ELEGOO Mars 2 Mono MSLA 3D Printer UV Photocuring LCD Resin 3D Printer with 6.08 inch 2K Monochrome LCD, Printing Size 129...

85 reviews

$239.99

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【Fast Printing and less maintenance】Mars 2 comes with a 6.08 inch monochrome LCD of 2K HD resolution and only takes 2 seconds per layer exposure to cure resin, which could significantly enhance your printing efficiency. Mono LCD has a much longer lifespan and stable performance during long term printing, thus saves your cost. 【Outstanding prints and ultra accuracy】Brand new light source structure provides more even UV light emission and working together with 2K mono LCD, the printing details and precision are greatly improved and the 3D printed models are fascinating. 【Sturdy build quality】CNC machined aluminum body makes Mars 2 a very formidable machine. Newly-designed sandblasted build plate has a much stronger adherence during printing and enables consistent printing success. 【Multi language interface】Mars 2 now supports 12 kinds of languages so customers across the world could operate the 3D printer more conveniently without barriers. The newly added 10 languages are Japanese, Dutch, Korean, French, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Turkish and Portuguese. 【Warranty and Service】We provide a 1-year warranty on the whole printer and 6-month warranty for the 2K LCD (FEP film is excluded).
Reviews
User says:

I ordered the Elegoo Mars around the first of the year. My experience has been positive overall. The support is very good, and I found that using the facebook Elegoo Mars group is very helpful as well. Some pros and cons:Pros:-Very easy to set-up and use (software is relatively simple to use). Far fewer settings to adjust vs FDM printers (only 5 or 6 settings really make a difference in the end product)-Less finicky than FDM printers (not as susceptible to print fails from factors like first layer adhesion/settings). It's very forgiving.-Incredible detail and resolution-Good support-Resin is ideal for painting-Relatively low maintenanceCons:-A bit messy-A bit smelly (not as bad as people mention IMO).-A bit slow. Not a true con, because DLP laser resin printers are expensive, commercial grade printers for higher volume application.-Elegoo resin sticks to everything and transfers easily. 99% isopropyl/ethyl are the only readily available solvents to remove resin from surfaces. (Tip: after printing, rinse with 99% isopropyl or ethyl alcohol, then water, then alcohol and water again.)-Quality control: I had to return first 2 units. First one had an issue where the rising and lowering metal plate would not detach from FEP during first several layers. SOLUTION: add a piece of painters tape to corner of LCD screen, under FEP film, but do not cover active pixel area! (Issue is a vacuum is created that cannot detach).....Second printer had to be returned because units are susceptible to a part knocking loose during shipment, which will cause the UV lamp to turn off randomly. I found tapping the side of the unit helps temporarily, but it is shorting out. Support has a solution to fix it yourself. Just wrap it in an insulator that doesn't conduct electricity (I deferred to the amazon exchange process).Some tips:The printer has a relatively easy learning curve. Default settings in Chitubox 1.3 are ok, but not ideal. For Elegoo transparent resin, I use a minimum of 8 seconds per layer at 0.05mm height. For opaque resins, I use 11-12 seconds per layer at 0.05mm. As a default, I use 8 bottom layers at 30 seconds each. I don't change settings for different layer heights. For most models, especially ones with large internal volume, be sure to add a drain hole in the software or manually with a drill bit after printing. If you drill too small a hole, another hole to let air may be necessary.-Always check the resin reservoir after printing and especially after fails for resin that is stuck to the TPE film and loose in the leftover resin. They include filters for this.-When picking models and preparing a print, you should use any empty area of the print bed for additional models. The only thing affecting print speed is the height of your models. You can print as many models simultaneously as you can fit on the bed without affecting print speed as long as you don't add a taller model. (This is not the case with FDM printers).-Get a nail curing lamp or put your models in the sun to cure for 30 min-1 hour for increased strength. Too long will change the color of some resins (like elegoo transparent).-Try the transparent resin at least once. Transparent resin prints the fastest and you can also calibrate and level your bed without having to empty the resin and clean it (you can see through to the LCD screen to align the ballast without removing the resin).--Another reason, is that transparent resin allows you to see the internal structure of your model. You can see the infill grid and see if any resin is trapped. I didn't understand the importance of a drain hole in some models until I used transparent resin and saw liquid resin moving freely in a finished model.Despite needing to make an exchange, my overall experience has been very positive. For $500, I think it is a great deal relative to other resin printers with similar abilities and performance. I would definitely make the purchase again.

User says:

Coming from ZERO, 3D modeling skills. Now one week later. I can do basic modeling, and proficient knowledge in using slicer software and mesh softwares...This machine was my entry point into the world of 3D printing. With years of window shopping for printers, I simply could not resist to take a look at this printer and jumped head in after doing weeks of research on Elegoo.To my surprise unlike many other printers. Elegoo seem to consistently have amazing prints according to several youtubers, forums, reddit, and even facebook pages.I could not believe the detail achievable in these printers for next to nothing compared to printers years ago, the ones I windowed shopped for... And even those couldn't produce prints like this!LCD/DLP printers is truly the new kid in town. I can see these flooding everywhere because they are so simple to use! I was worried I'd have to learn so much more just to get things started. But the included software and the manual made it almost too easy to run.My unboxing experience was close to that of a little child on Christmas. I'm a grown ass man! And yet I couldn't wait to get this in 48 hours with my Prime membership. The box itself was so well packaged, with foam inserts and the entire printer encased in foam from Elegoo. Yet shockingly, my acrylic case had a small crack.I quickly taped the crack up, and contemplated my return.... But I wanted to print stuff...At least the cover was still useable to prevent UV light from shining in. Oh eff it. I started her up, did the quick procedure in the manual and in 30 minutes of installing the software and looking on youtube to make sure I didn't mess anything up. I want printing my first model.Jesus Christ does this print in DEEEEEETAIL. No FDM printer can print such fine resolutions of 0.04725mm (the size of a single pixel, on their 2k LCD screen!)But it wasn't perfect. I had this small wavy line in my print consistently every 2mms on my Z axis. I'm a perfectionist what can I say?Searched some online help and found that if you adjust the Z Nut/Eccentric Nut it'll improve stability. And it did!I emailed Elegoo support about the case, not thinking I'd ever get a reply... But behold, next day. They responded. In perfect english! Not to be racist, but I've dealt with many Asian vendors, and this guy's got his english down!After speaking to their Customer Rep, they are sending my a replacement case, and have been constantly giving tips on the machine. While I shared my ideas for improvement, it actually seemed well received and I striked a positive conversation with their CS rep in efforts to help dumb people like me in working their machine.Pros:LOW Costs!Customer Service IS ON POINT!Print DetailEasy Leveling (in comparison to other printers in its class)Stock deviation accuracy on the X axis is

User says:

This is my first resin printer, but I've been printing with FDM for about 9 years now. This printer is simply awesome. Very solidly built, and the quality is top notch. The instruction manual is not your typical mishmash of english and just like they said within 5 minutes I was printing the sample model.I was very nervous that it wouldn't come out but it printed perfectly!!!!Like someone else said there's a minor learning curve on how to slice models for a SLA printer, but I found a few videos and now I'm printing away.I love this printer, and I also love how it was packed, very well with nice foam and I've kept the box and foam to transport the printer and it protects it great.If you're familiar with FDM printer I highly recommend giving this one a try, you won't be dissappointed. But do remember it takes longer to print but you are getting AMAZING quality parts. Everyone I'm showing the prints too cannot believe it is from a printer.

User says:

. . . I have been sooo happy with this printer. After an initial frustration trying to figure things out and several failed prints, I am getting high-quality, consistent results now almost every time. Their customer support is exceptionally good too with fast replies and a dedicated team. Once you have good settings figured out for whatever particular resin you are using, the results and print quality are amazing. I love it. When you buy it, find the Elegoo Mars owners fb group, a small but good group that has been really helpful for me.

User says:

Loving this printer. The resolution compared to my other filament printers is remarkable. The slicer program it ships with is very easy to use and fast!

User says:

[UPDATE 9/10/20]The new version of this printer currently being sold is the "Mars C". Some of the metal parts have been replaced with plastic. This review is for the original all-metal Mars printer.============If you get one without defects, this is an easy to use machine that can produce incredible resin prints. Also remember that this is a budget machine, so set your expectations accordingly.============The machine I got was well-packed, the box undamaged, but the Z-axis pillar was hella crooked. This means it left the factory this way, despite the big black QA sticker floating directly over it. This doesn't allow the build plate to center over the 2K screen. I went ahead and printed stuff with it since I could just offset the model away from the clipped side of screen, and it printed fine. So, let's call this machine the AK47 of the resin 3D printing world, works fine even if it's a little wonky.To begin, don't print the stupid boat or chess piece everyone does, it's a waste of resin. Set up the machine as instructed and start with small models you actually like, and will learn from if (and when) they fail. I first printed long flat items and boxy objects that I designed. It led to learning about rotating models to reduce suction, where to add supports, orienting models so they have a flawless surface, etc. By the third printing session I was finally getting the amazing results everyone raves about.Print clean-up is a breeze once you establish a workflow that works for you. Don't get scared off by the fearmongers, you're not going to die by being in the same room as the machine.You can print things back-to-back, there's no reason to deep-clean the build plate or resin tank often unless there's a print failure and you have to clean bits of resin out of there. (It's easy to clean too.)I make custom action figures and this machine has already almost paid for itself. If you buy printed figure accessories from a place like Shapeways, after shipping and fees you'll spend a minimum of 15 bucks on 1 small item. With this machine you can print like 15 items and they'll only cost you like 20 cents in resin and some squirts of alcohol (both for cleaning prints and for drinking to ease the growing pains.)The armchair engineer in me is starting to see flaws in the design of the machine that I hope will be addressed if a Version 2.0 is ever produced.==============[UPDATED 4/10/20]After months of ownership, it's time to update this review.•ELEGOO informed me that even though the Z-pillar is hella crooked and stuff doesn't line up prettily, it's still able to make use of the entire LCD screen. After using it multiple times, seems it's true.•The ChiTuBox software you have to use to add supports and slice models is buggy. It has all the features you need, but when you actually use it can be a frustrating experience because of unexpected crashes, badly sliced files etc. Save your work often when adding supports.•The screws the machine uses to tighten the build plate and FEP film are junk. The tools are just as bad. I've already had to replace both the build plate screws because they strip just from normal use. I've only had to swap the FEP film ONCE, and that's all it took to strip two of the screws. Total junk. Elegoo sent me a replacement vat since I couldn't take the screws out of the old one.Despite this nonsense, this budget printer is a workhorse once you work out the kinks.

