Hi all, I’m confused (and disappointed) with this one, wondering if anyone knows what’s going on before I try again. I’ve printed a fair amount on my machine since 2019, and this is the first time I’ve had such a failure…
I have a 6" tall object I’m printing in durable resin, it’s about a 22 hour print, 346 mL estimated.
- I use all of Pre-Form’s suggested auto-generated supports
- I start the print on a clean, minimally used resin tank
- My Form 3B starts the initial checks, then proceeds to filling the tank
- Upon automatically filling the tank, my Form 3 starts printing. It should be smooth sailing from here.
BUT, 20 hours later, I come to my print, and it looks like this picture! Everything was perfect for the longest time, and suddenly the remaining layers appear malformed, and a few layers worth of durable resin are stuck to the resin tank film!
Visually, only one glaring thing comes to mind: the resin tank looks nearly empty!! When the wiper moves to the side and waits, resin doesn’t completely cover the entire resin tank.
What gives!? Isn’t the Form 3/3B supposed to auto-top off the resin tank as needed during the print? And if the cartridge is out of resin, shouldn’t it pause and warn me and I need to put a new resin cartridge in there?
I’m super confused and disappointed, not only have I wasted 20 hours and ~$50 worth of resin, but I think my resin tank is likely destroyed now that there is resin fused onto the film…
Any advice is appreciated!