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Anycubic Photon – DLP 3D Printer

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The Anycubic Photon 3D Printer uses UV Light to harden UV sensitive resins and build prints layer by layer - Ideal for jewellery, dentistry and other extreme-detail fabrication applications.

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The Anycubic Photon DLP 3D Printer is one of the most exciting recent additions to the world’s range of desktop resin 3D Printers, and offers a design made almost entirely from machined metal parts. It uses DLP, or Digital Light Processing, in conjunction with a 2K resolution LCD display and a vat filled with UV-Sensitive Resin, to harden UV light in specific arrangements in order to build plastic prints layer by layer. This method of hardening the resin results in far more accurate prints, as the resin is less likely to warp or distort than classic FDM 3D Filament during the printing process – which is precisely what makes it so effective for printing objects like jewellery, dental models and miniature figurines or toys.

Whilst many people would assume that the Anycubic Photon is just another DLP printer, it offers a few defining features that differentiate it from other models, consequently also producing better results than what other DLP printers can achieve. Some of these defining features include:

  • Offline printing via USB – Using their custom-designed Photon Slicer software that automatically adds support structures and prepares files for the printing process.
  • Pre-Assembled Design – Means that you only need about 15 minutes to take the contents out of the packaging, screw on the doorknob for the front panel, set up the bed with their easy single-screw system, plug it into a power source and then load up the test-files that are already installed on the USB drive.
  • Transparent UV-Filtering Windows – Allow you to watch the magic happen, as the powerful UV light is projected upwards through the Masking LCD to harden each layer of the resin and slowly build models layer by layer.
  • Excellent Quality Parts – Ensure that this printer will outlast competitors, while still maintaining a high level of quality and detail with each and every print.
  • Activated Carbon Air Filter – To remove the fumes produced by the hardening process, making the printing process more enjoyable and safer to operate.

In a similar way that the Creality CR-10 Series of 3D printers changed the landscape of FDM printing, the Anycubic Photon brings a whole new level of quality and consistency that no other DLP printers have been able to achieve. And despite using almost exactly the same technique as other DLP printers, the quality of carefully machined parts have given this 3D printer a competitive edge over almost every other affordable desktop model.

Just remember that DLP printing can be relatively messy when using the specialised resin, and it’s advised to avoid skin contact at all times in case of potential hazards from the UV-sensitive fluid. Fortunately, this is completely avoidable with surgical gloves (of which 3 pairs come included with the printer), while the safety mask is included to ensure that you never run into complications associated with breathing in any fumes produced by the resin-hardening process.

As a final note, this printer may not be the best option for beginners or those who are new to 3D Printing. It is a more advanced form of 3D printing than FDM printing, and may require some experience or thorough research before diving in head-first.

 

Anycubic Photon 3D Printer  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Build Volume

– 115 x 65 x 155mm

  • Chassis Size (Desk Space Required)       

– Approx’ 220 x 200 x 400mm

  • Extruder System

– 25W UV Lamp / DLP Curing System

  • Light Wavelength

– 405nm UV Light

  • Resin Support

– 405nm Photosensitive Resin

  • Light Projection Size

– 107 x 71mm – 2560 x 1440 (2K) LCD

  • Print Surface

– Aluminium Build Plate

  • User Interface

– Onboard Touchscreen (White + Blue)

  • File Upload Method

– USB Flash Drive (8GB Stick Included)

  • Slicing Software

– Anycubic Photon Slicer (Included on USB Drive)

  • XY Resolution

– 47microns

  • Z Axis Accuracy

– 1.25microns

  • Suggested Layer Height

– 25 to 100microns

  • Max Printing Speed

– 20mm/hour

  • Platform Holder

– Single-Bolt Adjusting System

  • Rail Lock System

– EZ-Adjust Steel Bolt Lock Frame

  • Light-Insulating Cover

– Blinding Hood with Transparent Front

  • Chassis Material

– Aluminium Frame with Stylised Plastic Trimmings

  • Operating Voltage

– 12V DC

  • Power Supply Unit

– 110 to 220V Auto-Switch - 50/60Hz

 

Extras Included with the Anycubic Photon:

  • USB Flash Drive

– 8GB Unbranded

  • Bottle of UV-Sensitive Resin

– 250ml

  • Rubber Gloves

– Three Pairs

  • Safe Breathing Mask

– Single Mask

  • Plastic Scraper

– Single Scraper

  • Spare FEP Film

– Single Spare

  • Set of Basic Assembly Tools

– Screwdrivers / Allen Keys                  

  • PSU + Cord

– South African Plug

 

Typical Applications for the Anycubic Photon – DLP 3D Printer:

The Anycubic Photon DLP 3D Printer is an amazing desktop fabricator that incorporates all of the best features of other DLP printer models, while maintaining a core focus on the quality of parts, as well as the quality of user-experience. This has resulted in a printer that is not only easy to use compared to competitors’ models, but also extremely accurate in producing highly detailed objects like jewellery, home décor or even dental models. All of these features are then complemented by the impressively affordable price of this printer, which is why it has quickly become one of the most popular desktop DLP printers in South Africa and the rest of the world.

 

Additional Resources: Resin Vat Cleaning Video – This video details the process of Cleaning the Resin Vat, which is important if you want to maintain a continuous high level of quality and detail for your prints. As an extra note, you may notice that the Anycubic Photon in this video shows blue transparent windows. The blue window version is the original model, whereas we now stock the newer models, which feature UV-absorbing yellow/orange windows and a better Z-axis leadscrew design.

 

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Anycubic are a brand dedicated to manufacturing, researching, developing and refining 3D printing technologies and consumables, and have been slowly garnering a strong community of users, ambassadors and evangelists over the years. They continuously bring out new models with various improvements that aim to enhance printing quality, speed, and convenience - with the end user as their top priority through each design. They are best-known for their Anycubic i3 Mega, Kossel Delta and Anycubic Photon printers, as well as the UltraBase, which is a modern design that utilises air pressure at different temperatures for effective print adhesion and removal.


What makes Anycubic unique as a 3D printer manufacturer, compared to many other brands in the world, is that despite their rapid R&D and design phases, they always ensure that the finished result is already excellent quality, with very few post-release iterations to products. This is a real benefit in such a fringe industry, since there are many brands that tend to release products that aren’t yet up to the quality standard we enjoy, resulting in post-purchase modifications and repairs.


These distinct characteristics are why we love to get 3D printers and supplies from Anycubic, as we know we can trust in more than just the quality of each machine, but also the excellent quality standard that each model will continue to live up to – for many years to come.