ELEGOO Saturn MSLA 3D Printers UV Photocuring LCD Resin 3D Printer with 4K Monochrome LCD, Matrix UV LED Light Source, Off-Line, and WLAN Print,192x120x200mm / 7.55×4.72×7.87 inches Printing Size


ELEGOO Saturn Resin 3D Printer

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One-Stop Solution to Resin 3D Printing

  • ELEGOO is one of the leading resin 3D printer brand on the market and has gained loads of supports from our customers across the global.
  • When dealing with resin 3D printing, the essential printing material you cant skip is photo-polymer resin. ELEGOO works hard on the resin research and development to make sure a consistent output when you 3D printing on ELEGOO Saturn 3D printers.
  • Post-processing is needed for resin 3D printing, which would involve model washing and re-curing. ELEGOO Mercury series products are here to help. No more messy cleaning or fussy bathing for your 3D prints, using Mercury Plus to have them washed clean and tight within minutes. Then cure them with the same 405nm wavelength UV light and you will see another piece of art come out.
  • To have a refreshing printing environment, we highly recommend to use ELEGOO Mini Air Purifiers and put them in the cover during 3D printing, which will absorb almost all the pungent fumes and odor from the resin.

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The only limitation is your imagination. Print now and go with ELEGOO.

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Dimensions: 37 x 34 x 62 cm; 9.98 Kilograms
Manufacture: ELEGOO
Dimensions: 37 x 34 x 62 cm; 9.98 Kilograms
Origin: China
Reference: UK-UNI-3D-093

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171 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersFor newbies venturing into this hobby, the Saturn is a great start. May be a step more than the Mars though. Fantastic quality, great customer service from Elegoo , availability of spares. It is worth checking out lots of YouTube reviews before purchases, purely to get the terminology (fep, vat, resin, nitrile, IPA, build plate, etc).

    The build plate is large enough to scale up models and not lose quality or details. Larger models come out stunning. There’s plenty of free files available online to get yourself started. And the free ChituBox software is easy to use. Load a file, slice it, save it to the supplied (or your own) USB stick, pop it in the printer and off you go. Although the ChituBox Pro version costs $169 per year for a license, it is not a requirement, but the Pro does have much better tools included.There is free software available if you look for it.

    In my opinion, resin printing provides much better quality over filament printing. No stepping or patterns on the print. Bear in mind resin requires patience (with ‘dialing in’ different resin settings), and requires additional purchases if you’re taking it seriously. I bought silicone mats (inert to resin), a Draeger face mask (resin fumes are dangerous), nitrile gloves (not vinyl or latex), UV protective safety glasses (NoCry), Elegoo’s “wash & cure” set, Isopropyl Alcohol (in 5l containers!), steel funnels (pouring filtered resin back into containers), spare “fep” (the clear sheet at the bottom of the resin container), the Elegoo mini extraction filters (seems small, but REALLY good at removing the majority of the fumes), plastic airtight boxes (for cleaning and storage), tonnes of spare kitchen roll. The list goes on… I now have an entire workbench dedicated to 3d printing. See photos.

    Overall I’m still new to it. Prepare to have some failures along the way. And be super patient with removing any prints off the build plate, be gentle and protective over the LCD screen at the bottom (don’t get resin on it, or it’ll cure and then that bit of the screen won’t print anymore!), and don’t use a metal scraper to get rid of failed prints that have stuck to the sensitive and thin fep in the vat. Good luck!

    Great choice for starting ou

  2. Joan A says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersFor newbies venturing into this hobby, the Saturn is a great start. May be a step more than the Mars though. Fantastic quality, great customer service from Elegoo , availability of spares. It is worth checking out lots of YouTube reviews before purchases, purely to get the terminology (fep, vat, resin, nitrile, IPA, build plate, etc).

    The build plate is large enough to scale up models and not lose quality or details. Larger models come out stunning. There’s plenty of free files available online to get yourself started. And the free ChituBox software is easy to use. Load a file, slice it, save it to the supplied (or your own) USB stick, pop it in the printer and off you go. Although the ChituBox Pro version costs $169 per year for a license, it is not a requirement, but the Pro does have much better tools included.There is free software available if you look for it.