User says:

I spent about a week reading reviews and comparing to the Anycube. I chose Elegoo because I already buy their Arduino products and use the boards in some really sophisticated microcontroller electronics. I do not need a 3D printer for making figurines but for prototyping and have sent my .stl files off to printers via 3Dprint hubs etc. in the past. This printer puts an end to the expense of having others do my printing. I had been looking at the Formlabs line, and $4000 was just out of touch pricing. My last print by others experienced considerable shrinkage, and when I saw how much money I would spend and how much time I would waste trying to get the prototype right versus $249 for the Elegoo Mars, I finally hit the "buy" button. This will be day 3 of printing, and I am already on iterations 3-7 of my prototype. The resin does come with its expense, but a little goes a long way, and ChituBox also tells you how much your part costs by dividing the cost of the resin by the volume of your part. I can make 1250 small parts out of one liter of Siraya Blu ($50), for example (let's reduce by 20% for waste, and I'd only get 1000). 1000 prototypes would cost me closer to $10,000. By comparison, just prior to buying the Elegoo Mars, I got a quote exceeding $6000.00 just to make the mold for one version of this part. So, this printer completely changes everything for me. I may end up going the injection mold route, but if the tougher resins hold up (lots of data out there) then I may just print them myself. My wall thickness is .5 mm by the way, and I have details that are only .1 mm. These are clearly visible.Now, a word about stinkiness and toxicity. I heard the word "toxic" used in some reviews. Let's put that word aside. The MSDS or SDS sheets are readily available for all of these resins as well as the alcohol you will use for cleaning. I own an inexpensive North respirator with vapor/fume cartridges, and I have been using this mask for 25 years. Had to buy a second one about 10 years ago because I lost the first one. Forget about the paper masks. The vapors you smell are not any worse than you would find working with any epoxy or chemical or bleach for that matter. Once the cover goes over the printer and epoxy bed, the vapors are contained and you don't need the respirator. I am using gloves but then I use gloves for all of the epoxy work I do. Clean up is a little bit of a pain, but so is doing the dinner dishes. Put together a little assembly line. Also, you see people using very large washing tanks. You don't need to go that big. I just used a little plastic container for washing the print in household 91% isopropyl and a UV flashlight I have for curing.I rarely write reviews. This one goes up for others like me, DIY, citizen scientists, who need to make functional prototypes but can only find reviews by people making figurines. I have not had to reach out to Elegoo for tech support, so no comment there. Nothing I have bought from them has not worked, so there has been no need.

User says:

The printer is really well made and works as advertised. I had a few small issues with build platform adhesion but I think that is related to the ambient temperature being a little cool in my basement where the printer is located. Both the white and clear resins yellowed when post curing in UV light but if you were painting the items that's a non issue.

User says:

I should begin by saying that I'm currently backing the Sparkmaker FHD on Kickstarter but it looks like they're missing their commitments by a few months and I'm tired of waitingb because I've been using fdm printers for a few years and have been wanting to try SLA for miniatures. I saw this printer around Christmas time for only $369 with a free bottle of resin and it sounded like a great deal. There were only a few reviews at that time but they were all good so I pulled the trigger. I have to say I have no regrets. This printer has solid metal construction and feels like a quality product. Everything from the instructions to the packing and included accessories is very well put together.I read the instructions and was printing within a few minutes. The photos attached are the results. The included deer model took 12 hours to print but there is no comparison to an Fdm printer. The detail is great. I'm very happy and will update my review once I print a few models of my own.

User says:

First, the disclaimer: resin printing is not for kids and you need to be safe and responsible. If you want a printer for kids, please understand the difference and get an FDM type printer. The resin is truly some nasty stuff. I am using the Elegoo resin and honestly the smell doesn't bother me at all. it is very mild and not really unpleasant. The resin is, however, a MAJOR skin irritant. You will learn fast. I tried to follow the safety guidelines, however after cleaning the first print and removing my gloves, I think I accidentally brushed just the tiniest spec of this stuff on my knuckle and about 10 minutes later found myself scratching my knuckle. i look down to find that my knuckle was pink and inflamed and extremely itchy. A quick wash with soap and water and a minute later it was like it never happened. Even if you think you didn't get any on you, wash you hands after handling wet resin. do not get uncured resin on you. You will regret it.As for the printer itself, the prints have fantastic detail and I have had no issues with prints not sticking to the bed or failing. Being the obsessive researcher I am when i buy a product like this I read all of the bad reviews on amazon to try to avoid any pitfalls i might encounter and my machine did actually come with one problem. There is a tiny hex set screw that goes in the back of the build plate bracket. its sole purpose is to retain the build plate from falling off when you loosen the leveling screws. Make absolutely certain this screw is in place when you get your printer! When I removed the cover after unboxing, my screw fell out and was lose in the Pinter bed area. If i hadn't caught this, there is a chance the bed would've fallen off when leveling and potentially cracking the lcd screen. The only reason I even knew what the screw was for was thanks to a few bad reviews that I had read so thanks for that! Elegoo - please put a little thread locker on this and save everyone the hassle.One more note: printer does not come with resin. I again knew this from reading other reviews. I chose the clear resin and honestly don't recommend it unless you have a use case for a frosted glass looking part. The clear resin takes 33% longer to print with and if you need to fully cure(harden) it it turns kind of yellowish anyways (see pics). I guess i should have been more thorough researching the resin, but i kind of assumed they all were the same.

User says:

So I was in love with this printer, and might still once I hear back from Customer support. I've had it just 3months and was having some issues with a couple prints, I thought maybe it was an artifact in my actual slicer or that I was having issues with the resin. Just pulled the resin tank off and looked, I have weird little black spots that are causing holes throughout my prints.Like I said I'm going to reach out to Elegoo and see if they can replace my screen, even if they don't it's still a good printer. I would still buy it again, because the detail is amazing. This is just kinda crappy because I was actually due to complete a project for a local business. Hopefully my response time is quick from support. I'll update this when I hear backAttached is an example of my first print(no problems) and something I had printed recently and saw these holes. Also a Calibration cube for fun

User says:

Simply put - if you want to get into 3d printing, grab this. For about two years I'd been going back and forth with myself, arguing about whether or not to get a 3D printer, as I'd really wanted one, but kept reading what a pain they are to set up, and reading about the constantly need to tweak settings and such.Then, a miniature painting streamer I watch reviewed the Mars, and couldn't speak well enough about it. I watched a few other videos, and finally figured that for under $300, I had to try it.Impressed doesn't begin to describe it. It really does take only 5-10 minutes to set up and start printing. And it's very "set and forget". I've printed dozens of miniatures and other objects in the past 2-3 weeks since I bought this, and everyone I show what I've printed is amazed at the detail and quality.The downside is the same as with all liquid resin based printers - it's a bit messy. There's a process to cleaning up a freshly printed object (wash in isopropyl alcohol, let it dry, then let it cure in the sun (I use a curing lamp I got cheap)) that can be messy, and if you need to clean the resin tray, you'll need lots of paper towels handy. But it's all a small price to pay for the quality.Speaking of price - expect to spend quite a bit of money on resin, because once you get printing with this, you can't stop. For our role-playing game sessions, days before the sessions, I'm literally printing every monster the players will encounter, so I've burned through quite a bit of resin. The resin does go a long way, and the design/slicing software will tell you how much you'll use when printing something, but once you get hooked on printing with this, you find yourself buying more colors of resin, transparent resin, refills, etc etc.For the two times I had to contact customer support (both user error, in the end), they were quick to reply with a thorough, illustrated answerIf you're looking to get started on 3D printing, this is where to begin.

User says:

This is an amazing printer. There is a learning curve but it's not steep. I was up and printing in about 20 minutes and that included the time needed to support and slice a file. It was almost plug and play. There was minor assembly required, but it came packed very well and shipping was quick. To get started you will need: Resin (any photopolymer resin will work in the printer, although I use Elegoo ABS-Like grey for miniatures), Nitrile Gloves, paper towels, jars to rinse prints (some people use pickle jars, I use mason jars), a rinse to clean off uncured resin from prints (IPA 92% or better is ideal, but you can use Mean Green, Denatured alcohol, acetone (be careful), simple green, etc.) and time and patience. You will most likely get failed prints while you dial in the settings for your resin. It's just a part of the process. The Facebook community for Elegoo owners is amazing and so is the Reddit community. The customer service is top notch and I have never had an issue they couldn't fix.Chitubox is what is required to slice the files and it's good but not great. It crashes on me fairly consistently, but it works. I use Prusaslicer in addition to Chitubox and that process works well. I have used Photon Validator in the past, but don't really see a need for it if you're printing pre-supported files or even using auto-support function in Prusaslicer at 100% density.The printer has not had any issues and I have been satisfied with the QC. I love this printer and the quality minis it producing, even at .05mm print layers, it's simply amazing. The quality is better than most budget minis (Wizkids, reaper) on the market and I can produce them cheaper now.Overall a great printer and well worth the initial investment.

