iMack Posted April 20, 2015 Share #1 Posted April 20, 2015 (edited) I thought I'd add a post/log here of my experience testing with the Form1+ printer. I've had a fair amount of experience with different 3D printers so I'll document my ramblings and it may be of some use to someone, who knows? The university recently bought a Form1+, and since I'm the printing nerd they've given it to me to set it up (and play with). We have access to a whole range of different FDM printers in the studio but they are all junk for creating very detailed parts. They are good for objects with large surface area and some other parts, but the amount of sanding and filling is their downfall - even with a coat of XTC. So the machine arrived today and I spent most of the day setting it up. I'll be busy getting all my CAD files ready for printing and I'll get a whole batch on tomorrow. From the first try, the machine prints very well and is incredibly easy to setup (compared to some others). Simple and fast to operate it certainly gives some commercial machines a run for their money. With the machine costing less than a 1/10th of the professional ones the quality loss isn't drastic either. My test print cannon is at a 1:64 scale just over 4cm in length. Printed at 0.05 mm (which translates into medium settings for the machine) took 2 hours to print. Cost came to £1 (matieral wise) using just under 10ml of resin. However cost of consumables would have to be added (the printing tray and the alchol solution). Iain Edited April 20, 2015 by iMack druxey, gjdale, src and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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