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Anycubic Photon S Resin SLA Printer

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 4:41 pm
by seaton
Hi All,

I picked an Anycubic Photon S SLA printer from Anycubics Ebay Store last week. These printers are now sub $700 and comes with 250ml of resin.

While I don't have a heap of photos at the moment the resolution is pretty damn impressive. 0.05mm as the default slicing resolution with it stated highest resolution is 0.010mm with the LCD fixing 0.047mm pixel resolution from the UV source.

Cons:
  • Resolution, Resolution, Resolution - did I mention the Great Resolution?
    The build time, while is similar to the FDM printers we have it will print all layers in parallel so you can load up your build plate and it will take the same time if printing 1 or more items
  • The resin stinks so best for an outside room /workshop not in the main house.
    The Cleanup process is messy.
    Resin can be costly however very little is used during the print process and most can be re-used So depends on the size of the model being printed.
I'll leave you with this morsel of a print I did to test things out and with a pen laid along side for size comparison.
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this is with the object upside down so you can see the size of the landing gear.
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I found some unboxing ones on my phone
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Re: Anycubic Photon S Resin SLA Printer

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:08 pm
by Jubbp
OMG 😮 looks really cool. So much detail in the print.

Another item onto the wish list 😉😉

Re: Anycubic Photon S Resin SLA Printer

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:29 am
by seaton
one thing Ive found is the resin downs like the cold weather, I need to look at a heater or keep inside the house to keep it over 20Deg when printing. currently its in the outside laundry so is chilli there.

Re: Anycubic Photon S Resin SLA Printer

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:42 pm
by parkview
I love the fine details you can get with resin printing.

Re: Anycubic Photon S Resin SLA Printer

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:35 pm
by seaton
Here's some more tasty morsels :D
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Re: Anycubic Photon S Resin SLA Printer

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:47 pm
by parkview
Where there any internal supports needed when printing the clear objects?

Re: Anycubic Photon S Resin SLA Printer

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:47 am
by BeJay
That is awesome!

What does the resin cost? Also how long can you leave the resin for once opened?

Re: Anycubic Photon S Resin SLA Printer

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:48 pm
by seaton
BeJay wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:47 am
That is awesome!

What does the resin cost? Also how long can you leave the resin for once opened?
Costs vary depending on manufacturer, type of resin and of course shipping. I found an Australian resin manufacturer, https://Monocure3d.com.au and have been using three of theirs, grey, clear and white, where I use their CYMK pigment set to get any colour I need. Add pigment to the white I get an opaque colour, Add pigment to the clear I get a transparent colour. The Grey I use by itself as is a good finish for miniatures and lets you really see the details, like in the photo above of the skeleton warrior.

I also have some flexible resin I want to play around with. Seems other users are adding 10-20% to their normal resins to get a less brittle resin.

I found a cheeper Chinese manufacturer that is based on soybean and cost me $22/0.5l to land. Works very well, doesn't smell, so may use more of that if prices stay the same when I next need to refill.

Manufacturers recommended shelf life is 12 months, but they say will also last longer, all depends how its stored, i.e. dark cool place.

Re: Anycubic Photon S Resin SLA Printer

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:48 pm
by seaton
parkview wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Where there any internal supports needed when printing the clear objects?
From memory no internal supports, however you can see some dimples on the surface and had external supports