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|location=CNC Area
 
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The '''Anycubic Photon''' is a resin based [[Wikipedia:Stereolithography|SLA]] 3D Printer. It produces higher definition models than typical filament based printers (such as the filament based [[3D Printer|Ultimaker Original+]]). It was purchased in August 2019 via a [[SLA Printer Pledge|Pledge drive]].
 
The '''Anycubic Photon''' is a resin based [[Wikipedia:Stereolithography|SLA]] 3D Printer. It produces higher definition models than typical filament based printers (such as the filament based [[3D Printer|Ultimaker Original+]]). It was purchased in August 2019 via a [[SLA Printer Pledge|Pledge drive]].
  
The printer is currently in storage until we have an RFID access solution, HMS calendar and a post processing workstation. It will live in the [[CNC Area]].
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The printer is located in the [[CNC Area]].
  
==Specs==
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== Booking the Printer ==
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You can book the printer for one 6 hour maximum period at once. Be aware that some prints can take several hours so be careful when timing it.
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== Basic Operation ==
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Always wear gloves when handling the resin and resulting prints. Gloves are available and if none are look upstairs in the safety area.
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=== Designing ===
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You first of all design your 3d print on your own computer or one in the [[Blue Room]] using suitable software such as [https://www.chitubox.com/download.html ChiTuBox].
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You can also use the slicer provided by Photo called Anycubic Photo Slicer.
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=== Printing ===
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To print first use your RFID to active the printer. You can upload the finished design via. memory stick - one is with the machine to use if you don't have one yourself.
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The prints done it in can take several hours - the height will affect the builds.
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Due to the nature of the machine you may not see a failed print for 30mm or so depth unless it is paused and you move it (you shouldn't usually do this). For long prints if you are unsure it will go well book extra time to cover reprinting if it fails the first time.
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== Finished Parts ==
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Printed parts need to be washed. There is available IPA for rinsing and water for removing the IPA.
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== Curing Station ==
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A UV Nail Lamp is available to cure the finished print. It automatically rotates when turned on since the turntable is solar powered.
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== Specs ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
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! Make
 
! Make
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! Max Print Size (mm)
 
! Max Print Size (mm)
 
! Resolution (mm)
 
! Resolution (mm)
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! Z axis accuracy
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! Suggested Layer Thickness (mm)
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! Suggested Print Speed (mm/h)
 
! UV Wavelength (nm)
 
! UV Wavelength (nm)
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! Rated Power
 
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! Spec sticker
 
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| 220 * 200 * 400
 
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| 0.047 (2560x1440, 5" diagonal)
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| 0.01 ~ 0.2
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| 20
 
| 405
 
| 405
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| 40W
 
| [[File:SLA_3D_Printer_Back_Sticker.jpg|100px]]
 
| [[File:SLA_3D_Printer_Back_Sticker.jpg|100px]]
 
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==Process==
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==Resin==
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[[File:SLA_3D_Printer.jpg|thumb|Photon printer]]
 
[[File:SLA_3D_Printer.jpg|thumb|Photon printer]]
Printed parts need to be washed. They then need to be cured, preferably in an enclosed environment with a powered filter.
 
  
==Resin==
 
 
Resin typically costs: £20/500ml, plus wastage.
 
Resin typically costs: £20/500ml, plus wastage.
  

Revision as of 20:31, 13 November 2019

Anycubic Photon
Tool AnycubicPhoton.jpg
Manufacturer Anycubic
Model Photon
Obtained Pledge drive (August 2019)
Location CNC Area
Team 3D Printing
Induction Required Yes (use request form)
Booking Yes (use HMS)
Status Defunct
Tools:   all pageslistPower ToolsBroken tools     {{}}

The Anycubic Photon is a resin based SLA 3D Printer. It produces higher definition models than typical filament based printers (such as the filament based Ultimaker Original+). It was purchased in August 2019 via a Pledge drive.

The printer is located in the CNC Area.

Booking the Printer

You can book the printer for one 6 hour maximum period at once. Be aware that some prints can take several hours so be careful when timing it.

Basic Operation

Always wear gloves when handling the resin and resulting prints. Gloves are available and if none are look upstairs in the safety area.

Designing

You first of all design your 3d print on your own computer or one in the Blue Room using suitable software such as ChiTuBox.

You can also use the slicer provided by Photo called Anycubic Photo Slicer.

Printing

To print first use your RFID to active the printer. You can upload the finished design via. memory stick - one is with the machine to use if you don't have one yourself.

The prints done it in can take several hours - the height will affect the builds.

Due to the nature of the machine you may not see a failed print for 30mm or so depth unless it is paused and you move it (you shouldn't usually do this). For long prints if you are unsure it will go well book extra time to cover reprinting if it fails the first time.

Finished Parts

Printed parts need to be washed. There is available IPA for rinsing and water for removing the IPA.

Curing Station

A UV Nail Lamp is available to cure the finished print. It automatically rotates when turned on since the turntable is solar powered.

Specs

Make Model Dimensions (mm) Max Print Size (mm) Resolution (mm) Z axis accuracy Suggested Layer Thickness (mm) Suggested Print Speed (mm/h) UV Wavelength (nm) Rated Power Spec sticker
Anycubic Photon SLA 220 * 200 * 400 115 * 65 * 115 0.047 (2560x1440, 5" diagonal) 0.01 ~ 0.2 20 405 40W SLA 3D Printer Back Sticker.jpg

Resin

Photon printer

Resin typically costs: £20/500ml, plus wastage.

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