As some of you are aware I’ve been having print quality issues with my Form1+. I’ve posted on the @kevinHolmes thread “Form1+ laser flare issues illustrated – pic and video” – LINK some typical examples.
Although there are similarities with print quality, I feel there are more factors at play them just the laser flare.
FormLabs support has been great, and I truly believe they are taking the laser flare issue seriously. One thing they have asked me to do is revisit the ambient temperature of the room the printer is located in. The room, a conservatory, is only heated when it’s been used and in winter the temperature can get right down. That been said, I only print when the room temperature has stabilized at 16 to 18 degrees C for at least 2 hours.
Last night I brought the printer into the living room to run some prints to see if this is a factor…… yes I have a very understanding wife. The ambient room temperature is normally between 18 to 21 degrees C. I will reprint some of the test pieces and report back here.
I’ve also posted a video showing how I’m straining the resin between prints which gives a good indication of the amount of part cured resin I’m removing between prints. As I say and demonstrate in the video, the quantity of part cured resin increases with each print cycle.