Anycubic Photon is a 3D printer whose work is based on resin. It means it has both many advantages and disadvantages that are an inseparable feature not only of this printer, but of lots of others.
Specifications Anycubic Photon:
Machine Dimensions: 220mm x 200mm x 400mm
Build volume: 115mm x 65mm x 155mm
Materials: 405nm photosensitive resin
Layer resolution: 25 ~ 100um
Working Voltage: 12V DC
How to unpack the parcel safely?
Best 3D printers can be recognized on their packages. If we apply this rule to Anycubic Photon, we will conclude that the manufacturer evaluates it for five minus, or four plus. Why?
Anycubic Photon is carefully packed up. There’s no lack of thick Styrofoam protective elements. Their use makes destruction of the printer during transport virtually impossible. But there’s the problem of display, which is not properly secured with foil.
Anycubic Photon is characterized by very good quality of print. As a result of high lamp resolution combined with a small size of working table, particular components are printed with precision of even a few dozen microns. During printing each applied layer shows on the display, allowing full insight into the structure of the detail being made.
Loudness of work
An advantage of Anycubic Photon is its small loudness. Measurements done from a distance of about half a meter show that the device’s loudness is about 60 decibels. Not much in comparison with classic 3D printers. Such a good result was achieved thanks to a sturdy metal casing, in which some elements (for instance adjusted legs) were made from traditional plastic. It helps suppress sounds and lowering the amplitude of the construction’s vibrations, which translates onto even better accuracy.
A strong point of Anycubic Photon is the dedicated software, installed on a portable memory provided in the set. With its help we can quickly model the selected blueprints. The high advancement of the tool is a problem, although the process of printing in resin also isn’t too easy.
Drawbacks, that is before you buy…
Unfortunately, Anycubic Photon also has its faults and, to make it worse, they don’t entirely result from the construction of resin printers. The first one is the poor quality of provided accessories, that is of the spatula. Even though it’s made from plastic (in order to diminish its influence on the detail and machine’s components), it gets destroyed very fast. Especially that the printed resin models very strongly stick to the base.
The second drawback is the process of foil exchange which is, quite naturally, very easy to scratch. And although the manufacturer provides a spare one, its replacement takes a while (we have to undo eight clamping screws).
Anycubic Photon is another resin printer that meets the classic requirements put for these products. Considerable precision of the device, combined with the construction’s stability, guarantees appropriate quality of produced details. Unfortunately, the time-consuming nature of some seemingly simple activities can scare a potential owner of this printer.
- Compact and efficient size
- Easy to use
- Loudness of work
- Custom slicer with excellent support generation
- Small build volume.
- Resin 3D printing can get a bit messy