Our Mission

We develop, manufacture and supply the highest quality 3D printing products to consumers, businesses and resellers. As a business that is 100% focused on the 3D printing industry, we’re able to service our customers better by providing superior technical support and education.

Our History

Founding Director Alan Anderson first established Monocure Pty Ltd in 1979 as an offshoot to his adhesives company called Staybond Pty Ltd after being bought by a Multinational. The business was created as an industrial chemical development and manufacturing company to supply UV cured inks to the traditional printing/packaging/label industries.

Fast forward nearly 40 years to 2016. Our Chief Development Chemist, Kevin Jarrett (also a founding team member), created the first Australian-made resin for SLA/DLP/MSLA 3D printers. We saw that 3D Printing was an exciting and rapidly growing industry with a broad range of applications, and as a business, we committed ourselves to focus on this new challenge.

Alan’s son, Charlie, now runs Monocure 3D and is still a 100% family-owned and run business. Along with his team, Charlie is fully immersed (some might say obsessed!) in the world of 3D Printing, the technology, the creative possibilities and the community surrounding this dynamic industry.

The future is bright as Monocure 3D continues to be market leaders and at the forefront of this technology across the world.

Product Development

We understand what you need by actively engaging with the 3D Printing community through support chats, social media groups, surveys, and courses. This emersion in the community gives us a deep understanding of the needs and the issues of 3D printers globally and the confidence to develop products based on this understanding.

Our focus is on developing products to make your 3D printing experience continue to grow positively. Our team works around the clock developing products to help you succeed, including our own base resins, making our products unique and keeping pricing competitive.

Every new product goes through a stringent series of tests, including independent field testing before being launched. This level of testing ensures you only get products that work as described. You can get a full rundown of all our developed products by browsing the products section on this website.

In-House Manufacturing

Keeping our manufacturing in-house makes communication faster and easier thanks to eliminating issues like language barriers and time-zone differences. In addition, keeping it in-house means you get the products you want when you need them. No shipping delays or stock run-outs when you’re in the middle of a project: we’ve got you covered!

With over 30 different product lines created and manufactured in-house, we sell to over 30 countries worldwide. Our facilities in beautiful Sydney, Australia, were designed and purpose-built for developing and manufacturing 3D products. If you are planning a trip here, please contact us for a tour of our facilities – we would love to show you around!

Quality Control

At Monocure 3D, we’re all about the result. We live by the motto “what you put in, is what you get out.”

We understand that a high level of detail, strength and durability are the properties that are important to you. So, we put our products through strict quality control following the ISO 9001 accreditation guidelines.

Every batch goes through a series of lab tests to compare the newest batch with the last; then, it is printed on standard 3D printers. By following this procedure, we can ensure batch-to-batch consistency of all our products, and you – our customers – get precisely the same product you ordered last time.

Our Partners

To help us offer you the best customer experience, we partner with the very best.

We’ve carefully selected shipping partners like DHL, Australia Post and Vanguard logistics (for sea freight) to ensure your parcel arrives on time, in excellent condition. With partners like these, and in conjunction with our growing list of Local Resellers, we have the whole world covered!

Speaking of Resellers – if you’re interested in joining our family and reselling our products, please fill out this application form, and we’ll come back to you as soon as possible. (Link)

We love to support other businesses by offering generous volume-based wholesale discounts. If you would like to use our products for your business, please fill out the wholesale application form to get the process started.

3D Printer Technology

3D Printing uses computer-aided design (CAD) to create three-dimensional objects through a layering method. Sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing, 3D Printing involves layering materials, like plastics, composites, resins or bio-materials to create 3D dimensional objects that range in shape, size, rigidity and colour.

Resin-Based SLA, DLP & MSLA 3D Printers

The word “stereolithography” comes from the Greek words “stereo,” meaning solid, and “(photo)lithography,” which is a form of ‘writing’ with light. Stereolithography with your 3D printer does precisely that: drawing solids with light one layer at a time.

There are three main categories of SLA processes:

  1. laser-based stereolithography (laser SLA)
  2. digital light processing stereolithography (DLP)
  3. masked SLA (MSLA). For all these processes, a vat of photo-reactive liquid resin is exposed to light to form thin solid layers that stack up to create one solid object.

The laser-based SLA, DLP, and MSLA are all types of stereolithography and utilise similar technology. However, they can produce significantly different results. To understand better what to expect from the final models, you need to know the differences involved in each 3D printing process and design your production workflows to maximise the potential of each type of printer to make more informed purchasing decisions.

What are the different types of 3D Printers?

Laser-based SLA was the original means of stereolithography developed in 1986 by Charles Hull, co-founder of 3D Systems. The technology works by using a UV laser to draw each layer of the object. It uses two mirrors driven by a motor, known as galvanometers or ‘galvos’ (one on the X-axis and one on the Y-axis), to rapidly aim the laser beam across the print area, solidifying resin as it moves along.

This process creates a solid object. The design is split down, layer by layer, into a series of points and lines that are sent to the ‘galvos’ as a set of coordinates, and the laser traces them out. Laser SLA 3D printer examples: FormLabs Form2 & 3.

DLP 3D Printers use a digital projector to expose a single image of each layer across the entire platform at once. Because the picture of each layer is digitally displayed, it is composed of multiple square pixels, resulting in a layer formed from small rectangular bricks called voxels that stack up along the Z-axis. DLP 3D printer examples: Asiga Max UV & Moonray DLP.

MSLA utilises an LED array as its light source and an LCD photomask to shape the light image from the LED array. Like DLP, the LCD photomask is displayed digitally and composed of square pixels. However, the pixel size varies based on how the LCD photomask has been created. Individual pixels are deactivated on the LCD to allow the LED light to pass through to form the resulting layer. Thus, the XY accuracy is fixed and does not depend on how well you can zoom/scale the lens, as is the case with DLP. MSLA 3D printer examples: Anycubic MonoX, Creality LD-002R, Elegoo Mars Pro, Epax E10 & Phrozen sonic series.

FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling)

FDM 3D printers are the most common Cartesian type of printers; this refers to the coordinate system used by the printer to move the print head and the build plate. These printers have three rails that correspond to each axis (X, Y, & Z). Thus, the Print head moves in the X & Y direction, whereas the Build platform moves in the Z-direction.

Firstly, the raw material, filament, is fed into the extruder. Next, the gear mechanism in the extruder pulls the filament and pushes it down to the heater, where the filament gets melted. The melting temperature depends on the type of filament used and generally ranges from 200oC for PLA to 280oC for Polycarbonate. This melted filament then flows to the nozzle.

Contact Us

Monocure Pty Ltd
ABN: 22 001 432 220

Charlie Anderson

Unit 16/364 Park Rd,
Regents Park NSW 2143

T: (02) 9738 5340 (from Australia)
T: +612 9738 5340 (from outside Australia)