FunToDo is a resin supplier committed to providing both affordability and quality. They also keep up with market trends, and know their customers, which is the sign of a great company. In the world of 3D printing that’s often not so hard, as the people behind making and distributing supplies also use them.
According to recent studies, however, there has been an uptick in 3D printing in black and white. While use of vibrant color always has a place in the heart of every creator, the classic monotone just can’t be beat—and apparently more and more enthusiasts are agreeing. One thing after another might be touted as ‘the new black,’ but the truth is that nothing can beat the classic black look–with the same being said for its opposite color on the hue wheel–and especially in the world of developing and prototyping, where understated is best.
So while there’s not much debating the superiority of monochrome, when it comes to creating them in resin, making them, and manufacturing them, there is plenty to consider. FunToDo, headquartered in the Netherlands, is one step ahead of the game with their own R&D facility. There, they have been able to produce two new 3D UV resin blends which are also affordable, not to mention as exciting and dramatic as black and white can get, with ‘Snow White’ and ‘Deep Black.’
“With Snow White, we are entering the arena of unmatched color possibilities,” the FunToDo team told 3DPrint.com. “Snow White has a white color that stays white. This white resin is perfect for printing architectural objects, or other objects where white is the preferred color.”
Also included with a purchase of SW is a free 5ml bottle of color resin which allows you to do some playing with shades and hues–or even allowing for a dab of black, experimenting with grays and sticking with the neutral theme. FunToDo also promotes total dispersion of their products, and that’s nothing new. Along with SW, a box of primary colors–including black–is offered at a discounted cost as well.
The ‘Deep Black’ resin is being offered as enthusiasts look to black more often with artistic prints, especially those being made on art DLP printers, according to the FunToDo team.
“When we say black, we mean black, deep black, with no discoloration in even the finest detail. Because of the very small, near nano particle pigmentation, ‘Deep Black’ has an ultra-high definition,” states FunToDo.
As is usually the point of using an SLA or DLP 3D printer, it’s all about high resolution and finer detail. ‘Deep Black’ is meant to be a color resin that will assist this process, and is also still affordable–an issue and often a challenge in 3D printing with resin, on a budget. Not only that, but no matter the color, shrinkage is guaranteed to be low: they state that, “Where 3.5% is regarded little shrinkage, we have the limited the shrinkage to 0.5%.”
“Both new products have the look and feel of injection moulded plastic,” the FunToDo team told 3DPrint.com. “You could–and we actually did–let the kids play with your creations, and still be able to show the result to your wife by the end of the day.”
FunToDo is working on many other innovations in their R&D lab that will be available soon with their distributors in over 25 countries, offering fast and easy delivery without complications. Check out their growing list of distributors. While pricing depends on the distribution channel, FunToDo’s suggested retail price for these new resins is €60/kg, not including taxes or shipping.
Are you a fan of 3D printing with resin, and with black and white in particular? Why do you think the trend is growing for printing in these monochrome hues? Discuss in the Affordable ‘Snow White’ & ‘Deep Black’ Resins forum over at 3DPB.com.