I finally started using my Moai again after a really long time. Still happy with the purchase but I have some bottles of hi-temp grey and clear that I purchased about 14 months ago. I did a half-assed job of shaking up some grey and put it in an old PDMS vat that I had left resin in for at least 6-9 months that I cleaned up with some 99% ethanol.
Perhaps a bit surprisingly, I’m getting decent prints, been playing with the latest Asura and updated the firmware. I’ve been doing some simple test prints to get back into the workflow and the only thing I’ve noticed is that resin seems a bit undercured, and it seems more translucent than it should be.
It’s pretty cold where the printer is located, thought it’s probably above 20C but not much. I’m looking into ordering the heater add-on since I have the original Moai.
So my questions are:
- What are the changes in performance for older resins? Cure faster? cure slower?
- I see the names of the resins have changed a bit. Is hi-temp grey the same as Nex Resin Grey?
- Has my grey gone off or is it just translucent because I did a poor (deliberately) bad job of shaking up the bottle that’s been sitting on the shelf for 12 months.
- Any suggestions for getting best prints from older resin? Unfortunately I’ve got about 8KG of resin here I want to work through before buying more and/or upgrading to the Phenom.
Thanks in advance!