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Title: Any resin gurus out there that can point me in the right direction. Bad prints.
Post by: magnetchief on June 22, 2022, 02:59:27 pm
Hi, I have a Photon Mono X printer that I just can't get to work correctly.
Attached are a couple of photos showing my issue.
The print is not detaching from the screen.

I have tried running through the set up a few times all with similar results.

Also attached a photo of identical prints on my Form 3. These work perfectly, but of course at a much higher cost.

The Mono X was purchased to make quick prototypes but it's just not working out.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Title: Re: Any resin gurus out there that can point me in the right direction. Bad prints.
Post by: Mechatrommer on June 22, 2022, 06:23:18 pm
1) maybe uv light is not powerful enough you need to increase exposure time by a bit?
2) maybe the bed is too sticky rubbing a thin layer of grease or some oily thing on it before print may help?
Title: Re: Any resin gurus out there that can point me in the right direction. Bad prints.
Post by: magnetchief on June 22, 2022, 06:39:37 pm
Many thanks, will look into that
Title: Re: Any resin gurus out there that can point me in the right direction. Bad prints.
Post by: eliocor on June 22, 2022, 08:33:43 pm
too low exposure...
Use UVtools (https://github.com/sn4k3/UVtools/releases) and follow the hints in this video:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRbZw6GbGCI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRbZw6GbGCI)
Title: Re: Any resin gurus out there that can point me in the right direction. Bad prints.
Post by: magnetchief on June 23, 2022, 03:06:21 pm
Thanks, that’s an interesting link.
I’ll play around with the UVtest as per the video and try again.
Title: Re: Any resin gurus out there that can point me in the right direction. Bad prints.
Post by: lugaw on June 27, 2022, 03:53:29 am
Your FEP film is probably low grade, it shouldn't stick to the film.
Title: Re: Any resin gurus out there that can point me in the right direction. Bad prints.
Post by: magnetchief on October 31, 2022, 02:32:39 pm
FEP film now replaced.
I agree the one that came with the printer was pretty poor quality.
Title: Re: Any resin gurus out there that can point me in the right direction. Bad prints.
Post by: amwales on October 31, 2022, 02:43:17 pm
I'm curious, did replacing the FEP fix it?
Title: Re: Any resin gurus out there that can point me in the right direction. Bad prints.
Post by: magnetchief on November 22, 2022, 07:24:16 pm
Well I experimented with UVtest and with that and the replacement FEP film I'm up and running.
Now recent issues, I can pretty much have the confidence to print as needed without issues.