User says:

I bought this printer to replace my Longer Orange 30 (which i had for two weeks and it died on me) and to keep me printing while i waited for my Elegoo Saturn...Figured I’d get something with more fans and “hype”The hype was very very accurate. I’ve had maybe 2 failed prints with this machine, both my fault, and quality could not be better for the price...Everything on it works amazing and is very user friendly. The machine is open source so you can print upgrades/mods for it on the machine itself (i suggest printing a shorter bed knob, it gives you an extra 20mm in the Z direction)I did my standard benchy (as seen in photo) but i printed it at 20% so it fits on a quarter perfectly... as you can see the quality is phenomenal!!!The machine is fairly quiet, prints quick enough, and has a good size build volume (pretty standard for the price range)Slicing models is quick and easy in ChiTuBox and the stock profile works with almost any resin. (I suggest upping exposure to 90s bottom and 10s top layers makes post-processing easier)I printed about 20 pens on it (also seen in photo) and the threads printed beautifully at 0.1mm layer heights with only one pen failing due to bad supports (my fault)I have 2L of resin in 2weeks on this machine so i have it running non-stop, just so you know how reliable my experience is...Long story short:If you want to get into resin printing and want something easy and reliable BUY THIS NOWIf you like making your machines your own with mods and upgrades, BUY THIS NOWIf you think you want this machine vs. the Mars pro I’ll tell you this:Other than Siraya Tech Blu and Siraya Tech Tenacious, i can not smell the resin while printing unless i stick my face by the exhaust vent. The print chamber and the electronics case is really well insulated from each other...If you’re still worried about the smell - For $20 you can buy Elegoo’s battery carbon filters that (Elegoo support themselves told me) are better than anything the Mars Pro has.What about the 1second quicker layer times in the Mars pro? Pretty useless in my opinion because 90% of print time is from z-moves not from exposure (it takes 15seconds for it to do the z-move and 7-8seconds of exposure time)Save yourself $50-60 and buy the standard Mars, buy the Elegoo Carbon filters if you’re worried about smell, and use the rest to buy extra resin.All in all:10/10 will recommend10/10 ease of use10/10 reliability10/10 will buy again

User says:

First I'd like to say, I'm a dentist and at everything else, I'm at best a hobbyist. That being said, I purchased the Elegoo Mars to print up dental models, or at least that's the excuse I use so that really I can play with another toy. For dental models, an extreme degree of accuracy and precision is needed. For illustration, I will say that in dentistry, a hair's breadth is enormous.Here's the breakdown:Pros:High accuracy and precisionPrinter is relatively low costEasy to use touch interfacePrints relatively quick (depending on perspective)Relatively quietHelpful, if not always supportive, unofficial support group on FacebookHelpful tech supportGood warranty coverageLarger print bed then some modelsNewer boxes contain better tools and hardwareAftermarket, optional upgrades can be relatively easyEasy to make minor repairs to prints, and bond spare pieces together, with extra resin and a dental curing light.Open to any brand of photocuring resin (I like Elegoo resin for generic printing purposes, but I'll mix it with SirayaTech Tenacious for sturdier prints)I've made prints with layer heights as small as .02mm, I believe you can make them as small as .01mmCons:The printer has a smaller print bed than more expensive modelsAftermarket, upgrading may be necessary for youResin printing is messyResin printing requires a lot of learning and experimentationMost resins are highly toxic when not fully cured, or when powdered (from grinding/sanding smooth)The mandatory slicing software, ChiTuBox, leaves much to be desiredWith resin printing, expect fumesResin printing seems to be more expensive than printing with filamentThe Phrozen Sonic Mini cures faster, but that may not make that big a difference, and it has a noticeably smaller print volumeThere is a lack of specs available for print layer heights other than .05 mmMost replacement parts will need to be obtained directly from Elegoo or through their Amazon outlet.Summary:If you're willing to put up with a steep learning curve, and at times buggy software (ChiTuBox), this printer will give you amazingly high detail, and high accuracy prints. The physical properties of the prints are largely dependent on the resin you use, after production processing, and print settings. If you're not trying to make extremely large parts in one piece, this printer is quite capable.This printer was good enough for me that when given the opportunity, I purchased a second one as opposed to purchasing a less expensive competitive brand (and having to learn another software program). You may want to consider purchasing from Myminifactory, as they will till in a miniature package with purchase.I look forward to future advancements made by Elegoo.

User says:

This is a good choice if you're starting out with 3D printing. Out of the box, you'll get solid results on your first print run, and it's surprising what the thing is capable once you really know what you're doing. There are some design flaws to overcome, which weren't mentioned in some of the other reviews I read, but nothing that would stop me from recommending this machine.The main issue with this printer is inaccuracy in first several layers due to the way the Z-axis homes using an optical switch. The part on the Z axis that breaks the beam on the switch is a few mm too short, leading to a buildup in pressure that compresses a few components in the stepper and lead screw assembly. As the printer extends the Z-axis during the beginning of the print, the stepper motor turns, but the build plate doesn't move the measured value as the spring pressure is releasing, so the first several layers are compressed. The default firmware does not allow the user to manually set the Z=0 location, despite providing a menu option for it. There are a few easy fixes for this: there's a printable file for an adjustable beam breaker to set the Z=0 location manually. You can also just apply a little electrical tape to the existing part to extend it a few mm. Or, you can edit the firmware by removing one semicolon to enable the user setting of the Z=0 location. There are also reports on the forums of people being shipped modified stepper assemblies without compressible parts from Elegoo if they asked nicely. The most elaborate solution is to modify the assembly yourself. My results ended up being most reliable when I manually set the Z home to compress the spring on the ball joint of the build plate about 2mm.The other issue I experienced was the FEP film adhering to a tiny resin fingerprint I left on the LCD during a tank cleaning. I pulled the tank forward and the force was enough to rip the LCD right out of the housing and tear the ribbon cable that connects it to the motherboard. The LCD is only attached with a few small strips of adhesive tape. The solution to this problem is to be meticulous about leaving absolutely no traces of resin on the bottom of the FEP sheet and the LCD. When removing the tank, loosen the screws that hold the tank in place all the way and lift the tank UP before pulling it forward.Other issues with this printer are common to every other printer of this design, like smell, mess, and eventual failure of the LCD screen. I will say the LCD is fairly easy to replace, and the smell is nicely mitigated by the fully-enclosed build area of this printer. I'm also happy to report that Elegoo responded quickly and shipped me a new LCD after my fingerprint mishap. They really seem to stand by their product, and it sounds like the pro version of this printer will have the Z-axis problem solved out of the box. This printer really opened the door to the hobby for me, and I've had a great deal of fun with it. Having solved the issues I mentioned earlier, I'm getting stellar quality, accurate prints from parts stuck right to the build plate.

User says:

I am a newbie to the world of 3D printing, and this is my first ever 3D printer. All I can say is that this printer is amazing. For someone coming off the street, to learn about the technology, learn the tools needed, to getting some of the coolest prints within 3 days, is just amazing.I am a hobby n-scale model railroader and I build a lot of n-scale buildings, completely from scratch, using Styrene plastic. I have resisted the world of 3D printing because I needed to learn all these new 3D tools and FDM print quality at n-scale (1:160) they never looked appealing. So I waited for a very long time to get into 3D printing, and I am glad I did. I think I have found the perfect solution for making a lot of add on features for my model building hobby.I will be honest, while the machine is fantastic, the whole Stereo Lithography is very messy. The materials are poisonous and requires a lot of safety precautions - Do yourself a favor and buy more nitrile gloves, a proper organic solvent gas mask and some good eye protection. The monomers in the resin are highly toxic and unless they are polymerized, they can cause all kinds of health hazard. My father-in-law is a chemist and worked with OSHA. He was surprised these products were being sold openly in the market, without much precautions around them.Having said that, the machine itself is amazing. The prints you are seeing are mostly within 3 attempts of me printing n-scale cars that I downloaded from Thingiverse. The two Street Lamps (on the quarter) is the real reason I got into 3D printing, because one of the models I am building needed these. The teardown truck parts are so delicate and detailed, I am excited to paint each one of them separately and actually have it be a show case 3D printed and painted n-scale car.Pros:- Very sturdy, yet delicately designed product- Very easy to get started- Took no time at all to align, the instructions are pretty good- Runs pretty quietly and the smell is not as bad as I thought it would be- Instant gratification!Cons:- The process is very messy- Need a lot of safety tools and processes around how to handle the products used in the printing- Be careful about exposing anything to sun light, I had plastic form on my print plate due to just few mins of exposure to sun. Took me about 20 mins to clear them with a blade- The operating temp of the unit is very narrow (22 to 25 C). I had to move the setup into the house, as the garage was too hot for it. I ended up building a ventilator for the printer so I can keep it in air conditioned room, but push the fumes out of the window.- You have to paint the objects with some sort of UV block (I use Testors Spray Lacquer Clear Coat) to prevent them from becoming brittleFinally, this is an excellent product and worth the trouble

User says:

This is one of the best resin printer money can buy. The fact that Elegoo can make such an amazing product at this price is incredible. I have had my printer for just about a year now and I use it about 18 to 20 hours a day for weeks at a time with hardly a hiccup. And when I do get a print that does not come out like I expect it is almost certainly due to me not supporting the model properly to start with. It works without fail. I primarily use the printer to make highly detailed scale model parts and I am just blown away by the level of detail the Mars can produce.Now this is not to say there aren't some things I don't like or have had some issue with, but they are small by comparison. When I first got the printer it stopped working almost immediately but what I thought was a major failure turned out to be bad lubricant on the lead screw. Simply cleaning it off and putting some new grease solved the problem and it has worked perfectly ever since. The only other thing I don't love is the cover design. I don't like having to take the cover completely off every time I want to check or remove a print. Other than that this is my go to printer now.Elegoo has also been fantastic with their support. On the few occasions I've reached out to them, they have responded incredibly fast and have been super supportive. I recently asked to purchase a replacement cover and they just sent me one for free. What more can you ask for from a company. I just purchased the Mercury wash and cure machine and I'm excited for their other new products to hit Amazon. I highly recommend this printer to anyone new or experienced in resin 3D printing, it will not let you down.

