Heat can act as a catalyst in the photopolymerization process that takes place during a print job in your SprintRay Pro S 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 it Works
At the start of each print, SprintRay Pro S 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.
If ambient temperatures are too cold to allow for proper heating of the material, the touchscreen will show a warning indicating the detected temperature is too low:
With most resins, continuous tank heating is not necessary throughout the course of a print. Enough heat is typically generated 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 S 3D Printer’s tank. This metal frame can become very hot when tank heating is in progress. Take care when touching the cradle! For most resins it heats to 35°C, but for others it can get to 60°C.
As always, make sure you are shaking your resin prior to printing, or thoroughly stirring the resin in the tank to ensure it is mixed homogenously. This will help ensure successful prints!