Every time I’ve used the removal tool, I’ve scratched the build platform, which can produce aluminum particles. If the platform is not cleaned this particles can be found later in the resin tank.
Cleaning the build platform costs material which many users dispose uncured.
However I like the removal tool, it works ergonomically good so I’ve developed a cover for it.
It’s cnc-machined of PEEK, a very durable and stable thermoplastic, which can’t scratch the platform. The tip is sharper than the original for easier sliding under printed parts. The cover is 3mm high, just 0.4mm higher than the original scrapper.
The tips are interchangeable to ensure bio-compatibility. That was important to me since I’m working with standard and dental resins on the same machine.
I don’t wipe or clean the build platform, I just remove the part and print the next one, saves material.
The cover is ultra durable and last longer than expected so I’ve definetely cnc-machined to many of them ;), if anybody is interested I’m selling the rest in the shop, Currently there are 12 left…