Blog Post Featuring 3rd Party Resin Calibration


I would like to request a blog post that details how somebody “in the know” would go about taking a 3rd party resin and attempting to get it to work with the Form2 in Open Mode. I’m not asking for any resin in particular, just what kind of thought process and steps would one of your engineers go through to get the resin to work on the Form2. Some questions I find myself asking:

  1. What effect does color and viscosity have when you are choosing a resin profile to work with? Will the probability of getting successful prints go up if you select a resin profile that physically appears similar, or is that a good starting point?
  2. Is there some clever way of calibrating resin using no build plate, and just curing one layer on the PDMS and measuring the thickness with a caliper? (similar to the Autodesk Ember video below)
  3. Once you have a decided which resin profile will work best with your resin, what troubleshooting tips do you have for common 3rd party resin print failures (ie. raft not adhered to build plate, too thick of supports in only a certain direction, support structures bonding to part, part detaches from supports, dimensional inaccuracies, etc.)

Knowledge is powerful, and having more information on the correct ways to tackle open mode and 3rd party resins would be extremely beneficial, and possibly prevent voided warranties and broken machines. Thanks for listening!

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Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll forward this to our content and engineering teams so that we can determine which parameters would be useful in determining the optimal print settings with 3rd party materials and so that we can look into creating a blog post or guide on the process.