I’ve decided to a new resin on my Peopoly Moai 130 as I would like to source a more “local” supplier and the cost is lower. The resin I selected was “Technology Outlet” grey colour resin. Its advertised for DLP and SLA printers and marked “low Odour”. My first impressions were that it appeared slightly higher viscosity and indeed the odour was quite acceptable.
As my plea on the forum for any results of trials went unanswered, I decided to give it a go.
Looking at information on the forum I decided to set the laser power at 50 and using a tried and tested FEP vat and Easy-Level build plate and heater (used successfully many times with Peopoly resin). I used the PM_ring-test gcode for the trial.
First result is shown in the photo below……
Pleased – it printed but as some of the holes were obscured and the writing inside the ring not clear I decided to try the same trial again but with a laser power of 48!
Second result is shown in the photo below……
The holes were uniform and the writing much clearer. I was impressed with the detail from the resin.
O.K. what happens if I reduce the laser power to 46? Well, this resulted in a failed print, some of the cured resin had to be removed from the FEP vat.
O.K. I thought, a laser power of 48 seems the way to go and so I decided to print on of my previously successful models using this setting and processing the model through Assura3D. I used the Moai 130 60um profile.
Unfortunately, the print failed. The supports were there but the model was not with some cured resin adhered to the FEP vat base.
Result is shown below……….
I assumed all the exposure information was set in the laser printer but something has changed?
Could the knowledgeable members of the forum tell me what else I may need to change?