    In my opinion, resin printing provides much better quality over filament printing. No stepping or patterns on the print. Bear in mind resin requires patience (with ‘dialing in’ different resin settings), and requires additional purchases if you’re taking it seriously. I bought silicone mats (inert to resin), a Draeger face mask (resin fumes are dangerous), nitrile gloves (not vinyl or latex), UV protective safety glasses (NoCry), Elegoo’s “wash & cure” set, Isopropyl Alcohol (in 5l containers!), steel funnels (pouring filtered resin back into containers), spare “fep” (the clear sheet at the bottom of the resin container), the Elegoo mini extraction filters (seems small, but REALLY good at removing the majority of the fumes), plastic airtight boxes (for cleaning and storage), tonnes of spare kitchen roll. The list goes on… I now have an entire workbench dedicated to 3d printing. See photos.

    Overall I’m still new to it. Prepare to have some failures along the way. And be super patient with removing any prints off the build plate, be gentle and protective over the LCD screen at the bottom (don’t get resin on it, or it’ll cure and then that bit of the screen won’t print anymore!), and don’t use a metal scraper to get rid of failed prints that have stuck to the sensitive and thin fep in the vat. Good luck!

    Great choice for starting ou

  3. Gabriel3264 says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersFor newbies venturing into this hobby, the Saturn is a great start. May be a step more than the Mars though. Fantastic quality, great customer service from Elegoo , availability of spares. It is worth checking out lots of YouTube reviews before purchases, purely to get the terminology (fep, vat, resin, nitrile, IPA, build plate, etc).

    The build plate is large enough to scale up models and not lose quality or details. Larger models come out stunning. There’s plenty of free files available online to get yourself started. And the free ChituBox software is easy to use. Load a file, slice it, save it to the supplied (or your own) USB stick, pop it in the printer and off you go. Although the ChituBox Pro version costs $169 per year for a license, it is not a requirement, but the Pro does have much better tools included.There is free software available if you look for it.

    In my opinion, resin printing provides much better quality over filament printing. No stepping or patterns on the print. Bear in mind resin requires patience (with ‘dialing in’ different resin settings), and requires additional purchases if you’re taking it seriously. I bought silicone mats (inert to resin), a Draeger face mask (resin fumes are dangerous), nitrile gloves (not vinyl or latex), UV protective safety glasses (NoCry), Elegoo’s “wash & cure” set, Isopropyl Alcohol (in 5l containers!), steel funnels (pouring filtered resin back into containers), spare “fep” (the clear sheet at the bottom of the resin container), the Elegoo mini extraction filters (seems small, but REALLY good at removing the majority of the fumes), plastic airtight boxes (for cleaning and storage), tonnes of spare kitchen roll. The list goes on… I now have an entire workbench dedicated to 3d printing. See photos.

    Overall I’m still new to it. Prepare to have some failures along the way. And be super patient with removing any prints off the build plate, be gentle and protective over the LCD screen at the bottom (don’t get resin on it, or it’ll cure and then that bit of the screen won’t print anymore!), and don’t use a metal scraper to get rid of failed prints that have stuck to the sensitive and thin fep in the vat. Good luck!

    Great choice for starting ou

  4. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersFor newbies venturing into this hobby, the Saturn is a great start. May be a step more than the Mars though. Fantastic quality, great customer service from Elegoo , availability of spares. It is worth checking out lots of YouTube reviews before purchases, purely to get the terminology (fep, vat, resin, nitrile, IPA, build plate, etc).

    The build plate is large enough to scale up models and not lose quality or details. Larger models come out stunning. There’s plenty of free files available online to get yourself started. And the free ChituBox software is easy to use. Load a file, slice it, save it to the supplied (or your own) USB stick, pop it in the printer and off you go. Although the ChituBox Pro version costs $169 per year for a license, it is not a requirement, but the Pro does have much better tools included.There is free software available if you look for it.

