The replacement/ spare part for Formlabs Form2 3D Printers
ProtoArt Optical Glass
Cut-to-size highly scratch-resistant optical glass enables re-coating of the PDMS layer of Form 2 tanks.
Saves up to 70% of operating costs
Formlabs Form 2 resin tanks need to be replaced after about 3000 layers or 2 liters of resin are used. This generates a lot of (plastic) waste.
By replacing the acrylic windows of a worn-out resin tank, you can create a durable tank that can be reused over and over again. Using the right type of optical glass, the tank is scratch resistant and can last virtually forever. Another advantage of this glass is that prints come out sharper with better detail.
Both standard orange tanks and green LT tanks can be converted to reusable PDMS tanks!
Why? Environment and Cost saving
Consumables add printing costs quickly and create a lot of (plastic) waste. Reconditioning tanks with optical glass enables you to recoat them with PDMS without the risk of damaging the tank window. All parts of the tank are now resistant to Isopropyl alcohol as well, making them easy to clean.
A standard resin tank usually lasts about 1 to 2 liters. By recoating the tank yourself, you can save up to 50% in costs. Removing the old PDMS coating and applying a new one takes about 10 minutes.
After removing the original piece of acrylic, you can glue the window in place using UV glue, standard epoxy glue, or high-viscosity cyanoacrylate (gorilla) glue.
- The package includes a cut-to-size window of special optical glass which is highly scratch resistant. Sharp edges have been de-burred.
- You need to supply your own orange(standard) or green(LT) resin tank.
- The resin tank is not included!