I would like some tips on print settings and removal techniques to help prevent destruction of prints when removal.
I am trying to print potentiometer knobs, the piece itself requires a perfectly flat bottom edge so printing needs to be directly onto the platform without the use of supports suspending the item.
My trouble is 60%+ of the items im printing break when trying to remove from the platform.
I am using an external material which guidelines state 4-8 sec layers.
I have tried:
- using same settings as Zortrax materials in regards of first layer exposure times, 60sec for first 3 layers.
- increased exposure times of base layers at 120sec.
- placing the platform under a UV light before removal of the items.
What ever I do, I still have the same problem in which part of the item breaks of from its body and remains on the platform during removal.
Should I be adding more base layers? Should I be using increased exposure times on layers?
Any guidance in helping reduce the amount of failures will be appreciated. Thank you.