Hey guys…last night I printed a ring on the Form 2, and printed three different versions. On one version, I let PreForm create the supports, and the other two, I created my own supports and bases. I used the recommended 50 micron setting for the castable V2.
The PreForm version of the model came off the build platform early in the process and is lost in the resin tank. I saw a post on the forum acknowledging that this is more of an issue with the new castable resin (V2), so it appears that Form is addressing it.
For anyone else playing with their own supports, these are 1.5mm in diameter with a 0.3mm contact point, created in ZBrush with ZSpheres. The base I thought I made 2mm thick, but I just used a caliper to measure and they are 1.6mm with angled sides…a little more difficult to remove than the PreForm ones, but perhaps that’s what’s making them stick so well? These two ring prints came out FLAWLESS…I think I’ll try and cast one tomorrow!
But I noticed something that might be potentially useful. The bases that I create with a large hole NEVER come off the build platform. Perhaps it’s the combination of a larger area, thinner base, and a large hole? I did it originally thinking that it would speed up printing in the beginning of a print and use a little less resin.
Anyway, perhaps something to explore with the guys who work on the PreForm software? Just thought I’d offer it up to the powers that be. Could this be the solution?