Did I understand you to say you are running Microsoft NT v4.0 on your
SLA build Station?
Stacie L. Van Dorin wrote:
> When using partman version 1.8 with build station 4.1.1:
> 1) Are you running 4.1.1 on an SLA 500, SLA 350, SLA 3500 or SLA 5000?
> 2) Are you using 3D System default partman 1.8 part styles or custom part
> 3) What type of resin are you using?
> My experiences in working with partman version 1.8 and build station 4.1.1
> (Running on an SLA 500 with SL5410 resin) or partman 1.9 and build station
> 1.8, I have experienced no build problems as long as the "Class=" line in
> the part style you are using is not "ACES". I set it to UNKNOWN.
> I upgraded my partman 1.8 to partman 1.9 due to a detrimental bug with the
> Quick Cast software. Partman 1.9 has a new QuickCast build style, other than
> that I don't see any great advantages from using the 1.9 software. The
> Slicing and Converging algorithms seem slower than 1.8, but I have not
> performed any time test.
> Build station software 4.1.1 is nice. I am running it on a pentium computer
> with NT version 3.51. The only problems I have experienced with 4.1.1 is:
> 1) The maximum smart laser power is 600 mW and we have not been able to work
> around it.
> 2) Every time you abort a build, the software turns off the laser. You can
> work around this by editing the WinSLA (an Icon) properties and changing the
> command line to "c:\winsla\winsla.exe /laseron", but then your laser never
> automatically shut off, you have to manually (through the software) turn the
> laser off. The downfall is that if a build finished in the middle of the
> night your laser is on all night or you need to go into work and shut the
> laser off.
> 3) I use NT 4.0, and hate NT 3.51
> 4) When you pause a build, the "Restart" box and "on layer" line update to
> the next layer. This is a recent discovery and it does not happen all the
> time. I am still analizing the problem.
> Stacie Van Dorin
> Stereolithography Lab Supv.
> Solid Concepts
> 28231 Ave. Crocker, Unit #10
> Valencia, CA 91355
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