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This is an amazing printer. I have been using the filament fusing printers for a number of years. I built my first one, a delta and got it running quite nice, but it took awhile. Since then I supported several kickstarters, two of which were for resin printers, one I actually received. My latest is an Ender 3 which is also amazing (get the glass build plate).This printer was unboxed setup and printing in less than an hour. Most of the time I spent reading the instructions and installing the slicer software (which is also great). My first print was their test print the two rooks which came out perfect. Since then I have used up a bottle of grey and printed one object with the clear blue.The only time I have any problems is if I don't clean the printer between prints so I do that now. I also filter any resin I pour back into the bottle.I can't really say anything about Tech Support as I have not needed any, but I gave them five stars anyway.Edit: I added the picture. Do not use IPA to clean the LCD or use sparingly if necessary. I got some IPA in the crack around the LCD and it dissolved the glue on the double sided tape that holds the LCD in place, it stuck to the FEP and was destroyed. Fortunately I had bought a spare which is a good thing to have. After I replaced the LCD I sealed the crack with Kapton tape and releveled it. I printed the picture after LCD replacement.

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I bought this LCD resin printer because I wanted to be able to print more finely detailed and complex models than can be done with traditional FDM printers. I was getting frustrated breaking mini models trying to remove supports from them off of my Ender 3 and Wanhao i3. Getting the LCD printer was a revelation.This is my first resin setup, so I can't comment on comparisons to others like the Photon - but from what I understand they are extremely similar with the exception of the Elegoo Mars having a more powerful UV lamp setup for faster curing (printing) times. But - what definitely sets the Mars apart is Elegoo and the growing community of people using this device. The group on fb is filled with great people who care and take the time to discuss issues and support one another. And Elegoo is quick to respond, answer questions, and has gone out of their way for many members with warranty support for items that were not covered (user error).I've had good success printing on this but there is a learning curve. Much like FDM printing there are differences you need to get used to (how to orient the model, best places for supports, the unique challenge of edge curling due to FEP suction). But spend some time reading in the group and you'll see lots of answers and advice - and you won't be ridiculed like in other groups when you ask a rookie question.I'd recommend a bit of a shopping list when you buy one. You need a few items to really make the most of this.[[ASIN:B00J25JDDY 3-IN-ONE Multi-Purpose PTFE Lubricant, 4 OZ]] to lubricate FEP before filling resin vat.[[ASIN:B07P6W5L8P ELEGOO 3D Rapid Resin LCD UV-Curing Resin]] to print with.[[ASIN:B07MZVXW9G ELEGOO 1PC FEP Release Film for ELEGOO Mars]] in case you damage yours (will need eventually anyway).[[ASIN:B003OBZ64M Uvex S0360X Ultra-spec 2000 Safety Eyewear]] to protect your eyes from UV light.[[ASIN:B002KKCLI2 Storage Container with Strainer, 23.0 oz]] to rinse prints inside before post-curing.[[ASIN:B07J62C1K5 Solimo 99% Isopropyl Alcohol]] to rinse prints before post curing. You likely won't find 99% in local stores and you need 95% or greater.[[ASIN:B01LT53312 High Power 10W Ultra Violet UV LED Flood Light]] to post-cure prints with.[[ASIN:B072XJ55DG Rotating UV-powered stand]] to place prints on during post curing under the lamp.Items to grab locally: nitrile gloves, plastic funnels, fine-micron paper funnels (get a bunch of all of these at a place like HFT for under $10)A cookie sheet makes a great platform to set the printer on to prevent spills/messes.Overall this printer is great and the community behind it is superior to any of the dozens I've been a part of for other devices. I'm happy with my purchase and plan to get at least one more of these to have more printing capacity.

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There were some problems with my machine, defects from the factory. A minor, standard part they buy in bulk, that has nothing to do with the design of the printer yet crucial for it to work properly, had a defect. As I become a mature consumer I more often consider, if I buy this product and it has a factory defect, how screwed am I?So there I was at the mercy of customer service employees. It's a terrible feeling. I'm even half rooting for them so I don't have to hate the brand forever and I can keep buying their stuff which I actually like. Please don't burn me I want buy a Saturn.Well this story has a happy ending. I did get the replacement part I needed. My printer is working great. I am going to buy that Saturn too if they ever get more stock.

User says:

this is THE perfect printer to get, especially for getting into SLA. I printed 27 successful prints nonstop out of the box with the water washable resin and no issues whatsoever. Had only two failed prints so far due to the model issues and me pushing the limits on supports. If you want to print mini figures, or even print bigger ones but without the hassle of deburring and destringing your FDM prints, SLA is the way to go by far. Use this to print your fine detailed characters, and use your FDM device for the bigger stuff! This printer is a straight steal for the money. Only thing to consider is do you want to pay more and get a monochrome screen for faster printing. I'm ok with the ~2.5 hour print times I've been having for groups of 6-8 25mm tall minis.

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The Mars was my first venture into SLA/resin printing. My initial order consisted of this machine (packaged very thoroughly along with a toolkit to get you started), two bottles of Elegoo resin (grey and clear), a strip of UV LEDs, and a UV powered turntable. Aside from that, I procured cleaning solution (isopropyl alcohol is recommended) and I was off and running!Setup was straightforward. I actually never printed the test print, but jumped straight to a file I found online. I'll admit, the resin printing experience can be a lot to bite off for some. It's not exactly a "hit print and go" experience, but no 3D printing process is. But with a "mistakes are for learning" mindset, I've never considered a failed print anyone's fault but my own. I don't know if I'd suggest this for someone with no 3D printing background or familiarity with the scaling/supporting/slicing process, but as far as a first resin printer, I have no regrets.Prints are highly detailed, and cleanup is easy with the tools provided (and possible an emory board, if necessary). While layer lines can be seen if you look hard enough, it's of my opinion that most of the miniatures I've printed are ready for priming and painting just after the curing process. (see photos)A friend of mine wanted me to print something for him "as large as you can." I believe it was a 14 hour print with a full build plate? But the pieces were flawless! Again, see my photos.Very pleased with this machine! Printing with it is highly addictive. I find myself looking for things to print just to use the printer.

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I've been wanting to get into this for awhile. The theory behind it is simple. Build plate moves upward while the LCD display at the bottom shines ultraviolet light (405nm) which polymerizes the bottom layer of resin in the reservoir. Wait 6 or so seconds, raise by 0.5mm and repeat. It seemed so simple that I went back and forth between simply building my own out of cell phone remnants and an Arduino. In the end I opted to buy this, telling myself that the worst case scenario was that I'd salvage it for parts that I'd need anyway for rolling my own.I'm honestly not sure what I was expecting. Possibly a simple aluminum shell with off-the-shelf components and a USB port. Let's be honest here, if you're looking at this you're probably a maker and are likely way more interested in the output than the aesthetics of the machine itself. But the thing is very professional looking. If you saw it in a university lab or a prototyping facility I doubt you'd bat an eye.First thing. The package arrived on time and in immaculate condition. I have no idea who actually is responsible for packing those things, but the styrofoam was so tight around the components that I had to use a tiny punch to break the vacuum that had formed. So, good job. The lone exception was a little plastic beaker that broke after it fell a few feet in a cat-related mishap. It was going to be recycled anyway so I really didn't care.If you're into miniature style games, this is something that you could use to hit the ground running. There's a ton of models on Thingiverse that should print just fine. They even pre-load a number on the USB drive that they ship.Since this is my first foray into this kind of printing, I wanted to write down a few notes. If you're a newcomer to this you may find them useful too.1) The slicing software (takes your 3D model and outputs it in a way that the printer can interpret) is free, but not open source. I usually try to stick with FOSS, but Chitubox runs flawlessly on Linux (Wayland even!) which is really enough to make me happy at this point. If the authors decide to start charging, I have zero doubt that the open source community will fill the void.2) The printing process is slower than that of a traditional FDM (Prusa-type) 3D printer. The 50mm tall "hello, world" rook model took about 4 hours to print at a layer height of 0.05mm. Lowering that to a coarser 0.075mm brings that down to about 2 hours. The printer, in theory, can go as fine as 0.01mm, but I haven't gone that far, yet.3) The resin is nasty stuff. The actual Elegoo branded resin seems to be quite a bit less noxious than the other stuff that I've picked up. But no matter what, you don't want to get any of it on you. I had considered a bigger model but in hindsight am glad I went with this one. A bigger reservoir means dealing with larger volumes of this stuff.4) The build plate and the reservoir are good and solid. You can feel the heft.Getting StartedWhat's in the box isn't enough to get you started. You'll also need to pick up a bottle of resin. In theory that's that you need...But responsible making generally entails keeping all of your eyes, fingers, and skin intact at the end of the day. Here's my list of the most important safety equipment to have with this.Gloves - They send a few with the device. They're quite small. Even if you have hands tiny enough to fit into them, you'll still want a bix box. Seriously. Don't try and save on gloves. The resin is as bad as honey when it comes to sticking to any surface.Goggles - They do something!Dust mask - They send a few N95 masks. Sadly, at the time of writing, masks are being hoarded by panic-stricken people who believe that a dust mask will keep a virus out of their systems.Perishables:Resin - ObviouslyFEP film - This forms the bottom of the reservoir and is solidly clamped in place. It needs to be as clear as possible in order for the shapes to be nice and crisp. It feels like the one that comes with the printer will last for awhile, but had I known that I may need these in the future, I probably would have picked some up with the initial order.Solvent - Used to wash non-polymerized resin from a model after the printing is complete. Also used as a general cleaner for the build plate and reservoir. Isopropyl alcohol is what's recommended. But since that's being hoarded by the same folks hoarding dust masks you may need to find alternatives. High proof Everclear, Xylene and mineral spirits come to mind. I've found that using a ultrasonic jewelry cleaner with distilled water works really well. But I've only tried it a few times. Your results may vary. I'd also recommend buying a box or two of eyeglass/lens cleaners. Good for a very soft, streakless spot clean.Funnels - Useful for reclaiming unused resin from the reservoir. The conical filters that they send DO NOT fit properly into the resin bottles. Don't try to wing it. Learn from my mistakes. An oil funnel with a cotton ball stuffed in as a filter seems to work fine.Ultraviolet light bulb - Good for curing in a hurry. In a pinch, the sun will also work.Shop towels - Sopping up resinExtra CreditCrap that I already had lying around that turned out to be really useful.* A garage* Small fume hood* Multiple borosilicate/Pyrex casserole dishes for multi-stage washing* Mason jars for reclaiming solvent* Magnetic stir plate* Aforementioned ultrasonic jewelry cleaner* Stainless steel mesh for straining* Flush clippers for snipping model supportsThat's it for now. I'll try and update as I try more prints and discover more things that I wish I had known.

