New Form3 Tank leaks material into printer ! What a desaster


#21

Its a Magna, not sure if its allowed to post that here.


#22

Same Problem here my prints came out with waves and after making an update of firmware and software my last test print came out pretty bad so I start checking the printer I got the resin tank out and surprise it was leaking resin under the tank and the LPU with resin all over and this printer only have 1 week of use.
Contacting support.

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#23

Have you identified the source of the leak ? the black join of the resin tank ? a hole in the film ?


#24

yes is the join. Regards.


#25

Was this before or after the latest firmware update (1.4.4)?


#26

This bad print that i show in the picture and the leak of resin from the resin tank was after the firmaware update. And yes it was 1.4.4 December update.


#27

we received our swap unit today.


#28

just to add this is what I found in the tank and what I don’t know is how to clean under this frame and under the rollers, also the tank only have a week of use and have not been manipulate so for what I know it came like this from fabric.
Formlabs team have contact me and they are helping me with the issue very happy for how fast they answer.


#29

Fun Fact: due to the capacitiy shortage last days, I needed to distribute a job to 2 machines: Form 2 and Form 3.
Same Material (durable) same Layer height (50microns) same parts, same arrangement…
The only difference is the recalcualatet support structure for both printers, nothing else is different.

Form 2 print finished the job in ~13hrs.
Form 3 didnt finished the print yet, but its getting close to 24hrs now.

I definitely regret to have pruchased the Form 3 over the Form 2 !


#30

The fact that the Form 3 printer is much slower than the Form 2 is discussed in the following thread.


#31

Durable in particular is a lot slower. They just haven’t optimized motor speeds yet


#32

Why doesn’t the leadscrew have a splashguard?
Hindsight 20/20, i know…


#33

the $20,000 machine?


#34

Yes, the full setup with wash and cure unit is even more.