So, I have the advanced glass plate with PDMS for the Moai 200, and ever since I replaced the FEP film back in february, when it got damaged, I haven’t been able to print right.
I tried to get help on this post back then but to this day I’m still waiting to hear Peopoly’s reply after I did what they asked me to do and share the results.
I’ve been trying a lot of different things since then, but it never printed well again. I think there is something wrong with the FEP application onto the VAT. I’ve tried replacing the film multiple times, always following the tutorials, like this and this.
I always make sure there is absolutely no air trapped inside, I push out every single bubbles, and make sure there is no dust, hairs or anything trapped inside. But still, after printing for a few minutes, air bubbles appear between the FEP film and the advanced glass with PDMS. I dont get why, but I suspect that is why the prints are failing. I’ve tried using a replacement glass plate but this still happens.
The objects always end up deformed with some kind of loose skin attached on the sides, like fish scales or mushrooms on a tree.
I’m using default settings on the printer, and tried multiple resins and multiple laser power from 52 to 60 and this still happens. I tried with new resins, and with default gcode files that came in the sd card like the test ring and the 4moai, it happens the same thing. It’s not about the model, the supports, the slicing or the resin, I know that much for sure. But I think the problem is in the VAT or the build plate.
The following images are with a ultimaker robot model which I adapted for SLA, but if you want to confirm with the default test ring file, check my last response on this post, there I have pictures of it with the same exact issue.
If someone could help me get the printer to work well again that would be fantastic, since my last decent print was from january…