I’ve often had a tank where one doesn’t have quite enough resin to finish my next few jobs, but definitely enough to extend the life of the next cartridge of the same stuff!
I realize from an official standpoint, it’s not great practice to incorporate ‘old’ resin into a brand new cartridge that has space to accomodate the influx. But, when both are being used in close proximity timewise, from the same batch… and if the user is willing to hazard the risk… is there a graceful way to consolidate the last bit of resin from mostly-used cartridge to the newer one, without spilling?
Is there a way, perhaps to connect the two tanks temporarily together so one could drip into the other? I’ve found it awkward to manually fill the resin tray with these dregs and would much rather let the Form 2 determine how much is needed. The last time I tried, the resin poured way faster than I had thought it would… took forever to carefully move the excess out of the tank without making a big mess.
(IE: Like a way to connect the bite valve of one cartridge to the ‘shampoo cap’ on another for a few hours, or connect the two caps together?)
Any thoughts on if you’ve done this, or reasons (besides cross contamination of the tanks) why this would be a terrible idea? What happens if more than 1L of resin gets dispensed from a tank - does Formlabs software stop dispensing from that tank?