I’m a new possessor of a form 1 + since few days, but i have some problems with it.
First of all, after 4 little prints, i got a problem with the motor/endless screw of the build platform. It get stuck at the end of the print (when the platform goes up faster to reset), doing an awfull noise. I need to manually help the platform to unstuck, sometime until the top. I was very carefull, and no resin ever get in the screw, platform or motor. This is a bad problem, and i’m afraid it damage the motor.
Here is the video of the problem:
The first prints i’ve done was with the Makerjuice Grey resin (cheaper to do first tests), and the last ones with the Formlabs black resin (in a brand new tank of course), but i got the same kind of problem, even worse with the black resin i must say. These problem where here before the platform problem appear.
Here are some pics of the last ball i printed (3.5 cm height, 25 microns):
As you can see, the print is really bad, specially at the level of the default generated supports (The first grey prints was better, but there was already the problem near supports, even with another orientation!).
I don’t undertand the holes too. The thickness was evenly generated in Zbrush. I got holes in grey version too, but not always a the same place.
You can see the quality was very good some times (the grain of the ball and the wire near lace is perceptible, wich i didn’t expect!), and sometimes very bad. So i see on the forum how to test the laser and i did it:
I’m not a professional but compared to other pictures here, i think it’s not very good. The mirror is very clean (clean with IPA and PecPads and lighted in many angles). The last pic show the artifacts are here before the laser hit the mirror.
To push the investigation further, I decided to compare the laser shape with the layout of the object, and it explain clearly the inconstant default. The laser bigest bleeding is on the axis of the print artifacts (But i don’t think it can explain the problem near supports).
To sum up, i got a blocked platform, a blobby print near near the supports and a bad quality on the Y axis…
So I’m impressed by the quality of the good parts (15% of the print so), but very disapointed by the overall quality, specially for a “Made in Usa” product. Currently this printer is unusable for me, it never gave me a good print (even in 100 microns). I do little prints so its not too expensive for now, but i don’t see how i can solve all of this. I hope you can help me, but i think I need to contact the support very soon…