I'm looking a getting one of the UV curing resin type of 3D printers. The one that I'm favouring at the moment is the Elegoo Mars or Mars Pro.
I can confirm the print quality is amazing on the Anycubic, but resin printers are very fiddlyI'm thinking of getting the Creality ender 3 pro.. I have been looking at the anycubic, but my son is heavily into warhammer, so I know why HE wants a resin printer... I just need a PLA parts ( and not too precise either )... The reason I'm looking to the ender 3 pro, is the huge support.. Most of the "outa the box" issues have been addressed and parts can be printed by the ender 3...
Resin printers are amazing, but support for the anycubic is quite good... I always look at the support network... Just in case..
Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, I'd already decided to go ahead with the Mars rather than the Mars Pro, and bought it from Amazon. Should be here in a few weeks.Hi! Just googled it and looks like you can get it here https://www.myminifactory.com/product/elegoo-mars-pro for $300
I've never really noticed any, but I can't say I've looked for it - the parts we print fit OK, and that's all we're bothered about. If you're wanting high resolution, then the resin printer is the way to go.Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, I'd already decided to go ahead with the Mars rather than the Mars Pro, and bought it from Amazon. Should be here in a few weeks.
As Nigel mentioned, the resin printers are restricted to much smaller object sizes. That won't be a problem in my case. What I need is the high resolution. Plus I figured that there are plenty of filament printers around now, so that if I need a larger object printed, I could probably find someone to print it for me. I imagine I'll get my own filament printer at some point.
Nigel, you mention that the resin printer is more dimensionally accurate. What about shrinkage? When I was looking at the different types of resin, I noticed that the various resin specs would list shrinkages of around 7%. I didn't understand exactly what they meant, because I couldn't imagine the object shrinking that much without also becoming very distorted.
I've seen some posts about 3D metal printing? - but presumably it's not cheap?.If my 3D printing goes well, I'd eventually like to be making patterns for doing some investment casting to make metal parts. I'll need to start looking for a kiln. It never ends.
I did read it, and it made me wonder why you brought up the price of metal 3D printing. So I asked. And you answered that I should repeat, so I did read it again. And it made me wonder why you brought up the price of...Perhaps you should try reading the quote? - which refers to casting a metal copy of a 3d printed item, so I mentioned a direct metal print.