Different materials can have drastically different characteristics, which is why it is very important to select the correct Resin Profile in RayWare for successful printing. The Resin Profile selection controls printing parameters such as exposure length and resin temperature during a print cycle, and incorrect settings can lead to print failures, inaccuracy, and even damage to the printer or Resin Tank.
The Print Job Settings Menu
The Print Job Settings menu is located at the top of the RayWare Desktop application:
Once clicked, the menu will pop up:
Select the type of printer you are using with the drop down menu at the top:
Once you have selected the proper Printer type, you can select the resin that you are printing with. Resins are categorized by brand on the left hand side of the menu, and once selected, a list of resins will show:
Layer Thickness Selection
After selecting a resin, you can select the material layer thickness. This will control the surface quality and speed of the print. Choosing the Right Layer Thickness
Once selected, click the Apply button to use the selected settings.
Updating the Material Database
As new resins are added to our library of 1st and 3rd party materials, updates and additions will be released to ensure compatibility with RayWare and your 3D printer. Once updated, these new resin profiles will show in the drop down list automatically. It is recommended to update your Material Database
- After installing a new version of RayWare Desktop
- When using a new resin
- If encountering any printing errors or bugs
To update the Material Database, start by opening the Print Job Settings in RayWare Desktop by clicking the icon at the top of the window
The Print Job Settings menu will indicate when the last time the Materials Database was updated
Next, click the Update button, and RayWare Desktop will connect to our SprintRay servers to download the latest Materials Database
Once downloaded, the window will indicate that the database has been updated
Now that your Materials Database is updated, you can proceed with normal printing.