I’m new to the Moai and was able to get some good prints on the PDMS vat before it tore. Based on some readings here, I decided to get the heater and FEP vat as my next step. Unfortunately, the FEP vat came with no setup instructions - it oddly included a paper about leveling my new build plate even though I didn’t order one. Here are my questions that I haven’t found answers to yet on the forum.
- If I was printing fine before, is it as simple as updating the Z reset and moving forward?
- I only have the original build plate and the posts I’ve read make it sound like there is a risk of the FEP vat overflowing with the original build plate. Is it enough to just cautiously start with only a little resin or do I really need to get the easy level build plate? If I add resin by weight, how much can be added?
- Some of the posts also suggest that the as-delivered FEP film is junk and should be replaced. Mine doesn’t look particularly clear at first but I could try cleaning it better. Is it really best to replace the film (I do have some replacement film)? That option is frustrating since one would think the pre-assembled vat would be ready to use as-delivered.
Thanks in advance.