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Author Topic: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer  (Read 2735 times)

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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2019, 01:41:08 PM »
Very interesting indeed! I am going to be shortly taking the plunge by getting an AnyCubic Photon Resin printer. So I will follow this thread! Shapeways has just become so stupid in their pricing/shipping, that it is time to go the DIY route. Hopefully it won't be a terribly painful exercise. At first I will look to print others STL files - you can buy loads of them or get them free at various places - so that I can learn what is what. Next step will be trying to design things...which to be honest, it the more daunting task! Still, I use to think I couldn't sculpt miniatures but I learned to do that at my old age....so might as well give it a try.

Not seeking to hijack this thread, but any tips/pointers/etc are welcome! :)

Inputs always welcomed.  :)

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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2019, 01:53:21 PM »
@Doc Pye  this was printed on an Anycubic Resin printer



My advice is DO NOT buy the Model S its construction is plastic unlike the original and there is a known issue with the mainboard on it, the Phrozen snowwolf has is also good but more expensive as it has a bigger bed

*The signalbox is my own design and render and is of the one sat at Burngullow Junction on the end of the old up platform before it was taken down to become just a relay room
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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2019, 02:01:43 PM »
@Doc Pye  this was printed on an Anycubic Resin printer



My advice is DO NOT buy the Model S its construction is plastic unlike the original and there is a known issue with the mainboard on it, the Phrozen snowwolf has is also good but more expensive as it has a bigger bed

*The signalbox is my own design and render and is of the one sat at Burngullow Junction on the end of the old up platform before it was taken down to become just a relay room

The Phrozen printers are state of the art with parallel light sources as opposed to point source that gives a fish eye distortion effect with most others.  The distortion is not noticeable for "art" and structures but is you are printing an engineered structure you begin to notice it.  I also have no doubt the next generation will improve yet again.

In digital camera terms we are now at 2MP cameras.

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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2019, 04:08:57 PM »
Looks amazing.. I just got into 3d printing, guess a resin printer is next..

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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2019, 04:16:46 PM »
@Doc Pye  this was printed on an Anycubic Resin printer

My advice is DO NOT buy the Model S its construction is plastic unlike the original and there is a known issue with the mainboard on it, the Phrozen snowwolf has is also good but more expensive as it has a bigger bed


So this one bad, this one ok?

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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2019, 04:30:09 PM »
That looks good!

Yes, I am on the Anycubic Photon FB page and gathered that the new 'S' model isn't all that great...and doesn't have all the user support of that the original one has. So I will go with the original one and make some adjustments based on other user's experiences. Should be fun...I hope!

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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2019, 04:32:48 PM »
Remember it is the preparation and slicing software that turns an average printer to a good printer.  (And how you set it up)

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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2019, 05:46:54 PM »
That looks good!

Yes, I am on the Anycubic Photon FB page and gathered that the new 'S' model isn't all that great...and doesn't have all the user support of that the original one has. So I will go with the original one and make some adjustments based on other user's experiences. Should be fun...I hope!


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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2019, 09:47:40 PM »
Print volume depends entirely on what you want to print. General reviews seem a bit unhelpful in that respect. Id sooner have user reviews from people using them for railway modelling, like Snowwolflair and only_me.

There are a couple of threads on RMWeb with people using these, the results definitely look good. Im sorely tempted.
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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2019, 09:54:25 PM »
As to the poor photon reviews, yes originally the ui wasnt very good but theres an hd one out now as well as anti aliasing fw and some cool features such as ethernet



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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2019, 10:32:39 PM »
Well.... This is one of my 3D printers in action! :) 

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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2019, 10:33:58 PM »
Well.... This is one of my 3D printers in action! :) 


Are you printing Porn? 🤪🤪☝️☝️ Its all blurred out



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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2019, 10:36:13 PM »

Are you printing Porn? 🤪🤪☝️☝️ Its all blurred out

LOL.... Not quite but its censored!  :D :D :D

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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2019, 11:06:29 PM »
The Photon is pretty unbeatable on price/performance and its low price means one can contemplate replacing it in a couple of years once tech advances have rendered it obsolete. The tiny touch screen is only a minor irritation and the "small print volume" is not really an issue for N Gauge prints as it equates to 17 x 10 x 23m in 1:148 scale.

Something I hadn't anticipated was how useful a 3D printer is for knocking out minor parts, such as a replacement 7mm buffer beam and buffers, a shortened Union Mills drawbar, and jigs for bending handrail wire.   
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Re: 3D Resin printing - on my new printer
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2019, 11:33:33 PM »
Hopefully I will have enough pennies saved to get my Photon at the start of next month. Yes, I have read loads and loads of reviews of a variety of machines...most aren't all that helpful (a lot seem liked paid for reviews) and I settled on the Photon for the very reason that it has a really good community support base (loads of help), prints really nice (once you get the hang of it from what I read), and isn't going to bankrupt me! So let's try it...and who knows, I might be a 'Creative Sensation!'  Now if I can only get the guy that did that really nice looking 'GWR Saint' class loco on Shapeways to sell me the STL files I can have a go at making one of those!

 

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