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The Phrozen Sonic Mini 3D Printer – fast resin printer!

3D printing technology process principle

3D printing technology appeared in the mid-1990s and is actually the latest rapid prototyping device utilizing technologies such as light curing and paper lamination. 3D printing is a kind of rapid prototyping technology. It is a technology based on digital model files and uses bondable materials such as powdered metal or plastic to construct objects by layer-by-layer printing.

Phrozen Sonic Mini 3D Printer

Sonic Mini Specifications:

The Phrozen Sonic Mini is a resin printer that boasts fast print times, a long-lasting LCD screen, and an affordable price. Today, I want to recommend this printer to you. The Sonic Mini has a build size of 120 * 68 mm with a maximum height of 130 mm. The LCD screen used is a monochrome 5.5-inch panel. This translates to a much longer lifetime of the panel with up to 2000 hours of use. Compared to other screens which usually need to be replaced after 500 hours of use, the Phrozen Sonic Mini will require service less often. Besides the long LCD life, the use of a monochrome panel in the Sonic Mini allows for faster print times. Regular printers available in the market need around 7-8 seconds of curing time for each layer. The Sonic Mini can cure layers at a speed of ~2 seconds per layer.

45 ° of Phrozen Sonic Mini 3D Printer

A complete list of specs can be seen below:

Build size 120 * 68 * 130 mm
LCD Monochrome 5.5″ FHD
XY Pixels 1920*1080 pixels
XY Resolution 62 µm
LED Array Para LED V2 Lite
Print Speed Up to 50mm / hour
Ports USB, micro SD
Printer OS Phrozen OS
Touchscreen  2.8″ colour
Slicer Chitubox
Z Resolution 10 – 100 µm
Z-axis Single Linear Rail with Lead Screw
Power Inpu 100-240 VAC – 50/60 HZ
Max power consumption 40W
Printer size 25 * 25 * 33cm
Printer weight 4,5Kg

The Sonic Mini does not take up a lot of space. The cover is made from a single piece of injection-molded plastic that blocks UV light. It’s worth noting that the seal between the cover and the bottom of the printer is good. After a print is started the odor from the resin can be hardly detected. Of course, this does not eliminate the need of having a good ventilated room when using the printer. The Sonic Mini is controlled by using the front 2.8-inch touchscreen. The interface is really easy to use with clear action buttons making the Sonic Mini a beginner-friendly machine. Sure, the screen is not the highest resolution or the brightest. But considering you are using the screen for a few seconds on each print, for me it’s good enough. In the package, you also get a pair of rubber gloves, a funnel, a quality metal scraper, and a USB drive containing a lot of useful information and some test models ready to be printed. Another feature of the Sonic Mini is the translucent plastic vat for the resin. Using this type of vat allows the user to easily see the level of resin. In addition, the monochrome LCD screen used in the Sonic Mini is installed on the bottom, which is easily replaced. Phrozen provides some useful videos on the USB stick included in the box with instructions on how to replace the screen on the Sonic Mini. When getting the printer and using it for the first time, is recommended to level the build-plate to the LCD. This is done by placing a piece of paper over the LCD screen and then pressing the plate flat on it. Loosen the screws and with the plate pressed, carefully tighten the screws.

inside Phrozen Sonic Mini 3D Printer

 

The Good of Phrozen Sonic Mini

Uniform UV light projection.

Good insulation to keep bad odor inside.

Accurate movements of the plate.

Silent operation.

Beginner friendly.

Affordable price.

Conclusions – Is the Sonic Mini worth buying ? – Sure!!

The Phrozen Sonic Mini is a good budget resin printer. It offers the fastest print times currently available on the market and it’s beginner friendly. The price is comparable with other resin printers on the market. It’s not the cheapest but I can say it’s totally worth it because of the long LCD life and fast print times. It’s a great choice for printing miniatures and jewelry in a small amount of time, without breaking the bank. If you buy the Sonic Mini, you will not be disappointed. Phrozen’s Sonic Mini comes with an easy-to-use interface and has everything you need. As the perfect 3D printer for home use, Phrozen Sonic Mini comes with an easy-to-use interface, providing offline printing, a 2.8 touch screen, and an LCD screen that works for over 2000 hours. This mini 3D printer takes only 1 second to print a single layer and only 5 minutes to set up. The printing speed and convenience make this machine a brilliant 3D printer for beginners. You will really happy with it and it will be your main printer when it comes to printing miniatures. Buy the Sonic Mini today and experience effortless printing!

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