    In my opinion, resin printing provides much better quality over filament printing. No stepping or patterns on the print. Bear in mind resin requires patience (with ‘dialing in’ different resin settings), and requires additional purchases if you’re taking it seriously. I bought silicone mats (inert to resin), a Draeger face mask (resin fumes are dangerous), nitrile gloves (not vinyl or latex), UV protective safety glasses (NoCry), Elegoo’s “wash & cure” set, Isopropyl Alcohol (in 5l containers!), steel funnels (pouring filtered resin back into containers), spare “fep” (the clear sheet at the bottom of the resin container), the Elegoo mini extraction filters (seems small, but REALLY good at removing the majority of the fumes), plastic airtight boxes (for cleaning and storage), tonnes of spare kitchen roll. The list goes on… I now have an entire workbench dedicated to 3d printing. See photos.

    Overall I’m still new to it. Prepare to have some failures along the way. And be super patient with removing any prints off the build plate, be gentle and protective over the LCD screen at the bottom (don’t get resin on it, or it’ll cure and then that bit of the screen won’t print anymore!), and don’t use a metal scraper to get rid of failed prints that have stuck to the sensitive and thin fep in the vat. Good luck!

    Great choice for starting ou

  5. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    If you are going to upgrade from your Mars to this do not expect an easy transition there is much to learn and change from any small printer settings to make them work with the bigger printers which many prints in I’m still tweaking the settings now and then.
    I’d say it kinda sucks too you don’t get a bracket to hold the plate at an angle once complete for the resin to drip in.
    But for bulk printing and bugger items this is your machine

  6. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    If you are going to upgrade from your Mars to this do not expect an easy transition there is much to learn and change from any small printer settings to make them work with the bigger printers which many prints in I’m still tweaking the settings now and then.
    I’d say it kinda sucks too you don’t get a bracket to hold the plate at an angle once complete for the resin to drip in.
    But for bulk printing and bugger items this is your machine

  7. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve had my Saturn for around 9 months now and this review reflects many 100’s of hours of using it. Just like the Mars, the Saturn is incredibly straightforward to use; just add resin, add print file, print. No messing around for hours and hours trying to find the right settings. Of course you can tweak these (to your hearts content) to get ‘perfect’ prints, but things print pretty perfectly using stock settings. Resin printing itself is a little less straightforward that I imply here, you do need to give a fair amount of thought to creating supports but this will be true on any machine.

    The Saturn, like the Mars, is nicely designed and well made. I first bought a Mars 2, which I also use almost daily, and was fearful until I received it that it would be a bit cheap and cheerful. Not so. Both printers are machined and manufactured to a very high standard using high quality materials, they are robust and I am expecting to get many years use out of both. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Elegoo product.

    A bit about aftercare. I’ve needed support from elegoo a couple of times over the last year and they have simply been excellent; they actually help, rather than brush you off or send you on a wild goose chase. Probably the best company in this respect that I’ve dealt with for years.

    Last but not least, some tips;
    – if you are undecided between a Mars and Saturn, go Saturn. You will use the extra capacity sooner than you think. I know I will be very, very tempted by the Jupiter when it becomes available.
    – buy the wash and cure kit as well. It makes the end to end process much cleaner and is worth the extra cost
    – resins are down to personal choice but my go-to is the elegoo ABS-like. I have tried a few others but return to this again and again because the end result is invariably excellent.

  8. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve had my Saturn for around 9 months now and this review reflects many 100’s of hours of using it. Just like the Mars, the Saturn is incredibly straightforward to use; just add resin, add print file, print. No messing around for hours and hours trying to find the right settings. Of course you can tweak these (to your hearts content) to get ‘perfect’ prints, but things print pretty perfectly using stock settings. Resin printing itself is a little less straightforward that I imply here, you do need to give a fair amount of thought to creating supports but this will be true on any machine.

    The Saturn, like the Mars, is nicely designed and well made. I first bought a Mars 2, which I also use almost daily, and was fearful until I received it that it would be a bit cheap and cheerful. Not so. Both printers are machined and manufactured to a very high standard using high quality materials, they are robust and I am expecting to get many years use out of both. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Elegoo product.

    A bit about aftercare. I’ve needed support from elegoo a couple of times over the last year and they have simply been excellent; they actually help, rather than brush you off or send you on a wild goose chase. Probably the best company in this respect that I’ve dealt with for years.

