So, I am trying to do a project with my daughter in which we 3d print a frame and then fill the holes with “Makit Bakit” crystals, put into the oven and make stained glass panes. I have had GREAT success with people resins for miniatures, walls, etc for gaming, but this is the first time using a non-peopoly resin. I am using Funtodo’s Industrial resin as it can bake to over 400 degrees without issues. Unfortunately, I had a print fail, in addition to it ruining my vat on the very first print. Wondering if you might help:
Here are my settings settings:
Laser power 54 (per recommended settings on the spreadsheet for another Funtodo resin)
z moto speed 10
PM moto speed 40
This has been PERFECTLY balanced (within 20 microns) using the 4 post printing method
Here is the model (actually, similar-- I added more supports after it didn’t work, but don’t want to print untilI have run this by people that know more than me.:
It failed miserably. Some posts failed at the bases, others at the top. But several things happened:
- The tops of the posts where the object to print was located had this odd amalgam of unformed “blobs”
- The ENTIRE surface of the build plate was caked in a thin layer of cured resin, not only where there was supposed to be things printed
- The entire surface of the PDMS layer was completely caked with cured resin that took 30 minutes to carefully peel off, but even with being as careful as I could, I still managed to rip the PDMS layer.
Here is what the build plate looked like:
Here is the PDMS layer after peeling away some of the caked on resin (before ruining the PDMS)
And here is the detritus left over after peeling things off of both sides:
Can anyone help me on how to change the settings so I don’t ruin another build plate? Should I turn down the laser to the 40s? What causes the “goopy” failed parts… I haven’t seen that in print failures before. Is adding more support the best option? And finally, one user on the spreadsheet had a laser power of 48 for another fantod resin, but then it is highlighted in red, which made me think that this was shown not to work… or maybe that shows it is verified by many to work?
Where should I go from here?