The Idiot and his Form-1
November 22, 2013
A short blog to provide an update.
Those who were in the ShoutBox a few hour ago, would have seen how I was excited to finally receive and setup my Form-1... Shortly followed by the cries of a broken man who could not stop kicking himself for stupidly overfilling the resin tray... and then had overflowing resin all over the insides of the printer...
I have been busy cleaning and think I got most of it. I also spoke with Jory from Formlabs who gave me some advice on cleaning (and sent me some extra instructions as well). They were great.
I'm still not 100% sure if there's some uncured resin in there that will cure and jam up the machine... But for now, it seems to be fine and working.
The resolution is blowing me away! Look at the detail on my very tiny K-9 print (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:29700 scaled to 50%). It's a bit rough at where it was connected to the support, but that's because I just ripped it off by hand.
The material feels kind of spongey! Very different to how ABS feels (which is what I'm used to).
I will do some more cleaning... and am keeping my fingers crossed that I didn't destroy this machine by my stupidy.
If the machine is still alive tomorrow, I'll try to print a BasWheel as discussed in the ShoutBox so that we can test out the material properties.