    Last but not least, some tips;
    – if you are undecided between a Mars and Saturn, go Saturn. You will use the extra capacity sooner than you think. I know I will be very, very tempted by the Jupiter when it becomes available.
    – buy the wash and cure kit as well. It makes the end to end process much cleaner and is worth the extra cost
    – resins are down to personal choice but my go-to is the elegoo ABS-like. I have tried a few others but return to this again and again because the end result is invariably excellent.

  9. The Editors says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve had my Saturn for around 9 months now and this review reflects many 100’s of hours of using it. Just like the Mars, the Saturn is incredibly straightforward to use; just add resin, add print file, print. No messing around for hours and hours trying to find the right settings. Of course you can tweak these (to your hearts content) to get ‘perfect’ prints, but things print pretty perfectly using stock settings. Resin printing itself is a little less straightforward that I imply here, you do need to give a fair amount of thought to creating supports but this will be true on any machine.

    The Saturn, like the Mars, is nicely designed and well made. I first bought a Mars 2, which I also use almost daily, and was fearful until I received it that it would be a bit cheap and cheerful. Not so. Both printers are machined and manufactured to a very high standard using high quality materials, they are robust and I am expecting to get many years use out of both. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Elegoo product.

    A bit about aftercare. I’ve needed support from elegoo a couple of times over the last year and they have simply been excellent; they actually help, rather than brush you off or send you on a wild goose chase. Probably the best company in this respect that I’ve dealt with for years.

    Last but not least, some tips;
    – if you are undecided between a Mars and Saturn, go Saturn. You will use the extra capacity sooner than you think. I know I will be very, very tempted by the Jupiter when it becomes available.
    – buy the wash and cure kit as well. It makes the end to end process much cleaner and is worth the extra cost
    – resins are down to personal choice but my go-to is the elegoo ABS-like. I have tried a few others but return to this again and again because the end result is invariably excellent.

  10. KayleighSolorio says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve had my Saturn for around 9 months now and this review reflects many 100’s of hours of using it. Just like the Mars, the Saturn is incredibly straightforward to use; just add resin, add print file, print. No messing around for hours and hours trying to find the right settings. Of course you can tweak these (to your hearts content) to get ‘perfect’ prints, but things print pretty perfectly using stock settings. Resin printing itself is a little less straightforward that I imply here, you do need to give a fair amount of thought to creating supports but this will be true on any machine.

    The Saturn, like the Mars, is nicely designed and well made. I first bought a Mars 2, which I also use almost daily, and was fearful until I received it that it would be a bit cheap and cheerful. Not so. Both printers are machined and manufactured to a very high standard using high quality materials, they are robust and I am expecting to get many years use out of both. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Elegoo product.

    A bit about aftercare. I’ve needed support from elegoo a couple of times over the last year and they have simply been excellent; they actually help, rather than brush you off or send you on a wild goose chase. Probably the best company in this respect that I’ve dealt with for years.

    Last but not least, some tips;
    – if you are undecided between a Mars and Saturn, go Saturn. You will use the extra capacity sooner than you think. I know I will be very, very tempted by the Jupiter when it becomes available.
    – buy the wash and cure kit as well. It makes the end to end process much cleaner and is worth the extra cost
    – resins are down to personal choice but my go-to is the elegoo ABS-like. I have tried a few others but return to this again and again because the end result is invariably excellent.

  11. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve had my Saturn for around 9 months now and this review reflects many 100’s of hours of using it. Just like the Mars, the Saturn is incredibly straightforward to use; just add resin, add print file, print. No messing around for hours and hours trying to find the right settings. Of course you can tweak these (to your hearts content) to get ‘perfect’ prints, but things print pretty perfectly using stock settings. Resin printing itself is a little less straightforward that I imply here, you do need to give a fair amount of thought to creating supports but this will be true on any machine.

    The Saturn, like the Mars, is nicely designed and well made. I first bought a Mars 2, which I also use almost daily, and was fearful until I received it that it would be a bit cheap and cheerful. Not so. Both printers are machined and manufactured to a very high standard using high quality materials, they are robust and I am expecting to get many years use out of both. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Elegoo product.

    A bit about aftercare. I’ve needed support from elegoo a couple of times over the last year and they have simply been excellent; they actually help, rather than brush you off or send you on a wild goose chase. Probably the best company in this respect that I’ve dealt with for years.

