Heat can act as a catalyst in the photopolymerization process that turns that takes place during a print job in your SprintRay Pro 3D printer.
- Print faster
- Adhere more consistently to the platform
- Have lower viscosity
Tank heating ensures that this important variable stays in a controlled range for the best results possible.
How to Enable
Tank heating is disabled by default - the heater will not activate until you turn on the ‘Tank Heating’ setting in your printer’s General Settings. Once you enable tank heating, it will automatically activate when the detected ambient temperature is lower than the desired resin temperature.
How it Works
At the start of each print, SprintRay Pro measures the temperature inside of the print area. If the ambient temperature is lower than the minimum threshold for the selected resin, the Pro will enter a preheating cycle.
This will continue until the chamber reaches that threshold or has been heated for up to 20 minutes. The platform will periodically move up and down to stir the resin during this process.
With most resins, continuous tank heating is not necessary throughout the course of a print. Enough heat is typically generated endogenously through the photoinitiated reaction to maintain the minimum heat threshold.
Due to this ambient heating effect, it is possible for the ambient temperature to exceed the max threshold. When the printer reaches this heat ceiling, it will pause until the temperature has returned to the ideal window.
The heater is built into the metal cradle that holds your PRO 3D Printer’s tank. This metal frame gets very hot when tank heating is in progress, take care when touching the cradle.