Epax E6 mono review

Overview of Epax E6 mono

The EPAX E6 is an LCD-based UV resin 3D printer with a fairly decent build volume of 128 x 81 x 155 mm. Thanks to its high-end 6“ 2K (1620*2560 px) monochrome LCD masking screen, the machine delivers neatly-looking models consistently and reliably. Besides, monochrome masking screens are incredibly durable and account for three times the lifespan of their color counterparts. The EPAX E6 offers an upgraded Z-axis carriage and an improved lead screw design for utmost consistency and minimum Z-Wobble issues. It also features a corrosion-resistant resin vat with resin-level indicators. There is also the all-metal chassis, precise Z-Homing system, and safe door hinge design. Moreover, the EPAX E6 is compatible with Non-FEP (nFEP) film for optimal print adhesion. It can be controlled with a built-in 3.5-inch touchscreen and is easy to use, allowing you to start your 3D printing journey shortly after getting the device out of the box. The EPAX E6 is designed to be used in the production of dimensionally accurate prints with a smooth surface finish. It is perfect for tabletop miniatures, jewels, dental models, prototypes, and art designs. Due to being unbelievably easy to use, the machine would be a fine choice for both entry-level makers and professionals.

Epax E6 mono

Features of the E6 3D LCD printer

 

Epax E6 mono

● Top of the range z-axis and lead screw.

● Unique nFEP film leading to smaller release force and less stress on print.

● Top-of-the-range parallel light, leading to very accurate prints and great dimensional accuracy.

● Modular design. Making upgrading easier.

● Standard ChiTu mainboard thus making future upgrades easy.

● Easy maintenance with more than a few ways to access and keep an eye on the chamber from the front, back and bottom.

● Heavy foundation and frame making it a stable machine.

The introduction about the Epax E6 mono 3D printer

Epax E6 mono

 

There are some main features. I think it will arouse your interest. Now, I will introduce them one by one. Epax E6 mono printer is equipped with MONO SCREEN. The Epax E6 does have a mono LCD masking over its UV light source, which means it’ll be able to whizz through the lights-on part of each layer in short order – a couple of seconds, if even that. It’s fast. The use of a mono LCD brings print speeds down compared to RGB LCDs (which are still prevalent in MSLA printers of recent years) and has the benefit of a longer lifespan. That’s right, this particular piece of hardware in the printer is considered consumable – the pixels deteriorate over time when exposed to UV light, generally after around 2,000 hours of exposure. You will have to replace it. This printer’s resolution is high. Unique nFEP film leads to a much smaller release force, quieter, and much less stress on print. With nFEP, you’ll be able to tune your lifting speed faster. The latest parallel light source structure provides more even UV light emission, leading to very high printing details and precision. Very good print dimensional accuracy. The E6 features a 6-inch 2K LCD, which means that it spreads its 2560 x 1620 pixels across a printing area of 128 x 81 mm. This gives an XY resolution of ~50 microns, which is about par with many similar machines, although bested by other recent printers that use 4K resolution LCDs. Combined with the Z-axis layer height of 10 microns, the E6, we expect, will be capable of highly detailed prints. To keep the price competitive, Epax uses a molded vat and partially molded build plate. The actual print surface itself is metal, so no concerns about adhesion here. Some prefer a metal vat, arguing that liquid resin could degrade plastic resin vats over time. Across the many resin printers we’ve tested, we haven’t experienced any issues with plastic vats. If you want to run multiple vats for different resins, the plastic vats can be a decent money saver. The Epax E6 uses a ChiTu mainboard and runs ChiTu firmware. Given this single source, we expect it to be the typically smooth and easy-to-use user experience. You interact with the printer via a 3.5-inch color touchscreen on the front of the base unit. As such, ChiTuBox is the default slicer for the Epax E6. Handily, it is a highly capable slicer with everything you need for successful resin 3D printing. You won’t be limited to ChiTuBox alone, though. Popular third-party slicer Lychee can output ChiTu-friendly print files and even has a printer profile configured and ready to go for the E6.

The using experience of Epax E6 mono

The Epax E6 is a 6″2K Monochrome LCD 3D resin printer. It is slightly larger in build area than standard competitor machines (Epax X1, Elegoo Mars, AnyCubic Photon.) The monochrome screen allows for longer life (meaning more hours of printing time before replacement) of the screen than color screens. The LED array is amazing and the Z axis and lead screw that come standard are DIY upgrades. You pay more of a premium for Epax, but you get what you pay for. The build quality is top-notch, even in the new E series of printers, which are more budget-friendly. What you also get is incredible customer support. One thing Epax is known for is sending machines that come from the box, pre-leveled. That means you should be able to unbox, put the printer in its new home, load a file, and start printing. That was precisely the case for me with my E6! I put it on the shelf and started printing orders immediately, and the poor thing hasn’t gotten a break since. Sometimes, things shift in shipping, and you do need to re-level. It’s a breeze with the way Epax have built their build plates, and once they are level, they rarely ever get unlevel again. (This cannot be said for the way other printer companies build their platforms, I had one I had to re-level after every single print before buying a mod for it and another that went after about every 20 prints.)

If you are in the market for a resin 3D printer, this is the ideal machine for you-especially if you are a beginner. It runs smoothly and almost silently.

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