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Elegoo Mars 3, a 4K precision resin 3D-printer

Elegoo is manufacturing and developing resin 3D-printers since 2017. With the release of the Elegoo Mars it was competing for the entry-level resin 3D-printing market with competitors like Anycubic, Phrozen3D, and many others. With Elegoo pushing the prices further down and has entry models like the Elegoo Mars C even below $200. Today it has expanded its offering with monochrome 2K & 4K LCD screens and bigger build plates, like the Elegoo Saturn. With the release of the Mars 3, Elegoo is following the steps of Phrozen as the Mars 3 is similar to the Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K. A small 4K resin 3D-printer with high resolution (35 micron pixel size). 3D-printing parameters for Liqcreate resins on the Elegoo Mars 3 can be found here.

 

What are the differences between the different Elegoo resin 3D-printers?

There are some differences between the 3D-printers of Elegoo. To start with, their Mars and Mars Pro printers are from the first generation and are equipped with a 2K RGB screen, meaning that the print speed is slower. The Mars 2, Mars 2 Pro and Saturn have a new Monochrone LCD screen, increasing the print speed by factor 2-4 and also increasing the lifetime of the LCD screen. When purchasing a new entry-model resin based 3D-printer, we would always advise to choose a 3dprinter with a monochrome LCD screen. It is quite difficult to find big differences between the Mars 2 and the Mars 2 Pro. Both have the same single guided z-axis and a 2K monochrome screen with similar pixel sizes, build area and print speed. Looking at their website and reviews, the two major differences would be that you will get a metal resin tank with the Pro version. And the Elegoo Mars 2 Pro version has an active carbon filter, reducing resin smell. Most of the Liqcreate resins have no odor, therefor we do not see the value of the Mars 2 Pro compared to the Mars 2. With the new Mars 3, it Elegoo is launching a small 4K resin 3D-printer with incredible small pixel size, supporting extremely accurate models to be printed. Find the differences between the Elegoo 3D-printers in the table below:

Mars Mars 2 Mars 2 Pro Mars 3 Saturn
Price* $ 190 $230 $ 329 $ 300 $500
Platform size (XYZ mm) 115*65*

150

129*80*

150

129*80*

160

143*89*

175

192*120*

200

Resolution 2K 2K 2K 4K 4K
Pixel size 47 µm 50 µm 50 µm 35 µm 50 µm
Monochrome LCD No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Print speed 22.5 mm/hour 30-50 mm/hour 30-50 mm/hour 30-50 mm/hour 30-40 mm/hour
3rd party resins Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wavelength 405 nm 405 nm 405 nm 405 nm 405 nm
Z-Axis guide Single Single Single Single Double

Source: Elegoo Website. *Official prices from Elegoo website anno September 2021, price may vary over time or on your country.

Elegoo Mars 3 resin MSLA LCD 3D-printer 3D-printing liqcreate engineering resins
Image by Elegoo: The new Mars 3 resin 3D-printer with Ultra 4K monochrome LCD screen

Compatible resins for the Elegoo Mars 3 resin 3D-printer

The engineers at Liqcreate have optimized all 3D-printing parameters for Liqcreate resins on the Elegoo Mars 3. The list of settings can be found here. Send an e-mail to info@liqcreate.com if you want to be informed on resin compatibility. If there are any questions or remarks, feel free to contact us at info@liqcreate.com any time.

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