How to use UV Resin?

UV Resin is often promoted as a practical alternative to conventional epoxy resins. But how exactly does this resin differ from other casting resins? And for which workpieces is it particularly suitable? In the following article, you will learn a lot of interesting facts about this “resin for the impatient” and receive instructions on how to work with UV resin optimally.

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What is UV Resin?

UV resin belongs to the group of synthetic resins. Compared to conventional epoxy resin, however, there are significant differences, especially in the way it is processed.


UV resin cures completely within a few minutes with the help of a special UV lamp

It can be used immediately without the need to mix it with a hardener

Only thin layers can be cast.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of UV Resin


The laborious mixing of resin and hardener is no longer necessary.

The resin can be used for a very long time, as it does not cure without the aid of a UV lamp.

Curing by UV light is completed within a very short time.


The shelf life is only 6 months.

The cast layers should not exceed 3 to 4 mm. After that, several layers should be cast for safety reasons

It is somewhat more expensive than conventional epoxy resin.

A special UV lamp is required for curing. The UV radiation of the sun is only partly sufficient in our latitudes.

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Post time: Oct-09-2023