Great simple idea! I like it. Hopefully this will convince the EHS department at my company that I can continue to use the Formlab prints long into the future. EHS has had an issue since day 1 with Formlabs being less than responsible with their lack of forethought with recycling/environmental waste with cartridges and tanks.
I don’t understand why you can’t send the cartridges to be refilled these days or get packs like refilling detergent so that less plastic bags are produced. That’s why a lot of garbage is generated by the 3D deuce
I am not sure I see the reason for this. Correct me if I am wrong, but before reporting that the cartridge is empty the printer is trying to squeeze every last drop of resin from the cartridge for 30 min or so. After that - pull out the cartridge and holding it over the tank press on the valve. No resin is dripping - it is already empty.
There is still some resin in what the Form machine considers an empty cartridge. I had been draining what little is left oet in a container and then when the cartridge is really empty placing the collected resin in a tray. This will save me a set. Also I clean the “empty” cartridge with IPA prior to discarding.