We just started using Tough 1500 less than a week ago. We’ve printed 3 jobs so far, each with multiple parts. Of those 3 print jobs, ALL of them have failed to some extent. The 2nd job had only one part that had missing supports and turned out to be the best job so far. The 1st job had 5 of the 8 parts come out completely unusable, either not printing beyond the rafts or printing only around halfway up and looking like ancient ruins. The 3rd job had 2 of 6 parts completely fail with rafts stuck to the tank floor.
The resin, the tank, and the platform are all brand new and were ordered at the same time. I’ve never had a failed print happen on the first print of a new resin cartridge/tank but this time it’s failed the first 3 times. It seems highly unusual.
The only issue we’ve had lately was a motor jam over a week ago, using the previous tank. That tank was nearing the end of its lifetime so any issues with print quality/completion were surely due to wear. Also, that part was successful, it just didn’t have the best surface quality. Once we started using the new tank, new platform, and new resin cartridge, we assumed print quality issues would diminish. Instead, they got worse and now some parts are completely failing.
Anyone have any ideas on what the problem could be?