    Last but not least, some tips;
    – if you are undecided between a Mars and Saturn, go Saturn. You will use the extra capacity sooner than you think. I know I will be very, very tempted by the Jupiter when it becomes available.
    – buy the wash and cure kit as well. It makes the end to end process much cleaner and is worth the extra cost
    – resins are down to personal choice but my go-to is the elegoo ABS-like. I have tried a few others but return to this again and again because the end result is invariably excellent.

  12. VonnieRVIf says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve had my Saturn for around 9 months now and this review reflects many 100’s of hours of using it. Just like the Mars, the Saturn is incredibly straightforward to use; just add resin, add print file, print. No messing around for hours and hours trying to find the right settings. Of course you can tweak these (to your hearts content) to get ‘perfect’ prints, but things print pretty perfectly using stock settings. Resin printing itself is a little less straightforward that I imply here, you do need to give a fair amount of thought to creating supports but this will be true on any machine.

    The Saturn, like the Mars, is nicely designed and well made. I first bought a Mars 2, which I also use almost daily, and was fearful until I received it that it would be a bit cheap and cheerful. Not so. Both printers are machined and manufactured to a very high standard using high quality materials, they are robust and I am expecting to get many years use out of both. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Elegoo product.

    A bit about aftercare. I’ve needed support from elegoo a couple of times over the last year and they have simply been excellent; they actually help, rather than brush you off or send you on a wild goose chase. Probably the best company in this respect that I’ve dealt with for years.

    Last but not least, some tips;
    – if you are undecided between a Mars and Saturn, go Saturn. You will use the extra capacity sooner than you think. I know I will be very, very tempted by the Jupiter when it becomes available.
    – buy the wash and cure kit as well. It makes the end to end process much cleaner and is worth the extra cost
    – resins are down to personal choice but my go-to is the elegoo ABS-like. I have tried a few others but return to this again and again because the end result is invariably excellent.

  13. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve had my Saturn for around 9 months now and this review reflects many 100’s of hours of using it. Just like the Mars, the Saturn is incredibly straightforward to use; just add resin, add print file, print. No messing around for hours and hours trying to find the right settings. Of course you can tweak these (to your hearts content) to get ‘perfect’ prints, but things print pretty perfectly using stock settings. Resin printing itself is a little less straightforward that I imply here, you do need to give a fair amount of thought to creating supports but this will be true on any machine.

    The Saturn, like the Mars, is nicely designed and well made. I first bought a Mars 2, which I also use almost daily, and was fearful until I received it that it would be a bit cheap and cheerful. Not so. Both printers are machined and manufactured to a very high standard using high quality materials, they are robust and I am expecting to get many years use out of both. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Elegoo product.

    A bit about aftercare. I’ve needed support from elegoo a couple of times over the last year and they have simply been excellent; they actually help, rather than brush you off or send you on a wild goose chase. Probably the best company in this respect that I’ve dealt with for years.

    Last but not least, some tips;
    – if you are undecided between a Mars and Saturn, go Saturn. You will use the extra capacity sooner than you think. I know I will be very, very tempted by the Jupiter when it becomes available.
    – buy the wash and cure kit as well. It makes the end to end process much cleaner and is worth the extra cost
    – resins are down to personal choice but my go-to is the elegoo ABS-like. I have tried a few others but return to this again and again because the end result is invariably excellent.

  14. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve had my Saturn for around 9 months now and this review reflects many 100’s of hours of using it. Just like the Mars, the Saturn is incredibly straightforward to use; just add resin, add print file, print. No messing around for hours and hours trying to find the right settings. Of course you can tweak these (to your hearts content) to get ‘perfect’ prints, but things print pretty perfectly using stock settings. Resin printing itself is a little less straightforward that I imply here, you do need to give a fair amount of thought to creating supports but this will be true on any machine.

    The Saturn, like the Mars, is nicely designed and well made. I first bought a Mars 2, which I also use almost daily, and was fearful until I received it that it would be a bit cheap and cheerful. Not so. Both printers are machined and manufactured to a very high standard using high quality materials, they are robust and I am expecting to get many years use out of both. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Elegoo product.

