So came to my next challenge in Moai 101. Upon exploring my vat to check on any potential floaters and mix the resin with silicone spatula, I noticed a great deal of very adhered residue on the vat bottom. I very carefully removed what I could but could feel there was more damage than just stuck resin pieces. Looks like the vat has a tear and clouded damage…like the silicone is damaged…I can see a dottted pattern, likely the ghosting from my xyz ware supports?
So cleaned the vat to show here . Bottom exterior seems ok.
No replacement vats in stock at Matterhackers sight. So…I am outta biz here till I get either a silicone replacement kit or a new vat it seems.
Any guesses what causes this looking at my photos ?
One thing I did is print a fairly large piece last with xyz ware supports that I had a hunch were too dense. Laser was at 57 no changes other than printed at .05 layer res.
Below are pics of the last thing I printed. Dense xyz ware supports. Z height about 85mm. Cura for Moai sliced at .05 . Note the print failed at the “neck” before finishing.
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