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Failed prints - My top 5 fails

by Antharon

After first bottle of resin I have some points about failed prints for you. So how can your print fail and how to solve the problem.

1, I have found first couple layers stuck on the bottom of a vat - this is the most often problem that happened to me. It appears usually after failed print. Your calibration is off a bit and your first layer is not aligned correctly and it peels off. Your calibration can become disaligned usually then buildplate is not thightened enough and you are removing item from it, or maybe there is a piece of cured resin on the bottom of your vat from previous fail, that you did not scoop out. Recalibrate and try again. Also clean your vat and recalibrate after each failed print.

2, unfinished part of print is stuck on the bottom of vat - this is pretty similar to first case, but cause is completly different. In DLP printing your print is holding on the top of buildplate by suction force. This force is usually enough to hold your print up. But if total area of layer printed is bigger than area of first layer, it can happen, that this suction on the bottom vat is stronger and your print will get torn off. From now last layer wil be cured again an again. best method to fix this problem is rotate your print and print in angle. If you have long straight smooth surfaces and you do not want lines on them, print them perpendicular to buildplate. use supports and raft, that is bigger than your model if necessary. In this case supports should be sturdy enough to hold your print.

3, raft is stuck on buildplate, part of model is stuck on vat - this happens when your upport are not strong enough to overcome suction force from previous example. Add more suppports, use some heavy supports if there is space where they can be easily removed.

4, model is warped and shifted - your buildplate is not thightened enough and if got moved while printing. recalibrate and thighten it thoroughy

5, part of model is squashed and flat or missing - you have unsuported overhang. This should result in part being not printed at all and its projection stuck on bottom of vat, but sometimes printer manage to glue part back to model and separate it. Always support overhangs, especially "islands"

This is it, 5 mos usual non-technical printing fails with enycubic photon.

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New Mono SE not seeing files

by rlnewby

I used photon workshop v2.1.24.rc7 to slice files and place them on the provided usb and another usb drive. they don't show up on the machine. Photon Mono SE firmware 0.1.5. I talked to support and they sent me a new firmware but it would not print/run but I could see the files unlike my sliced files. I could see their test files and those went ok. I am going to format the usb stick again and see if I can get it to see a some of the other file type options other than .pws? They say it is the motherboard but I think that is a bit over the top.

Any ideas?

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Anycubic Wash & Cure Machine

by Wolf_Assassin

Im considering buying the Anycubic Wash & Cure machine and the question is if it is worth the money?

My home made uv box is crap and dont cure anything, dont thing the UV led strip is on the right wave lenght even though they should be according to the specification. I can have the print in the UV box for hours and it remains sticky. So im looking at the Anycubic Wash & Cure machine.

Im wondering how the bucket for the ipa survives all the resin that is washed from the printed parts? Today i have a glass jar that i whased the parts in manualy and it has a thick layer in the bottom. The same thing should hapen to the bucket so the question is how long it will take before you have to replace it?

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Photon files and cbddlp files don't show on Anycubic Photon

by LSMiniatures

Hi, I sliced my 3D model in Chitubox and tested one exported from Photon file validator program, and the model doesn't show on the Anycubic printer. Any ideas on what the reason for this is? Thanks

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Prints "flattening" issue

by SoCalAshez

So I use the Anycubic workshop and the prints look normal circular 3d objects during that, but during the printing process, the image is flattened (left to right) and a circular lightsaber, for example, comes out flattened, making them oval shaped though the length is still correct. Hope I'm explaining it right but its odd since it has happened a few times now. Any way to prevent this?

Thank You!

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