    A bit about aftercare. I’ve needed support from elegoo a couple of times over the last year and they have simply been excellent; they actually help, rather than brush you off or send you on a wild goose chase. Probably the best company in this respect that I’ve dealt with for years.

    Last but not least, some tips;
    – if you are undecided between a Mars and Saturn, go Saturn. You will use the extra capacity sooner than you think. I know I will be very, very tempted by the Jupiter when it becomes available.
    – buy the wash and cure kit as well. It makes the end to end process much cleaner and is worth the extra cost
    – resins are down to personal choice but my go-to is the elegoo ABS-like. I have tried a few others but return to this again and again because the end result is invariably excellent.

  15. LaurieMein says:

     United Kingdom

    I have only been printing since September and here we are 6 months on and im printing very complex models as seen in the picture, if you sre a beginner dont let resin printing put you off, its fast and easy to learn, this printer is not only durable, high quality and a good price, the Elegoo customer service is fantastic and they truly care about their customers! I will never look anywhere else but elegoo for my 3d printing needs, thanks guys!

    Fantastic value for money and easy to use for a beginne

  16. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very well packaged and delivered next day, Easy setup just peel off protective films from vat and screen.
    Levelled the build plate using card provided and tightened .
    Used my slicing software of choice Chitubox and prepared model for printing.
    Filled the vat with resin and pressed play .
    Have now printed non stop for a week no issues and best of all no failures.

    Best Medium Sized Resin Printe

  17. Sam Allcock says:

     United Kingdom

    I give 4 star because of missing : one clumper and measuring flask for resin. Is great printer and easy to use!

    Great printe

  18. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    After getting an Ender 3 last year and exploring that machines limits I decided it was time to dip into resin printing for finer stuff.

    Can’t fault the service, arrived next day.

    Excitedly unboxed it, got it setup as per instructions, poured in the resin and ran the rook test file.

    This was all easy, the thing is a breeze to set up and run so full marks there.

    However, I noticed early on something didn’t feel right. Sure enough, of the two rooks that were meant to print, only one worked – the other failed early on. I know this kind of thing can often be down to bed level – despite me following the levelling instructions I know I’m new to this type of printing so assumed my error.

    Then I noticed when moving the machine, it was rocking in the table – I could only get 3 of the 4 corner feet (non adjustable) to sit on a flat surface at any one time. The whole thing was warped.

    This was visible, once I knew what I was looking for, from the front of the machine and is visible in the pics. The whole plate where the LCD sits was rising up toward one corner. Then I noticed a small but deep impact mark on the edge of the anodised aluminium has plate.

    The box seems relatively intact, few light creases as you expect from anything couriered – but no sign of anything having had pierced it or hit it with such force to have caused that impact mark – nothing obvious that could have warped the whole machine.

    So this has to be either a factory QC issue, or I was given a previously returned/used unit. I am going with the latter as I had noticed some marks that looked eerily like finger/hand marks all over the red cover…. unacceptable in any case, so its going back.

    Pretty gutted tbh, the one rook that did completely print showed me what this machine is capable of, very fine detail light years ahead of what my Ender 3 could produce, but this particular unit would never be capable of anything dimensionally accurate with that frame distortion.

    Alas now I am wary of buying another due to this issue, especially since it seems very possible I was sold a used unit as new, and am left with most of a kilo bottle of resin that cost me just shy of 30 quid….
    _________________________________________&
    EDIT – REPLACEMENT PRINTER, SATURN S

    Made a new order for a Saturn S. It has arrived absolutely flawless. Maybe I was just unlucky first time around! S**t – as they say – happens.

    It is superb. Being used to fdm printing, the fine detail you can get from resin – even as a beginner – is next level!

    I used an Ironman figure to test. It was meant to be printed around 170mm tall; I shrunk it to about 35mm just to see if it still captured detail. It did. Mind blowing. I could have painted this in alclad and used it as a Monopoly playing piece!

    Things I’ve noticed so far – resin is pretty weak and brittle (Elegoo water washable) but this is to be expected. I have ordered some “ABS like” resin to try, hopefully that will give enough of an improvement in toughness. However, you shouldn’t expect resin prints to be particularly strong anyway. For me, it’s another tool in the box to be used alongside FDM – and good old fashioned fabrication – to achieve the end product. Another string to the bow!

