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Best 10 Budget Resin 3D Printer in 2022-Ultimate Guide for Beginner

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Overview

On the past 5 years, it was probably a blast to most of us makers and hobbyist alike. We’ve seen some advancement of technology in the market for desktop machines, particularly laser engraver/cutter, 3D Printers both FDM and SLA.

In this fresh year that we’ve started, a lot of us might purchase or consider purchasing additional machines in our maker space. Or this might be your first purchase of your resin 3d printer.

Top 10 Best Budget Resin 3d Printer for 2022

There are a lot of 3D printers on the market these days. It can be tough to decide which one is the best for you. Here in Noveltymaker, we have listed down the 10 best budget resin 3d printer for 2022 together with its quick recap to guide you on what you should consider adding in the list of your next purchase.

Anycubic Mono 4k

Anycubic is a well-known brand in the Resin printer field. The Anycubic Mono, released last Mid of November (2021), is the first 4K resolution resin printer released in its series. Priced at 289 USD with a decent print volume, this is a worth it purchase for your resin printer.

Anycubic Photon Mono 4K
$196.99
Pros:
  • Very good print accuracy and print details (4k)
  • Budget-friendly
  • User friendly
Cons:
  • Old software needs to be updated
  • No power loss resume print
  • Single Z linear rail
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Specification

● Exposure screen: 6.23’’ monochrome
● Printing dimensions: 6.5 x 5.2 x 3.1 in. / 16.5 x 13.2 x 8 cm (HWD)
● Light transmittance: 7%
● Contrast ratio: 400:1
● Light source: Parallel matrix (LED x 15)
● Power density: 3,500 – 4,000 μw/cm²/23,905 – 27,320 lux
● Printing accuracy: 3,840 x 2,400 px (4K)
● Horizontal resolution: 35 μm
● Printing speed: ≤ 5 cm/hr. / 1.97 in./hr.
● Control panel: 2.8’’ TFT touch-control
● Data input: USB-A 2.0
● Power supply: 45W
● Software: Photon Workshop
● Machine dimensions: 15.1 x 8.9 x 8.7 in./38.3 x 22.7 x 22.2 cm (HWD)
● Machine weight: 9.4 lb./4.3 kg

Elegoo Saturn

 Elegoo Saturn is not a first timer as well when it comes to resin 3d printing. In fact, their Saturn is in series with their Elegoo Mars model. It has been raking up its reputation in the 3d printing market. In terms of 4k LCD Resin printers, Elegoo Saturn stands out with its print volume. Bigger than usual.  Among our list, this is ranked as the second in terms of cost.

Editor Choice
ELEGOO Saturn 4k Mono
$415.99
Pros:
  • -Big print volume
  • -High definition print details (4k)
  • -Fast print compared to other MSLA printers
  • -Super user friendly
Cons:
  • -Power switch accessibility(back)
  • -No power loss resume print
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09/25/2022 05:04 pm GMT

Specification

  • Build volume: 192 x 120 x 200 mm  (7.55 x 4.72 x 7.87 in)
  • Layer height: 10 microns
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2400 pixels
  • XY-axis resolution: 0.05 mm
  • Z-axis positioning accuracy: 0.00125 mm
  • Printing speed: 30 mm/h
  • Bed leveling: Semi-automatic
  • Display: 3.5-inch touchscreen
  • Third-party materials: Yes
  • Materials: 405 nm UV resin
  • Recommended slicer: ChiTuBox
  • Operating system: Windows / Mac OS X
  • File types: STL, SLC, OBJ
  • Connectivity: USB, Ethernet
  • Frame dimensions: 280 x 240 x 446 mm (11.02 x 9.44 x 17.55 in)
  • Weight: 12.5 kg (27.56 lbs)

Elegoo Mars 3

Predecessor to Elegoo Mars Saturn, this machine, Elegoo Mars 3 does have the most unique design among the machines in our list. It did not sport the standard rectangular design. Though, having a smaller print volume than the Elegoo Saturn, This machine still has the 4k resolution which will bring out that crisp in print quality you are looking for. Priced at 350 USD, this machine is recommended for your next purchase. Again, we have listed the Pros and Cons for this machine, listed below.

