Ok, I’ve dealt with mushrooms, explosions, blow-outs, ragging, PDMS failure, laser degradation, spilled resin, mirror haze, loose galvanometer block, but this new failure is beyond me! I set my phone timer to match the print time left on my machine. So my countdown timer ends and I go to check out my printer. My print platform is down with the unfinished parts still in the tray (plenty of resin left), I look at the display and it says:
“Layer 1487 of 1636”
There is no peel process happening, no laser beam, the machine hit 00:00 and basically shut down!!! I lifted the lid and it kindly asked me to close it, I pushed the button and it said “Pause Pending” and so I waited… and waited…NOTHING!
I went back to preform and it said the job had completely uploaded to the printer and I can disconnect it if I want to. ARGHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Now I have to chalk PRINTER FAILURE to my list of messed up prints.
It appears that somehow the clock got to zero with 149 layers still left to do and the printer said wooohoooo! I’m done!!! Just like that employee that heads for the door right as the minute hand hits 5 o’clock, my printer said f^#* it I’m outta here!
Can someone tell me WHAT HAPPENED??? Now I’m gonna have to boolean my models to the point where the printer quit and print the remaining layers/pieces on another run and hope this was just a weird fluke.