Elegoo Saturn Photocuring LCD Resin 3D Printer review
REVIEW – Over the past few years, I have become a serious 3D printing enthusiast and I have been able to print many models including models that I designed myself. I have several FDM printers and one small resin printer. Since my experience with the small Elegoo mars model was good, I was elated to get the opportunity to test the larger Elegoo Saturn 3D Printer.
What is it?
The Elegoo Saturn 3D Printer is a UV Photocuring LCD Resin 3D Printer with 4K Monochrome LCD, UV LED Light Source, and Off-Line, and WLAN printing. It features a 192x120x200mm / 7.55×4.72×7.87 inches print size capability.
What’s in the box
1 x Elegoo Saturn 3D Printer1 x Build Platform1 x Resin Tank1 x USB Flash Drive 4GB1 x Mask3 x Pairs of Gloves1 x Metal Scraper1 x Plastic Scraper1 x User Instruction Manual1 x Pack of Backup Screws1 x AC Adapter 120W1 x Tool Kit
Design and features
This printer is built of mostly metal except for the cover. There is a USB port on one side and the fans and other ports on another. See the photos below. Elegoo went the extra mile to include “The Gadgeteer” branding on the cover.
Once you take the Elegoo Saturn 3D Printer out of the box, you follow the simple leveling process and then pour the resin in the tray not surpassing the “max” line level. Next, you navigate the touchscreen to select the desired model to print.Once you select the desired model and select “print”, the process starts. Unlike a filament 3D printer, it is not as easy to see the process because of the cover. Also, the resin has a smell that seems somewhat toxic. I have the printer set up in my garage workshop, so I have adequate ventilation.Once the printing is finished, you let any residual resin drain from the prints and then you take out the build plate and use the plastic scraper to remove the prints from the plate. You then wash the prints in 90% alcohol and use a UV light to cure them completely. I recently moved to my new home and I still have not fully unpacked, and I could not find my UV lamp. I just left them outside for a while and they are fine.Here are the final prints. Check out how detailed they are. No extra finishing was necessary.If you want to design your own prints, there are several Slicer Software applications that are available. Elegoo includes the following on the USB flash drive:
What I like
What I’d change
I was already a fan of the Elegoo Mars UV Photocuring LCD 3D Printer that I reviewed. The Photocuring LCD Resin 3D Printer offers a larger print area/volume to be able to print figurines, parts and so many more things that you can conceptualize. While I print a lot more on filament printers because of the lack of messy resin and odor. The resin prints are beautiful and detailed without any need for finishing. I give Elegoo a well done and two thumbs up for this printer!!
Price: $499.99Where to buy: AmazonSource: The sample for this review was provided by Elegoo.
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