Photon Mono X Print Settings. Printing Settings for Photon Mono SQ

Hello, dear friends! With you, again, the “Tsvetnoy World” with a late review on new items in the field of 3D technologies. This time Anycubic distinguished itself, introducing two updated devices of its line at once.

First of all, of course, we will talk about the new printer Anycubic Mono X. It is a complete rethinking of the company’s photopolymer printers. New building, a new matrix with a resolution of 4K, Wi-Fi, and that is not all. For dessert, this printer will be a device for washing and polymerization: Anycubic Washcure 2.0. There are no changes in it, and I will analyze them all. But everything has its time. First, let’s talk about the printer itself.

Anycubic mono x equipment

The equipment of this printer is a standard set, with an eye on a photopolymer printer. In the bag we will find: a set of tools, an iron spatula, a flash drive and a Wi-Fi antenna. To work with a photopolymer, there is a mask, rubber gloves and filters for Philament. over, the latter, as many as five pieces! In order not to break the brittle film on the bathroom, a plastic spatula was also put on the bathroom. Very pleased, included in the set of delivery, spare bolts for a photopolymer bath. It would be nice to see a spare film in the kit, but these are already dreams. In general, Anycubic, as always, delight us with a rich package, for which they respect.

I would like to mention the power supply for this printer separately. It is external, as in old models. The housing indicates 6A output power. Most of it will go to the printer’s spotlight, which is good. The truth is not clear why, but for us the rubber legs poured for this block. This is bad.

Printing Settings for Photon S

Resin Type Basic Resin Plant-BASED Resin Flexible Tough Resin Water-Wash Resin Standard Resin Abs-Like Resin Plant-BASED Resin
Layer Height 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm
Exposure Time 8s 8s 8s 8s 9s 9s 9s
Light-off Time 1S 1S 1S 1S 1S 1S 1S
Bottom Layer Count 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Bottom Exposure Time 60S 60S 60S 60S 60S 60S 60S
Lifting Distance 6mm 6mm 6mm 6mm 6mm 6mm 6mm
Lifting Speed 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s
Retract Speed 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s
Anti-aliasing LEVEL one one one one one one one
Surface Frosted × × × × × × ×
Resin Type Basic Resin Plant-BASED Resin Flexible Tough Resin Water-Wash Resin Standard Resin Abs-Like Resin Plant-BASED Resin
Layer Height 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm
Exposure Time 2S 2S 2S 2S 2.5s 2.5s 2.5s
Light-off Time 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s
Bottom Layer Count 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Bottom Exposure Time 40s 40s 40s 40s 40s 40s 40s
Lifting Distance 6mm 6mm 6mm 6mm 6mm 6mm 6mm
Lifting Speed 4mm/s 4mm/s 4mm/s 4mm/s 4mm/s 4mm/s 4mm/s
Retract Speed 6mm/s 6mm/s 6mm/s 6mm/s 6mm/s 6mm/s 6mm/s
Anti-aliasing LEVEL one one one one one one one
Surface Frosted × × × × × × ×

Printing Settings for Photon Mono X

Resin Type Basic Resin Plant-BASED Resin Flexible Tough Resin Water-Wash Resin Standard Resin Abs-Like Resin Plant-BASED Resin
Layer Height 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm
Exposure Time 2S 2S 2S 2S 2S 2S 2S
Light-off Time 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s
Bottom Layer Count four four four four four four four
Bottom Exposure Time 28s 28s 28s 28s 28s 28s 28s
Lifting Distance 8mm 8mm 8mm 8mm 8mm 8mm 8mm
Lifting Speed 2mm/s 2mm/s 2mm/s 2mm/s 2mm/s 2mm/s 2mm/s
Retract Speed 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s
Anti-aliasing LEVEL one one one one one one one
Surface Frosted × × × × × × ×
Resin Type Basic Resin Plant-BASED Resin Flexible Tough Resin Water-Wash Resin Standard Resin Abs-Like Resin Plant-BASED Resin
Layer Height 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm 0.05mm
Exposure Time 2S 2.3S 2S 2S 2S 2S 2S
Light-off Time 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s 0.5s
Bottom Layer Count 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Bottom Exposure Time 23s 23s 23s 23s 23s 23s 23s
Lifting Distance 8mm 8mm 8mm 8mm 8mm 8mm 8mm
Lifting Speed 2mm/s 2mm/s 2mm/s 2mm/s 2mm/s 2mm/s 2mm/s
Retract Speed 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s 3mm/s
Anti-aliasing LEVEL one one one one one one one
Surface Frosted × × × × × × ×