User says:

If you are into miniatures or gaming, do yourself a favor and pick up an Elegoo Mars 3D resin printer! You'll thank me later!I have owned several brands of resin printers, some much more expensive than the Mars and I would have to say that the Elegoo Mars produces the best quality and best bang for buck than all of them!Upon opening the box, you'll notice a heavy red acrylic cover that allows 360 degree viewing of the print. The build quality is ALL metal with a color touch screen. This thing is built like a tank! Worried about resin odor? No worries! The Mars does NOT have an internal vent fan like some other resin printers so the fumes are essentially contained within the acrylic cover which leads to little to no odor! Also, Elegoo resin is highly recommended for its low odor and great price right here on Amazon! Try the Gray or Transparent!Setup is super easy, unbox, plug in, level build plate, fill up with resin and print the test "Rook". Off you go on your resin printing adventure!

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This was my first experience with a resin based printer. I have worked with hobby FDM printers and commercial printers of many types. Additionally, I have attended many additive manufacturing trade shows. With all of my experience and exposure to what is out there, I must say that this printer is outstanding for the money and the print results rival some of the more expensive systems.PRINT RESULTSThe items that I have printed, lived up to the hype and I am very pleased. My first two prints consisted of a "Tesla Valve" and the "Elegoo sample rook file." Both prints were near perfect. The rook file was flawless, but my "Tesla Valve" had some deformation where I had too many supports. The supports interfered with some of the finer details. I am sure that I could make adjustments to overcome this issue. The third print I made failed as the surface area of the part was much greater than the supports could handle resulting in the part separating at the support points and leaving the part on the FEP film with the raft and supports on the build plate. In hindsight I should have printed this part without support directly on the build plate.BEGINNERS BEWAREIf you are a beginner in 3D printing, especially resin printing, you should do your homework about 3D printing to manage your expectations. 3D printing is NOT at the level of pressing print and getting a repeatable result. There is still a element of art to the process. All of the 3D printing that I have done comes with trial and error, learning about the materials and the tools and their interactions. I have found what seems to work on one systems does not always directly translate to the same result on anther system, so temper your expectations until your familiarity with the process improves. Moreover, environmental considerations are a must. Depending on the printer, materials and process your success will sometimes be affected by things like temperature and humidity, so know and control your environment.SAFETYAdhere to all safety recommendations, these systems are not toys for children and lack of understanding could put your health at risk. From my understanding and reviewing some of the MSDS/SDS on some of the resins there are serious health consequences for mishandling the resins. That is not to say that FDM printers are without there considerations as well. Do your homework and know the safety concerns before jumping in.PRACTICALITYConsider what you are buying a 3D printer. Each technology out there offers a solution that is better suited for your goals.Resin printers offer high detail, small prints, but the materials are limited and not necessarily the strongest functional parts.FDM printers cannot compete with the details of a resin print, but larger and sometimes stronger parts can be made.There are other great printers out there, but they are not in this price point, so I will not talk to their benefits here.CONCLUSIONResin printers are great for fine details in small part and models such as figurines, small parts for model builders and for casting jewelry. There are greater safety considerations, but with proper protective equipment and care the results may be worth the effort. The printer is just one component of the process and before buying do your homework and buy all the support environment items before printing. There are a great deal of YouTube videos out there on resin printing and many of the printer models being sold; spend some time watching others to learn more about it. One suggesting that I agree with is, have a dedicated place to do your printing with your resin printer; this will help with staying safe. Finally, while I have not reviewed any of the other low end resin printers, I can say that I am extremely please with the Elegoo Mars printer.

User says:

I can't imagine a better value for a resin printer for the price. See below for a list of what I consider pros and cons for this 3D printer.Pros• Small Footprint• Easy to setup - Printing in minutes• 360° view lid with no obstruction• Fully removable lid versus having side and rear panels (May not be an issue but I love the openness)• Nice looking and easy to use touchscreen (Using the ChituBox slicer)• Slightly larger build volume than other resin printers in its price range• Excellent print quality• Decent starter supplies to get things printingCons• Not completely toolless (A lot to expect at this price point)• USB port is located on the backside of the printer (Should be accessible from the front IMO)• On/Off switch is on the backside of the printer (Should be on the front IMO)• Build plate hand screw was sticky and dirty (Not difficult to clean but should've arrived clean)

User says:

This is such a fantastic deal, especially with the price down to $169.Nothing but great things to say.And I am amazed and the level of detail this machine is capable of. Great for from printing miniatures and bases for tabletop gaming.Prints reliably every time, easy to level, and UI is easy to read and navigate.Not to mention it included freaking clippers among all the other essentials!I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to get into resin printing.Important Note: I level the bed after every print. and also use water washable resin and clean my prints with an ultrasonic cleaner.

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This printer has produced amazing results. I have printed designs from "HeroForge" and couldn't be happier. The purple image shows a mini after the supports have been removed and it was washed with a purple ink to make the details pop. The shoulderpads were all designed by me in a CAD program and were optimized to take advantage of the insane detail that this printer could produce. The text "NO REMORSE" is only .030 inches (0.762mm) tall. The last minis are also designs from hero forge but the supports have only been roughly removed and some cleanup will still be required.I did run into one problem. The FEP film that is on the bottom of the tank stuck to the LCD screen layers and started to pull them up. I didn't realize the danger and damage this was causing as I reset the glass each time. Eventually the ribbon cable to the LCD ripped and the printer required a repair. After some misunderstandings were cleared up, ELEGOO shipped me a replacement LCD at no cost. The repair was fairly straight forward, though there are YouTube videos if you need more information.Overall, this is a good resin 3d printer at an amazing price point. Buy plenty of gloves and figure out how you will deal with the washing with alcohol and where used paper towels, rags and resin bits will go before you start your first print. I print in batches, with several prints running one after another because if I am going to let it sit for over a day, I need to clean the whole thing out and that can be a bit of a pain.

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The short version of this is YES, I'd buy another one and I love the Elegoo Mars!!!I will first start by saying that I was hesitant to buy a resin printer because of the "mess", smell and other down sides I had previously heard about. I did my research to find the best fit for my needs and budget. The Elegoo Mars IS THE BEST! I'm blown away by the print detail and how easy it is to use. There's a slight learning curve and several things I don't like about resin printing compared to FDM printing but it's still worth the extra work and slight mess. I have several CR-10's and I will still use those for large prints but for small detailed prints, this is the machine to use!First, the smell isn't nearly as bad as people said it was. It's probably best to have it in a shop or garage and not in your house because it does give off a slight resin odor especially the first time you use it but it's not that bad at all. I work around it all evening and it is never overwhelming or nauseating. After about 5 minutes in my shop I don't even notice it anymore. It does not smell any more than my FDM printers.Second, it isn't that messy as I previously read in other reviews. You need a silicone nonstick mat to put down to avoid drips and spills but it's well worth the 20 bucks to get one.Third, Did I mention yet the print detail is AMAZING! Most FDM printers print at a minimum of .1 and the Mars prints at a .05 layer height which means NO PRINT LINES to clean up!Last, you do need to buy a UV light to cure your parts. I did a quick test and left several parts away from the sun to see how long the full cure time would be and they are still tacky to the touch after 3 days. Unfortunately we have had cloudy days since I bought the printer and I can't rely on the sun to cure my parts right now.THE DOWNSIDES: These aren't a deal breaker for me but the print bed size is small but I knew that going in. That being said, it's still a good value for the bed size. If I wanted a bigger bed I'd have to go to a 1,700 dollar machine. It is a little more of a mess than an FDM printer. You do have to pour resin in a basin, wipe up the drip from the bottle that seems to happen every time and wipe off the bottle every time you fill the tray. I have only cleaned the tray once in the 3 days of constant printing because I had a mis-print that caused the resin to cure to the bottom of the resin tray. It was my design error and no fault of the printer. I scratched up the film on the bottom of the tray so I'm sure I'll have to replace that after numerous prints but I was expecting that anyway from previous research. The film typically is under 20 dollars to replace and you get several replacement pieces and the labor to do it seems pretty easy.Cleaning the resin tank is simple and straight forward. 99% alcohol works great and you have to use alcohol to rinse off your printed parts but here's how I look at it.. I sometimes spend hours sanding prints off my CR-10 (that I love) and now I'm spending minutes cleaning up small resin drips and occasionally cleaning parts. It's a good trade off on time.I HIGHLY recommend this printer and do plan to buy an even bigger one eventually. This thing is amazing! I'm very pleased with Elegoo.

