The Form 2 heats resin to a set temperature before starting. Learn what temperatures are best, how to use the pre-heat feature, and how to check your printer's temperature.
Resin is heated from the metal tank carrier below the resin tank, and the resin temperature is sensed by an infrared sensor behind the resin tank. Due to inability to predict third-party resin properties and performance, the Form 2 deactivates the heater and the wiper when printing in Open Mode.
The Form 2 automatically pre-heats and maintains a consistent resin temperature before and between print jobs. The following interactions trigger pre-heating:
- touching the touchscreen
- opening the cover of the printer
- uploading a print to the printer
Pre-heating stops if there is no interaction for 30 minutes. After completing a print, the printer holds the target printing temperature for 30 minutes to allow another print job to start immediately.
Print Start Temperature
The preferred printing temperature varies for each resin. The print starts at the Automatic Start Temperature, and the resin continues heating to maintain the Target Print Temperature during printing. Pressing the “Start Now” button allows the Form 2 to begin printing at the Minimum Start Temperature.
|Minimum Start Temperature||Automatic Start Temperature||Target Printing Temperature|
|Black, White, Clear Resins||20°C||31°C||35°C|
|Castable, Flexible, Dental SG Resins||20°C||31°C||35°C|
Observe the printer's touchscreen while idling or starting a print to determine the resin temperature and heater status.
Checking the Resin Temperature
If the printer has not been used recently, heating can take up to 15 minutes. After completing a print, it is normal for the resin tank to be warm. You can view the resin tank’s current temperature on the Printer tab of the Form 2’s touchscreen.