Photon Mono X Print Settings

Clients are divided by the experience of printing on their 3D printers. This time we offer you an article about printing Simple photopolymer resin from our API partner

In February 2017, my friend and I decided to realize my old dream and take up 3D seal. On the advice of a good person, our first printer Tevo Black Widow was acquired, which, in the investigation, has established itself. as one of the most reliable printers from the “Celestial”. As time went. We studied FDM printing and all aspects with it related, at the same time observing the capabilities of the “universe of the photopolymer press”. Unfortunately, the for DLP and SLA Printers were and is to put it mildly biting. If we consider domestic and Western options. About a few months ago, a kind person prompted us. that there is a Chinese analogue in the quality of printing almost no more expensive competitors. We caught up with the opportunity and made an order from Anycubic (420) and after 3 weeks it was delivered directly to our office.

In such a box we were delivered to the Anycubic LCD Photon printer

The printer comes well.packed in hard foam, you can not worry for transportation. Who will order. I didn’t take a lot of photos on the configuration. The most important thing is: instruction. Scraper for removing a printed model. spare film for the bath. Key with spare bolts for installing the handle of the printer cover and printed table. Protective products (gloves and mask) for working with a photopolymer and 250 ml of green resin from Anycubic.

At the expense of assembly of the printer, I can say that even a child of 10 years old can use it to use the “Google translator”. It is enough to fasten the cover to the printer. Install the print table on the only z axis and calibrate the printer on the paper sheet. Using the display is convenient and quite simple, unlike FDM printers. Where are a bunch of settings. Everything is intuitive here.

Let’s move on to the most interesting. To tests!

According to the instructions, the manufacturer recommends us downloading by (he is a sliser for photon) installed on a flash drive. which was included. Push. I advise you to download a more fresh version with the manufacturer’s offline link to it

I see the point of painting about a slice from Anycubic. everything is as usual there: you load the model. You set size. Install raft and support if necessary. At the end of the cut, he gives out print time, you throw off on the flash drive. You print.

Before ordering Photon, we were looking for options for an affordable polymer in our domestic market and stumbled upon the Nizhny Novgorod manufacturer Gorky Liquid. Ordered a photopolymer called Simple.

The method of trial and the advice of good people. Picked up suitable print parameters. If anyone is critical print time. Try to place the model in the slice. as low as possible (horizontal) to the base of the print table. You can also reduce the main layer of the main layer up to 16 seconds selected individually from the 20th. The time of parasitic lighting and the number of its layers can also be selected individually from 65 seconds to 50 seconds in this case and 8 layers to 3 first layers.

The material is very interesting. Tactile sensations are very pleasant, printed work has the surface of Soft-Touch. The wings of the dragon will spring. have rubber.like properties, but I do not recommend bending at an angle of 90 degrees)))

Then the tank t was printed. 34 on a scale of 1: 100 of two parts. main building and tower. Very impressed by the details of the small parts on the armor of the tank. The tower rotates.

So we have printed many different in complexity of characters on FDM printers. We decided to print Captain Marvel’s mini-ahead.

Dirama 10 cm high was printed from 2 parts. In this photo, due to poor focus, the face is not visible. but it was printed very clearly with all proportions. I want to note an important fact. that support needs to be removed immediately after washing the model. Before the light in the lamp. otherwise you can suffer a fiasco and must go into exile. as it was in my case with one of the models))).

The captain of the captain is 7 cm in height and everything was printed amazingly. In places of support of supports, I recommend using sandpaper 1000. 2000. 2500 granularity.

Anycubic mono x functions

Photon Mono X, equipped with a monochrome display. This allows the printer to reach a speed of 60 mm / h at a layer of 0.05 mm layer, which makes it about three times faster than the previous printers, such as Photon S.

Taking into account the large print volume (192 x 120 x 250 mm) and the fact that the curing time of the layer does not depend on the size of the prints, the potential jump in performance will be even higher.

Photon Mono X is equipped with an 8.9-inch (monochrome) LCD display 4K with a resolution of 3840 x 2400 pixels. This corresponds to a resolution on the XY 50 microns axis.

Create Perfect 3D Resin Prints by Finding the Optimal Layer Exposure Time

Keep in mind that while the other MSLA 4K printer with a smaller screen size, such as Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K. can reach the resolution of XY up to 35 microns, this is due to a smaller screen size. The larger your screen, the more pixels you need to get smaller sources (and higher printing). The difference between 35 and 50 micron is almost impossible to determine the naked eye, but for some specialized applications, this may matter.

