Hi, just got my first SLA printer (Form 2). I’m feeling pretty confident about the process, but there’s one part I’m a little stuck on, can’t seem to find a direct answer in the Formlabs guides.
I understand that the resin is light sensitive, so when I open the orange light shield to retrieve my print, what happens to the resin in the tank? Does it become contaminated and should be thrown out after every print, or is it good until I notice cured resin in the tank and throw that out? I see the tank-cover, do I need to throw that on every time I go to open the tank?
Should I be manic when it comes to limiting the light exposure to almost nothing (turning out lights, covering with a blanket, etc), or can I be less concerned, as a few minutes open is not going to hurt it? This stuff is expensive, so I’d understandably like to get as much out of it as possible.