ELEGOO Saturn 2 resin 3D printer review

About ELEGOO

Since 2015, ELEGOO has been delivering cutting-edge, user-friendly, and best-quality consumer 3D printers at an industry-leading pace. Their brand and products have established the most excellent reputation among professional presses and opinion leaders in the 3D printing community. It has always been their intention to make 3D printing tech easier to access for everyone.

Resin-based 3D printers have been around for a few years now and are available in all sizes, ranging from units small enough to fit on your desktop to larger printers that have a volume that exceeds some popular FDM printers. As manufacturers develop these printers, they are rapidly adding new features to make them easier to use and more accessible to the average person and the Saturn 2 is no exception.

ELEGOO has been in the resin 3D printer business for the past few years and has produced several different sizes ranging from small printers like the Elegoo Mars 3, which has a 4K resolution, all the way up to the Elegoo Jupiter, with a 6K resolution. Like the number in its name suggests, the new ELEGOO Saturn 2 is the latest iteration of their ELEGOO Saturn line of resin 3D printers and comes with quite a few improvements. The Saturn 2, is designed to compete with the best resin 3D printer.

Overview of the ELEGOO Saturn 2 resin 3D printer

ELEGOO Saturn 2 resin 3D printer

      Now let me introduce this printer to you from the following aspects. First, it has 8K ultra-high resolution. 7680×4320 pixels LCD screen is packed into Saturn 2, enabling it to print out works at 28µm high XY resolution, and render the tiniest of features in lifelike detail. All of the prints’ surfaces will be clean and smooth. Second, it has a larger printing volume than Saturn. With a build volume of 219x123x250mm / 8.62×4.84×9.84 inch and a 10” large mono LCD screen making the prototype size larger and the curing efficiency higher, you can print one larger model or multiple smaller models in a single batch. Third, this printer is equipped bigger 10” mono LCD. 10” monochrome LCD and a taller Z axis make a jump in printing size, 219x123x250mm/8.6×4.8×9.8 inch large build volume lets your creations have more possibilities. The tempered glass screen protector is added for defense against scratches and resin spills. Fourth, it adopts a light source with a fresnel lens. A newly designed Fresnel collimating light source allows for a uniform light beam across the entire LCD screen and an acclaimed light uniformity of 92%, essential for batch production and large prints. What’s more, you can enjoy better printing experience. The air filtration system with an activated carbon filter can absorb most of the resin odor, creating an odor-free fresh printing environment, and a removable panel on the UV covers is great for those who want to use an exhaust system, offering a more comfortable experience. ATTENTION: The USB port next to the vat is for an odor-reducing facility only. In addition, double heat-conducting copper heat tubes with faster heat transfer and better heat dissipation efficiency prolong the service life of 3D printers. Last but not least, the ELEGOO Saturn 2 resin 3D printer has reliable printing performance. The Z-axis is designed with dual linear rails and non-slip hexagon socket leveling screws for ultra-steady & accurate movement and remarkable printing performance. The sandblasted surface build plate provides much stronger adherence and PFA release liner with easier model removal and less release tension.

The detailed description of Saturn 2 8k mono LCD 3D printer

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8K vivid details

ELEGOO Saturn 2 resin 3D printer  work:4k vs 8k

The 10-inch 8K mono LCD screen is jointly developed by ELEGOO and INNOLUX, with a UHD resolution of 7680×4320 and a 380:1 high contrast ratio, you can print out highly-detailed prints with sharper edges and corners at micron-level accuracy, support printing layer thickness down to 0.01-0.2mm in a faster printing speed of 1-3s.

Larger printing space

A fairly large workspace of 219x123x250mm and 225x129mm build plate will open up new creative possibilities for larger models or batch printing requirements. An all-metal resin vat with feet prevents the PFA release liner film from touching your work surface.

Super stable structure

Double Z-axis linear railway is designed with a shock absorption unit at the bottom for a quieter, steadier, and more precise motion. The sandblasted surface build plate provides a much stronger adherence, especially when printing larger 3D models, while PFA releases liner film with less release tension for a higher printing success rate.

A worry-free printing experience

The air purifier with a built-in activated carbon air filtration system can effectively reduce resin odor for a refreshing printing environment. The heat dissipation system includes double heat-conducting copper heat tubes with faster ventilation and heat dissipation.

Excellent accuracy and print quality

Fresnel collimating light source with FCLS innovative patented technology contains 48 highly integrated LED lights, working with FCL system Fresnel lens, ensuring uniform UV light beam cover across the entire LCD screen with consistent accuracy. Meanwhile, the replaceable scratch-resistant tempered glass with 9H hardness fits perfectly and restores print details while protecting the screen.

The accessories of this printer

The Elegoo Saturn 2 includes a pretty standard array of accessories that many other Elegoo resin printers ship with including tools such as the diagonal cutters for support removal as well as the metal and plastic spatulas. Additionally, it comes with a set of paper filtering funnels, the power brick, an air purifier module, a user manual, and a USB memory stick with a copy of the manual, Chitubox Basic (the recommended slider for the Elegoo Saturn 2).

If you are looking for a mid-sized 3D resin printer or you need to print in a high level of detail, you really can’t go wrong with this printer.

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