In addition, monochrome displays usually have a longer service life, possibly more than a thousand hours of use.

The volume of the area of ​​construction

The display with a diagonal of 8.9 inches corresponds to the working area of ​​192 x 120 mm. For comparison, in combination with a height along the Z 250 mm axis, the performance of Photon Mono X is about four and a half times larger in volume than that of Photon S.

On Anycubic Mono X, you can track the print move and remotely configure the parameters. Communication is carried out using the Wi-Fi module.

  • Photopolymer resin indicator in the tank
  • Platform for printing from matte aluminum material
  • Intuitively understandable integration
  • The function of automatic shutdown, the printer automatically suspenses the operation if the upper cover is removed during 3D printing

Technical characteristics Anycubic Mono X

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

  • Technology: LCD
  • Type: photopolymer
  • Year: 2020
  • Assembly: fully assembled
  • Manufacturer: Anycubic
  • Country: China

Technical characteristics of 3D printing

  • Build volume: 192 x 120 x 245 mm
  • Layer height: 10 microns
  • Resolution XY: 50 microns (3840 x 2400 pixels)
  • Positioning accuracy on the z: 0.01 mm axis
  • Print speed: 60 mm / h
  • Alignment of the platform for printing: semi.automatic
  • Display: 3.5-inch sensor
  • Resins of other manufacturers: yes
  • Wave length: 405 nm

Software requirements

  • Recommended sliser: Anycubic Photon Workshop
  • Operating system: Windows / MacOS X
  • File types: STL
  • Connection opportunities: USB, Wi-Fi

Calibration. alignment of the platform

The alignment of the printing platform on Photon Mono X 6K is the same as on most other polymer 3D printer. This is a combination of manual alignment and adjustment of height using the menu.

To install the platform, you first need to move the z axis up through the menu. Turning the screw, you attach the platform to the axis z.

On each side of the suspension of the platform there are two screws that need to be loosened with a hexagonal key included in the kit. This allows you to freely adjust the angle of inclination of the platform.

To correctly adjust the distance from the platform to the UV screen, a sheet of paper is included in the kit. This sheet of paper is placed between the surface of the platform and the screen.

The starting position has already been precisely installed at the factory. After you put the paper on the screen, you can transfer the platform to its original position through the menu. You will notice that the printing platform is in contact with the surface, but does not press it, thanks to the weakened screws.

Press the printing platform and tighten the screws: at this stage, the tilt of the plate for printing is determined. Press the platform to the paper with one hand, and carefully tighten the four screws, one by one with the other hand.

Tighting of the screws will change the starting position on the axis z. Adjust the distance using a menu with a step of 0.1 mm so that a sheet of paper can be moved with some friction between the UV screen and the printing platform.

Peculiarities

Mono X 6K photon is very similar to its predecessor, Photon Mono X, higher resolution. its main difference.

Press volume

Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K print volume is 197 x 122 x 245 mm (d x x x c), that is, approximately 5.89 liters. With this volume, you will very rarely have to break your 3D-print objects into smaller parts to print them and then glue them.

For comparison, Elegoo Mars 2 Pro has a print volume of only 129 x 80 x 160 mm, or about 1.65 liters. Thus, with Photon Mono X 6K, you not only print more accurately, you can also print objects about 3.5 times more entirely.

Resolution XY: 34.4 μm

Thanks to the 6K ultraviolet screen with a resolution of 5760 x 3600 pixels, on an area of ​​197 x 122 mm, Photon Mono X 6K has a pixel size only 34.4 μm.

For a large-format polymer 3D printer, this is very good.

Resolution Z / LIGHT LIGHT: 10 microns

With Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K, a layer of a layer of only 0.01 mm or 10 μm is available, but the manufacturer recommends printing from 0.05 mm in most cases, to save time.

To realize such a layer height, Photon Mono X 6K is equipped with a double guide axis Z. This makes movements according to Z extremely accurate. Due to the weight of the printed shape and potentially very heavy 3D prints hanging from it, stepping engines are installed very powerful and working without vibration.

Monochrome LCD screen

Monochrome screens can work for several thousand hours before they require replacement. A powerful LCD screen is effectively cooled by internal fans in the housing.

The textured surface of the platform

The printed platform has a textured surface, so the cured resin, that is, the printed model, sticks better to it. Even large or heavy objects will not fall from printed shape to resin for resin during printing, which could completely ruin your 3D-first and damage the FEP film of the bottom of the bath.

