Anycubic Photon Mono SE resin 3D printer. According to the Anycubic website, the model is being launched as a limited edition with only 1000 units of production at the first batch. So let’s get straight to know more about this limited edition printer.
Specifications of Anycubic Photon Mono SE
Anycubic Photon Mono SE 3D printer offers a straightforward way to level the bed by using the 3.5″ LCD interface.
2K monochrome LCD
The Anycubic Photon Mono SE features an LCD screen of 2560 x 1620 pixels which is 6 inch in size. This translates to an XY-resolution of 51 microns. Whereas, the Z-axis has an accuracy of 10 microns. Although it cannot be said that the Mono SE is the best printer in market resolution wise. However, there are other features of the Mono SE that make it an impressive addition to this class of MSLA printers.
One of the outstanding features of the Anycubic Photon Mono SE is its printing speed. Due to the increased light intensity, it reduces substantially the curing time. As per Anycubic, the curing time has now reduced to one second. This means that the printer is printing two to three times faster than the non-monochrome machine option.
Parallel Light Source
According to reports, the Anycubic Photon Mono SE has a new matric parallel light source. This means that it transfers the heat to the print in a balanced manner. The equal heating from all sides makes the heat dissipation much better than previous models of similar printers.
The build volume that is on offer by the printer is 130 x 78 160 mm. This seems a very moderate build volume. However, when compared with the average of other resin printers than this is slightly larger in build volume. One thing is for sure, the budget at which all of these features are on offer by the printer balances out its shortcomings.
Unlike other printers, the top cover of the Anycubic Photon Mono SE does not come off. Instead, there is a small door on the top that can be used to access the print. I can see this as a drawback for the 3D printer, since managing resin prints is a bit messy process in itself. And if you obstruct the access to the print, then this will create more problems.
The slicer software that the printer is using is the Anycubic Photon Workshop. This software offers all the major options that all good Slicers offer. These features include hollowing, punch hole, and model cutting. In addition, there are new options to the slicer such as lettering function, plus 8X anti-aliasing.
Expectedly, the remote control feature of the Anycubic App might turn out to be an amazing feature on offer with the Anycubic Photon Mono SE. Remote controlling allows you to control print settings and features of the print function. However, we will have to see how the remote control function works, if it does at all. This is because the only feature of connectivity is the USB as per the packaging of the printer.
The Anycubic Photon Mono SE resin 3D printer is available at $389 on anycubic.com. Although you will have to check for the availability of the unit on the website. Furthermore, there are other discounts and features on the purchase of the printer.
Who Should Use the Anycubic Photon Mono SE
We at inov3d believe that the low-cost option of the printer makes it a good option for beginners who want to start on MSLA printers. However, the printer will also work as a great option for professionals and experts. On the downside, however, the low resolution of the printer does not make it the best printer out there.