals who need rapid prototyping and manufacturing in an industrial environment.
This means you can additionally find these materials on OnSite:
- Poly1500 : A translucent material with properties comparable to those of PP (polypropylene) and engineering plastics. Being impact-resistant and durable, this material is suited for rigid, functional prototypes in a large range of applications. This material can also be ordered through OnSite's NextDay service, which means your parts will be shipped the same day.
- TuskXC2700W : A white material that is suitable for strong, water-resistant prototypes with ABS- and PBT-like specifications (e.g. parts for water flow analysis and wind tunnel testing). This material can also be ordered through OnSite's NextDay service, which means your parts will be shipped the same day.