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3D printing isn’t the niche hobby it used to be. With both FDM and Resin printers coming down at price, people are making anything from their own spare parts to high-quality resin miniatures for pennies. Well, there’s no better time to get into the hobby with market-leader ANYCUBIC selling off their Photon Mono X Resin 3D Printer for $559, that’s $140 below retail!
This 3D resin printer is a cut above the rest with its 4K monochrome LCD which reduced exposure time by a couple of seconds per layer, which makes it’s four times faster than the ANYCUBIC Photon 3D printer. Let’s not forget about the 8.9-inch flexibility that allows you to support and print more miniatures or models than ever before. Having a monochrome, or black and white, LCD screen means more definition when UV light is blasted through the LCD to create an outline for each layer, which means quality prints and happy printers.
Speaking of top-quality prints, the matrix parallels UV light source works well with the 4K monochrome screen to make sure every nook and cranny is captured in UV Resin (Sold separately). The Photon Mono X has two dedicated cooling fans to the rear of the unit which works alongside the UV cooling system. This system ensures UV light isn’t affected by the heat generated by larger projects to keep you going.
Once you’ve printed off your model and removed its supports, you’re going to need to clean off the excess resin and also treat it to UV light to fully cure it. Yes, you could just fill a tub full of isopropanol alcohol and go to town with an old toothbrush, followed by a day worth of sunbathing (on a good day). Or, you could pinch $30 off the ANYCUBIC Wash And Cure Plus and get both tasks done in around 15 minutes. Certainly, when cleaning, the Was And Cure Plus minimize fumes and gives a really good clean thanks to its magnetically powered whirlpool system. Plus, the spinning reflective plate and UV light panel give an even cure in minutes.
We use both and would highly recommend the combination. For all things 3D printing, keep an eye on, and bookmark, our 3D Printer Hub: