Form One Training Notes

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Form One Training Course notes

These notes are an aide-memoir for Form One trainers.

The training introduction is suitable for 1-5 members at a time.

1. Ask what each member hopes to get out of the 3D printer.

2. Explain how SLA printing works

3. Loading resin

  • Topping up a tank
  • Loading a tank

4. Software / workflow

  • Setting quality / speed trade off
  • Importing
  • One click print
  • Importance of part orientation
  • Supports
  • Printing

PRINT TEST PIECE Continue up to (9) while printing is in progress

5. Safety

  • Ingestion
  • Skin irritation
  • Eye irritation
  • Fume inhalation
  • Fire
  • Injury from sharp tools
  • Electrocution

6. Damage to machine

  • Remove build plate before resin tray
  • Keep the lid shut

7. Types of resin

  • Clear, fast print mode
  • Grey
  • Black
  • Tough
  • Avoid cross contamination

8. Resin pricing

  • Get volume from Preform
  • 20p per ml
  • Weigh failed prints
  • Pay for support structure too

9. Unloading resin

  • Combing tank
  • Replace the lid
  • Store in the right place
  • Replace the blank tank

10. Finishing

  • Removal from build plate
  • Cleaning
  • Post-curing
  • Support removal