Resin Tank Care
Optically clear resin tanks are a crucial component for successful prints. When using and storing your resin tanks, it is important to keep your resin tank clean to achieve high quality prints and prolong the life of your resin tanks.
To clean the tank’s bottom window from dust, debris, or fingerprints, use a specialized acrylic cleaner such as Novus 1 and a clean microfiber cloth.
Cleaning the Resin Tank
1. Remove the build platform and tank
Always remove the build platform before removing the resin tank to avoid dripping leftover material into the printer body. Hold the tank by the front tabs, sides or rim, to avoid getting fingerprints on the internal and external surfaces of the window. Do not rub or scratch and do not allow resin on the underside of the tank.
2. Spray Novus 1
3. Wipe surface clean with microfiber cloth
4. Reinspect the tank
Do not use IPA or any paper or cloth towel to clean inside the tank.
Storing Resin Tanks
Unopened resin tanks can be kept in the box. Once a tank has been used to hold resin, it must be protected from ambient light. Keep the black tank cover to protect resin and stack multiple tanks. The orange acrylic will also block light for tanks stored outside of the Form 1+. It is best practice to keep all resin tanks out of direct sunlight.
When storing a resin tank in the printer, and if the printer is not in use, the lid will help conserve and protect liquid resin. Use the scraper to fully mix the resin before printing, so that the fluid is chemically consistent throughout and the silicone layer stays optically clear.
Used resin tanks should always be stored with the lid installed, empty of resin or filled to the maximum line. Resin may require aggressive mixing or agitation outside the tank if resin is stored in a tank for more than 3 months.