Best for Beginner
ELEGOO Mars 3
$213.99
Pros:
  • Includes 1 year pro experience from chitubox slicer
  • High definition print output (4k)
  • Best for beginners
  • Slick design
Cons:
  • Single z rail guide
  • No power loss resume print
  • Smaller than its successor
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Specification

  • Build Volume: 143 x 90 x 165 mm
  • Layer Height: 10 microns
  • XY Resolution:  35 microns (4098 x 2560 pixels)
  • Z-axis positioning accuracy: 0.00125 mm
  • Printing Speed:  1.5-3s/layer
  • Bed-Leveling: Manual
  • Display: 3.5-inch touchscreen
  • Third-Party Materials: Yes
  • Materials: 405 nm UV resin
  • Recommended Slicer: ChiTuBox (Pro)
  • Operating system: Windows / macOS X / Linux
  • File types: STL
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Frame dimensions:  227 x 227 x 440 mm
  • Weight:  5.2 kg

Creality Halot One

One of the champions of FDM 3D Printer, Creality, also has something to offer to the end users in terms of resin printers, Creality  Halot One, was released last May 2021, and has been active in the resin 3d printing market. Knowing that it is subpar in resolution compared to other lists, it still is a good purchase, being it 2k compared to other which is 4k. So, what makes it special? First is its price, at 229 USD, and a decent but not so big print volume, it makes it worth it for a purchase. One more thing about Creality’s printer is that it for sure has an active support community you can got to whenever you need help in your product. It was said that they have a self-developed integral light source system, which is almost at 80% uniformity.

Hot Sell
Creality HALOT-ONE
$164.99
Pros:
  • Very easy to use
  • Placement of U-Disk slot in front makes it easier in file preparation
  • Budget Friendly
Cons:
  • Smaller print volume compared to others
  • Only 2k resolution
  • No power loss resume print
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Specification

  • Build Volume: 130 x 82 x 160 mm
  • Layer Height: 10 microns
  • XY Resolution: 50 microns ( 2560 x 1620 pixels)
  • Z-axis positioning accuracy: 0.01 mm
  • Printing Speed: N/A
  • Bed-Leveling: Manual
  • Display: 5-inch color touchscreen
  • Third-Party Materials: Yes
  • Materials: 405 nm UV resin
  • Recommended Slicer: Creality Box
  • Operating system: Windows / macOS X / Linux
  • File types: STL
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB
  • Frame dimensions: 230 x 230 x 415 mm
  • Weight: 7.1 kg
  • Boxed size: 295 x 295 x 545 mm
  • Weight (packed): 8.8 kg

Elegoo Mars 2 Pro

 Elegoo Mars 2 Pro is a perfect machine for fast prototyping to any DIY project you can imagine. This machine makes resin printing a very affordable hobby. The design of Elegoo Mars basically looks like the predecessor, which looks very simple, and in an ok presentation.

Editor Choice
ELEGOO Mars 2 Pro
$171.99
Pros:
  • Small, and will not consume a lot in your maker space.
  • Has a good filtration design (fumes)
Cons:
  • Small print volume
  • 2k resolution, though the quality is acceptable, higher resolution printers are better when it comes to this criteria
  • Single Z rail guide
  • No power loss resume print
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Specification

  • Build Volume: 130 x 82 x 160 mm (5,1 x 3,1 x 6,3 inches)
  • Layer Height: 10+ microns
  • XY Resolution: 50 Mircons (2560 x 1620 pixels)
  • Z-Axis Accuracy: 0.00125 mm
  • Print Speed: 30-50 mm/h
  • Bed-Leveling: Manual (assisted)
  • Display: 3.5″ full-color touchscreen
  • Built-in Camera: No
  • Third-Party Materials: Yes
  • Materials: 405nm UV resin
  • Recommended slicer: ChiTuBox
  • Operating system: Windows / Mac OS X
  • File types: STL, SLC, OBJ
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Frame dimensions: 200 x 200 x 400 mm
  • Weight: 6,2 kg

