Inevitably, prints fail to complete sometimes. For subsequent prints the resin tank must be completely cleaned and cleared of debris. Occasionally, a failed print will leave small, partially cured pieces of resin floating in the tank, or hard cured resin stuck to the PDMS in the base of the tank. It is good practice to inspect and clean the tank after every print.
When you find cured resin or debris in the tank, follow these steps to clean the tank:
1. Disengage Wiper
Pull the wiper toward the front of the printer to release the wiper's foot from the mount. Set the wiper aside, resting on the far right edge of the resin tank. Manually slide the wiper mount to the center before removing a resin tank.
2. Remove Failed Print
TIPUsing the Form Finish Kit scraper, very gently scrape across the PDMS layer with the blade at a low shallow angle.
CAUTIONTake care before using IPA and other chemical cleaners, which may cause further damage to the tank and potentially to the printer. Review specific instructions for maintenance and care for standard Resin Tanks and Resin Tank LT.
3. Filter the Resin (Optional)
After removing the primary print failure, inspect the resin and tank for other small fragments. While the wiper will help keep the print area clear during printing, clean resin and optical transparency in the bottom of the resin tank are always the best way to ensure quality prints.