SL1 first impressions  

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debra.k
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I have had my SL1 kit for about a week.  First assembly was easy and instruction were excellent.

This is my third resin printer.  I have a Monoprice DLP printer and a Peopoly laser printer.  Both of these were a chore to get a good print with.  The SL1 is a whole different story.  It just works and works well, I am very impressed.  The user interface is great, Prusa Slicer works great and print quality is fantastic.  The CW1 is a real game changer, it make post processing simple and much cleaner than any method i had previously used.

I would like to see Prusa Slicer have the ability to hollow out and put holes in models.

 

Thanks Prusa for a great printer

 

Debra

Posted : 30/10/2019 12:02 am
kevin.e2
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I have to second Debra's evaluation.  I had one previous resin printer, wanhao-D7 and it was a bit of a nightmare.

The prints I am getting out of the SL1 are just amazing and the CW1 makes life so much easier for post processing.

I'm sure there will be little tweaks and enhancements over the coming months that will make it even better.

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Posted : 30/10/2019 12:12 am
michaelhenry
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What sort of objects are you guys printing?  I'm looking to print mostly engineering or mechanical parts with prismatic shapes and where geometric and dimensional accuracy will be important as opposed to miniature figures where accuracy may not be too critical.  

Mike

Posted : 31/10/2019 8:25 pm
kevin.e2
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So far just samples for me.   I haven't tried anything mechanical and/or requiring dimensional accuracy.  I expect there will be a learning curve there as I try to work out correct resins and exposure times to makes things work.  But here is a geometric sample:

  

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Posted : 31/10/2019 11:54 pm
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michaelhenry
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Posted by: @kevin-e2

So far just samples for me.   I haven't tried anything mechanical and/or requiring dimensional accuracy.  I expect there will be a learning curve there as I try to work out correct resins and exposure times to makes things work.  But here is a geometric sample:

  

Thanks.  I'm trying to decide between SLA and MSLA 3D printer alternatives.  This is one part that I'd like to print, for example.

 

The part is about 23mm long x 8 mm for the largest OD and the thinnest wall section is about 0.3mm.  I wouldn't mind needing to experiment to get a good part but need to get there in the end on many similar types of parts.  I know that FDM won't get me there.

 

Posted : 01/11/2019 11:12 pm
debra.k
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Posted by: @michaelhenry

 

  

Thanks.  I'm trying to decide between SLA and MSLA 3D printer alternatives.  This is one part that I'd like to print, for example.

 

The part is about 23mm long x 8 mm for the largest OD and the thinnest wall section is about 0.3mm.  I wouldn't mind needing to experiment to get a good part but need to get there in the end on many similar types of parts.  I know that FDM won't get me there.

 

Do you live in the US?  If so, if you send me the stl for this I would be happy to print this object and send it to you

Posted : 02/11/2019 12:39 am
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