Stereolithography, better known by the abbreviation SLA, was the first 3D printing technology imagined in 1986 by the American Chuck Hull, later founder of the giant 3D Systems. The method, based on the photo-polymerization of a UV-sensitive resin using a laser, has been inspired by new techniques such as DLP, the MovingLight (of Prodways) or more recently in Carbon3D CLIP.
Long reserved for industrialists and laboratories, SLA technology has become more and more accessible over the years, both in terms of price and its handling.
The Phrozen Shuffle is another, already successful, 3D Printer, which we would like to present here with a small review.
You will find the further details below.
The Phrozen Shuffle looks elegant and massive
The resin tank is fixed with locking screws. Since the screws have no complete thread, they can be loosened much faster and safer, without the risk that the screws fall into the tank. But this should also possibly support the plastic cover, which is included as protection on the container.
Overall, the printer is a little heavy (relative to the Anycubic or D7), so you expect a massive mechanics. But the example of Baseplate shows that even here, compared to the other two DUP competitors, you have even a reduced area: 12 cm x 6.8 cm, at 20 cm in Z (Build Volume).
Slicing and printer control via NanoDLP
You can operate the shuffle by connecting a USB stick and then selecting a print profile via the touch interface. Or you can connect it to the local network and call a customized version of NanoDLP via a web browser. However, calibration and functional verification only works via the touch interface.
Support and manual for the operation of Phrozen
One problem that we noticed at the beginning was the missing manual / user manual, which we were able to download in the FEPShop but not the actual manufacturer. The description also shows the creative wiring that you need to make as a user, which is a little puzzling, why this has not been solved internally.
Excellent print quality on Phrozen Shuffle
What you really like is the quality of the printed objects. The LED / LCD technology of the Shuffle is characterized by the very homogeneous exposure on the projection surface. The so-called ParaLed of Phrozen is used, which means a nearly 90% homogeneity in the surface irradiation. The LED has 50 W and is transported with a small mirror cone for coupling to the LCD screen.