HELP! 3D Print issue

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ProfCoppersmith

New Member
Hello, all!

I've been running my first 3D printing project. A DE-10 blaster pistol (technically 1 of 2) for a Mando armor kit I'm assembling.
For some reason every print comes out with this big, 3mm thick, plate of resin at the base. It covers the entire print area. Anyone know why this might be happening?

I'm using beds and supports.
Black Anycubic 405nm resin.
And a Creality LD-002H (light source is 405nm).

Thanks for any help and advice. ^_^
 

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JPH

Sr Member
your printer will only do that if the file is telling it to.

Check settings, see if you have a base being laid down, what kind of attachment to the build plate is programmed in? Check the raw file and see if it contains the base.

Your printer shouldn't just be printing a thick base. Besides, it waste a bunch of printing material
 

acesh007

Well-Known Member
You may want to check and adjust your support settings, specifically for your rafts. Id highly suggest getting on youtube and digging into how to setup the supports.
 

TazMan2000

Master Member
What slicer are you using? It must show up on your preview. A screen capture would be useful. This must be your "Raft". Go into your support settings and see if you can find anything that can adjust the height of your raft. 3mm is way too thick.

BTW, your post would probably be better in the Star Wars Costumes and Props section rather than Studio Scale Models.

TazMan2000
 

ProfCoppersmith

New Member
I'm using Chitubox, it came with my printer. And the files only show the normal rafts...
Here are my settings:
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Here's what the file looks like:
Screenshot 2021-10-03 005756.png


And here's what the print looks like:

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IMG_0150.JPEG


The base of the rafts are there, but for whatever reason, it's like there's a spill over on the LCD screen. but the rest of the print after that is fine.
 

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TazMan2000

Master Member
Your Bottom Layer Count is way too high.

It should be around 5, not 55.

Try changing it and see what happens. This is one strange problem. The rest of your print seems fine. I'm wondering if it could be bleed through of the light through the mask due to the long exposure times on 55 layers.

TazMan2000
 

32buds

Well-Known Member
Presumably the thinner squared off area is what you refer to?
If so,reduce your printers uv exposure. If you're running at 100% percent,try 80. It looks like lightbleed through the lcd,caused by over-exposure.
 

akumazeto

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
First things first stop trying to fill the plate with detailed stuff like that. Especially until you get it dialed in. Also Black is not a beginner friendly resin.
 

masterjedi322

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
This is the way.

Your Bottom Layer Count is way too high.

It should be around 5, not 55.

Try changing it and see what happens. This is one strange problem. The rest of your print seems fine. I'm wondering if it could be bleed through of the light through the mask due to the long exposure times on 55 layers.

TazMan2000
I also vote for decreasing the bottom layer count.

Sean
 

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TazMan2000

Master Member
I'm assuming that since you haven't responded to whether our advice was useful, that you're so busy printing out all your stuff?

TazMan2000
 

ProfCoppersmith

New Member
I'm assuming that since you haven't responded to whether our advice was useful, that you're so busy printing out all your stuff?

TazMan2000
Sadly, half right.
I've been busy, mostly with work (Day Jobs); which is building a new attraction in Wisconsin Dells and we're a little over a month from our initial opening. I'm also working one of their store fronts in the same area. So between the two, I've only been giving myself one day off a week and it gets spent on rest and errands.
Also waiting on new FEP film for the printer in question. It only came with two and I managed to dent both.
So I haven't had a chance to try anything out.
BUT! Everything has arrived, and they won't be needing me at the store front for the next month or so, after Halloween, so I will finally be able to make time to work on MY stuff again.
 

acesh007

Well-Known Member
Sadly, half right.
I've been busy, mostly with work (Day Jobs); which is building a new attraction in Wisconsin Dells and we're a little over a month from our initial opening. I'm also working one of their store fronts in the same area. So between the two, I've only been giving myself one day off a week and it gets spent on rest and errands.
Also waiting on new FEP film for the printer in question. It only came with two and I managed to dent both.
So I haven't had a chance to try anything out.
BUT! Everything has arrived, and they won't be needing me at the store front for the next month or so, after Halloween, so I will finally be able to make time to work on MY stuff again.
Totally understand that.

I also think your base layer exposure is way too high. Im not too familiar with your printer but with my Epax X1 which is a mono screen I have a base layer of 4 and base exposure of 45 seconds. If you are using a color screen itll be a bit higher. If you have a mono screen your exposure time once printing will be between 2-3seconds, you can calibrate once you get things dialed in a little more. Id also suggest using grey resin to start off with, it's a little easier to get your settings right.
 

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