The Anycubic company has presented three new resin printers, from the M3 series. They are the basic model, the Plus, with 6K resolution, and the Max, which reaches 7K, all three with a really amazing intelligent resin filling, functions for cloud printing and the possibility of having an internal camera to verify the printing process remotely.
I have been able to use the M3 Plus for a few weeks, and in this video I will tell you the details and specifications of this great machine.
As you can see, I have not explained what the cloud function or the internal camera is like, something that I will leave for a second video, but for now we can summarize it like this:
– The Anycubic Photon M3 Plus has a new 9.6-inch 6K resolution monochrome LCD display, which provides a print resolution of 34 microns. The monochrome screen also uses less power and has a longer lifespan. The Max version reaches 7K resolution, and its surface is even larger, 13.5 inches.
– All three have a faster print speed, with a uniform light source and a high light transmission screen. It gets to print as fast as 1.5 seconds per layer, although that can be set with the program that comes with the printer (or whatever software you use for slicing).
– The plate surface is laser engraved, with a structure with raised edges to grip the print, reducing the risk of failure. It also makes it easier to remove the piece (I always use a hair dryer for easier removal).
– Another important point is the Anycubic LightTurbo Technology. The LED lights are placed in an array to form an array that provides a 92% light uniformity in each layer.
– It has a dedicated anti-scratch film and replaceable between the protective film and the screen, helping to extend the life of the screen.
– Have a sensor that detects if there is enough resin in the tray, and if not, it expels resin using the bottle that we put in the back. This makes it impossible to run out of resin in the middle of printing, while also reducing the chance of resin staining the machine from the process of refilling and emptying the tray.
– It’s compatible with Anycubic Cloudallowing remote control and monitoring of the 3D printer’s printing process.
– The software Photon Workshop includes a function to add text and 8x smoothing.
Technical specifications of the Anycubic Photon M3 Plus
As you can see in the specifications, the resolution is equal to the Photon Mono X 6K. It allows you to print really tiny details, being ideal for printing miniatures of any kind.
Its speed is very striking, but what really impresses me is the intelligent resin filling system, since I’m a clumsy when it comes to putting resin from the bottle and I always end up staining everything. In this way I only have to worry about emptying the tray when it has been inactive for a while and extracting the figure once the printing is finished (as long as everything has gone well and there is nothing stuck to the base of the tray, of course). ).
Ventajas de la Anycubic Photon M3 Plus
If we take into account that it is already very similar in quality to the Mono X 6K, its main advantages are:
– Allows to fill the resin automatically.
– It is possible to monitor printing remotely with the Anycubic Cloud function.
– Allows you to install a camera to see the status of printing during work.
These are the three novelties, to which I add:
– Large printing surface, ideal for mockups or printing several figures at the same time (when using Anycubic LightTurbo, it is very uniform, so there is no difference in the position of the figure).
– Possibility of printing at 0.01 mm.
Desventajas de la Anycubic Photon M3 Plus
The main disadvantage is that I need more space to put it, since the rear bottle makes its surface increase. If you have a large work table, there is not much of a problem, but if the space to store it is small, solutions will have to be found.
Of course, you can not install the automatic refill system, but in this way you will be losing a great advantage of this model.
Differences of the Anycubic Photon M3 Plus with previous versions
In the video above you have the Anycubic models that I have at home. The Mono X, the 6K, the Photon Ultra and the new M3 Plus.
Anycubic had a lot of success with the Mono X, although its resolution can’t compare to what 6K offers. In this case we can say that the resolution is the same as 6K, although it is faster. It should also be noted that the Mono X does not have automatic resin filling, nor does the 6K, and that the Anycubic Photon M3 Plus is the first with a Cloud system to monitor printing.
It also improves in resolution with the Anycubic Photon Ultrawith DLP technology, and is much larger, although it is also considerably more expensive.
Differences of the Anycubic Photon M3 Plus with the rest of the M3
As you can see in the image above, the M3 is the cheapest, with a 7.6-inch LCD screen, 2.99 liter print volume, 4% light transmission and 400:1 contrast. It’s 4K.
The Plus is the one that I have told you today in detail, with a 9.6-inch screen and 6K.
The much more expensive Max exceeds 13 inches and reaches 13K resolution.
Results with the Anycubic Photon M3 Plus
As you can see in the images, a letter A with a height of 0.6 mm prints perfectly, with a height of 1.4 mm. The resolution in this case was 0.01 mm per layer.
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