As with all resin 3D printers, the vat, or resin tank on the machine will wear out over time and require replacement. To ensure users can get the most up time from their Moai we offer replacement tanks standalone. As with all consumables, the best practice is to keep one in your personal inventory for when it needs replacing.
With all resin based 3D printers, the resin tank will wear out over time and require replacing. To get the most our of your Moai and keep the machine in optimal condition, it's best to hang on to a spare resin tank. The tank is made from clear plastic to allow the laser to shine in from the bottom and cure the resin. After approximately 2 liters of resin the bottom of the tank will start to get cloudy - this is your indication that it's time to replace.
The resin tank is the only disposable component of the Maoi and the only one you will have to replace over time. The best part is that replacing the resin tank is incredibly easy since it slides directly out of the front of the machine. Just like if you were going to pour out the remaining resin after a print, you simply remove the tank, clean any remaining resin out and it's done. Install the new tank and you're ready to start your next print!
At MatterHackers we pride ourselves on offering friendly service, advice, and support. Our prices are always the lowest in the industry when you factor in our free shipping for every item on the MatterHackers site (including 3D printers). Most of all, our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have been 3D printing for several years now and are happy to answer your 3D printing questions. Have a question about the amazing capabilities of your new Peopoly Moai? No problem. Feel free to give us a call.
In short, buying a 3D printer from MatterHackers is a holistic experience. We are here to partner with you through every step of your 3D printing journey. Additionally, we have all of the PLA, ABS, and Specialty Filament that you could ever need to design anything you can imagine.