    But for larger more functional prints, I’ll be using FDM all the way still. This is for ornate and fine detail in my projected usage at least.

    I’ll try and attach a pic of the Ironman figure – this is pretty much out of the box, and me being new to this form of printing. I’d imagine a lot of optimisation will come as I learn to get the best out of settings etc! He has lost a finger – my fault – it did actually print, but I was a bit heavy handed while washing

    All in, very happy. Blown away in fact. Yes I had the initial issue, but it looks like that was bad luck. It happens. Move on!

    Elegoo support was fantastic, this does require mentioning. I bypassed them on the return for the first printer because it was just apparent the whole thing was fundamentally borked. No amount of replacement parts was going to get it right. But they reached out to me offering help regardless! Great sign. I’ve also seen on user Facebook pages they are active and help to resolve problems straight away. Couldn’t ask for better service!

    Poor start... But came good! 2 reviews in 1!

  19. NicoleMattingle says:

     United Kingdom

    After getting an Ender 3 last year and exploring that machines limits I decided it was time to dip into resin printing for finer stuff.

    Can’t fault the service, arrived next day.

    Excitedly unboxed it, got it setup as per instructions, poured in the resin and ran the rook test file.

    This was all easy, the thing is a breeze to set up and run so full marks there.

    However, I noticed early on something didn’t feel right. Sure enough, of the two rooks that were meant to print, only one worked – the other failed early on. I know this kind of thing can often be down to bed level – despite me following the levelling instructions I know I’m new to this type of printing so assumed my error.

    Then I noticed when moving the machine, it was rocking in the table – I could only get 3 of the 4 corner feet (non adjustable) to sit on a flat surface at any one time. The whole thing was warped.

    This was visible, once I knew what I was looking for, from the front of the machine and is visible in the pics. The whole plate where the LCD sits was rising up toward one corner. Then I noticed a small but deep impact mark on the edge of the anodised aluminium has plate.

    The box seems relatively intact, few light creases as you expect from anything couriered – but no sign of anything having had pierced it or hit it with such force to have caused that impact mark – nothing obvious that could have warped the whole machine.

    So this has to be either a factory QC issue, or I was given a previously returned/used unit. I am going with the latter as I had noticed some marks that looked eerily like finger/hand marks all over the red cover…. unacceptable in any case, so its going back.

    Pretty gutted tbh, the one rook that did completely print showed me what this machine is capable of, very fine detail light years ahead of what my Ender 3 could produce, but this particular unit would never be capable of anything dimensionally accurate with that frame distortion.

    Alas now I am wary of buying another due to this issue, especially since it seems very possible I was sold a used unit as new, and am left with most of a kilo bottle of resin that cost me just shy of 30 quid….
    _________________________________________&
    EDIT – REPLACEMENT PRINTER, SATURN S

    Made a new order for a Saturn S. It has arrived absolutely flawless. Maybe I was just unlucky first time around! S**t – as they say – happens.

    It is superb. Being used to fdm printing, the fine detail you can get from resin – even as a beginner – is next level!

    I used an Ironman figure to test. It was meant to be printed around 170mm tall; I shrunk it to about 35mm just to see if it still captured detail. It did. Mind blowing. I could have painted this in alclad and used it as a Monopoly playing piece!

    Things I’ve noticed so far – resin is pretty weak and brittle (Elegoo water washable) but this is to be expected. I have ordered some “ABS like” resin to try, hopefully that will give enough of an improvement in toughness. However, you shouldn’t expect resin prints to be particularly strong anyway. For me, it’s another tool in the box to be used alongside FDM – and good old fashioned fabrication – to achieve the end product. Another string to the bow!

    But for larger more functional prints, I’ll be using FDM all the way still. This is for ornate and fine detail in my projected usage at least.

    I’ll try and attach a pic of the Ironman figure – this is pretty much out of the box, and me being new to this form of printing. I’d imagine a lot of optimisation will come as I learn to get the best out of settings etc! He has lost a finger – my fault – it did actually print, but I was a bit heavy handed while washing

    All in, very happy. Blown away in fact. Yes I had the initial issue, but it looks like that was bad luck. It happens. Move on!

