So I recently built my printer and I managed to print the test ring and one custom 3D model, but I’ve been running into the same issue repeatedly and can’t figure out what the cause is. When I print, the base layer seems to get stuck to the bottom of the vat, stopping further printing. I’m not sure if this is caused by the actual design or the hardware. I’m currently doing the moai test print to see if the issue lies in the hardware, but since I levelled at first, and had 2 successful prints already, I don’t think that’s quite the issue. I’ve already printed 4 bases without any support structures coming off, and after looking through the forums, I tried using individual bases for each support rather than one large base, still to no avail. I have mixed the resin, I have a heater, I have confirmed that there are no pieces of cured plastic floating around (and, in case it helps, I haven’t removed any; each time, the resin has just cured at the bottom of the vat in one solid chunk). I’m designing the model in blender, moving it to flashprint to generate treelike supports, and finally slicing it in Cura.
This is the model in Cura.
As a note, I was wondering if it was a suction issue, since I didn’t put any holes in the model, but I figured that that would be OK because the print itself is hollow and has holes in it naturally.