Using a 150ml Syringe to Clean a 3D Printer’s Resin Vat
Back in January, I wrote about Daniel Herrero’s “hack” of using a peristaltic pump to clean out his resin vat for his 3D printer. And then, based on comments to his post, he got a better idea: using large syringes to suck out the remaining resin. He experimented and determined that a 150ml syringe works best.
Again, comments to the rescue. He complains about the hard plastic syringe head scratching his FEP film at the bottom of his vat. Commenters suggested adding a short bit of rubber tubing to the tip of the syringe. He also mentions the resin scraper that comes with printers scratching the FEP and viewers remind him that a silicone plastic spatula (I got mine from the dollar store) won’t scratch the film.
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