I wanted to see a proper comparison of F3 vs F2 with the same part, showing how the F3 can achieve equal or better results but with significantly fewer supports and finer contact points.
There hasn’t been a lot of feedback from F3 owners here, but what there is has been only mildly positive through to negative , so without any solid evidence of the F3 benefits above the F2, I asked FL to cancel my F3 order.
The conversation with FL sales surprised me - they said let us send you sample parts first, I said sample parts aren’t much use, what I’d need is a proper comparison with the F2; an F3 part with supports still on, and the Preform file for the F3 and the STL file so the community could validate the F2 could not achieve the print without denser supports. They’ve just replied: “ok send us STLs”
So this is an appeal - do any of you have a sample part you’d like printed that you think would be a good test case for the F3’s Low Force Stereolithography ?
For example a part with thin fragile sections that you want to minimise support contact points on. Or perhaps a section of a mould that currently needs support contacts on a cavity surface - maybe the F3 could print it without those supports.
A part you want printed with fewer supports than you can currently achieve on the Form2. A part (and Preform file) that you have already optimised for stable printing with the fewest possible supports.
I’ll pick one of mine and if you guys can come up with another one, lets see what FL sales can do on the F3.
Then I’ll post the results here, and maybe some of you could confirm you can’t print the same parts on your F2 without denser supports.