Hey folks - I recently cleaned the mirror, window and galvos on my Form 2, as per the direction of Formlabs CS, due to my prints coming out with lines and the laser strength registering as lower than spec. Since then the laser strength and print quality have improved, but again not to spec and the lines persist.
Formlabs CS has suggested I have my printer replaced for $830. Unfortunately my one man studio can’t afford that ATM. Thus CS suggested I try the galvos again. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if I did any good when cleaning them in the first place as they are hard to see and access, especially the one that lays horizontal.
I asked about removing the galvo block for easier access, but CS said that they do not support doing so, but of course I could if I wanted to.
I’m not sure where to go from here. Blindly wipe away at the galvos in hopes of improving my laser strength? Indeed remove the block for cleaning? It’s a bummer to have to spend $830 to replace my printer as I had hoped at some point to upgrade to the 3.