spacehamster wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:55 am
28 Mag rules.
Anyway, TK, how bad is cleanup and the general mess with your resin printer? I'm getting more and more curious about these, but by all accounts, they stink like hell and maintenance is a bitch. Plus apparently the LCD eventually wears out.
Well, let's say there's a bit of a learning curve to it: in the first couple of weeks I had to clean out the tank all the time due to failed prints, which had been caused by not readjusting the print plate after every print and not orienting the models correctly in the slicer software. Then if your FEP film dies (because you damage it while trying to remove a failed print from it
) you have to replace it which takes around 20 minutes, but if you're careful with it you won't have to replace it for 100 prints at least. When you get everything working smoothly, cleanup (removing resin from your prints by dunking them in alcohol + removing supports) heavily depends on how complex your model is and ranges from a couple of minutes to 15 minutes. (Then, curing it takes time as well.) You need get several liters of alcohol, which smells unpleasant (worse than the resin IMO), and you have to clean everything with the stuff. The resin's smell isn't that strong or bad, but the stuff is still toxic, so you'll have to get a good P3 breathing mask (around 30 bucks on amazon). I keep my resin printer in a separate room due to the smell.
Can't say much about failing LCD screens, mine still works well but I've made 30 prints at most.