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    Polyster resin - to strengthen PLA - is that possible?

    Hi,

    I have a printed part that is hollow - its 100mmx100mmx150mm and is hollow. I'd like to fill up the space and I have some polyester resin - can I use this to pour into the part - will that strengthen it or will it just do nothing other than damage the part - its in PLA too so Im not sure if there will be some kind of chemical reaction that may cause it to warm up/distort or even melt. Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Carl

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    Originally posted by Carlh2018
    Hi,

    I have a printed part that is hollow - its 100mmx100mmx150mm and is hollow. I'd like to fill up the space and I have some polyester resin - can I use this to pour into the part - will that strengthen it or will it just do nothing other than damage the part - its in PLA too so Im not sure if there will be some kind of chemical reaction that may cause it to warm up/distort or even melt. Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Carl
    Iím new here but have spent my life working in the prop making industry so have a pretty good knowledge of materials. I have worked on projects where we backfilled printed items with resin but always used a polyurethane resin. Polyester resin is great for fibre reinforced applications but never worked well for casting. Problems of heat - exotherm - and distortion/ shrinkage made it a no go most of my working life. PU was always the best product for solid casting. Very fast curing times and minimal distortion and shrinkage.

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