You need to wear a mask when working with resin printers not only because of the odor but its toxicity when inhaled. The most expensive aspect of resin printing is the cost of resin. Elegoo is unique in that they manufacture both resin printers and printer resin.
They provide a limited selection of photopolymer resin guaranteed to work with the Elegoo Mars printer on the official website. The Sims 3: Pets Everything I printed on the Mars was so precise that no touchups were needed. Small details and tiny designs are very much visible and easily printed.
However, I decided to use their recommended program as this can sometimes impact performance and quality in final prints. A common complaint when resin printing is the overwhelming smell of resin. You should always avoid printing in closed spaces and exercise caution with air quality.
The print quality definitely stands up to similar printers on the market. SoftwareDeveloperPriceCommentMakePrintableMixed Dimensions Inc.Free – $25/monthMakePrintable is a web service where you can upload your 3D model before printing. The software will then analyse the design and give you statistics on its printability. You then configure the output characteristics and the algorithm will re-mesh your model for 3D printing removing all problems, providing you with a model ready for 3D printing. Candle CasterKurt & Manuel MeisterBeginner FreeCandle Caster is a super easy to use tool that lets you create molds to cast your own candles. Extrude your favorite shape, adjust the height and width then set the wick diameter.
Cookie CasterDreamforge Inc.Beginner FreeCookieCaster lets you design, share and create custom cookie cutters. If you have your own 3D printer, you can download the 3D model of your design for for printing at home. If you don’t own a printer you can have your design printed via the 3D printing service, Shapeways.