When should I replace FEP film?
FEP films should be replaced when they have major signs of wear and tear such as deep scratches, punctures, and regularly result in failed prints. Some can get at least 20-30 prints, though with proper care, FEP sheets can last several prints without damage.
How do I make my 3D printer smooth?
Another way to achieve a smooth surface on a print is by adding an additional coating of material, whether sprayed, painted, or dipped. This can fill any defects in the surface texture, including layer lines, and leave a shiny, even finish. Two common examples for PLA are using a paint primer or an epoxy coating.
Why is my SLA printer not printing properly?
In SLA 3D printing, a UV light source—typically a laser—hardens photopolymer resin. Resin must be exposed to adequate light prior to solidified to ensure proper curing. What causes this problem? Underexposure, whether from the laser moving too fast or being underpowered laser will result in nothing printing or prints coming out weak and brittle.
Are there any 3D printers based on SLA DLP?
Top-down SLA DLP 3D printing has been around for a long time, and most people are unaware of the latest developments. SLA DLP 3D printers have never been this fast or this affordable. The Gizmo 3D Printer is the quickest resin 3D printer that is based on the top-down SLA DLP 3D printing technology.
What is the Peel force on a SLA printer?
With top-down SLA 3D printers, peel force is the suction effect exerted on prints each time the print plate and bottom of the resin vat separate to reposition. Depending on the mechanism by which this occurs, there are a few tricks you can do to minimize or at least mitigate this force.
What to do if your 3D printer misaligns?
Check that your 3d printing platform is properly secured as minor variation in position from the movement of the printer may cause layers to misalign and separate. Check the orientation of your print. Print orientation issues can be exacerbated as the print proceeds, leading to layer shifting and curing issues.