Get ready to print; learn best practices to set up and use the Form 2's automatic resin handling system, Resin Tank, and Build Platform.
1. Insert the Resin Tank with the Wiper
NOTE:This article features instructions for using standard Resin Tanks. For instructions on using Resin Tank LT, view Resin Tank LT: Overview and Setup.
Lift the printer’s cover. Remove the resin tank’s black lid and align the four small feet of the resin tank into the corresponding holes in the tank carrier.
Push the tank until it is flush against the front of the tank carrier. The printer will not properly detect the tank unless the tank is fully inserted.
2. Lock the Wiper
Ensure the wiper is straight, then align the foot of the wiper with the wiper mount.
Push the wiper toward the tank to align it with the front of the mount. The wiper should be firmly mounted.
TIPThe wiper mount will home to the far right at the end of a print. Manually slide the wiper mount to the center before removing a resin tank.
3. Insert the Build Platform
Align the build platform with the build platform carriage and push into place. Lock the handle down to secure the build platform.
4. Shake the Resin Cartridge
Before inserting a new cartridge, shake the cartridge to ensure the resin is well-mixed.
TIPShake the resin cartridge approximately every two weeks to keep the formula well-mixed for the best print quality.
Then, remove the protective valve cover from the underside of the cartridge. Consider saving the cover to protect the valve during storage.
WARNINGDo not remove the rubber valve at the bottom of the cartridge. This bite valve controls the release of the resin. Removing the rubber bite valve would allow resin to continuously flow and cause extreme damage to the machine.
5. Insert the Resin Cartridge
Align the cartridge with the opening at the back of the printer. Push down on the cartridge handle until the top of the cartridge is level with the printer.
Be sure to press open the vent cap before starting a print, so that your resin tank fills correctly.
TIPMake sure the material in your resin tank always matches the resin type in the installed cartridge.
6. Power the Printer On
Now you are ready to start your print!