Anycubic Mono X

Anycubic Mono X is the bigger version of the Mono 4k, equipped with 3.5 in touch screen to navigate menu and print, this is one of the to go to purchase resin printer if you are looking for the size. The size to price ratio of this machine is outstanding, as you efficiently use the print size to maximize your project. Price of Mono X is 429 USD, quite decent for the volume you can do with this machine.

Popular Sell
Anycubic Photon Mono X
$359.99 ($3.60 / Each Set)
Pros:
  • Large print volume
  • High Definition print (4k Resolution)
  • Dual Z linear rail axis
  • User-friendly
  • Price to Print volume ratio
Cons:
  • Bigger print bed made it quite hard to clean
  • Removal of print on print bed
  • No power loss resume print
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Specification

● Operation : 3.5 inch Touch Screen
● Software : ANYCUBIC Photon workshop
● Connectivity : USB
● Technology: LCD-based SLA
● Light-source: high-quality filament(wavelength 405nm)
● XY Res.: 0.050mm 3840*2400(4K)
● Z Axis Res.: 0.01mm
● Layer Res.: 0.01-0.15mm
● Printing Speed: MAX 60mm/h
● Rated Power: 120W
● Printer Size : 270mm(L)*290mm(W)*475mm(H)
● Build Volume: 192mm(L)*120mm(W)*245mm(H)
● Material: 405nm UV Resin
● Net Weight: ~10.75kg

Voxelab Proxima 8.9 Pro

The larger version of the Voxelab Proxima series. This one is another one to look out for as this offers a big print volume. It has an uncommon file format for slicing (not ctb). They have their own slicer, but still needs to be polished. This looks like a replica of Elegoo Saturn, but this one is cheaper.

VOXELAB Proxima 8.9 Pro
Pros:
  • High Definition print (4k resolution)
  • Dual Z axis
  • Large print volume
Cons:
  • Not standard file format (since everyone uses .ctb)
  • No power loss resume print
  • Hard to clean print bed
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Specification

  • Printing Speed: 25mm/h
  • Build Volume: 192x120x200mm/7.56×4.72×7.87inch
  • Printer Size: 280x240x465mm/11.02×9.45×18.9inch
  • Slicer Software: ChiTuBox & VoxelPrint
  • Languages: Chinese /English
  • Package Dimensions : 595x375x355mm/23.43×14.76×13.98inch
  • Connectivity: USB Stick
  • LCD Resolution:3840*2400
  • Technology: UV Photocuring
  • Layer Thickness: 0.01-0.2mm
  • Lighting Sources:UV Matrix 405nm LED
  • Touch Screen:3.5 Inch Color Touch Screen
  • Printing Technology:LCD Stereolithography
  • LCD Panel:8.9 inches 4K monchrome screen
  • Input: AC100-240V, 50/60Hz, 2A; Output: DC24V 5A

Phrozen Sonic Mini

This is one of the most budget-friendly 4k resolution resin printers in the list that offers a decent print speed. Priced at 349.99 USD. Though the size is quite small compared to the other printers in our list, we still consider this as one of the worthy of purchase resin printer for 2022. Below are the list of some Pros and Cons we’ve seen based on the machines performance.

