Photon 3d Printer Uk

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Fast printing speedPhoton Mono X can print a typical 12cm / 4.7in. model in 1.5 hours. High light transmittanceHigh light transmittance makes quick forming possible.

Large build volumeprint up to 9.6 x 7.8 x 4.8 in. / 24.5 x 19.7 x 12.2 cm (HWD) at a time. Sharp edges and cornersAdopting an industry-leading screen with 350:1 contrast ratio. For Freedom to MakeAnycubic Photon Mono X 6K can print up to 9.6 x 7.8 x 4.8 in. / 24.5 x 19.7 x 12.2 cm (HWD) at a time, similar dimensions to a super midi rugby ball.

/ 5.9 L total build volume leaves more space and freedom for you to make any shapes of cubic. 6K Vivid DetailsWith 5,760 x 3,600 px resolution, Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K's screen has a total number of over 20 million pixels, which is 125% higher than Anycubic Photon Mono X and its rivals' 4K resolution screen.

High resolution brings vivid details to your 3D models. Sharp Edges and CornersAdopting an industry-leading screen with 350:1 contrast ratio, 75% higher than Anycubic Photon X and its rivals' 200:1, Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K provides your 3D models with extremely sharp and clear edges and corners.

Protect What MattersIn order to better protect its premium screen, Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K added a dedicated and replaceable anti-scratch film above the screen itself, making that expensive screen much more durable than its rivals.

Design

  • Print, One Step AheadWith an impressive print speed at ≤ 8 cm/hr.
  • / 3.15 in./hr., Photon Mono X can print a typical 12cm / 4.7in.
  • model in 1.5 hours, which takes 4.5 hours less than Photon's 6 hours, and 1.5 hours less than its rivals' 3 hours.

Fast printing saves your time wasted on waiting. Powerful Light Matrix40 bright LED lights are placed into a matrix to make up a powerful and parallel light source, so that Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K can provide ≥90% light uniformity and ≤ 44,395 lux power density to each layer, making fast printing possible.

High Light TransmittanceAnycubic Photon Mono X 6K is equipped with an industry leading screen with 6% light transmittance, which is 200% higher than Anycubic Photon Mono X and its rivals' 2%.

High light transmittance makes quick forming possible. Universal CompatibilityWith 30%-100% light power regulation, Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K supports not only ordinary 405nm UV resins, but also special resins.

In addition, adjusting the light power appropriately can extend the lifespan of both the screen and light significantly. 9.25'' Large ScreenAnycubic Photon Mono X 6K is equipped with a large 9.25'' screen, which is 185% larger than Anycubic Photon's 5.5'' screen, 138% larger than a common 6'' screen, and 8% larger than Photon Mono X and its rivals' 8.9'' in screen area.

Step into the world of LCD printing and be impressed by the details of your models! Anycubic has become one of the most popular 3D printer brands in the market due to its strong research and development activities. With their business philosophy of producing simple, affordable and yet high-quality products, they appeal to amateur hobbyists as well as professional users.

UV-LCD technology. Stereo Lithography (SLA) and Digital Light Processing (DLP) are two traditional resin 3D printing technologies. In SLA, the accuracy is constant, but the speed of the operation is inversely proportional to the size of the workspace occupied by the model.

In DLP, the speed of the operation is constant, but the accuracy decreases as the amount of workspace used increases. UV-LCD provides consistently high speed and precision regardless of how much of the workspace is used. Offline printing. The Anycubic Photon S has a built-in operating system for easy offline printing.

Own slicing software. The self-developed slicer software Photon S is far superior in speed and operation compared to various freeware slicers. Improved UV module and 2K LCD screen. Matrix UV light in conjunction with the 2560 x 1440 2K resolution screen allows for even energy distribution and a very high degree of detail up to a few microns.

Features

  • Dual Z-axis linear rail.
  • It enhances the stability of the Z-axis and reconstructs more details.
  • Further highlights of the Anycubic Photon S:.

Built-in anti-aliasing smooths out the edge of the pixels, which makes the print resolution higher than it actually is. Aluminium Build Platform to improve adhesion. Simple levelling.

Double Filtration System: Internal air purification system with activated charcoal to filter bad odours and keep the air clean. Noiseless printing.

