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Form 2 Resin Tank Standard (FormLabs)



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Container where is the resin that Form 2 uses for 3D SLA impressions.

The Standard Resin Tank is one of the key parts for the operation of the Form 2 3D SLA printer. This tank is recommended to change it approximately every 2L of resin to achieve the best finishes and properties offered by Form 2. The basis of this recommendation is the wear that occurs with the use of the silicone sheet that has the tank in its base, sheet that prevents the resin remains stuck to the tank after the laser solidifies each layer. Another aspect that stands out is the protection it has against UV rays (orange coating) to prevent the solidification of the resin at rest, especially when it's stored.

Each Standard Resin Tank has its wiper, an element that slides through the tank between layers to remove traces of solidified resin or air bubbles that can affect solidification. In addition, FormLabs supplies a lid that ensures a perfect closure to protect and store the excess resin in the tank after each printing. Thanks to the design of the lid, the Standard Resin Tanks can be stacked offering great comfort when storing the excess resin in each tank.

Resins storage

Image 1: Resins storage. Source: FormLabs

A tank should be used for each type of resin and color to avoid contamination and loss of the main properties of the resins. A larger than this resin tank, Formlabs has developed a powerful tank (Resin Tank LT) that has a life up to 20 times higher compared to the Standard Tank.

Form 2 Resin Tank LT

Image 2: Form 2 Resin Tank LT. Source: FormLabs

Resin tank

Each type of resin must have its resin tank, which must be changed after using 2L of resin. FormLabs has developed a more powerful tank, the Resin Tank LT, which has a life up to 20 times longer than the standard tank.

To protect and store the excess resin in the tank after each printing, FormLabs supplies a lid that ensures a perfect closure. Once the tank is closed, it is recommended to store it (with resin and lid) in the original box so that the resin doesn't lose its properties when exposed to UV rays for a long time. Another point to keep in mind is that the tanks can't be cleaned with any cleaning product or similar (for example, isopopyl alcohol), since they lose certain qualities that can cause continuous failed impressions. Only the transparent outer part of the tank can be cleaned. Here's how to perform this step correctly.

Tank cleaning

1. Remove the build platform and the resin tank

Video 1: Remove the build platform and the resin tank. Source: FormLabs

2. Spray Novus 1

Video 2: Spray Novus 1. Source: FomLabs

3. Clean the surface

Video 3: Clean the surface. Source: FomLabs 

After applying the Novus 1 acrylic cleanser and using a PEC*PAD wipe with long and continuous movements, without applying excessive force, to remove all dust dirt and finger marks successfully. If necessary, the process will be repeated until the surface is completely clean.

4. Inspect the surface

Video 4: Inspect the surface. Source: FormLabs



You can't use IPA or any paper or cloth towel to clean the inside of the tank.

Manufacturer FormLabs
Material Polycarbonate
Compatible with Form 2
HS Code 8443.3

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