Hi WesGilster: Apologies for resurrecting a very old thread, but I’m trying to revive my KLD-2150-T1 that’s been sitting dormant since I bought it in May '17, and I have some questions about your json config:
When I first got the printer I had some similar issues to many that have been reported; the UV cover arrived cracked, at least one cable internally was unplugged, etc. At the time I started to experiment with trying to print and ordered some FTD Industrial Blend and at first got a few prints to sort-of work, but increasingly saw poorer and poorer results with adhesion etc.
Upon doing some investigating at the time I realized my build plate was nowhere near the surface of the vat; at the time ‘Wendy’ from the Chinese company I ordered from through Alibaba sent me a kit with a pane of glass I was supposed to adhere to the build plate to make up for the difference (lack of) Z-height.
Fast forward ~18 months: I haven’t had a chance to mess with the printer due to a move etc. However I pulled it out over the holidays here and lapped the build plate with 120 grit sandpaper (I may go down to 80? 40?) to make it level and give it texture, replaced the FEP on the bottom of the vat (with not FEP - this may well be part of my current problem but please read on) - used a digital level to get it pretty level across all planes, and reset the clearance between the build plate and the bottom of the vat by adding some material between the build plate and the screw block that holds it to the Z-axis stepper.
With all that done: still seeing builds congeal on the bottom of the vat and not stick well to the build plate. I remember having done some experimenting with the settings in Photonic3D to try and get better adhesion and function but unfortunately I can’t find my notes on the default/original settings for the printer.
Thus I just tried to download your json file and import it, although I don’t see the mechanism in Photonic3D to apply settings/profiles, and I curiously also saw that there’s two settings in the machineConfig node for XRenderSize and YRenderSize that are set to 1920 and 1080 respectively: as the display is 2560 x 1600 in this printer, can you explain why that’s set this way?
Second, how can I use this .json file without having to paste in all the values manually?
Last, any other suggestions on how to resolve my printing issues beyond replacing the vat film as well as eliminating for bad settings in my machine config? I used a sheet of overhead projector transparency but I can hear a sort of “rriiip” sound and see the sheet flexing upward when I’m currently lifting the print off of the film (right or wrong machine is currently set to 10 base layers, 100 seconds per base layer, and then 8 second cures for each standard 50 micron layer. As noted above this isn’t working well.)