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4 MAX PRO

PREDATOR

CR - 10 V2

CHIRON

MEGA X

MARS

PHOTON S

PHOTON

QQS - PRO

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2

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KOSSEL

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CR - X

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ENDER 3

ENDER 5

ENDER 5 PLUS

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CR - 10 S

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CR - 2020

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LD001

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WASH AND CURE

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2

FDM

DLP

Pros:

Big build area

Auto bed levelling

Well built

Sturdy

Reliable

Filament detector

Cons:

Very tall - touch screen at top!

Noisy

Pros:

Solid construction

Reliable

Quiet

Upgrade parts available

Easy to use

Filament detector

Cons:

Space consuming

Pros:

Great design

Well built

Big build area

Reliable

Auto bed levelling

Filament detector

Cons:

Small thumbscrews

Slightly noisy

Pros:

None

Cons:

Flimsy

Cheap screws

Faulty electrics

Returned!

Pros:

Dual colour

Touch screen

reasonably quiet

Cons:

Difficult bed levelling

Dual colour temperamental

No auto bed levelling


Pros:

Good entry level

Simple to use

Well built

Upgrade parts available

Cons:

Small build area


Pros:

Compact design

Easy to use

Touch screen

Auto bed levelling

Fast print speed

Cons:

Poorly designed feet - wobbly

No filament detection

Slightly noisy


Pros:

Enclosed for temperature control

Good for ABS

Filament detector

Quiet

Illumination

Touch screen

Cons:

Small build area

No auto bed levelling


Pros:

Well built

Filament detector

Good size print area

Easy to use - Good entry level

Cons:

Very basic

No auto bed levelling

Ultra base

Noisy


Pros:

Great print quality

Solid construction

Quiet

Compact

Auto power off

Cons:

Heavy

Poor filament reel ergonomics

No auto bed levelling

Pros:

Solid construction

Easy to use

Cons:

Wobbly build plate

No auto bed levelling

No filament detector

Quite basic

Noisy

A lot of set - up construction


Pros:

Massive build area

Touch screen

Auto bed levelling

Filament detection

Cons:

Space consuming

Fiddly to build

Noisy

Can't review:

I bought this printer because I was impressed with the Anycubic versions and thought I'd like to try it out. However, because I already had two other resin printers I never really had the need to use it so I sold it.

The printer appeared to be a good design and well built.


Metal construction

Touch screen

Easy levelling

Upgraded UV module

2 - Axis linear rail

Improved air filtration

Good print quality


Plastic construction

Touch screen

Easy levelling

Good print quality



Temperamental prints

Electrical faults

Bed would not level

RETURNED!



Makes cleaning and curing resin prints so simple

Eliminates need for ultra sonic cleaning and UV lamp

Contains the smell

Rotating platform for curing

Highly recommend!

DLP (Resin) printing can be smelly, messy, exepensive and quite involved. A lot more equipment is needed compared to FDM (Filament) printing. However, I have found it to give great results for smaller, more intricate designs. Here are my handy hints for resin printing...

Always keep your printer clean.

Isopropyl alcohol is great for cleaning sticky resin prints

and sticky printers.

Keep an eye out for damaged FEP film - if it leaks it will damage the machine.

Always keep printers away from direct sunlight.

Equipment you will need...

Gloves

Isopropyl alcohol

FEP film replacements

Cleaning apparatus - Ultrasonic machine, UV lamp or Wash and Cure machine.

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Pros:

Auto bed levelling

Well built

Fast print speed

Touch screen

Compact

Good print quality

Cons:

Small feet make it unstable

XY-2 Pro

Pros:

None

Cons:

Poor build quality

Warped bed

X5 SA

Pros:

None

Cons:

Poor build quality

Complete assemby required

Just did not work properly

CR10S Pro V2

Pros:

BLTouch Auto bed levelling

Filament detection

Touch screen

Well Built

Good print quality

Cons:

Quite expensive

TRARANTULA PRO

Pros:

Easy to use

Well built

Quiet

Good print quality

Eye catching design

Cons:

Full assemby required

No touch screen

X5 SA

Pros:

Solid construction

Cons:

Poor bed design

No touch screen

Big and heavy

SELECT V2 MINI

Pros:

Compact/portable

Quiet

Well built

Easy to use

Cons:

Tiny build area

Pros:

Touch screen

Filament detection

Well built

Good prints

Quiet

Easy assembly

Cons:

No auto bed levelling

I'm always buying new 3D printers, therefore my collection changes regularly.

I wanted to share with you my experiences of some of the printers I own or have owned and to tell you my thoughts and pros and cons of each one. I have given them each a Beanies rating, one tick being poor, through to 5 ticks which is great!

I have Filament and Resin Printers. When I began 3d printing all of my printers were Creality. I found these a good entry level brand and reasonably priced. Some models were better than others. I have moved on to try several other brands which I have been mostly impressed with. Not all the printers I have owned are listed. If you would like any further advice please get in touch.