Learn how to keep your resin tank clean and free of dust, debris and fingerprints. See how to stack, protect, and store resin in tanks.
To clean the tank’s bottom window from dust, debris, or fingerprints, use a specialized acrylic cleaner such as Novus 1 and a clean microfiber cloth.
Cleaning the Resin Tank
1. Remove the build platform and tank
TIPAlways remove the build platform before removing the resin tank to avoid dripping leftover material into the printer body. Hold the tank by the front tabs, sides or rim, to avoid getting fingerprints on the internal and external surfaces of the window. Do not rub or scratch and do not allow resin on the underside of the tank.
2. Spray Novus 1
3. Wipe surface clean with microfiber cloth
4. Reinspect the tank
WARNINGDo not use IPA or any paper or cloth towel to clean inside the tank.
Storing Resin Tanks
Unopened resin tanks can be kept in the box. Once a tank has been used to hold resin, it must be protected from ambient light. Keep the black tank cover to protect resin and stack multiple tanks. The orange acrylic will also block light for tanks stored outside of the Form 1+. It is best practice to keep all resin tanks out of direct sunlight.
When storing a resin tank in the printer, and if the printer is not in use, the lid will help conserve and protect liquid resin. Use the scraper to fully mix the resin before printing, so that the fluid is chemically consistent throughout and the silicone layer stays optically clear.
Used resin tanks should always be stored with the lid installed, empty of resin or filled to the maximum line.
Empty or use any excess resin before storing resin tanks for longer than 1 month. Do not pour liquid resin back into the original container.
CAUTION:Some Formlabs materials wear down resin tanks more quickly. Avoid storing these resins for longer than one month in the tank to prevent resin leaks and subsequent damage.
Learn more about resin storage and extending resin lifetime.