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Re: Photon - Going from Green to Grey Resin, What should I know?
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2018, 06:56:45 PM »
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Getting ready to run my first gray resin prints.  I will probably use .05mm thickness. 

Anything new to add since 18 seconds normal time and 115 second base time?
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Re: Photon - Going from Green to Grey Resin, What should I know?
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2018, 07:06:07 PM »
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Exciting!  Do you feel your plate level and zero are solid?  If not, you may want to redo them.  If you've had perfect prints in green, you may be ok. 

Start off with something simple and fill the vat the bare minimum.  That way if something does go wrong, you have an easier cleanup. 
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Re: Photon - Going from Green to Grey Resin, What should I know?
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2018, 07:54:32 PM »
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Exciting!  Do you feel your plate level and zero are solid?  If not, you may want to redo them.  If you've had perfect prints in green, you may be ok. 

Start off with something simple and fill the vat the bare minimum.  That way if something does go wrong, you have an easier cleanup.

I feel that the zero is probably OK but now would be a good time to check it while it's cleaned up.  I haven't touched the zero since the first setup and I haven't lost any bases.  I also had the advantage of others experience with loose screws and such so had that all checked before to start. 

Has anything changed in the curing times since a few weeks ago?  Is that 18 second normal time and 115 second base time still holding true?
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Re: Photon - Going from Green to Grey Resin, What should I know?
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2018, 08:53:48 PM »
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Yep, been using those exact settings every day since.
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Re: Photon - Going from Green to Grey Resin, What should I know?
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2018, 09:05:23 PM »
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Yep, been using those exact settings every day since.

Thanks, Mark. 8)  I'm such a copycat. :)
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Re: Photon - Going from Green to Grey Resin, What should I know?
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2018, 02:48:18 AM »
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Ran the gray making pins with a 1/3 smaller grip ring.  100% printed fine.  The others were big to my eye even though they were about 4 3/4" through holes, a nice grip size.  These smaller ones look really good and are about as small as I can go while keeping them manageable for assembly. 

BTW, assembly is done with two toothpicks.  One through the eye of the pin and the other holding the car down/ stable.  There are tapered leads on the pin end as well as the hole in the chassis so with the opti-visor it actually goes together and comes apart pretty easily.  Bent wires and tweezers are near impossible to manage without launching two or three into oblivion for every one you get installed but this actually works pretty good.  I'll have to do a video some day.  I'm happy.  :)
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