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by Flint
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: The unofficial guide to all things Photon
Topic: Crash bang wallop fool proof levelling.
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Crash bang wallop fool proof levelling.

There is a way to really level like a boss clean the screen area and the bottom of the vat then the inside of the vat and the build plate Now put the vat in the machine and tighten it down good, then home with the plate loose and swap to 0.01 steps and lower the rest of the way making sure all the t...
by Flint
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
Topic: Z axis ringing / wobble? Or software issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Z axis ringing / wobble? Or software issue?

undo the screws to the front,back and sides of the Z lead screw and tighten them just until they catch a bit this might sort this issue out remember just the ones at the front back and sides directly next to the lead.
by Flint
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The unofficial guide to all things Photon
Topic: That first print won't stick to the plate?
Replies: 0
Views: 1184

That first print won't stick to the plate?

]So, You're all excited and you set your first print off and you have read up on plate levelling and you're SURE everything is set up right. Then the horror you find the print is a blobby mess stuck to the bottom of the vat and there is nothing just NOTHING on the build plate!!! Don't panic (as a fa...
by Flint
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: The unofficial guide to all things Photon
Topic: Homing the printers build plate
Replies: 0
Views: 724

Homing the printers build plate

OK new Phontonsters listen up, especially you excited chatty ones who like to sit at the back, I know what you're up to back there! This is the thing if you're comming from FMD printing you need to know that home is not 0,0,0 on the photon like you are used to so do this exactly and don't worry your...
by Flint
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The unofficial guide to all things Photon
Topic: How to cure anything
Replies: 0
Views: 308

How to cure anything

OK fellow Photonsters. Here is the poor mans guide to curing a print before you go all out and score that sweet strip of UV LEDs or steal your wife's (or husbands let's not be all old fashioned here), nail curing hutch. You can simply expose the print to sunlight this will work even on a cloudy day,...
by Flint
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: The unofficial guide to all things Photon
Topic: Hollowing prints
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Hollowing prints

Ok time for a beginner tip Photonsters! when you get the printer unboxed your gonna start printing, then you will have successful prints, then you're going to get carried away and want to try bigger better. This is all well and good but look at the size of that Anycubic green they have sent you, not...
by Flint
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: The unofficial guide to all things Photon
Topic: Post production cleanup of prints
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Post production cleanup of prints

Ok Photonsters, new and old alike here is a clean up schedule that works and leaves no nasty white marks on your prints... First off: WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES WHILE DOING THIS AS PHILIPPE POINTED OUT WE ARE MESSING WITH CHEMICALS BOYS AND GIRLS, SAFETY FIRST. Make sure that for washing your prints you...
by Flint
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The unofficial guide to all things Photon
Topic: Clean up after your prints
Replies: 0
Views: 416

Clean up after your prints

Vat stuff or how i learned to love the clean up.... Ok here is my methodology for post print clean up You have a nice new print and you have that puppy soaking in the IPA for a while, so there has never been a better time to get that vat cleaned, inspected and set up for another glorious print run, ...
by Flint
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: The unofficial guide to all things Photon
Topic: Leveling your build plate
Replies: 0
Views: 1477

Leveling your build plate

For those still having a bit of trouble with failed prints follow if you want but bear in mind this is not the Anycubic recommended method and if you do something dumb you may crack your screen all parts MUST be absolutely clean and free of dust before you attempt this (I can not stress that enough ...
by Flint
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: The unofficial guide to all things Photon
Topic: Terminology
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Terminology

OK new Photonsters, two things you're gonna hear a lot are FEP and IPA don't worry you have not gone suddenly dyslexic or anything (unless you, like me already were) IPA is simply isopropol alcohol (Americans call it rubbing alcahol, Not sure why maybe Americans just like rubbing things more?) It's ...