I bought the 3d weaver printer, but I don't see the software on the SD card ... only 2 folders named GCODE and SYSTEM ... also with the SD card it brings a small blue square that I don't know what it is for ... can someone help me with those two questions .... I was also surprised that it has no power button ...
I received the info from Andrew of the 3dfactrure team. You can download the Software from the below link:
The SD card is only used to print along with the touch screen. The sliced gcode should be saved to the gcode folder of the SD card, then inserted into the slot of the printer. Then you press the print button of the touchscreen to select the Gcode file to start printing. That squre object is a pre-sliced file for test print.
attached image of this piece, which I don't know what it is for ...
Looks like a jumper for a circuit board. Did you print that, or was that part loose in your Weaver?
This piece came in the bag where the SD card was ... thanks for comment
I would assume that it is used to jumper a magnetic switch to detect if the cover is open or closed. Just a guess here:-) a piece of mganet attached to the surface of the printer obove the display will trigger the magnetic switch. If not there is a warning displayed that says close cover while printing.
Is the exposure time of the resins the same? for the castable resin and the regular resin ...
And What is the ideal exposure time for each resin?
The exposure time for the regular resin is 3-5us. Not sure about castable resin, you can try 5us first and goes down from there.
that is good to know as the software has a setting of 28µs to start with... I worked my way down to 15µs but still get cloudy pdms very soon. I will try the 3-5µs for castable resin. It seems that castable resin has a lower viscosity so maybe 3-5µs shall work fine.
@Julian Hüsing the castable resin doesn't have any pigment in it, just dye (as far as my experiences tell me) so you don't need as much power to cure it like something similar to the Cherry or Emerald resins sold by B9 with a higher concentration of pigment to help bring out detail in the cured prints.
I think that changing the exposure time should change the printing time ... or not? maybe my software is wrong ... I have changed it and the estimated printing time is the same in 1us and, for example in 15us ... I still don't get a good impression ... I printed in 5us and 10us with the castable resin and have been wrong
I reckon that the exposure time is only the intensity of the laser spot therefore should not have any impact on print time. I actually put a piece of paper onto the print bed and changed the exposure times to see changes in the intensity and it does change accordingly.
Regarding your failed prints...what exactely do you mean by fail, dont they stick to the build plate?
At the moment I am working with chitubox for support generation and hollowing out of models. Slicing is still done by the weaver software but I am in contact with Formware, a powerfull slicer that takes care of all support problems. Its around 130€ but definately worth it. We are still figuring out the print profile as there is still a difference to weaver output in Gcode. Once sorted it will be available to everyone running Formware. You can then test it for free for 30 days or so.