Cheap 3D Printers?

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  1. QuakeDude

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    Thanks guys. Might check out the Cubic guys - seems more in line with what I was expecting, and the eSUN filament sounds good :) I need some grey for my ED209 build anyway :)
     
  2. Rass

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    I just purchased a Photon 3D resin printer as part of their new years / xmas sale. A work colleague has one and I was really impressed with the quality straight out of the box.
    Cant wait to give it a go, expecting it in a week and a bit.
     
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    I am trying to find places to buy anycubic resin but the quantities i want are out of stock :(
     
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    Why not just buy Monocure? It's good resin, made here in Aus and you can get up to 5L jerry cans of the stuff.
     
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    it costs more per litre than anycubic.
     
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    True, but at least you can actually get it. You can also use the Photon group discount code monophoton to get 10% off Monocure.
     
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    I'm waitinf for more FEP film to arrive too. the film on the current vat is starting to fog a bit.
     
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    Use a micro fibre cloth for cleaning it, not paper towel and it wont fog as much. FEP can fog a bit before it's unusable, mines been foggy for months and still prints fine.
     
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    I ordered some spares just so i have some on hand. i also had a replacement masking LCD sent to me even though magically the splotches i was seeing have mostly disappeared...so I have a spare screen.
     
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    Yeah, their eBay store is showing all the 1L bottles are out of stock and most of the 500mLs are out of stock.
    I think it is the new year sale.

    btw - printer arrived. the resin is being sent separately.
     
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    oh nice. i hope they come back with more stock cos i have already made the print files for a 600mm tall 3d print of an Old Man Logan statue.
     
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    Just received 2 x 500ml bottles of black resin. Very happy with the speed of delivery from the photon eBay store. Next up is to look at building a UV cure chamber. Pretty sure that sun will be good enough for most of it, but am expecting to need a bit of assistance with the cure in the evenings.
     
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    All I did was buy a roll of UV LEDs from ebay and a bucket and foil tape from bunnings... DONE!

    My UV curing box: https://forums.overclockers.com.au/posts/18389325/
     
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    as I feared, the girlfriend cannot handle the smell of the resin. I currently have the printer on my desk in the living room. she's told me it's gotta go outside. for the moment I've got a sliding door open and a fan on it, but it'll probably have to sit on the balcony or in the garage when printing, or I'll have to do a filter system.
     
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    I find pigmented resins stinks like all hell. I use Wanhao water washable clear resin and the smell is fairly mild. I can sit next to it while printing without gagging. However I do have it in another room where I can close the door if need be.
     
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    I've found Anycubic smells pretty bad, Monocure isn't to bad, aside from the flex. If you have to stick it in a box and use a fan with charcoal filters to blow the smell out, it normally works ok.
     
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    I put my printer in the garage :)
     
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    First print was a failure. Didn’t adhere to the bed. It was the test print. I think I didn’t get the bed leveled well enough. I tried the flint method, but I will try to tweak it tonight.
     
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    Just use the paper method, it's quicker and easier. I've done it once when I first got the Photon and never had to touch it again.
     
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    what i did was rough up the print bed with 80 grit sandpaper. that should give the first few bottom layers to get a grip on the print bed.
     

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