Popular Pick
Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K
$299.99
Pros:
  • Competitive price
  • 4K resolution (High definition printing) for resin application
  • User-friendly
Cons:
  • Single Z-rail guide
  • Smaller compared to other 4k resin printer
  • No power loss resume print
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Specification

  • Build volume: 135 x 75 x 130 mm
  • Layer height: 10+ microns
  • XY resolution: 0.035 mm (3840 x 2160 pixels)
  • Printing speed: 80 mm/h
  • Bed-leveling: n/a
  • Display: 2.8-inch touchscreen
  • Third-party materials: Yes
  • Materials: 405 nm UV resin
  • Recommended slicer: ChiTuBox 1.6.5
  • Operating system: Windows / Mac OSX
  • File types: STL
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Frame dimensions: 248 x 248 x 327 mm
  • Weight: ~5 kg

NOVA 3D WHALE 2

Followed by the cheapest in our list, The Nova 3d whale 2 is the most expensive one in our list. Not because it is the most expensive in our list, means it is not a recommendable printer.  Released last April 2021, The price of this resin printer is 599 USD. Equipped with 4k resolution, 8.9 in LCD, Dual Z rail guide, sturdy print bed, you might want to add this to your next purchase.

NOVA3D Whale 2
$599.99
Pros:
  • Big print volume
  • Sturdy/Stable design
  • High Definition print quality (4k)
  • Dual Z axis linear rail
Cons:
  • Price is relatively high
  • No power loss resume print
  • Does not have a carbon filter for fumes
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Specification

  • Layer Height: 0.02mm~0.15 mm
  • X/YPrinting Precision: 0.05mm
  • Z Precision: 0.01mm
  • Build Size: 192*120*250mm / 7.5*4.7*9.8inch
  • Support: Auto/Manua
  • Compatible Materials: 405nm 3D Resin
  • Output Formats: cws
  • Lighting Source: Para-LED
  • Connection: USB/ WIFI,Cable,USB
  • OS: Android
  • Processor: Quad-core Cortex A7 1.5G
  • RAM: 1G
  • Printer Size: 279*296*455mm

Flash Forge Foto 8.9

Lastly, we have flashforge foto 8.9 in our list. If you are not new into 3D Printing, for sure, you might have already heard of the brand flashforge. They have been into 3D Printing for a long time, they are one of the firsts to be in the 3D Printing market. Anyway, let us proceed with their FOTO 8.9, considered of the best of its kind in the 4k resolution resin printer, FOTO 8.9 has been doing good in terms of print quality.

We gave this printer a high score in terms of price to print volume ratio. This resin printer has a dual z rail guide, which results to a more stable movement and excellent print quality. This too can print at high speed while having a big print volume. Below are the Pros and Cons of the flashforge foro 8.9.

Budget Friendly
Flashforge Foto 8.9
$359.00
Pros:
  • High Definition print quality (4k)
  • Big print volume
  • Budget Friendly for its kind
  • User-friendly
  • Dual z linear rail
  • Stable design
Cons:
  • Hard to clean print bed (common for big volume)
  • No power loss resume print
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Specification

  • Layer Thickness: 0.025-0.2 mm (adjustable)
  • Print Volume: 192*120*200 mm (7.6*4.7*7.9 IN)
  • Print Precision: ±0.05 mm
  • Print Speed: 10-50 mm/h
  • Language: Chinese / English
  • Printer Dimension: 280*240*465 mm (11*9.4*18.3 IN)
  • Screen: 3.5-inch touch screen
  • Net Weight: 12.5 kg (27.6 LBS)
  • Gross Weight: 15kg (33.1 LBS)
  • Power: 120W
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Software: FlashDLPrint
  • File Input Format: 3MF/STL/OBJ/FPP/SLC files
  • File Output Format: SVGX

6 Factors to consider before buying resin 3D printer in 2022

When looking to buy a resin 3d printer, there are several factors you need to consider. Each printer is different, so it’s important to find the one that fits your needs. These 6 factors will help you narrow down your search and find the perfect printer for you.

Product Price

In our list, this comes first, as this is the most important factor on purchasing something, be it the machine we are going to purchase, or anything else we need in our maker space. Whatever we want to have in our next machine, bigger print volume, extra features, etc. at the end of the day, it will still depend on the budget or product price.

