Hey, Karl here. Today we are going to unbox and take a look at Anycubic’s Photon Mono X resin 3D printer and Wash and Cure Plus machine. The Mono X is what I would consider a medium size resin 3D printer that boasts a 192x120x245 build volume. Mono is included in the name because they have changed to a mono screen. They say there are 2 advantages when using a mono screen. 1 the screen lasts longer compared to an RGB screen and 2 it allows more light through allowing for faster prints. I won’t go into much detail as I believe most people are aware ofthis 3D printing method。总而言之，紫外线反应性树脂逐层固化，直到打印模型为止。.05mm的典型层高度与FDM打印的典型.2层高度可提供高细节打印，并且几乎看不见。这些较大的打印机肯定会使打印机更有用。
Unboxing of Anycubic Photon Mono X
Contents include the main chassis, build plate, power supply, handful of gloves and masks. Plastic and metal scraper. Resin vat. USB drive. WiFi antenna and a handful of spare screws. It feels very well built and comes in at 8.5 kg.
I saw 2 posts about build plates not being flat in the Facebook group. The one I received looks perfect.
Instructions are included but only cover the leveling of the bed. Thankfully these types of printers have been around a while and there is a lot of content around the internet to get you going.
Wash and Cure Plus machine
Approx 2.5 gallons (9000 ml) of alcohol is required. It was less expensive to purchase by the small bottle and it is more concentrated. I was only able to find 71% by the gallon at my local Tractor Supply. I am a little nervous about keeping this much alcohol in a tub and wish the tub was a little more air tight. I keep the tub in the cure station for the review with the cover on but may move to my shed when not in use.
I printed the pre sliced lattice cube on the USB stick and it came out nearly perfect and used the Anycubic grey resin. It still amazes me how well these print.
If you have made it this far, thanks for sticking around. This is just the unboxing and first prints and while I am testing, I will be using this printer for functional prints and not nick nacks. I am also going to explore air quality/fumes mitigation, and using resins with different properties in the follow up.
Air quality is a big concern for me. I have to work in this space for my day job. I have one advantage for my office/maker space and that is it is not connected to my house and I don’t have to worry about contaminating it. I have about 100ft2/9m2 of space and it is easy to replace all the air when I open my window and door. For now, I am only going to print at night while not in my office and clear the air in the morning. I tried placing a weight on top to keep the fumes inside but the seal is not good enough. I have a working air quality sensor that I put together with BME680 and ESP8266 and have it send sensor data to my server but need more time to test before I share. It seems to be very sensitive. After setting up and burning in period over I cleaned up my space. The next morning I was reviewing the data and it was saying the air quality was poor which confused me. I couldn’t smell nor did anything the night before. After some sleuthing, the culprit was from the lid of the resin. I pushed the open resin bottle near the sensor while cleaning up and inside the lid was just a little bit of uncured resin. After cleaning the lid properly the sensor settled down.
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Karl is a technology enthusiast that contributes reviews of TV boxes, 3D printers, and other gadgets for makers.
Certainly worth discussing is the issue of “Chitusystems locking Resin 3D Printer boards to only work with Chitubox Pro or Basic”:
Yes…I think the Mono X is locked to Anycubic’s software but I need to look into it.
Hay Karl! Thanks for the quick review.
Am I seeing things wrong are is there a ton of warping on that Rpi case? I’m only familiar with FDM printing and I don’t know about warping in resin.
I assume you’re in the US or Canada (Tractor Supply). I also assume you’re south of me because we’re running out of open windows we can use to cure resin parts for free here in the midwest.
Yes. The one corner warped. I am pretty positive it boils down to settings and need to add some time per layer to make it a little more firm. There is a spreadsheet in the facebook group where people submit there settings. I middle of the roaded the settings people submitted they were using for Anycubic resin.
Yes foothills of NC here.
Air quality aside, you will find yourself running out of alcohol pretty soon, if the container is not airtight.
I have mono X. I use water washable resin, so no need to store and use alcohol for washing the final prints – just use the tap water. Mine unit leaks UV light from the vents at the back of the printer which caused eye itching – I had to print a vent enclosure to prevent that. You can check yours by putting a white sheet of paper behind the unit while it prints, the leak shows blue light on the paper. Just be careful and don’t stare at it for too long. As a Linux user my other issue…阅读更多 ”