User says:

Update as of August 21st 2019- Elegoo Did an excellent job fixing my problem and sending me a replacement screen, they did work with me and solved all my issues i had with my unit, i am now very happy and excited to print! (i will be updating this review as time goes on to give consumers an idea of how long this LCD will lastUpdate as of August 13th 2019, i was trying to print for only the 2nd time using my Elegoo Mars machine, im getting an LCD error both "T80 lcd error" and "t100 lcd error" and i contacted Elegoo still waiting on their response.ORIGINAL(OLD) REVIEW:I contact Elegoo and their support team about the issues i had with the Elegoo Mars Resin printer and they said it doesnt affect the prints, but if the film and machine were "new", i dont believe it would have been scratched or shown a shape on the film(like burned in already), that to me shows signs that it was previously used, it even had tiny bits of red liquid on the threads of the platform, not sure if it was grease or resin from previously being used, --buyer beware--. But besides that the machine prints well. This machine is not for children and the resin is very dangerous, it will cause your body's immune system to reject resins and cause sores and blister on your skin to the point you have to seek treatment. If you're a parent reading this, do not buy this for your kid unless they have proper laboratory handling skills, make sure you order a lot of 99% alcohol and thick nitrile gloves(not latex because resins will leach thru latex) because you will run out fast. Be very careful with resin printers ! and be sure to UV cure(in the sun or other) your prints before handling them so you dont handle resin without gloves or proper safety. ALSO wear eye protection because popping off the 3D prints off the bed will caught resin to splash everywhere. and beyond all else do not print inside your bed room or closed space, it smells a lot when printing(similar to brake fluid or any other silicone chemical) its harsh and is definitely not good to be breathing in especially for the amount of hours these machines take to print objects. Again the machine is great, the unit i got didnt seem to be "new" so im upset about that and that customer service at Elegoo wont even send me a new FEP film for the issue, just beware when opening your machine that it wasn't also used before you got it.

User says:

I have had my Mars for a few months now and all I can say is WOW! I mainly bought it to print miniatures for D&D but have found more things to print. Not to say I'm new at 3D printing as I have an Anet A8 and Creality Ender 3 pro for a few years but since I got my Mars my other printers have sat idle. I have seen other posts saying they don't like the USB in the back but there are quite a few mods to fix that. If you want to start resin printing I believe this is the printer you need. Elegoo is bringing out a larger printer, Saturn, but if you are a beginner or just wanting to print small things, The Mars should work great. There are a few forums out there that if you have problems, the Mars community is there for you. there also quite a few companies making resin but with how great the Mars is, I stick with Elegoo resin.Now lets talk Elegoo: There customer service is the best! They respond quickly and seem to help out when they can whether is tech support or free FEP and masks.

User says:

I was initially on the fence of whether to stick with my ender 3 with a .2mm nozzle for detailed prints. I finally took the plunge into resin printing in February 2020 and haven’t looked back! The Elegoo Mars has been a great printer. While I constantly level my FDM, I’ve leveled the Elegoo once, and it just prints. I’ve printed quite a few miniatures for D&D and the results in some cases are better than anything you can find in a store. The only issues I’ve had with the printer are consumable related; I’ve replaced the FEP once which was super easy with the YouTube instructional video. And will soon replace the LCD screen, which tech support helped me diagnose and provided instruction via YouTube videos. Both replacement parts are reasonably priced and were expected when I got into resin printing. If you are looking for easy to use printer with great results look no further!

User says:

This really was a 'print-out-of-the-box' type purchase. Very little was required to get moving. As a true novice to 3D printing though, as I started designing and printing things, I experienced lots of print failures. These were not the fault of the machine, but the lack of my experience in understanding how to support models, how to carefully clean the resin tray, etc... If I had one suggestion for Elegoo Mars, I would suggest they write up a nice thorough tutorial or provide links to special beginner tutorial videos. Youtube is your friend, watch how other people do things, and expect yourself to make mistakes. Just take the time to understand why things happen, learn from it, and move on because once you get good prints, it's really fun!

User says:

Friends have had this model for some time and being a printer enthusiast I was itching for a chance to try it. Set up was easier than your traditional FDM printer, finding resin materials just as easy as well. Print quality and calibrations are simplistic and with time and patients you get some great prints, not perfect, but they’re far better than normal 3D printers.Cleanup is the challenge as you must wear protective gear to handle the resin as it’s pungent and toxic. Recommend buying UV curing station and sonic cleaner to better clean and cure your work.

User says:

Amazing printer for the price. It's my first resin printer. The printer build quality is good, and I love the sturdy acrylic cover.The only thing I would like to see different is support of different slicing software for this printer. I hate using chitubox. Its clunky and seems buggy and not made for a technically advanced user. Model manipulation is very basic. Needs to support open source software and have customizable machine settings. You can open the configuration file on the flash drive, but when opened in notepad, it's all gibberish symbols. I tend think this is purposeful to force the use of chitubox software. The user agreement is also very suspicious, since it says they can stream your usage and collect modelstdata during use. I don't like that at all.

User says:

It is so easy to set up and use follow the very small book and do what it says and you up and running. The photos are from my first print. This machine makes no noise and there is only smell from the resin when you lift the cover and it is not strong at all. At least for me I smell nothing when it is printing which is great. I am so glad I got this.I was up and printing in less than 30 mins I wanted a resin printer for awhile but price kept me away. My printing group said Mars and the price was right. This thing just prints right out of the box and leveling was so simple wish my FDM level that easy. Takes up very little space maybe 8 x 8.I plan on getting another one and it will be another Mars it will make my printing jobs so much better. The detail it does compared to FDM these are just amazing.

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This printer out of the box is a fantastic printer with a decent price. Build is all metal and sturdy. Immediately you take it out of the box you feel the quality.It is really an out of the box printer. When you follow the users guide comes printed with the printer, in couple of minutes you begin your first print. Print quality is amazing. I have been using for 1 week and I get incredible prints as you can see at the photos.Leveling is very easy, you level and forget. The top cover is very thick. Prints from USB and this is good, I hate that micro SD cards.Works with any LCD resin that I tried various brands with success.So I am very satisfied and get very good support at printer's official Facebook group.

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I purchased this printer after several years with an FDM. The difference in quality is night and day. Layer lines are barely visible, in sharp contrast to my previous printer. The setup was easy, and I had my first print started within 20 minutes of opening the box. On the test print, I had a problem with the base sticking to the FEP film. However, I tweaked my settings in the slicing software to increase bottom exposure time and have not had a problem since. I would definitely recommend this printer to anyone interested in getting high quality, beginner-friendly prints at a good price.

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This thing just worked. Plugged in, fixed touchscreen(see below) filled the resin tank and printed the included file. Perect print quality with no hassle. In the few days i've had this, i've had more successful prints than the many painful months with my previous cheap filament printer. The only print issues were the result of me not adding supports where i should have. The included slicer does well for most tasks, and the MeshMixer program (available free online) does some of the more complex tasks. I have nothing but praise for this printer.Out of the box, the touchscreen was too close to the panel to register clicks . a little loosening with the included screwdriver fixed the issue. That's the only docked point.

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That’s right, after some talking with the wife and based on demand from friends and customers we decided that it was a wise investment and went ahead and purchased another Elegoo Mars SLA printer. The new printer will be here Sunday and I am looking forward to kicking things into overdrive with both of them cranking out prints.Some of the reasons I went with this printer for the second time: Warranty Support – When the LCD screen went out on the first one Elegoo was very prompt in responding to my requests and dispatching a new LCD screen. Now it did take a while to come from China but they did send it and I do have it. It was faster to purchase one off of Amazon so I now have a spare but still, they were quick to respond and issue a replacement. Free FEP Film – Seems Elegoo considers the FEP Film and LCD Screen as a consumable and covered it under the warranty so I was also sent a pack of free FEP Film. Ease of use – After a brief period of trial and error I was able to get to printing with little to no failed prints. It really just took me learning how to orient things on the build plate, how to place supports, and what resins I liked, didn’t like, etc.. PERFECT for what I need – Many of the items I am printing for people are small, way to small for the FDM printers to do well, the level of detail just does not translate well with an FDM printer. The SLA printers are capable of delivering a lot more detail at a lot smaller scale and the overall size of the pieces I am printing are smaller so the decreased printer area really isn’t a factor for me.So yeah, to answer the question “Would I buy it again?” the answer is most definitely “Yes!” and if I need to purchase another one I will. Already on the edge of my seat for the Mars 2P and Saturn coming out later this year and can't wait to get my hands on one or both of them !!!

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That title is not an exaggeration. I’m a special effects and practical artist. For 10 years I’ve taught myself to sculpt, mold, cast. I’ve desperately tried again and again to find an efficient and clean method to create the things I’ve always wanted to make.I’ve found it. This printer has LITERALLY made my dreams possible. I can finally make my Ball Joint Dolls and figures in a day and with very little waste.Pros-everything works right out of the box.-great Facebook community-fantastic customer service-prints are almost immaculate-software works very wellCons-learning curve! Most of my failed prints are my fault. You need your support structures to be at heavy setting and add LOTS of them. Don’t be afraid to sand afterwards. I have a Dremel, but I also got an electric toothbrush and made a mini disk sander. Works great.-you need to be careful. You can crack the glass lcd cover and get resin where it shouldn’t go. Again, that tends to be user error.-you get waste from a thick print bed but without it your print falls down. Acceptable waste in my opinion.I feel like I shouldn’t even bother listing the cons lol. They are either my fault or something minimal...I love this printer.