Build volume

Next in our list is the build volume. This is one of the most confusing factors to consider with your next purchase. They say that it is better if it is bigger. Yes, but if we are going to consider properly the build volume with what we usually do, then this will make sense. If we tend to make an average of 1 cu.in. like for prototyping, better get smaller build volume.

The main reason is you might be able to utilize well the machine (even if it is smaller) plus, maintenance of bigger build volume is more complicated than the smaller machines. Think alone of the resin drips when we clean the print bed. But if you go for medium scale above mass production, then it might be better to get a bigger machine. 

Print Speed

You should also consider this as a factor for your purchase, still this is beneficial for the needs of prototyping. In general, print speed is relative to your print quality, being in FDM or RESIN printing. The benefit of speed comes from prototyping, as final prints for projects should be speed conscious as it affects the print quality. The higher the resolution (better print outputs, the slower the print).

Machine Maintenance

This factor pertains more to the convenience to the end user. As we all know, mostly if you have an experience with FDM, Resin 3d printers do have high maintenance level, compared to FDM. From the draining of vat, post-processing of prints, cleaning of machine, to storage if the resin should almost be done properly. Unlike FDM, which you can just leave right after printing.

User-Friendliness

A lot of machines are becoming user-friendly now, as manufacturers do their best to serve all level of users, from beginner to expert. Thanks to the software/slicer which contribute to the user-friendliness of the file preparations for the machines now.

But we should still consider the hardware setup of the machine like; how it was built, how the vat is being locked in place, how the print bed can be removed, how to level the print bed, so on and so forth, even if resin printers have been in the market for several years, we all know we still want more from the current setup that the existing machines have.

Customer Support

Last but not the least, is customer support. Let’s admit it, there is no 100% or perfect machine, even those at the top tier price range, we should expect some glitches or problems which might need to be attended to. I personally would love to have direct communication with the manufacturer, for future claims for warranty (parts, etc.).

This factor mirrors the professionalism and the quality of the machine you have just purchased. For sure, there are now active communities, with some experts in it to help us. But remember, it will still be better if the initiative of support will come directly from the manufacturer.

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Beginner Guide for Resin 3d Printer

Now, we know resin 3D printer is a great option for users looking to create high-quality prints with incredible detail. However, these printers can be somewhat difficult to operate, and there are certain things that you need to know to get the most out of them.

In this article, we will provide a comprehensive FAQ guide for resin 3D printers, answering all of the most common questions that people have about them.

We’ll cover everything from printing quality to post-processing tips so that you can be sure to get the most out of your printer! Thanks for reading!

What Is Resin 3D Printer?

A resin 3D printer uses ultraviolet light to harden the photosensitive resin, creating a three-dimensional object layer by layer.

The term “resin” can refer to both the liquid photosensitive material used in the printer and the printed object itself. There are many types of resins available, each with its own unique properties.

While most commonly used for small objects such as medical implants and jewelry, resin printers have also been used to create full-size cars and even human organs! In this post, we will take a closer look at what resin printers are, how they work, and some of their applications.

How Resin 3D Printer Works?

Resin 3D printers work by using a light source to cure resin into the desired shape. The light source is typically an LCD screen or a laser. Listed below are the steps a resin 3D printer follows to work.

  • The bottom of a resin vat is filled with resin and the build platform is lowered into the resin.
  • The LCD screen or laser projector projects an image of the first layer onto the bottom of the resin vat.
  • The resin hardens where it is exposed to light and remains liquid elsewhere.
  • The build platform is raised a small distance and the next layer is projected onto the resin.
  • This process is repeated until the build is complete.
  • The build platform is raised out of the resin vat and the build is removed.
  • Any excess resin is washed away and the build is cured using ultraviolet light.

Resin 3D printers are typically very accurate and can produce high-quality results. However, they can be more expensive than other types of 3D printers and require more maintenance.

Resin 3D printers are also slower than other types of 3D printers, so they may not be the best option for large-scale projects.

What’s the benefit of Resin 3D Printer

There are many resin 3D printers on the market, but not all of them are created equal. Some are better than others, and some have more features than others.

