I’ve just been given the Halot Mage for my birthday last week. I carefully watched several setup and test videos, including the one from 3D Printing Canada, and I thought I’d be able to manage, but I’m afraid that none of the prints I’ve run, either with the test file on the USB key or a file I’ve sliced, do anything other than stick to the FEP.
I’m using Elegoo 8K space grey standard resin in a room at around 24°c, ordered last week too and with an expiry date of 2024. I’m using it with recommanded setting of 35 for bottom exposure, 4 for normal exposure, and 0,05mm for layer heights. I tested both the default settings in Chitubox with the Halot Mage profile and the default settings in Halotbox with the same profile.
Here’s what I’ve done so far:
- Repeat the leveling over and over again. I’m confident that I’ve reached a setting where all 4 corners of my platter are correctly adjusted, I can pull the paper to the same resistance on each side and all screws are perfectly secure.
- Apply a light coat of PTFE dry lubricant to the FEP and allow to dry completely before use.
- Increase the exposure time of the bottom layers.
- Try both small ready-to-use files or larger files prepared with Chitubox and Halotbox in .stl or .cxdlpv4 format.
What am I doing wrong ? I’m running out of ideas for successful printing, it looks so easy in videos. Do you have any tips for me ? Thanks a lot !