Post by Bart of the North on Oct 21, 2018 21:58:15 GMT
Thanks for the new adventure Zach. I’m out to prove that contrary to popular belief, 61 year old eyes CAN paint small miniatures. The older I get the smaller the minis get. 1/6000 Naval, 3mm Napoleonics and now having a go at 2mm P&S and the Franco-Austro-Prussian triad period.....who knows what else.
I’m in the process of picking out a printer and was set on a Prussa i3 Mk3 FDM as some protos on a friends printer came out alright but then druid8172 sent me looking at the AnyCube Proton resin printer. The reviews and photos really muddied the waters but I have an Amazon basket with one in it right now.
I’m really looking forward to printer and 3D mini talk. I am ready to hit the buy button!
If its the photon you have purchased all you have to do is screw the knob on the lift up door, attach the build plate and level the build plate. Thats it, i had my first print started within 30 mins of opening the box. The software to run the printer is on the memory stick they should include with the printe, mine was missing but the software is available on their site. They give you a small bottle of resin in the box so you can start printing as soon as you are set up but you will need to buy some isopropanal alcohol its easy to find put get at least the 99% version its used to wash the resin off the print and if you keep it in a sealed container you can reuse until it gets to contiminated. But then if you expose the liquid to UV the resin precipitates out and you can continue using it if you download meshmixer it free you can use that to hollow any larger prints to save resin but Zachs models dont need hollowing there is a very good group on facebook which has lots of very useful information as well as videos to help you out plus i am always willing to help if i can
Oh and the heated bed is for filament type printers resin doesnt need it. But be warned the unexposed resin is toxic use latex gloves and eye protection and keep the room ventilated but once exposed, cleaned and hardened with the uv light it is perfectly safe to handle