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Hknest review after 7 months. I don't think their is a better printer out their. I'll stick to buying elegoo products until they don't make them any more. The print quality on the basic elegoo mars is rediculacly great. I don't like the USB port in the back but their are ways around that and if you don't like that then get the elgoo pro. The lcd screen started to have spots on my 7 months of use. However the replacement is really cheap only 20-30$ the tech support was a great help when I would have problems. However the support team does only mag you generally once a day and the response was around 1-4 am as I live in California. Chitu box was a great help to the elegoo mars. Supper simple.

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I've been making miniatures for D&D & tabletop using a traditional FDM printer and having great results. But if you're chasing details, this is the printer you need! I love this printer. I can print 28mm mini's at details as good or better than what you can buy from your traditional mini at a game store. Even better I don't have to fiddle with settings, wait to see if it comes out, pray the supports do their job or worse, pull a limb off the model upon removal. The Mars is all around better than FDM and I can load the build plate with more mini's printing in less time! I suggest checking out "3dPrintingPro" from YT for support placement and optimizations. He's masterful! Model from Artisan Guild.

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This is my second 3D printer. My first was a kit and required 20 hours of setup and calibration.I was able to start printing the sample rooks in under 20 minutes with this printer. The quality was great. The resolution is very high. The only downside is print size as compared to my 300mm printer. It was a little on the small side, but great value for the price. The quality is much higher.Additional purchases: UV flashlight for curing. Resin for printing.I modified a moon 3D print job for a lamp cover and it came out great. (See picture)I have been using the printer for over six months now without issue. It has been great for printing small repair parts and projects. This printer has been maintenance free and hasn't required any re-calibration.I would recommend this printer as a first printer or if you are wanting to upgrade to higher resolution.

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I've been 3D printing for about a decade now starting with FDM machines and I'd been considering making the leap to resin for a while now, this machine was a great way to get some experience at a very affordable price.Overall, I'm super happy with the machine, so happy in fact, I bought a second one.This printer is very simple to use and quick to start printing right away. It took just a little bit to get used to the differences between FDM and resin, but it's not difficult at all to pick up. The slicing software is free and quite good, but takes a bit of time to get used to. Because of the popularity of the Mars there are a bunch of YouTube Channels popping up with countless tips, tricks and tutorials to help everyone from experienced users to first timers. The Facebook community is also a great resource.If you are contemplating getting into resin printing, this is a solid choice of a machine for a great price. Because the machine is growing so quickly in community support it will have the most available helpful information to get better with it.Elegoo themselves has also been really good with any tech support issues, which makes owning the machine that much better. Knowing the company stands behind their product and it ready to help.

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Don’t hesitate. Just buy one!Resin is nowhere near as difficult and messy as I thought it would be. Just be careful and use your brain - it isn’t much harder than that.In general you already know this doesn’t have a large print volume. None of these do yet. But the 4K screen is able to produce some seriously detailed prints. It amazes me every time.Again, if you are toying with wanting a resin printer than do yourself a favor and put it in your cart and buy. This is worth every penny and I can’t believe I “suffered” with only FDM printing for so long.I love this printer! Elegoo has an amazing group on FaceBook too! If you join the group and show them your order receipt they will send you two free FEP sheets for the vat!!!Make sure to do that before you buy spares here!!!

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So to start this review i will start of with the bad,The bad, the usb is in the back(this is getting address with the pro model, this goes to show elegoo actually listens to it's customers!) Additionally it has a small print volume. However don't let that fool you as it has a bigger print volume than the other printer that are in it's category and they usually cost at least $100+ more. That's it that's the only bad parts seriously. There are some ways around that, you can slice your model into pieces and glue them together.The good, oh man where to start?The print quality is insane for the price. I have only used it with the resin Elegoo sells and have yet to change any settings they are all factory and that's the print quality i'm getting. I have multiple FDM 3d printers and access to a form2 printer. The quality of prints this puts out compare to the form2 is indistinguishable. The parts print accurately if properly setup with the correct angle and required supports. I print a lot of dioramas and miniatures and the quality was always terrible with my FDM machines, which are tuned to the T and modified to achieve the best quality prints and the elegoo still blows them out of the water.I would highly recommend this printer if you are looking to get into the MSLA scene, you will enjoy the quality of prints compared to FDM. The cleanup of parts isn't as bad as the intern makes it out to be. Buy gloves and be safe when you handle a print. If this is your first resin printer buy the elegoo resin and read the instructions doing these 2 things will save you time and headache from future possible issues as elegoo has made a simple, but functional manual.I purchase the Elegoo ABS like resin in grey (accidentally), as i wanted to start of with regular resin however ABS like resin so far has been great. Look at the attached print.Buy it, get the Elegoo resin and enjoy headache free printing like i am!

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I know a lot of people don't suggest resin printers for beginners, but I've been printing for 2 years with 4 different printers and this printer has been by far the easiest to get started printed.As long as you level the bed before prints, you should be able to print solid prints with no problem. I've tested printing large single prints as well as multiple small prints; and they were all successful. The only failures I've experienced have been when I didn't level the bed.I've created my models using blender 3d and I only slice with the stick chitubox software.

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I've had the Mars for a couple months now, and can honestly say I love it. I'm new to resin printing, but have found that this setup. makes it incredibly easy to jump in and produce high quality models. If you do your homework, you'll find that its not messy to operate (like many have claimed), and its easy to get prints off the platform with the included spatula. The printer itself is somewhat quiet, around 52 db, which is pretty good. There's only a couple things that I wish to have improved upon, and thats how the FEP is attached in the VAT, and a USB port in the front, rather than in the back.

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I went from an FDM printer to the Elegoo Mars. I had a lot of people try to talk me out of it saying it’s messy, it stinks, it’s too expensive. I decided to get one anyway. Best printer ever!!! It’s only slightly more expensive, water soluble resign doesn’t smell that bad at all, and it’s only messy if you’re messy. I haven’t had any issues printing, not like the FDM. I’ve never had a bed adhesion problem and the prints turn out spectacular!! It’s prints are a bit on the small side but the ease of printing and the level of detail more than make up for it. I absolutely love this thing!!

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I teach prototyping methods at the college level and have access to many 3D printer types and brands. I bought this for home and was blown away by the results. It was extremely easy to set up. The software is straightforward. The interface is great. The print quality is amazing!!! I used the elegoo water washable resin. So far, every single print has succeeded. Which is more than I can say for some of the $4k printers I use.

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I have been doing FDM printing for a while and after countless reviews I decided to get the Mars for its ease of use and capability to capture fine details.It worked straight out of the box and setup couldn't be easier......Machine is well made with good quality materials. I mainly print with Elegoo grey and Photocentric Flexible resin.I use mainly 2 slicers i.e.Chitubox - hollowing models and adding supportsZ-suit - Slicing and overgrown compensation to get dimensionally accurate parts.I mainly use the printer to do rapid prototyping of parts for my drones and once I am happy with the design I use it to print out molds to cast the final parts. Shown in the pictures are a antenna and vtx holder for my own 190mm quad copter from initial prototype print to the finalized printed molds and casted part.I have only had 2 issues i.e.1. Build plate came loose from the ball joint after the threadlock came loose.2. FEP Film punctured mid print damaging the LCD screen.In both instances I contacted Elegoo for support and they were quick to respond with assistance and replacement parts that aren't sold seperately.Overall I am extremely pleased with the printer and with the after sales support. I hardly use my FDM printer anymore and looking at getting a second mars to convert to print through a 4k 17" panel.Word to all considering buying the printer is that there is a fair amount of learning that goes into learning the slicing software but if sliced correctly you will get stunning dimensionally accurate parts (within 0.04mm).For resin calibration tests, the files for the Photon can be used.

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I've been FDM printing for 6 years and understand 3d printing pretty well.I was leaning toward buying 2 other brands of resin printers that I had my eyes on, but watching an Uncle Jessy review of the Elegoo Mars I was sold on it.This is a great little printer and the price is amazing! The prints are as detailed as more expensive resin printers out there. The size is smaller than some other resin printers, but that doesn't stop it from producing great quality prints. I have to say, this printer worked very well straight out of the box. I'd certainly buy it again!I highly recommend this printer. I've been using it non-stop without failure since I received it. Hopefully Elegoo will make a larger volume resin printer soon. I would definitely buy it.

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The print quality and sped of this printer is incredible. I highly recommend it for those that are new to the printing hobby, like myself. It came ready to start printing straight out of the box; just plug it in, z out the build platform and get going. The one problem that I had is the LCD screen arrived cracked, fortunately Elegoo customer service is beyond reproach and after contacting them they immediately sent out a replacement screen along with detailed instructions as to how to fix it.No I just have to wait, patiently, for the Saturn to hit the Amazon shelves so that I can start building larger things.

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I am really impressed and pleased with this printer, I'm new to SLA/DLP what ever style of printers using resin and all that so i don't know everything sure, but I've been 3d printing now for quite a while and I'm glad I added this type of printer to my line up and vary glad i went with the Mars. the touch screen is great and set up is vary easy and most of all the level of detail on the prints is just mind blowing. Now i have had a little issue with the FEP having some small dents/imperfections in it but thanks to the customer support being vary vary helpful and responsive i will soon have a replacement and they seemed more then willing to take care of any issue you might have with there printer. all in all for the money you can't go wrong with this printer heck you could pick up a couple of them and still be well under what most SLA printers start at so it's a good entry level to say the least.

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Got this lovely "toy" for my husband for Christmas. He loves it. It has been producing almost non stop since. This is his first so he is a beginner. He does programming for a living so has been wanting one forever. He pulled some ideas off of some different websites for some of his creations then figured out ways to program his own. He loves making tiny boxes for Arduino projects and now we have several. Don't get me wrong, significant amount of trial and error, but he is doing great with it.

