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Liquid Crystal Precision Support

Software

Creation workshop is a slicer used for DLP printers. After loading your 3D file, Creation Workshop is capable of numerous features. These include, file transformations, hollowing, nesting, slice view, gcode editing and slice setting adjustment. There is also support generation which can be done automatically or manually.

PrintFlow3D as the print manager does not have the capacity to prepare 3D object files for printing, only to print pre-sliced files loaded onto it. The file format needed for PrintFlow3D is either a .zip file (containing images and gcode) or a Creation Workshop Scene file (.cws). A 1 year license for Creation Workshop has been supplied with each Liquid Crystal 10″. You can download this software containing the latest resin profiles you need.

Note: Creation workshop is only compatible with windows

Creation Workshop software is no longer supported. Photocentric Studio is now available, for more information click here.

Driver

Download the USB driver for the Liquid Crystal Precision. This needs to be installed along with the software, when setting up the printer.

Video Tutorial

Troubleshooting

  1. Nothing or not everything is appearing on the platform

Homing – if your platform is not properly homed then this will cause parts to not fully adhere across the platform. Indications that this is a homing issue is when you have parts adhering to one side of the platform but not both. Please note, if this is a homing issue you should have bits of cured resin in the vat on the side where nothing has attached to the build plate. If you do not have any cured resin in the vat then your LCD screen could have become damaged – to check this please run a dry print. It is also worth noting, if you have the base layers of all your parts adhering to the platform then this is not a homing issue and likely an error with the file or the supports.   

  1. Part is not attaching to the supports
  • If your part has not printed successfully but the supports have then this suggests that the tips are too small for the model you are printing, we advise the below support tips and bodies as a minimum safe recommendation. 
  • To solve this issue just increase the thickness of your support tips and bodies and your part will evenly attach to your supports.  

  1. Print has failed 
  • Vat leak – if a vat leak has occurred, you’ll likely have interference (as above) as well, this is essentially where you vat film has become pierced or damaged beyond use. We would advise re-skinning your vat and fully cleaning down both the screen protector and vat. 
  • Not enough supports – if there are not enough supports then your part will fail as it cannot evenly attach to the supports forcing it to fail and cure in the vat. If this is the case either your quantity of supports will need to be increased or the thickness of your support tips and bodies will need to be increased. 

  

  1. Random stray “strips” curing in the vat 
  • It is likely that there is a bit of light leakage occurring around your LCD screen, this is caused when the plastic shim has moved slightly either during printing or transit allowing a tiny line of light to appear and cure some of the resin in your vat. 

  

  1. Castable violet prints failing 
  • Castable violet and red resins have a wax-based element that can be affected by climate, if your climate becomes too cold then your resin can experience minor wax separation. To solve this issue, you’ll need to heat your resin to 60 degrees for approximately 4 hours. Once it has been heated please shake your bottle thoroughly to ensure this separation is re-absorbed, this will then be ready for printing.

Technical Inquiry

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