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Form 1 SLA Resin 3D Printer
|Status||Work in Progess|
|Hackable||Hardware: No / Software: maybe, see below|
|Usage Restrictions||Members Only|
|If it Breaks||Put a “broken” sign on machine, post to Talk with details.|
|Loan Status||Generously donated to VHS|
|Arrival Date||Aug 2018|
|Location||Workbench (designated SLA printing station)|
|Champion||See Compendium of Champions|
Use only Novus 1 cleaner to clean the acrylic surfaces of the tank and the orange hood of the printer. Do NOT use isopropyl alcohol on acrylic
read through the support articles on FormLabs website
non-official wiki: http://form1printer.pbworks.com
Set Up a Print
you will need to download the openFL version of Preform to slice your model and upload it to the printer.
always remote the build platform from the machine before removing the tank
How to Clean the Tank
Semi official instruction from FormLabs staff
1. Use the scraper to scrape out as much resin as possible.
2. Use the squirt bottle to squirt IPA into the tank while holding the tank upside down so the IPA can drip out. You don’t want the liquid pooling in the resin tank as it could seep under the silicone, destroying the tank. You can use the scraper to wipe the silicone.
3. Place the resin tank upside down on a paper towel to let the IPA drip out and dry.
Clean Up After a Successful Print
remove platform from the printer, remove the print leave resin in tank
Clean Up After a Failed Print
Remove platform, remove all cured resin from the tank with spatula. use comb if needed, to filter out small bits.
Reapplying PDMS layer in tank: https://web.archive.org/web/20131227151922/http://blog.madesolid.com/2013/09/changing-pdms-coating-form1-printer-vat/
Formlabs has officially discontinued the Form1, so parts must be bought from 3rd party suppliers https://www.3dhubs.com/3d-printers/form-1-plus has replacement parts like resin trays