However, there are a few benefits that all resin 3D printers share. Here are 5 benefits of resin 3D printers:

1. They Are Very Precise

Resin 3D printers can print with extremely high accuracy. This is because the resin is cured by a UV light, which allows for very precise printing. This means that you can create parts and products that are very accurate and have a very smooth finish.

2. They Are Fast

Resin 3D printers are also much faster than other types of 3D printers. This is because they do not have to wait for the resin to cure before they can start printing the next layer. This means that you can get your products faster and with less hassle.

3. They Have A Wide Range Of Materials

There are a wide range of materials that you can use with resin 3D printers. This means that you can print with different colors and finishes. You can also find resin that is made for specific purposes, such as food-safe resin or fire retardant resin.

4. They Are Easy To Use

Resin 3D printers are very easy to use, even for beginners. This is because they come with easy-to-use software that makes the printing process very simple. Additionally, most resin 3D printers come with a user manual that will help you get started with using the printer.

5. They Are Affordable

Since more and more brand is jumping into this industry,  and competition in 3d printing is getting tough every day, so you can find resin 3D printers that are very affordable on the market now.

Consumables For Resin 3D Printing!

When it comes to 3D printing with resin, there are several consumables that you will need to get started.

  • The first is a build platform. This can be either a dedicated build plate or a sacrificial build surface that can be replaced after each print.
  • Next, you will need a curing station. This is necessary for post-processing your prints and ensuring that they are fully cured.
  • Finally, you will need support. These are typically used for larger prints or prints with complex geometries and help to prevent the print from warping or collapsing during the printing process.

With these three items, you will be able to start printing with resin right away!

Are Resin 3D Printers Faster?

Resin printers can print much faster than FDM printers, thanks to their use of SLA or DLP printing technology.

This makes them an ideal choice for businesses or individuals who need to produce large quantities of prints in a short amount of time.

In addition, resin prints tend to be more accurate and have a higher resolution than FDM prints. This makes them ideal for applications where precision is essential, such as in the medical field.

How Fast Is A Resin 3D Printer?

One of the benefits of 3D printing is speed. How fast a 3D printer can print depends on the technology being used as well as the size and complexity of the object being printed.

For instance, continuous liquid interface production (CLIP) is one of the fastest 3D printing technologies available. It can produce objects up to 100 times faster than other traditional methods. However, CLIP is best suited for small to medium-sized objects.

For larger objects, SLA printers are typically faster than FDM printers. SLA printers work by curing layers of resin with a laser, while FDM printers build up layers of filament. The advantage of SLA over FDM is that it generally has a higher resolution, which means that objects can be printed with more detail.

As a result, SLA is often used for applications where precision is key, such as in the medical and aerospace industries. When it comes to speed, however, both technologies have their pros and cons, so it really depends on what your specific needs are.

Are Resin 3D Printers Safe

Resin 3D printers are increasingly popular, due to their affordability and the high quality of the prints they produce.

However, there is some concern about the safety of these printers, as they use UV light to cure the resin. UV light is known to be harmful to human health, and it is unclear whether the levels emitted by these printers are safe for prolonged exposure.

In addition, the fumes produced by the curing process may also be harmful. Some manufacturers have addressed these concerns by developing safer resins that do not emit harmful fumes, and by enclosing the printing area to prevent exposure to UV light.

It is still important to take precautions when using these printers, such as wearing gloves and a mask to avoid contact with the resin.

Safety Precautions For Resin 3D Printing!

