Resin Settings Glossary

NexaX can be used with the NXE, NXD and XiP printers. To access the resin settings, uncollapse the Settings window in the Job Info sidebar, and click on the settings panel.

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The Job Settings window allows the user to choose the printer they're preparing a file for, and change settings for the print.


Printer Properties

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Layer Height

Some resins allow a custom layer height. Thicker layers print faster but have more of a stair-stepping effect. Thinner layers print slower and can minimize this effect. 

Power Type

High power cures faster, but generates more exothermic heat. Use high power when your parts follow our Design Guidelines or when printing with slow-curing resins (xABS, xPEEK, xPP, xFLEX, xCAST).

Low power cures slightly slower but provides better accuracy. It is recommend when printing high density builds of our fast curing resins (x45, xGPP, xCE)

Large Solid Part Enhancement

In most cases, keep this option Off. It will evaluate each layer and exposure thick cross sections in two steps (a 5mm shell and the core). It can have a significant time penalty, so it is recommend you only turn it on if you have issues with thermal curing or gelling with large cross section parts. 


Disclaimer: This feature will override Adaptive Speed Control

Adaptive Speed Control

This is an intelligent by-layer z-axis speed and lift control algorithm. If enabled, the printer will dynamically change the speed of each layer depending on the required detail


Advanced Settings

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Base Layers

Select the number of base layers, which are the initial overexposed layers that allow your part to better adhere to the build plate. The layer exposure time is interpolated from the first to the last base layer. Generally, follow the validated recommendation for each resin.  

Wait Time

This is the amount of time (in seconds) between each layer that the system will wait after it the build plate has returned before it exposes the following layer. 

Base Exposure

This is the max exposure time for the base layers defined above. Increasing this value will provide better plate adhesion and decreasing this value can make your part easier to remove. (+/- 10% each notch)

Top Exposure

This can be considered the normal exposure time for your print as it will apply to every layer except the base layers. This can be used to fine tune dimensional accuracy. A longer top exposure time can improve green-state stiffness for prints with delicate geometry. (+/- 10% each notch)


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