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New Elegoo Saturn 2, 8K MSLA resin 3D-printer announced

Elegoo is adding a new resin 3D-printers to its growing portfolio of resin 3D-printers. The previous announced Elegoo printer, the Elegoo Jupiter is not even available for delivery and Elegoo already announced the new Elegoo Saturn 2. Following Phrozen and Anycubic in the race to bigger, better and more affordable resin 3D-printing.

 

Video by Elegoo: A look inside the new Elegoo Saturn 2 resin 3D-printers.

 

Elegoo Saturn 2 resin 3D-printer specifications

There are some differences between the 3D-printers of Elegoo. In the table below the differences of their latest monochrome resin 3D-pritnters are listed. The older Elegoo printers,  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. From the Mars 2 and up (Mars 2 Pro, Mars 3, Saturn, Saturn S, Jupiter and Saturn 2), the Elegoo resin printers are equipped a Monochrone LCD screen. Monochrome LCD screens 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. find the differences between the Elegoo 3D-printers in the table below:

Mars 2 Pro Mars 3 Saturn S Jupiter Saturn 2
Price* $ 235 $ 295 $ 500 $ 1300 n/a
Platform size (XYZ mm) 129*80*

160

143*89*

175

192*120*

200

277*156* 300 219*123* 250
Resolution 2K 4K 4K 6K 8K
Pixel size 50 µm 35 µm 50 µm 51 µm 28 µm
Monochrome LCD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Print speed 30-50 mm/hour n/a 30-40 mm/hour 30-70 mm/hour n/a
3rd party resins Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a
Wavelength 405 nm 405 nm 405 nm 405 nm 405 nm
Z-Axis guide Single Single Double Double Double

Source: Elegoo Website. *Official prices from Elegoo website anno May 2022, price may vary over time or on your country.

 

Comparing the specifications of Elegoo’s new Saturn 2. It is almost identical to the recently announced Phrozen Sonic Mighty 8k 3D-printer. The specifications of the Phrozen Sonic Mighty 8K can be found below.

 

phrozen sonic mighty8k 4k mighty 8k elegoo saturn 2 MSLA LCD resin 3D-printer dental jewelry engineering liqcreate low odor fast flex tough flexible strong photopolymer resin

Image by Phrozen 3D: The new line of Phrozen Sonic 8K resin 3D-printers.

 

Elegoo Saturn 2 compatible 3D-printing resins

As the machine is not launched, it is difficult to judge which resins are available for this printer. It is expected that the Elegoo Saturn 2 is compatible with 3rd party photopolymer resinss. The Saturn2 has upgraded monochrome LCD screens with 405nm light engine like its predecessors which worked well with Liqcreate resin. It is expected that all Liqcreate resins can run on this machine as well. At the moment of writing we do not have tested nor have settings for both machines. If you happen to have a Elegoo Saturn 2, a good starting point in are the Elegoo Saturn resin settings.  Reach out to us at info@liqcreate.com and our experts will help with advise on dialing in our photopolymer resins.

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