Learn more about basic Form 1+ finishing steps; add post-curing to the printing process to stabilize the part's mechanical properties.
To automate the washing process, Form Wash agitates the alcohol bath and removes parts from the bath after a set time. Note that the Form 1+ Build Platform is too small to fit in the Form Wash platform mount. Instead, remove Form 1+ prints from the build platform and wash directly in the basket. Form Cure provides the necessary light and heat for resins that require post-curing.
1. Remove the build platform
Always remove the build platform before removing the resin tank to avoid dripping leftover material into the printer body. Close the cover immediately after removing the platform to prevent ambient light from curing resin in the tank.
2. Use the scraper to remove print
Work the corner of the scraper under a quick release tab in the base of your model to loosen and remove your part with ease.
The tools that are used to remove parts will scratch the metal surface of the build platform. Scratches are normal and improve part adherence to the build platform during the initial layers of printing.
3. Rinse part in IPA
Cover the rinse tub, shake for 2 minutes and let your part soak for 10 minutes. Move your part to the second rinse basket, shake and repeat for a total soak time of 20 minutes.
After each print, clean excess resin from the build platform and return it to the Form 1+. Leaving a wet build platform on the accessory kit makes it very hard to clean later.
Now that you’ve finished your part, keep your resin tank clean and ready for future prints.