Touch screen

A 3.5.inch diagonal touch screen. The menu navigation is very intuitive and similar to the work of other modern photopolymer 3D printers. The touchscreen itself has a good resolution and accurately reacts to touch. The menu displays miniature sketches of models.

Slizer

Anycubic Photon Workshop slider has configured profiles for all Anycubic 3D printers and all the usual functions necessary for cutting objects for photopolymer 3D printing.

Chitabox does not support Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K-the format of the output file is not recognized by a 3D printer, perhaps this will be fixed in the future.

Application

You can connect to Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K by Wi-Fi, using the Photon Remote Control application to control and configure it.

Stop function

The function of the automatic Pause of the print when opening the cover can be turned on or off, which is very convenient for the top of the resin when printing large objects.

A mark of filling the bath

There is already a fishing line for a trimmer to fill the resin for resin on most photopolymer 3D printers, but not yet on all. There is here, and it is important.

If you pour too many photopolymer, it will result in print, this should be avoided.

Noise level

The average volume of Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K is 38 decibels at a distance of about 1.5 meters when operating the drive of the zis z. Fans work with a volume of only about 25 decibels.

Press speed

Compared to other photopolymer 3D printers, with a color screenshot, Anycubic Photon Mono X 6k prints about 2-3 times faster. Thanks to a powerful monochrome screen, it reaches a print speed of 60 mm per hour with a layer thickness of 0.05 mm.

Print quality

Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K can print layers with a height of 0.01 to 0.15 mm with a resolution on the XY axis 0.0344 mm (34.4 μm). This means that even the smallest details will be displayed with high accuracy. In the slice you can configure smoothing, for even more improvement of the result.

Printer setup

As noted earlier, you get a printer in a fully assembled form. He is ready to print immediately after installation. However, there are several steps that need to be taken before you begin to use it. Do not worry: these actions will not take you for more than 5 minutes (especially if you follow simple instructions in the user manual).

The setting includes three steps. First, connect the Wi-Fi antenna to the printer. Secondly, screw the prefabricated plate and connect the cord. Thirdly, the alignment of the thaler.

The kit has a leaf for alignment. It will help you to carry out this process in a matter of moments. Read more about the alignment in the user guide.

Software

Photon Mono X will be comfortable in use with official Anycubic Slucer. It is called Photon Workshop. However, as a rule, you do not need to load it directly from the company’s website.

In the USB drive supplied along with this printer, this. Use it instead of downloading additional files. The device is also compatible with chitubox. However, Photon Workshop is still quite reliable software. It is interactive and very easy to use.

Workshop Anycubic Photonworkshop

Anycubic cutting software does not look as perfect as Cura or Slic3r, but it has many interesting functions that, by general recognition, we have not fully investigated. You can add manual or automatic supports, rafts and drainage holes.

Photonworkshop is a little inconvenient for navigation, and studying how to place supports correctly requires some samples and errors. If you do not support your imprint enough, it will fail, and you will have to clean the resin tank before the next attempt, so it is very important that you find out how the supports work.

Transferring files to Mono X is completely easy. Download the file to the USB drive and insert it into the printer. BAM. During print, you will see images on the LCD screen of each layer as it exhibits it. It’s pretty fun to watch it. And Anycubic has an application for a phone with which you can track your prints and run them remotely.

PHOTON MONO X service

As for maintenance, we would like the van with resin for the nose to be better designed. The resin does not spill cleanly, which makes it difficult to clean. over, when printing, the resin covers the top of the working plate, and not just its lower part, therefore, when it is time to clean, you need to clean the resin from both sides. This is regrettable, but we are not sure how this could be avoided.

Another complaint: it is difficult to remove the working plate so that the resin does not drip on the car. When you remove the workplake, you need to dance. It is difficult to hold it over the vat so that the resin does not drip everywhere. As soon as you get good prints stably, this will not be a big problem.

At some point, you will have to pour the resin back into the container in which it was, and clean the working plate. This process is not as convenient as it could be. Ideally, you will need to clean only the lower and side sides of the working plate. Be that as it may, there are many secluded corners and cracks that are filled with resin, and they all need to be cleaned. It looks like drying dishes that is taken out of the dishwasher.

We suspect that this is a compromise with a design that allows you to maximize the print area and at the same time leave enough resins for large printing. In addition, there are no funnels or filters that you need in the printer.

