Time needed: Approximately two minutes
Maintenance frequency: Before and after each print
The build platform should remain as clean as possible between print jobs to keep your printer in optimal printing condition and prevent build failures. The build platform should be cleaned:
- Before every print.
- After every print.
- Build platform becomes sticky.
- Material change occurs.
- Clean the surface of the build platform using a metal or stiff plastic scraper.
- Check every surface for material, buildup, or debris.
- Do not spray alcohol into the printer. Clean excessive buildup using a small amount of 99% IPA on a clean paper towel or cotton swab.
If there is a large amount of cured material on the build platform and/or in the holes (e.g., if the uncleaned build platform was exposed to sunlight), remove the build platform to clean it outside the printer:
- Pull the platform back and up.
- As soon as most of the material has flowed back, remove the build platform from the printer.
- Thoroughly clean the build platform with 99% IPA.
- If your printer uses a perforated build platform, use a Phillips head screwdriver to push the remaining cured material through the holes. Ensure absolutely no material residue remains on the platform and in the holes.
- Make sure there is no 99% IPA left on the build platform after cleaning.
Risk of damage to the material: Cleaning agents, especially 99% IPA, can contaminate the resin in the material vat.
- Carefully clean the parts of the platform frame that will be in contact with the build platform. Small amounts of cured material between the build platform and frame can impair the parallelism of the build platform with the blade.
Important: Do not use any cleaning agents inside the printer.
- Reinstall the build platform into its frame and secure it with its brackets.