$100 Resin Printer?

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I've never been interested in a resin printer. Seems like the process is too messy and problematic.

... but seeing this video has me wondering if I should give it a try!

 

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I've never been interested in a resin printer.
Nope sorry @Nifty, you’re not going to get me hooked on this one, resin printers are not me.. If I started into something new like this, then divorce would be on the cards..
 
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Yours truly has no intention of dipping into sticky resinous waters ( I swear! :D ) but, out of curiosity, I browsed the web of Prusa, the manufacturer of my current and only 3D printer. They are releasing a new resin model, the SL1-Speed. Price is 1979 euro for the printer alone or 2549 euro if you purchase a bundle including also their CW1 curing/washing machine, which seems a must if you want a really good finish.
Common sense tells me that $100 for a resin printer would be, in all likelihood, $100 going down the kitchen sink (and a messy resin clogged sink too ).
 
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Yours truly has no intention of dipping into sticky resinous waters
I'm right there with you. I really can't see myself ever giving that a go. In fact, I'm not even sure I'll venture out pass boring PLA on my FDM printer. I think the most exciting I'll get to is possibly giving flexibles a try, but even that seems like more trouble than I need to get into.

Common sense tells me that $100 for a resin printer would be, in all likelihood, $100 going down the kitchen sink (and a messy resin clogged sink too ).
You very well may be correct. That said, I've been happy with how quickly prices are dropping for so many things in this hobby (good ol' competition + economies of scale), so I wouldn't be terribly surprised if it wouldn't be 1/2 decent.

That said, if Prusa printers are our benchmark, then a lot of printers are going to be below the mark. They make great printers from what I've heard / read.
 

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Yes @Nifty, I realize that Prusa pricing is not in the same league of the average Chinese product, but 1979 euro versus $100 is s a gap too wide. Resin printers require a very high grade of precision and quality control. It seems incredible to me ( I may be wrong) that they achieve that for 100 bucks and make a profit on it.

Looking back at the past months with my Prusa i3mk3S+, I see now that practically all my problems have been either my fault or either the uneven quality of the filaments I purchased, not the machine itself.
Nevertheless, I discovered too that you mustn’t necessarily follow blindfolded the instructions given in the manual. Sometimes, trial and error makes you discover “undocumented” tricks and shortways, It’s good to experiment a bit ( up to a point. :rolleyes: ).
 

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Not as cheap, but a pretty established company offering:

https://www.anycubic.com/collections/special-offer

Too bad I am too scared to get into resin printing, lol!

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