Some first-off prints


#1

Hello all.

So, I finally have my hands on a Form 1. I ended up cancelling my original order from Formlabs. They were pushing the date further and further back until I was sure it wouldn’t arrive in time for my projects. Fortunately I managed to find one for sale that was (relatively) nearby and new in box, so I jumped on it.

I have put about 240ml of clear resin through it, resulting in approx 70hrs of printing time. I have had two failures so far. I later managed to print them successfully after cleaning the build platform and allowing the PDMS to ‘breathe’ (as described here https://support.formlabs.com/entries/45742166-Are-you-letting-the-PDMS-breathe-). This has seemed to work for me, but we’ll see if that changes in the long run.

Pictures!


#2

Very nice, Interesting looking projects as well!  I do like the clear… :slight_smile:


#3

Andy,

Those first prints look great!  I especially like the gaming controller, did you design it yourself?


#4

Andy, so cool!  Thanks for sharing!  That elephant is AWESOME!


#5

Hey Andy,

congrats that the printer works for you - your output looks really great.

I am the author of the post you are mentioning:

https://support.formlabs.com/entries/45742166-Are-you-letting-the-PDMS-breathe-

Actually it is not meant to be a description of how it is to be done, I was asking if anyone else is doing it that way :slight_smile:

BTW: I have the information, that the PDMS needs to breathe, from the B9 Forum (http://www.b9creator.com) and the Forum http://www.buildyourownsla.com


#6

Thanks!

The elephant is from Thingverse (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:148377), but the controller is my own design.

Etienne,

This technique was working for me quite well, until I had a failure that has managed to destroy half of my resin tray… It looks OK, but nothing will print on the front part of the build platform. Not so great, and I don’t really know what caused it :frowning:


#7

Andy,

The failed prints on the front of the platform sound like an issue that our customer support team would be happy to help diagnose. You can open a ticket by sending an email to support@formlabs.com. It’s always helpful, if possible, to provide images of failed prints or issues you’re experiencing. The support team is on-hand to get you back to successfully printing.


#8

Hello Andrew,

Very nice prints. Did you make something special to keep it clear like this?

Chris


#9

Andrew,

Awesome controller!


#10

Hey Andrew,
I really like the game controller. Is there any way to get the 3D files to make one myself?
Thanks,
Ramun


#11

Hi everybody !
Welcome to my instagram for everyday new form1’s prints.
www.instagram.com/modelcenter_spb .
Not for adv. or spam. Just if someone is interested…


#12

Sorry for the slow reply. Glad you like it! I have uploaded the model to GrabCAD here:
https://grabcad.com/library/3d-printed-playstation-style-controller-1#

Enjoy!