A Beginner’s Guide To Choosing An LCD 3D Printeradmin
Resin 3D printing allows you to print out all types of cool models. You could choose to print out your favourite superheroes such as Wonder Woman? Or perhaps characters from your favourite animes such as Neon Genesis Evangelion? Each 3D model requires the use of distinct LCD 3D printers in order to achieve the perfect results.
Phrozen (in partnership with Neill’s Materials), offer a specially selected range of LCD 3D printers designed specifically for your needs.
Phrozen LCD 3D Printers
As a quick introduction, the Sonic Mini 4K is recommended for those just starting out with resin 3D printing. Using the Mini 4K, you can get to practice printing out resin 3D prints with 4K resolution.
The Sonic Mini 8K is recommended for professionals, especially those interested in jewellery 3D printing. It can also be used to print out movable resin 3D prints that require extreme precision.
The Sonic Mighty 4K and Sonic Mega 8K are great for printing out large 3D models, bringing your most ambitious creations to life.
Sonic Mini 4K
Aimed at beginners, Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K is extremely budget-friendly and easy to use. If you are interested in trying out LCD 3D printing to see what it’s like, the Sonic Mini 4K is the best 3D printer for you.
If you want to print high-resolution 3D models in 4K resolution, Sonic Mini 4K is your best choice. It’s price is lower than the other Phrozen 3D printers and it is perfect for those just starting out their resin 3D printing journey.
Sonic Mini 8K
Surpassing the Sonic Mini 4K, the Sonic Mini 8K is capable of creating hyper realistic prints with the highest resolution ever. With its 7.1” building plate, you’ll have more room than the Sonic Mini 4K to print out all your favourite miniatures on a single building plate, that too with 8K resolution.
With its all-new technology, the Sonic Mini 8K creates sharper and more precise prints than previously possible.
The Sonic Mini 8K is also ideal for professionals such as jewellery makers as you get to use resin printing to print out a plate full of 3D printed rings down to the tiniest detail. Rest assured as the Sonic Mini 8K produces the most intricate jewelry pieces possible.
The Sonic Mini 8K comes with an all-new Linear Projection LED Module which elongates the optical path length, creating sharper 8K resolution prints and reducing layer lines by up to 50%.
Previously, Phrozen used an LCD display module with LED light which is used as the light source. This would project a certain light pattern while the LCD screen controls the light pattern. Light is emitted from the LED lamp. It then passes through an LCD screen and is absorbed by the resin. An image of each layer is generated on the LCD screen while an entire layer is hardened at once.
The Sonic Mini 8K comes with dual linear rails for a more stable printing environment and a thicker T-plate which is able to better withstand the pulling force between the 3D prints and FEP film.
The Sonic Mini 8K also comes with an all-new frosted laser cut building plate that ensures that your 3D printed models stick much more firmly onto the building plate, drastically improving your printing success rate.
Sonic Mighty 4K
Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K is great for creating mid-sized prints. Interested in printing sizeable 3D models with 4K resolution? Sonic Mighty 4K is the best choice for bringing your most ambitious creations to life.
The Sonic Mighty 4K is suitable for both hobbyists and beginners interested in creating bigger models, though it does come with a higher price tag due to its larger build.
Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K prints out large-scale models with 4K resolution. This allows you to print out 3D models that are up to 3 times bigger than with the Sonic Mini 4K. This is because the Sonic Mighty 4K has a larger printing area than the Sonic Mini 4K.
Using Mono-LCD technology, Sonic Mighty 4K also offers fast printing, creating 1 layer in only 2 seconds! This printer is also great for printing out large-scale models that are used as scenery or terrain.
Sonic Mega 8K
Looking to create even larger 3D prints? Then Sonic Mega 8K is the perfect resin 3D printer for you!
With the Sonic Mega 8K, you get to print out extremely large 3D printed models that are almost twice the size of those printed with the Sonic Mighty 4K, that too with 8K resolution.
In the past, printing out super-huge 3D printed models meant that you would have to sacrifice precision for size. With the Sonic Mega 8K, you won’t need to worry about losing any of the details.
With a whopping 15 inch printing area, you can use the Sonic Mega 8K to create all sorts of large-scale 3D printed models from large face masks to helmets, body armour, or even this frightening monster with striking 8K resolution.
Unlike other Phrozen 3D printers, the Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K comes with a pre-calibrated building plate. Get to work with resin printing ASAP! And just like the Sonic Mini 8K, the Sonic Mega 8K also comes with dual linear rails. These provide a stable printing environment, so that you no longer need to worry about wobbly 3D prints.
Comparison of Phrozen LCD 3D Printers
TIP: With prices ranging from £310+VAT for the Mini 4K to £1800+VAT for the Mega 8K, it pays to do your research. There are some great YouTube videos available at Phrozen 3D or you can contact Neill’s Materials to speak with our excellent Technical Support Team.
Original Source: Phrozen 3D