Short guide for Form 3

Quick review:

  • Design – Design your model in standard CAD software and import an .stl or .obj file into our PreForm print preparation software.
  • Print – Send prints over WiFi, reprint previous jobs, and manage your print queue with ease with the printer’s intuitive touchscreen interface.
  • Post-Process – Easily tear away light-touch supports after printing, then transfer parts to Form Wash and Form Cure for simplified rinsing and post-curing.

Detailed process:

  1. Level printer with given tools (only after you moved the printer)
  2. Set up a network connection – optional
  3. Insert consumables: the resin cartridge, resin tank, and build platform.
  4. Prepare a file for printing
    • You can download PreForm to design your 3D model and connect to the printer
    • Or use Meshmixer (or other tool) to design (remember to export your 3D model as .stl or .obj if you use PreForm to send it to the printer)
    • Preform to open the file, adjust directionadd supports (Tips to avoid printing error), and send the print job (check print time, scale object down if it takes too long)
  5. Open the vent cap, so that your resin tank fills correctly
  6. Ensure handle is locked down to secure the build platform
  7. After all is confirmed, you can start to print
  8. Resin will be warmed up to certain degrees, flow into the resin tank, and printing start
  9. Remove the build platform from the printer once the printing is completed
  10. Wash any remaining liquid resin off your printed part, and post-cure and remove supports as necessary
  11. Wash – insert the build platform directly in Form Wash to clean parts before removal (Tip: wash parts for 10 mintues in fresh IPA, or recommended)
  12. Cure – insert washed and dried prints. The UV light will activate once the heater has reached the target temperature. (Tip: for standard resins use default cure settings of 60 degrees and 30 minutes, or recommended)