Setting up the Anycubic MONO X

We also tried to change the FEP sheet. FEP sheet is a film at the bottom of the resin container. If he stained, scratched or pierced, he must be replaced. As full of newcomers in the press with resin, we found that the installation of a new FEP sheet is quite simple. You need to tighten many screws, but following the instructions was easy. It was like a change and tuning of the plastic of a small drum, and the sound also looked like!

Installation

Like most Anycubic printers with whom we worked, Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K was very easy to assemble and configure. No serious assembly is required, you just need to attach the plate for assembly to the main case of the printer. Then you just connect the device and turn it on.

We assume that you noticed this clarification in a pair of sentences back. To protect the fantastic 6K screen, Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K comes with a protective screen, which you must install yourself, and we found that this is an absolute nightmare, to such an extent that we simply did not put on it. We made several attempts, following the instructions, but could not ensure that the protective film stuck without air bubbles, and the advice to squeeze them out using a plastic scrap also did not work.

As soon as you pasted the protective film (or threw it into the garbage bucket in a fit of anger), the rest of the installation becomes simple and pleasant. Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K has a 3.5-inch color touch screen, which is used to control the device. We found that the sensory screen is accurate and responsive, and the menu are located reasonably.

Further, following the instructions, you level the plate, and then install the container with the resin. Everything is clearly explained in the instructions that are attached to the printer, and there is even a spare sheet of paper for use when leveling. The leveling of tarry 3D printers is much simpler than their FDM analogues, so the whole process will not take you more than a few minutes.

After you configure everything, you just need to download the print file to the attached USB drive (or use the attached test file). Then you need to fill the bath with a resin, cover the printer with a lid with a UV lamp and start it.

If you are a beginner in 3D printing, keep in mind that the resin. This is a very unpleasant material. When working with it, you should always wear gloves, protective glasses and a mask. If she got on the skin or hands, wash them immediately, as this is a rather unpleasant skin irritant. Of course, do not swallow it and store it in no way for children and pets.

Technical characteristics and features

A distinctive feature of Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K right in its title. Resolution 6K. However, this is done in order to adapt to a larger printed form than usual, so this does not necessarily mean that you will receive better prints than a printer with a resolution of 4K. Therefore, the real advantage of Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K is that you can print large objects without prejudice to the quality of printing.

The printed surface has an impressive dimensions 9.6 x 7.8 x 4.8 inches. / 24.5 x 19.7 x 12.2 cm, which is slightly larger than the standard Anycubic Photon Mono X, the size of which was 24.5 x 19.2 x 12.0 cm. However, it is more important that the updated screen means that Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K has more than twice as many pixels on the screen of almost the same size, which theoretically means the best print resolution.

Another main feature Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K. This is a quick seal. Anycubic calls numbers about 8 cm/h. / 3.15 inches per hour, and although this indicator largely depends on what you are printing and what print settings are used, we found that 6K prints faster than previous models that we used.

Software supplied with Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K. This is Photon Workshop, Anycubic’s own software. It is relatively easy to use, although we had several problems with its constant failure when trying to hide large models. We checked the Anycubic forums, and it turned out that failures. A fairly common complaint. Fortunately, you do not have to use this software: many Anycubic fans prefer to download Chitubox for orientation, seizure and create supports, and then simply cut the file using Photon Workshop to avoid problems. This is a correction, but the very fact that it is generally necessary is disappointed.

Anycubic is a great example of a young Chinese startup. Created in 2015 by two friends from Shenzhen, today it is one of the legislators of the world market of 3D printer. Several hundred Chinese workers, engineers and scientists tirelessly work on the creation and improvement of new models of 3D printers based on advanced research in the field of additive technologies and user experience.

D-printers Photon Mono, Mono X and Mono SE

Very little time has passed since Anycubic in 2018 released its first photopolymer 3D printer-Anycubic Photon, offering a high-precision device at the price of a budget FDM printer. During this time, the company has significantly improved the quality of equipment and technologies: now Anycubic Photon has less curing, increased detail and even larger print volume.

In 2020, Anycubic introduced a new line of 3D printer Mono, equipped with 2K/4K LCDs and UV-lighter power matrix. All three cars print with a layer of 10 microns along the Z axis and a resolution of 50–51 microns along the X/Y axes, which gives a very high degree of detail.

Each printer in the Photon Mono line has a USB slot, and Mono SE and Mono X are also equipped with Wi-Fi module. Unfortunately, it will not work to just connect to the printer (for example, through the Web-Inteatheis).APK recorded on the USB flash drive, which is included with the printer. To install the application on a smartphone, you will need to find a microUSB adapter on a USB type slot and disable some smartphone safety settings. The application is available only for smartphones running Android.