Some safety hazards to be aware of when working with Resin 3D Printers:

  1. Resin fumes can be dangerous if inhaled in large quantities, so it is important to work in a well-ventilated area.
  2. Resin can be harmful if it comes into contact with your skin, so it is important to wear gloves and protective clothing.
  3. Resin can be flammable, so it is important to keep it away from any sources of ignition.
  4. Resin 3D printers generate a lot of heat, so it is important to keep them away from combustible materials.
  5. It is important to clean up any spills immediately, as resin can be difficult to remove once it has hardened.
  6. Resin 3D printers should be kept in a dust-free environment, as dust can cause the Resin to harden prematurely.
  7. Resin 3D printers should be kept away from children and pets, as the Resin can be harmful if ingested.
  8. Always read the Resin manufacturer’s safety instructions before use.
  9. If you are unsure about anything, seek professional advice before using a Resin 3D printer.
  10. Remember, safety is always the highest priority when working with any type of 3D printer!

With these safety precautions in mind, you can enjoy all the benefits of Resin 3D printing without any worries!

Types Of Resin For Printing Miniatures!

There are two main types of resin that can be used for 3D printing miniatures: photopolymer and epoxy.

1. Photopolymer Resin

Photopolymer resin is the most common type of resin used for 3D printing. It is made from a photosensitive monomer that is cured by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. This type of resin is typically less expensive than epoxy resin and can be printed at higher resolutions.

2. Epoxy Resin

Epoxy resin is a more durable type of resin that is often used for industrial applications. It is made from a mixture of two substances: a polymer and an epoxide. This type of resin is typically more expensive than photopolymer resin but can be printed at lower resolutions.

When choosing a resin for 3D printing miniatures, it is important to consider the resolution and durability requirements of the project.

For example, if you need a very detailed and precise miniature, you will want to use a photopolymer resin. If you need a durable miniature that can withstand being handled or played with, you will want to use an epoxy resin.

What Are Resin 3D Printers Good For?

The Resin 3D printer is a technology that has become popular in recent years due to its ability to produce extremely detailed prints. The Resin 3D printers are good for a lot of different applications. Here are the top five applications of 3D printers.

1. Resin 3D Printers Are Great For Prototyping.

In prototyping, Resin 3D printers can create highly accurate models of products or parts. This is because Resin 3D printers use stereolithography (SLA) technology, which can produce very precise prints. This means that Resin 3D prints can be used to create prototypes that are very close to the final product.

2. Resin 3D Printers Are Also Great For Creating Molds And Patterns.

Molds and patterns are often used in the manufacturing process. Resin 3D printers can create molds and patterns that are very precise and accurate. This is because Resin 3D printers use stereolithography (SLA) technology, which can produce very precise prints.

3. Resin 3D Printers Are Also Great For Creating Models For Testing.

Models created with Resin 3D printers can be used for a variety of tests. For example, Resin 3D prints can be used to test the fit of parts or products. Resin 3D prints can also be used to test the strength of materials.

4. Resin 3D Printers Are Also Great For Creating End-Use Parts.

Resin 3D printers can create parts that are strong and durable. This is because Resin 3D printers use stereolithography (SLA) technology, which can produce very precise prints. This means that Resin 3D prints can be used for a variety of end-use applications.

5. Resin 3D Printers Are Also Great For Creating Investment Casting Patterns.

Investment casting is a process that is used to create metal parts. Resin 3D printers can create patterns that are used in investment casting. This is because Resin 3D printers use stereolithography (SLA) technology, which can produce very precise prints.

How Do You Use A Resin 3D Printer?

Using a resin 3D printer is a bit different than using a traditional 3D printer. Here are 10 tips to help you get the most out of your resin 3D printing experience:

