So folks here we go with another review, and this time it is the Peopoly Phenom 3D printer that is really making some news in the 3D printing realm. The Phenon is a product of Peopoly, and they are proud of their wonderful MSLA 3D printer. For those of you wondering what MSLA is, then it stands for masked stereolithography. Let’s have a look at the features of this amazing printer.
Features of the Peopoly Phenon 3D Printer
One of the significant differences of the Phenon from other printers from Peopoly is that the company this time has opted for the LCD based masking technique over the traditional SLA style printing. As a result, the hardening of resin is faster and array-wise instead of working out each element one by one.
MSLA is the main feature of the Phenon Printer. You can consider it to be an LCD plus LED configuration of the 3D printing set-up. The Phenon’s resin is cured by a 12.5-inch 4K resolution LCD that is mounted over an LED array to provide UV light to the print.
In case you are thinking how would so much the temperature would be controlled during the print then Peopoly has made the perfect solution to your question. Thus, the printer is equipped with a fan array, and heat sink allows for effective heat dissipation during the printing.
Interestingly, the Phenom is a bottom-up printer. Meaning, that the plate of printing lowers into the resin as the printing progresses. As the layer changes and the build plate moves away, this releases the print. As a result, the new resin flows in for photopolymerization. Moreover, the peeling provides an improvement in print quality and the final design’s quality.
The print size of the Phenom is 72 microns on the X and Y Axes. In comparison to the Moai from Peopoly, this is an excellent improvement in the size. Though if you observe up close, you will find the result of pixels in 3D print. Meaning, you will observe sharp edges in the design. This is also called the staircase effect and is usually a drawback of the LCD screen printing. But don’t worry a lot as these are very minute and you will not even observe the surface if not observing very minutely.
Levelling of Bed
The levelling of the Peopoly Phenom 3D printer is manual. But you shouldn’t worry a lot since it is very straight forward and you can quickly level the bed by using the four screws on the four corners on the VAT bed.
The Peopoly Phenom runs on the ChiTu firmware and will be compatible with the ChiTu Box. As a result, by choosing such a widely used platform, it will make the printer easily operable by people from around the globe.
The Phenom is easily connectable to the internet from the internet by using a LAN cable. Moreover, you can quickly transfer the data to the printer by using a USB and SD card.
The Peopoly Phenom 3D printer is available for $ 1,799 at the official site of the printer. You might think this is a very costly printer, but given the technology and quality of the print, this is a very fair price.
Summing up, you can observe that the Phenom is a superb printer for professionals and mid-level experts to have. Although larger prints may suffer from the staircase effect, otherwise this is a superb printer providing high-quality prints.