Since the SLA printing have a complex process, they have been hanging on to high wages till today. However, thanks to the newly introduced Monoprice MP Mini Deluxe, they are now affordable enough to find themselves a corner every home.
Of course, it has some drawbacks due to the concessions made to lower the price.
Being limited to the MP Mini Deluxe's 4.8 x 2.7 inch LCD screen isn't suitable for very large prints, but if you want to handle small-sized prints quickly, any 3D SLA printer, better than Monoprice MP Mini Deluxe, still not available on the market.
Monoprice’s consumables are also available at very reasonable prices. If you use materials other than those recommended, your product will be out of warranty.
The printer's Creation Workshop ”software is an easy-to-use software that allows you to rotate, scale, move and replicate your designs as needed.
Do not forget to fill the printing drum with liquid resin before printing. You also need to make the printhead ready. It’s a little weird that MP Mini Deluxe does not warn you in advance about any of these operations. Perhaps they may consider adding such a control system in future releases, because if people who are not very experienced turn on the printer unaware of these warnings, they are inevitable.
If you are negligent, it is also impossible to notice the error until the process is finished, as the print area cannot be seen during the process.
It should be noted that the printer is very quiet when operating. The loudest sound is, for example, the sound from the fan that cools the UV LEDs - which is almost at a peaceful level.
Do not forget to wear gloves as their resin is slightly sticky and fragrant.
Given its low cost, it can complete the printing process quickly enough, even though it is incomparable to superfast printers.
The rinsed print should also be secured with UV light to ensure the resin is strong. It is enough to wait a few hours in sunlight or under UV LEDs.
You must consider the terms of the warranty by recalling the warning we made at the beginning of the article. If you want to try different resins, you can get more robust prints, but you still don't want to make the product out of warranty due to use contrary to the warranty conditions.