MSLA Printers

Shapeoko HDM

Our resin printing station.

Tools, supplies, and materials

We generally have a bottle or two of resin available – usually gray. We generally buy the Anycubic or Elegoo brands, as they're plant-based and slightly more environmentally friendly when being produced, but it's generally recommended to bring your own.

  • 99% Isopropyl alcohol
  • Metal funnel with filter
  • Metal scrapers
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic scrapers
  • Precision tweezers

Resin Safety

Photopolymer (UV) resin is toxic.

Avoid skin and eye contact.

  • Wear chemical resistant gloves. We keep boxes of nitrile gloves at the resin station, and they should never be moved out of the area.
  • Eye protection is recommended. We don't enforce eye protection at the resin station, but it is a good idea. Safety glasses are available at the resin station.
  • Wash up when you're done. Even though you wore gloves (...right?), you should still wash your hands after handling resin, and especially before eating or drinking anything.

Resin is stinky.

The resin printers can make the whole area smell like resin, so...

  • Use the air purifiers. We have a couple mini carbon filters at the resin station. Please place one inside the printer while you're printing, and be sure to put it back on the charger when you're done!
  • Be considerate of the space. If there's an event happening, consider holding off on working with resin until later.

Additional Information


There are two commonly recommended slicers for resin printing, and which one you use may depend on your printer.


Elegoo Mars 2

Elegoo Bars 2

Anycubic Photon Mono SQ

Anycubic Photon Mono SQ

Print Washing and Curing

Elegoo Mercury X

Elegoo Mercury X

MSLA Printers was last modified by Derek Payton on Jan. 2, 2024, 7:42 p.m.