I wanted to update this with some info I have received from FormLabs. I figured the community might be interested in hearing some possible solutions to this that I had received from the company.
After speaking with FormLabs a bit here are a few recommendations they gave me to remedy the issue:
> If you are still having difficulty removing this part from the build platform, here are a few tips that might help:
> Warm the build platform with a hairdryer or heat gun.
> Freeze the build platform.
> Position the flat face of the flush cutters against the build platform, with the blades on either side of a corner of the part. Squeeze the handle to force the blades between the part and the build platform.
> Spray a small amount of solvent around the edges of parts.
> It looks like _____ has also ordered a replacement build platform, hopefully, this will help solve the issue. Once you receive it, one thing you can try is to buff the new build platform with fine grit sandpaper if you have it. This can help with parts over adhering to the build platform sometimes.
I opted to just sand my new build platform as freezing/heating it after every print didn’t sound like a good solution in a production environment. The “flush cutters” worked some on the first platform but did fail to remove several spots as well.
The bottom line is sanding the platform worked wonders! The prints came off much easier, similar to what I am used to from years with the Form 2.
I used 320 grit wet/dry sandpaper, but it is almost too smooth and would probably use 240 for a perfect balance if I had to do it again. My process used some water and a very light touch to gently treat the surface of my new build platform (referred to as BP from here). I measured the height of the new BP in several spots before sanding and found that it was on average 35mm thick (as low as 34.98 and up to 35.02, so a tolerance of .02mm). After some very gentle sanding, I measured again and found I had reduced it by approx. 0.1 to 0.2mm.
The surface of my new BP was quite smooth, and I think the 240 grit would have been the sweet spot. But the prints came right off and I was very pleased with the results. This was a great solution to my issue and I would recommend this to anyone having a problem with over-adhesion of their rafts to a BP.
Thank you all for your suggestions and feedback,I greatly appreciate it!