Hey @Formlabs, before you stop updating Form 2 firmware, could you give us a way to bypass tank fill eternity or print without a cartridge?
I’m envisioning a “Skip” button on this screen:
It would bypass the onslaught of messages you otherwise need to wait around for:
Including this one which has a nasty tendency of stopping your print partway through:
And avoid the lengthy “Sensing Resin” pauses between layers (which might even make printing without a cartridge faster than a full one!)
If it detects the cartridge is replaced later, then the printer could go back to the usual behavior. Alternatively you could give us a toggle that overrides all resin warnings during the job.
My last print should have taken 5½ hours, but stretched to 17½ because of the hour long “Waiting for tank to fill” preamble and endless resin level checks.
After a cartridge runs dry, a quarter of its resin remains in the tank. That’s enough for a lot of printing. But it’s difficult when all your machine does is sit there hopelessly trying to squeeze one last drop out of an empty tank. Take away the unlimited supply of cartridges from your QA team for a few days and you’ll see what I mean!
Using up the last of my resin shouldn’t be a punishing experience that leaves me feeling like my printer is in cahoots with your sales team.
I’m not the only one feeling the pain:
Thanks for considering this idea!