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Pouring resin and starting print

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Pouring resin into the tank

Before you start printing, always make sure the FEP film on the bottom is clear (transparent), clean, and has no holes, dents, or deep scratches. Check the tilt platform with the display and make sure it is completely clean and there is no debris anywhere.

Wear gloves when handling resins!

Place the tank on the tilt platform. There is a small groove running around the tilt bed that will help you to position the tank properly. You may hear a little “click” as it falls into place. Use the two resin tank screws to secure it to the tilt bed. Tighten screws simultaneously and with the same amount of force, otherwise, the tank may end up in an uneven position.

Tighten both screws simultaneously and with the same amount of force. Pour the recommended amount of resin - there is a max level mark in the tank.

Once the tank is secure, pour the resin in it. Notice that there is a max level mark in the tank that will help you measure the optimal volume. The SL1 features a built-in resin level sensor, so in case there’s too little or too much resin, the printer will pause and display an on-screen info message. Please follow the on-screen instructions to fix the issue.

Do not overfill the tank!

Any time you are asked to refill the resin to the max, it always means adding it up to the 100% mark, not to the edge of the tank!

Running out of resin / Adding resin mid-print

The SL1 features a built-in resin level sensor, which measures the amount of resin in the tank before every print. Some models might be too large and require more than the maximum amount of 200 ml resin in the tank. The printer can recognize when the resin starts running low and pauses the print. An on-screen message is displayed, asking you to fill resin back to the max level mark. Once you refill the resin, you can press the on-screen Continue button to resume the print.

Keep in mind that in certain cases (especially if the print has been paused for a long time), the new layer may not adhere perfectly to the rest of the object - or not adhere at all.

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