Connectivity for SD card and USB port.

Note: No resin is included in the contents of delivery.

Last but not least, is AnyCubic’s Photon Workshop slicing software (which is loaded onto the packed-in USB stick). This digital tool offers everything you need to be able to prepare prints, including basic model manipulation to make them bigger/smaller and move them around the build plate. You can also add in supports to reduce the chances that a print will fail, but be careful with the auto-support option.

This feature is helpful, but can be a bit hit or miss – you may need to move supports around or add/remove some to get the best-quality prints possible. You’ll also need to make sure the settings are calibrated to your printer model and the resin you’re using, but this is easy enough to change in the application.

Performance

  • Highly detailed and excellent quality prints
  • Perfect for Dungeons and Dragons minis and smaller statuettes
  • The smaller resin tray restricts the maximum model size

Using Anycubic’s own white-colored resin we put the Photon M3 through its paces by printing some standard 'torture tests’, or benchmarks if you prefer. In every example the printer performed admirably; our larger structures (like this castle and bridge) were created with no noticeable warping, and minute details on the AmeraLabs Town were rendered perfectly.

We got the same excellent print quality when we tried printing some standard role-playing game minis of characters from our Dungeons and Dragons campaign. The details on our bard’s mustachioed face and intricate clothing were translated expertly from the digital file into real life, and our winged paladin looks like they might actually take off.

Our only issue is that the Photon M3’s resin tray is a tad smaller than some may like. If you’re hoping to create an epic-scale model to decorate your desk or want to create full-size costume props as a single piece then you may want to opt for one of Anycubic’s larger printers.

You’ll also want to watch out when printing Anycubic’s test model. Because the model is built straight onto the build plate, removing it without damaging anything can be a nightmare.

The structure is neat, but we’d recommend loading the STL file into Photon Workshop first. Once it’s loaded up, raise the digital model off the bed by about 5mm, and then use the auto-platform feature so that it’s held in the air by easy-to-remove supports.

If you end up with the model cemented to your build plate though, don’t panic. You can either grab a razor window scraper that might be able to just slide underneath, or you can pour boiling water over the plate to try and dislodge the model.

Buy it if...

You want to print detailed models
Be it minis for a tabletop game or desktop statuettes, this printer’s 4K+ screen is perfect for creating beautiful, finely detailed prints. ">

You want to print detailed models
Be it minis for a tabletop game or desktop statuettes, this printer’s 4K+ screen is perfect for creating beautiful, finely detailed prints.

You want something simple
The Photon M3 is easy to assemble and easier to use – just make sure to follow all of the recommended safety precautions. ">

You want something simple
The Photon M3 is easy to assemble and easier to use – just make sure to follow all of the recommended safety precautions.

You’re on a budget
At $299 (about £275 / AU$480) this is a fairly budget-friendly option for those looking to get their first resin printer or another for their expanding workshop. ">

You’re on a budget
At $299 (about £275 / AU$480) this is a fairly budget-friendly option for those looking to get their first resin printer or another for their expanding workshop.

Don’t buy it if...

You want to print something massive
With a build volume of only 180 x 163.9 x 102.4mm / 7 x 6.5 x 4-inches, you’ll find the Photon M3 isn’t the best for printing massive models or larger cosplay pieces. ">

You want to print something massive
With a build volume of only 180 x 163.9 x 102.4mm / 7 x 6.5 x 4-inches, you’ll find the Photon M3 isn’t the best for printing massive models or larger cosplay pieces.

You don’t have a dedicated room for it
Because of the fumes, you can’t have this resin printer set up in any old room – you’ll need to house it in a well-ventilated space, and preferably not in direct sunlight. ">

You don’t have a dedicated room for it
Because of the fumes, you can’t have this resin printer set up in any old room – you’ll need to house it in a well-ventilated space, and preferably not in direct sunlight.

You’re tight for workbench space
Because of the USB port placement, if your workbench space is only just big enough for the machine then you won’t have enough space to plug a memory stick into the side to make the Photon M3 work. ">

You’re tight for workbench space
Because of the USB port placement, if your workbench space is only just big enough for the machine then you won’t have enough space to plug a memory stick into the side to make the Photon M3 work.