    Elegoo support was fantastic, this does require mentioning. I bypassed them on the return for the first printer because it was just apparent the whole thing was fundamentally borked. No amount of replacement parts was going to get it right. But they reached out to me offering help regardless! Great sign. I’ve also seen on user Facebook pages they are active and help to resolve problems straight away. Couldn’t ask for better service!

    Poor start... But came good! 2 reviews in 1!

  20. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    After getting an Ender 3 last year and exploring that machines limits I decided it was time to dip into resin printing for finer stuff.

    Can’t fault the service, arrived next day.

    Excitedly unboxed it, got it setup as per instructions, poured in the resin and ran the rook test file.

    This was all easy, the thing is a breeze to set up and run so full marks there.

    However, I noticed early on something didn’t feel right. Sure enough, of the two rooks that were meant to print, only one worked – the other failed early on. I know this kind of thing can often be down to bed level – despite me following the levelling instructions I know I’m new to this type of printing so assumed my error.

    Then I noticed when moving the machine, it was rocking in the table – I could only get 3 of the 4 corner feet (non adjustable) to sit on a flat surface at any one time. The whole thing was warped.

    This was visible, once I knew what I was looking for, from the front of the machine and is visible in the pics. The whole plate where the LCD sits was rising up toward one corner. Then I noticed a small but deep impact mark on the edge of the anodised aluminium has plate.

    The box seems relatively intact, few light creases as you expect from anything couriered – but no sign of anything having had pierced it or hit it with such force to have caused that impact mark – nothing obvious that could have warped the whole machine.

    So this has to be either a factory QC issue, or I was given a previously returned/used unit. I am going with the latter as I had noticed some marks that looked eerily like finger/hand marks all over the red cover…. unacceptable in any case, so its going back.

    Pretty gutted tbh, the one rook that did completely print showed me what this machine is capable of, very fine detail light years ahead of what my Ender 3 could produce, but this particular unit would never be capable of anything dimensionally accurate with that frame distortion.

    Alas now I am wary of buying another due to this issue, especially since it seems very possible I was sold a used unit as new, and am left with most of a kilo bottle of resin that cost me just shy of 30 quid….
    _________________________________________&
    EDIT – REPLACEMENT PRINTER, SATURN S

    Made a new order for a Saturn S. It has arrived absolutely flawless. Maybe I was just unlucky first time around! S**t – as they say – happens.

    It is superb. Being used to fdm printing, the fine detail you can get from resin – even as a beginner – is next level!

    I used an Ironman figure to test. It was meant to be printed around 170mm tall; I shrunk it to about 35mm just to see if it still captured detail. It did. Mind blowing. I could have painted this in alclad and used it as a Monopoly playing piece!

    Things I’ve noticed so far – resin is pretty weak and brittle (Elegoo water washable) but this is to be expected. I have ordered some “ABS like” resin to try, hopefully that will give enough of an improvement in toughness. However, you shouldn’t expect resin prints to be particularly strong anyway. For me, it’s another tool in the box to be used alongside FDM – and good old fashioned fabrication – to achieve the end product. Another string to the bow!

    But for larger more functional prints, I’ll be using FDM all the way still. This is for ornate and fine detail in my projected usage at least.

    I’ll try and attach a pic of the Ironman figure – this is pretty much out of the box, and me being new to this form of printing. I’d imagine a lot of optimisation will come as I learn to get the best out of settings etc! He has lost a finger – my fault – it did actually print, but I was a bit heavy handed while washing

    All in, very happy. Blown away in fact. Yes I had the initial issue, but it looks like that was bad luck. It happens. Move on!

    Elegoo support was fantastic, this does require mentioning. I bypassed them on the return for the first printer because it was just apparent the whole thing was fundamentally borked. No amount of replacement parts was going to get it right. But they reached out to me offering help regardless! Great sign. I’ve also seen on user Facebook pages they are active and help to resolve problems straight away. Couldn’t ask for better service!

    Poor start... But came good! 2 reviews in 1!

  21. Elizabeth Rodriguez says:

     United Kingdom

    This is an excellent resin 3D printer, especially for a beginner in 3D printing. Very good size for prints and a very quiet printer!

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