SparkMaker SLA UV 3D Printer - A cheap Resin/DLP printer - £208.71 @ GearBest
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SparkMaker SLA UV 3D Printer - A cheap Resin/DLP printer - £208.71 @ GearBest

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Found 7th Aug
This is the cheapest resin/DLP 3D printer I've founds that gets reasonable reviews, albeit with a little bit of DIY work (as is my experience with most 3D printers).

This differs from the more common FDM/filament printer in that it uses UV light to cure a liquid resin instead of squirting melted filament out of the print head.

In general this means that the resolution of the print, and the layering are higher quality. The downside of this printer is that the printer has a smaller print volume than a tradition FDM printer. This printer would be ideal for printing small, detailed parts like miniature figures.

There have been a few online reviews that mention some short-comings in the movement of the z-axis, that can be fixed by buying or printing replacement z-screws and from what I can gather the reliability of the prints are markedly improved by doing this.

Anyone with practical experience of this printer or printers of this type may wish to make their opinion known. I haven't bought this myself yet, but it's certainly on the list.
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I've heard awful things about this printer FYI. Check out some YouTube videos on it. If you want a decent starter printer go for an ender 3.
joef1121 m ago

I've heard awful things about this printer FYI. Check out some YouTube …I've heard awful things about this printer FYI. Check out some YouTube videos on it. If you want a decent starter printer go for an ender 3.


That one's FDM rather than resin though, but yeah - the Ender 3 comes highly recommended.
Blurigard32 s ago

That one's FDM rather than resin though, but yeah - the Ender 3 comes …That one's FDM rather than resin though, but yeah - the Ender 3 comes highly recommended.


A good sla/dlp option would be anycubic photon though it's a bit more expensive
I was looking at that the other day, but this is one review of it -

Edited by: "Donna80" 7th Aug
If only Gearbest shipped via Europe, hate to think how much extra this will cost with duty and admin from China?
Ralph88818 m ago

If only Gearbest shipped via Europe, hate to think how much extra this …If only Gearbest shipped via Europe, hate to think how much extra this will cost with duty and admin from China?


I've ordered phones and printers from Gearbest, paid a grand total of £0 on duty and import fees
joef1128 m ago

I've ordered phones and printers from Gearbest, paid a grand total of £0 …I've ordered phones and printers from Gearbest, paid a grand total of £0 on duty and import fees


and
powerbrick3 m ago

and


Its relevant to the point they made about duty fees...?
joef1122 m ago

Its relevant to the point they made about duty fees...?


Just because you claim to have paid no fees what bearing do that have on another person doing so?
Thought it was an flashing beacon.
powerbrick39 m ago

Just because you claim to have paid no fees what bearing do …Just because you claim to have paid no fees what bearing do that have on another person doing so?


You choose NLPost registered as the shipping method, it never gets charged for customs in my experience and I've bought about 4 phones, kids games, torches etc. So by the law of averages, anyone buying this way is very unlikely to get stung for customs charges.
Roger_Irrelevant6 m ago

You choose NLPost registered as the shipping method, it never gets charged …You choose NLPost registered as the shipping method, it never gets charged for customs in my experience and I've bought about 4 phones, kids games, torches etc. So by the law of averages, anyone buying this way is very unlikely to get stung for customs charges.


irrelevant, unlikely != certainty
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