First print!

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I finally unboxed my Voxelab Proxima and the Elegoo Wash/Cure Mercury setup

I was really annoyed the Proxima didn't have a ready to print file on the USB. Not to mention no directions on how to use/slice to the proper format for the Proxima. That slowed me down!

Using Elegoo Grey Resin, I got this for a first print.
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Roberts_Clif wrote:
September 6th, 2021, 8:45 am
This one Voxelab Proxima
That what I have

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Nice first print.

Wish I had time to dedicate to my printers. Just can't free up spare cycles to clean, tune, level, and find something I want to print.

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Me too 21 machines and most are ready for upgrades and calibration

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Hi Paul
How are did you find the resin printer, I know it was your first attempt.
I prefer mine to the FDM one I have.

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Working in a research lab, I have become accustomed to reading the material and technical data sheets on printing materials

The resins are really quite shockingly dangerous Then you have your cleaning hazards (IPA)

So when I see all of these people using these on YouTube in their house, without googles and so on...my safety side gets very alarmed!

If all I printed was small things, the resin wins every day.

For larger than 6 inch tall, then the tide shifts a bit

I'm noting how brittle my resin printed stuff is. I know they make stronger stuff so I am waiting to try the ABS like stuff too.

I'll need a heated enclosure to keep using mine after October/November

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Siraya Tech Blu. Very strong. I mix it with Elegoo ABS-Like if I want a stronger print, but you can use it as it is. The ABS-Like is pretty strong as it is though.
I have 2 spare trays with different materials in so I don't need to mess about when changing resins. Well worth the money.
I take your point on the chemicals, I always wear gloves and glasses and wash my hands with soap afterwards just to be sure.
I have my printer in the garage in it's own spot and the cleaning dishes on a tray to keep everything contained.
I see they are starting to make bigger resin printers at reasonable prices, I think that will be my next purchase.
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I've been wondering about getting a heater lamp, like they use for pet reptiles, to warm things up....maybe build a plastic enclosure for that

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I have run mine when it was less than 20°C, possibly 10°C without problems.

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I had a blob of resin on the screen.....tried to pry it off....and scratched the screen ahhh

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It would be interesting to know if the scratch affected the prints, for future reference. ;-)
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