Form1 / Form1+ Laser Spot Test Paper Template

Some of us Form1 users felt it would be a good idea to try and standardize how we run and record our Laser Spot Tests for our Form1, From1+, SLA 3D printers. This way we're all singing from the same hymn sheet when comparing our Laser Spot Tests :-)

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UPDATE - 28/01/2015 - I've added two additional templates with measuring scales.

I've designed this Laser Spot Test paper template to use during the test and an complaining video to help new users through the tests.

PLEASE TAKE EXTREME CARE IF YOU RUN THE TEST WITH THE HOOD UP AS DESCRIBED IN THE VIDEO. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE LASER  & PLEASE WEAR LASER EYE PROTECTION.

Special thanks to KevinHolmes who made the breakthrough in associating Laser Flare with poor quality or failed prints.

Also see Kevin's videos -

Form1+ laser flare issues Part 1

Form1+ laser flare issues part 2

Follow along and share your Laser Spot Test pictures on the FormLabs forum here -

 http://forum.formlabs.com/t/form1-laser-flare-issues-illustrated-pics-and-video/3201

PLEASE TAKE EXTREME CARE IF YOU RUN THE TEST WITH THE HOOD UP AS DESCRIBED IN THE VIDEO. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE LASER  & PLEASE WEAR LASER EYE PROTECTION.

Materials and methods

A4 printer,

1 x A4 sheet of standard copy paper,

A magnet

Documents

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    Form1 Laser Spot Test Paper Template Cw Scale
    PDF  –  41 kb
    Version 1 - Jan 28, 2015
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    Form1 Laser Spot Test Paper Template Wc Reticle
    PDF  –  41 kb
    Version 1 - Jan 28, 2015
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    Form1 Form1 Laser Spot Test Paper Template V2
    PDF  –  38 kb
    Version 1 - Jan 09, 2015

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Comments

59c2b986bdb861d3241220d1becbc3bd?default=blank&size=40jsmith8045 added this to the 3D Printer Mods and Addons collection ago
077e146d5f7d17eb409d591e11311bd6?default=blank&size=40Daniele Ribolla added this to the shotty's stuff collection ago
3827b9da70d70822e973fa17252f92fe?default=blank&size=40JDM commented ago

Looking around, it seems the -diagnostic command has been disabled or it takes something else to turn it on.

Mini 1 c smallSteve_J published this design ago