Now, all of a sudden, Tough 2000 has them. I get it in the case of new resin, but T2000 isn’t new and even has a beta setting already, so why the change? Does anybody now any advantages or reasons for the “upgrade”? I can’t find official help about it.
It’s kind of annoying. Some of us use this printers professionally and rely on own past experiments and experience to set up supports. No I need to set up 5 print jobs for the weekend and I find myself with sudden uncertainty and have no time for new tests
Is this change because of ease of removal? reliability of attachment? quality of surface after removal? better flow of IPA around them?
Do I need more or less supports than what I used to be comfortable with?
Size seems to give no clue. It seems that 0.4mm or 0.9mm TP size refer to the length of the touching rectangle and the width is the same. If so, a TP of 0.9mm has 40% less touch area, besides being randomly directional. So how does this behave now?
Automatic supports generation doesn’t help, either or it’s broken.
Left is 0.5 and middle is 1.5 density setting for 0.4mm TP, then 1.5mm 0.9mm TP… It doesn’t make sense.
Flat spacing changes in settings but TPs do not reflect that. Smaller TP size used to output greater quantities, since TPs are more fragile.
So it’s a complete leap of faith and huge risk for my deliveries monday.
I’im certainly all for rapid development, progress and continuous improvement.
But why @Formlabs can’t write the release notes of Preform go really deep and comprehensive on what changes?
If you are seriously targeting professionals, this needs to be addressed. We choose Formlabs because of the reliability of the ecosystem and this includes Preform!
Have a nice weekend!