@teivion Cheers dude. I’m currently using the Moai heater which should turn off at the 35 degree mark according to the product page, but i’ve also got a wireless thermostat kit that I’ve got set at 31 so the resin temp is unlikely to be higher than that, maybe a bit lower (I’ve got an IR heat sensor arriving tomorrow so I’ll know the correct temperature offset soon).
I’m actually pretty confident in other prints working, some of my other smaller models (10cm tall) have come out very well but they were quite simple with few internal cavities as they were pretty much just monster heads.
I believe the major issue I was having with my previous layer shifts was interference from the jury rigged heater (a dodgy thing off ebay) as after shielding it off with foil the issues stopped.
The more I study the models the more I think what I’m seeing here is solely down to the suction force being applied due to complicated cavities and large cross sections being in contact with the PDMS at any one time.
Looking at the internals of the model it’s quite clear that while the vent holes in the arm and base of the body might be ok for that section I don’t think they’re enough further up when the augmented arm and the hair are involved.
I do agree about the Zscrew though, it’s always looked like a significant weak spot to me without something securing it at the top end despite the rail and the build plate running up it.
@johnchen cheers bud, I’ll be attempting something else in the meantime while I work on chopping this mesh into pieces. The difficult part is the parts that need chopping are also the highest detailed parts, so it’s a bit tricky.
With regards to the supports in your hawk skull model, what software did you use to create them? they’re rather nice!
Overall I think I’m quite happy with the setup of the printer itself. I’ve never had it quite so accurately calibrated until now, so I’m very sure the issue lies with the model itself and my limited experience of dealing with complex shapes in prints.
Hopefully I’ll be posting something nice soon, I just need to re-evaluate this model overall.
I really appreciate any and all advice guys, it’s a big help and tbh the community here is probably the only reason I’ve lasted this long with the Moai.