One of the first questions people have when looking into adding 3D Printing to their model car building toolbox is what tools and supplies they will need. Unfortunately, you will find that it is more involved than just unpacking your printer and hitting "Print." From cleaning and curing your prints to protecting your health and safety, you will need some additional tools and materials to ensure you will be able to successfully 3D print your own model car and truck parts.
I won't lie to you and say that resin 3D printing is cheap, after all once you've purchased a printer and some resin to get started, you're already into it for a few hundred dollars at least. But, there is good news! You can put together everything you need to successfully 3D print your own model car wheels, engines, bodies and other parts for less money than you might think, and I'll show you how!
In this article, I will outline everything you need to get started 3D printing your own model car and truck parts with a resin SLA 3D printer. I will share with you the tools and materials that we use personally The Garage. Where there are free or cheap alternatives, I will point those out, and where there are dedicated tools for a certain purpose that are more expensive, I will share those too so that you can see all of your options. In some of these cases, the expensive object may make life a lot easier, but in general I think you will see that you can start 3D printing for your model car builds for less money than you might think!
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Part 1: Safety, Cleanliness, Organization
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