The previous years there has been a lot of improvement in resin based 3D-printers. The first generation of printers were based on DLP technology (projector based). with the introduction of LCD type of resin 3D-printer a lot of new and affordable printers were available. As the first generation of printers were only 2K LCD screens, the newer versions go upto 8K in resolution! In between the development to 8K, also some 6K and 7K resin 3D-printers were launched For instance the:
- – Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K
- – Anycubic Photon M3 Plus
- – Anycubic Photon M3 Max
- – Elegoo Jupiter 12.8 6K
- – Linant 3D Deck 12.8 6K
- – Flashforge Foto 9.25 6K
Probably at the time of writing there are already new ones released, if not already upgraded to 8K!
Image by Uncle Jessy comparing the Elegoo Saturn (4K) with the Elegoo Saturn S (4K) and the elegoo Saturn 2 (8K). Click on the link to see the video.
6K and 7K Compatible resin for 3D-printing
With the introduction of high resolution, >4K a resin 3D-printers, marketing also hits the resin market. For instance Phrozen and other companies are now offering 4K resin and an 8K resin. According to the company; “Phrozen Aqua 4K Resin was designed for high resolution and works best with the Sonic Mini 4K & Sonic Mighty 4K 3D Printers. With its special formula, Phrozen Aqua 4K Resin creates high-quality & extremely intricate 3D models with 4K resolution.”
As a resin developer and manufacturer, we at Liqcreate understand that a resin specifically developed for a type of printer can give great quality. The power of the light source in the resin 3D-printer can be fine-tuned to work best for the resin and the resin can be modified to work well on this printer. However, this does not mean that if you run it on another 6K or 7K resin 3D-printers, you will get a similar quality. The resolution comes from the hardware in combination with settings that work well with the resin. With any compatible resin you would be able to get similar resolution printed parts.
Liqcreate resins are universal resins, working with DLP, MSLA and sometimes even SLA. These resins work on 2K, 4K, 6K, 7K 8K and anything in between. As long as the settings are dialed in properly. In this list you can find settings for a lot of printers, to get the best results when working with Liqcreate 3D-printing resin.
Please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need help with printing with Liqcreate resins. We wish you happy printing!
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