Been up and running with a new Form 3 for 4 days, doing one ~4 hr print each day, and had my first fail. So I feel like a real 3D printer guy now :^)
I’m designing small molded plastic parts with very fine detail (which is why we chose and SLA printer) and I’m using 0.025 mm layer thickness.
But I’ve yet to figure out a routine to manage prints that take longer than my typical 9 hour work day.
Q1: Is it OK to let the printer run over night if it means that the completed print will sit on the build plate for hours before being washed.
Q2: I tried adaptive layering for the first time to speed up the print that failed. Could this be the cause of the fail?
Unfortunately, I was a bad little engineer and made other changes (support contact point size and density), so I can’t say for sure which variable caused the fail.
Q3 is it common to have little shrink puckers at the support points? My flat bottomed part is riddled with them like a teenager with acne.
FWIW, I did see striations perpendicular to the Z axis. From what I’ve found searching this forum, that my likely have been caused by the adaptive layering function.