3D resin printers can easily convert digital files into physical objects. resin printers are reliable and affordable. They are safe and easy to use for beginners. These printers are used in various applications like creative makers, jewelry manufacturers, miniature hobbyists, industrial engineers, and dentists for professional and personal use. For 3d printing, they use DLP (digital light processing) method that uses light to cure the project using liquid resin and UV rays. It works on layers and one layer can be cured at a time so it provides a high level of accuracy with the most detailed prints. There are various DLP 3d printers available in the market such as phrozen sonic mini and anycubic photon s.
|3D printer / features||Phrozen sonic mini||Anycubic photon|
|Build volume:||135 x 75 x 130 mm||115 x 65 x 155mm|
|Layer height:||10+ microns||0.01-0.2mm|
|XY resolution:||3840 x 2160 pixels/|
|weight||5 kg||9.5 kg|
|Printing speed: ||80 mm/h||20mm/h|
|Materials:||405 nm UV resin||405nm UV-Resin|
Phrozen is a Taiwan company that develops professional and consumer-based LCD 3d printers. It enhances human creativity and productivity by developing innovative 3d printing solutions. Phrozen sonic is a very good 3d resin printer and it uses more pixels in the process to improve the sharpness. a new print plate and vat improves more than its original sonic mini printer. This printer is famous for fast printing, easy to use, and high precision. Today, In this article we are going to compare these two 3D printers.
Anycubic is founded by young people in 2015 for exploring science and engineering to understand machinery. This company provides the freedom to your ideas, creativity, and imagination. Photon printers provide high precision than traditional FDM 3d printer. Anycubic printers are designed for various applications such as miniature, dental, jewelry, toys, architecture, and manufacturers. Anycubic photon is known for its high-speed printing and incredible resolution. This efficient printer provides a speed of 20~30mm/h. Its metal and CNC-made structure provide consistent performance for long-run process.
Phrozen Sonic Mini vs Anycubic Photon Features
The screen resolution is an important feature for any DLP 3D printer because it produces a highly detailed object with accuracy. The sonic mini provides 3840 x 2160 resolution with a 135 x 75 mm 4K LCD and a pixel density of 722 pixels per inch. It provides an XY resolution of 35 microns. It has an XY resolution of 1920 x 1080 that is the highest resolution in this range of printers. It offers a 4k resolution that is very rare in this price range.
The Anycubic photon offers a 2k resolution that is very good at this price range. It provides an amazingly detailed model with an XY resolution of 47 microns and a z layer height of 10 microns.
Design and Build Quality
The first thing we should notice in any printer is its build quality. the build volume for an Anycubic photon is 115 x 65 x 155 mm that is slightly smaller than other DLP 3D printers. Anycubic has a small LCD touch screen. It offers a dual z-axis rail system that makes the bed very stable and it makes sure that the bed does not shift during the printing process. It has a USB port and all the files are transferred by either direct USB or USB stick provided by this printer.
This desktop-sized printer has a footprint of 10 inches square, and 12-inch height and it weighs around 5 kg. It comes with fully assembled system except bed leveling. you have to level the bed and removes the resin vat after each use. It has a 2.8 inch touchscreen. The build volume of Sonic mini is 135 x 75 x 130 mm with 15mm on the x-axis and 7mm on the y-axis that gives it enough printing area.
The sonic mini does not only have the highest resolution but also a high printing speed. It comes with monochrome LCDs that allow the greater intensity of the light to pass through and it offers a better life span on the printer.
Anycubic printer provides the preview test on your USB stick before printing the job. It will give you the whole overview of the jobs and you don’t need to adjust any settings or understand the software to print the first job.
This is also an important feature for 3d printer safety. You should be very careful when you are using liquid resins that is harmful to your eyes and skin. Therefore you have to cover your hands with safety gloves and eyes with safety glasses before starting the process. The unprocessed resin also disperses toxic fumes that is why Anycubic photon offers a pair of gloves and a surgical mask to keep you safe from its strong smell. After processing with resins the isopropyl alcohol is used to dip the object that should be also handled and disposed of with care.
These printers come with their own slicing software. These slicers are easy to use. It is very simple to change the print settings, layer thickness, normal exposure time, off time, and bottom layers using this software. Its auto-generating feature supports difficult projects. the Anycubic photon slicer provides the user control over the shape, radius, length, placement, and density of the support structure. Along with this, it offers convenient ways to view, scale, and rotate the model. The slicing process is very fast compared to other software. Sonic mini 3d printer is compatible with chitubox that is the most common slicing software for resin 3d printers.
Many DLP printers are required to install the print bed before using it. And, they don’t provide any resin with the printer. But Anycubic photon comes with resin. Anycubic Photon is a pre-assembled printer that comes with a user manual, a power cable, gloves, and a mask, filters, a resin tank, and a bottle for resin. Along with this, A 8GB USB flash drive comes. you just have to screw a knob on the door and level the bed to use the printer. Then you should make sure that the screen and print platform are dust-free.
Resin 3d printers provide better print quality and resolution than FDM. Both printers are amazing in terms of performance. Sonic mini can print very well as well as printing speed is also very good. But its single rail system and lower resolution create some problems if the machine does not set correctly. However, Anycubic photon gives surprising results in terms of print quality and ease of use. This printer is good for beginners and experienced users due to its clear documentation and an active online community. Anycubic printer is not only affordable but also for high-resolution prints.
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