Setting a regular maintenance routine can help your resin 3D printers to remain in a good condition and produce great printing results. In this article, we will provide an overview of the maintenance steps required before each printing session in order to keep your 3D printer in tip-top shape.
1. Cleaning the Exterior
- Check to see if any resin is present on the exterior and interior parts of the 3D printer
- Use a small amount of 95% sanitizing alcohol to clean up the resin (if necessary)
2. Cleaning the LCD Screen
- Use a rubber air blower to remove dust and lint
- Then apply a small amount of 95% alcohol on the LCD
- Wipe the LCD in one direction to prevent it from being damaged
3. Cleaning the Resin Vat
- Spray a small amount of 95% alcohol on the resin vat and the release film
- Wipe the resin vat and the release film in one direction
Make sure to clean the underside of the FEP film as well. If the vat is filled with resin, use the yellow plastic scraper to mix the resin slightly. Check to see if there is any cured resin left in the vat. Please refer to this article for a tutorial on how to remove cured resin.
4. Cleaning the Building Plate
- Check to see if any resin markings or cured particles remain on the building plate
- Apply a small amount of 95% alcohol on the building plate and clean the surface with a clean paper towel or microfiber cloth
Learn how to maintain your device after each printing session here.