  • Choose the right resin. Not all resins are created equal and each type of resin has its own unique properties. Make sure you select the right type of resin for your project.
  • Pre-treat your model. Resin can be tricky to work with and it can be very easy to mess up a print. Before you start printing, take the time to pre-treat your model. This will help ensure a successful print.
  • Level your build plate. A level build plate is essential for getting good prints from a resin 3D printer. Make sure your build plate is level before starting a print.
  • Use supports wisely. Resin prints can be delicate and often require the use of supports. Be careful not to overuse supports, as too many can make a print difficult to remove from the build plate.
  • Keep an eye on your print. Resin prints can take a long time to complete, so it is important to keep an eye on your print and make sure everything is going as planned.
  • Post-process your print. Resin prints often require some post-processing, such as cleaning and curing, to be ready for use. Be sure to follow the instructions for your specific resin and post-processing needs.
  • Store your resin properly. Resin should be stored in a cool, dark place to prolong its shelf life. Be sure to follow the storage instructions for your specific type of resin.
  • Use safety equipment. Resin can be harmful to your skin and eyes, so it is important to always use safety equipment when working with it. Resin 3D printers often come with safety glasses and gloves, but you may want to consider investing in additional safety gear such as a respirator.
  • Keep your workspace clean. Resin is very messy and can be difficult to clean up. It is important to keep your workspace clean and organized to avoid making a mess.
  • Have fun! Resin 3D printing is a great way to create unique and interesting objects. Get creative and have fun with it!

Following video is additional basic information for resin 3d printing.

How To Calibrate Resin 3D Printer?

Calibrating a 3D printer is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your prints come out looking great.

Resin printers, in particular, require a bit more care and attention when it comes to calibration. Here are 5 tips to help you get the best results from your resin 3D printer:

1. Clean The Build Platform

Before starting a print, it’s important to make sure that the build platform is clean. Any dust or debris on the platform can cause prints to fail or look uneven. To clean the platform, simply wipe it down with a lint-free cloth and isopropyl alcohol.

2. Level The Build Platform

If the build platform isn’t level, your prints may not adhere properly or they may come out warped. Resin printers typically have an auto-leveling feature that makes it easy to keep the platform level. Simply follow the instructions in your printer’s manual to activate this feature.

3. Use Supports

Resin prints can be delicate, so it’s important to use support when printing complex objects. Supports help to prevent prints from warping or collapsing during the printing process.

4. Calibrate The Printer

It’s important to calibrate your resin printer before each print job. This ensures that the print settings are accurate and that the printer can produce high-quality prints. To calibrate the printer, simply follow the instructions in your printer’s manual.

5. Use Quality Resin

Using quality resin is essential for getting great results from your resin 3D printer. There are many different types of resins available on the market, so it’s important to choose one that is compatible with your printer and that produces prints that meet your needs.

Below is video about  exposure calibration testing from Uncle Jessy.

Do Resin 3D Printers Need Supports?

While resin 3D printers don’t necessarily require support, it’s generally recommended to use supports for best results. This is because resin can be very difficult to remove from delicate areas of a print, and supports can help to prevent warping and other distortions.

Resin printers typically use different types of supports than other 3D printers, so it’s important to consult your printer’s instructions before setting up your prints. In general, though, using supports will help you to get the best results from your resin printer.

How To Clean Resin 3D Printer Properly?

If you’ve just finished printing with resin, the first thing you’ll want to do is clean your 3D printer. Resin can be tricky to remove, so it’s important to know the best way to clean your machine.

Here are a few tips on how to clean resin 3D printer:

  • Use gloves when handling resin. Resin can be messy and difficult to remove, so it’s important to use gloves when handling it. This will help keep your hands clean and free of resin.
  • Use a cleaning solution. Resin can be stubborn, so it’s important to use a cleaning solution designed specifically for 3D printers. There are many different solutions available, so be sure to find one that works best for your machine.
  • Be patient. Resin can be difficult to remove, so it’s important to be patient when cleaning your 3D printer. Resin can take some time to break down, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a few tries to get your machine clean.

Conclusion

We hope that you have gained some basic concpet about resin 3d printing from our guide. Though as tough as it seems, picking your next purchase will still depend on the factors we have listed above.

As we wrap up the stuff we have discussed, keep in mind that budget and machine build volume and print quality are the top priorities to look at for your next purchase, remember, not because a bigger print volume looks better, at the end of the day, it will still be more worth it having a less print volume but utilizing the machine to at most 100%.  

P.S.  We, in Noveltymaker, would like to thank you for taking time in reading our review article, we wish you all a prosperous and safe year ahead! Happy printing!

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