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I've been extremely happy with my Elegoo Mars; it has spent very little time idle since its arrival! I've been able to print things I could never have accomplished with my filament printer; the quality still amazes me every time I finish a new print. The Facebook groups are active and a great source of information, and although I haven't needed them, I've noted that customer service is very responsive in the official FB group, and I've seen numerous comments about how helpful they've been to others. I'm glad I took the plunge!

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This thing is pretty amazing at the price point. First prints have gone well. Using anycubics clear resin with default settings. Was printing within 15min of opening the package. Dont notice much of an odor but still using an exhaust hood over it. I printed off the test rooks and decided to print one on my fdm for comparison. No contest, the fdm didnt get the lettering at the top and barely finished the print even though my printer is well tuned. The 3d printed drain mount is a nice add in too.This little printer is going to be a lot of fun.

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This is my first resin printer. I managed to pick it up when it was $250 and feel very lucky to have done so. The level of quality in the models is astounding. The high resolution of the 2k screen greatly helps with this.I have been making all my prints with 0.05 mm layer height, which was the default in ChituBox. Despite being able to go down to 0.01 mm, I have never felt the need to reduce the layer height. The detail I have been able to attain from this printer is jaw-dropping, especially for the price. I was looking into buying a $300-$500 FDM printer but luckily opted for the Mars instead.The touch screen was a little wobbly on the left side for me but fully functional. I just tucked some masking tape in there and it no longer wobbles! The method of leveling the bed is incredibly simple, which is much appreciated since this is my first resin printer. Seems way easier than the Anycubic Photon from the videos I've seen of it. It shows each layer as it's printing them which is kind of neat although not super helpful, but what else would you show?The time to complete is very accurate, which is also appreciated. Printed an 11-hour print and it was accurate to within 2 minutes of the estimated time, nice! The fan is always on when the machine is, which could get annoying depending on who you are but you can always just flip the power switch on the back when you're done.The design is all metal and super high quality feeling, which confuses me even more as to why it's so cheap. It is easy to level, although it would be real nice if a bubble level was included somewhere built into the printer to make it that much easier.As for the beeps: It beeps a lot. When the build plate touches the FEP, it beeps. When it finishes a layer and goes on to the next one that's real close to the plate, it beeps. When it's done, it beeps. They're loud beeps. I heard somewhere you can turn them off, but it really doesn't beep enough to drive you crazy. Like 5 or 6 times when you start a print, and then twice when it's done. A very small price to pay for incredible prints and very nice customer service!

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So I'm very new to resin additive manufacturing so bare with me. The unit came in on time and tried a test print- worked out great. My first few non test came out pretty horrendous. It took me a while to test out resin exposure settings but eventually got it working thanks to the FB and Reddit support groups. I primarily use the elegoo maroon resin but plan to try out more from both elegoo and siryatech. One tip that help with print separation was applying ptfe lubricant to the Fep- the success rate after applying was increased dramatically. The only dowside is that the LCD and fep are consumables so keep that in mind. Overall it's an affordable unit that produced terrific results.I got some non elegoo fep work well. Attached are some print examples. All the designed were pulled from either thingyverse or myminifactory. Cheers.

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I have been using traditional filament feed 3D printers for over 5 years and now I am sold on the LCD UV resin 3D printers. Setting up out of the box only took about 30 mins before I was printing my first print (the amazing Necromancer pictured is my 3rd print).ProsSuper Easy SetupGreat included SoftwarePrint time is more than HALFvirtually NO visible layer linesUnit cost (under $300 with 1000g resin)Super quiteLess than $1 material cost per item printed (the item pictured cost 32 cents in material)Excess can be placed back in the bottle and reused (be sure to filter first)and soo much moreConsSmall print areaThe resin can be toxic if you get it on your skin (wear gloves)The Resin has an odor (not too bad)Should completely clean the unit between each print (about 20 mins to do this)You will need to get isopropyl alcohol, the higher the % the better (I am using 99%)Bottomline, There is a slight learning curve changing from filament to resin, but it was minimal. The smaller print area in not that big of a deal, just need to slice the bigger item up. The cleanup is a bit more than with a FDM, but if that is what it takes to get such amazing prints, FINE.Final Bottomline, If you need a big print area, Not for you, if you want AMAZING quality, GET THIS!!!

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Desde que la compré no tuve ningún fallo. Jamás imprimí la torre de prueba, mi prueba fueron unas vallas postapocalípticas con mucho detalle intrincado y piezas pequeñas y finas... si la impresora era capaz de imprimirlas sin problemas, entonces era prueba superada. Y las piezas salieron increíbles!! y así una tras otra ya llevo un litro sin ninguna falla!. La superficie de las piezas las hace perfectas para pintar luego con acrílicos!, realmente genial.

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The Mars is built on a great platform with a lot of community support. The company has been on the spot with software and hardware improvements - including documentation and support when there are problems.They have also been innovating in unique ways within this product space - doing a lot to make some of the hardships of 3d printing easier. Some examples:the leveling system - which saves me a ton of timethe new resin tanks that they sell as an add on - which gave me a lot of cheap resin tanks that I can store different resins in - limiting the amount of time i touch the tanksi think my favorite thing was when they release a clipping software update within 5 days of the community asking them to.I have gone ahead and replaced my other small 3d printers with Elegoo Mars in my print farm because of this and I strongly recommend this printer (and the rest of the resin product lines that Elegoo sells) to anyone who needs to 3d print. Beginner of Pro - this is a great printer.

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I am not new to 3D printing... but this is my first SLA printer. Holy cow! This thing not only arrived on time (thanks Amazon Prime) but was out of the box and printing the included test print in about 30 minutes. Well, it sat around for a few days while some other items resin printing related to arrive.This thing is AMAZING! Here is a pic of the CAD image and a picture of the finished product... flawless. (That chicken, lion thing is something we made during a class I taught for a local public library.)

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Having worked with expensive SLA printers in the past, I purchased this one as a budget personal home option. I am surprised how well it performs as compared to printers ten times it's price. The main difference I can think of is that this printer takes a touch more knowledge and work to operate, and isn't as one-click as its expensive true SLA cousins. That said, for someone with either a little bit of printing experience, or someone willing to learn, this printer is a no brainer buy. The accuracy and reliability is fantastic. I am able to both print visually astonishing parts with certain resins, and then print tight-tolerance, high strength parts with other resins. All while leaving layer lines nearly invisible (part-orientation dependent). This printer also comes with great support. I dropped the red UV cover on my concrete shop floor, cracking it, and they responded to my email within 2 hours and offered to send one out at no cost, despite the damage being my own fault.Overall, I'd highly recommend this to someone looking to get into SLA printing - just make sure you've got a good ventilated space for it!

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I really recommend this printer.However I may add two things that may helped if I knew them in advance.First, the resin is not cheap and it will only last for a year maybe two. So don't buy more than you need, like I did.Second, the first few layers are thinner than the rest of the layers. So either take it in consideration when you make the STL file, or raise your work from the base by ~1mm.In the picture I print 4 lithophanes at once.

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Just received my replacement Elegoo printer, and first print came out great, (see picture), printed at 0.03, using a 3D file that I created from pictures of a stature I took a while back using photogrammetry, And I used the Elegoo Gray resin which did not emit hardly any smell when you have the plastic cover on it as its printing. The only thing I had slight trouble with was removing the supports from it, you must have patience and dont rush it or else you will be leaving support marks on it and have to sand it later, but I have to say it was easy to start printing right out of the box.

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Very easy to set up (maybe 15 minutes from in the box to printing). Make sure to read through some forums to begin printing. There is an art to setting up supports and angling the model to minimize marks and potential print failures.Had an issue with the touch screen failing within the first month, but it is covered under warranty. I had a replacement part within 30 days (shipping from china to central United States during covid).Works great, prints efficiently, excellent customer service, and a great resin 3D printer community. Would purchase again (may buy a second).

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This was my first 3D printer. I've only had it about a week. It's very intuitive and easy to learn after watching a few YouTube videos. This printer is AMAZING. the level of detail it can produce is crazy. There are tons of free models over at thingiverse.com. I would definitely recommend this printer to anyone who wants to get into 3D printing without breaking the bank.-Side note: the USB stick that came with the package failed the first time I tried to use it. It has a formatting compatibility issue (I'm running windows 10) and is unable to be reformated, or be able to extact / view the files that are on the USB stick. I'd recommend you just go out and buy a 2-16gig stick and you're good.

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First foray into 3D printing for me. I've had the Elegoo Mars for about a month and a half now. I'm very pleased with the purchase. I expected there to be a learning curve with using the machine, but the printer is super user friendly. Calibration is simple: just remove the basin, loosen the build plate, put a piece of paper where the basin was, and push a button. Then just tighten the build plate again and raise it. The detail is fantastic. So far I haven't had any issues with the screen being damaged by the build plate as many negative reviews pointed out tends to be an issue, will update the review if I run into that. Forewarning that the transparent resin isn't fully transparent- it yellows after it cures. I feel a lot of people really overstated the smell of resin printers. I really don't find it offensive at all- it smells similar in quality and strength to wet paint. Just keep it in a large room with a fan running and you shouldn't have any problem with it unless you are very sensitive to chemical smells. Overall a super nice printer as far as I can tell.

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As an FDM printing veteran, now that LCD/SLA printers are becoming so affordable I decided it was time to give one a try. So far the ELEGOO Mars printer has blown me away. The printer is built like a tank using extruded and cast aluminum for practically everything, the Z motor is very quiet, the touch screen is easy to read and responsive, and most importantly the prints come out amazing.Included are a couple of my very first prints with this machine. Even at twice the price I doubt any printer could do better. ELEGOO has knocked it out of the park with this one!

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[[VIDEOID:edec28dd592620d8a5dfc4630e4e07e1]] we have to say this printer produces absolutely flawless prints, you cant go wrong with this printer, we have 4 of them so far also i have to point out the outstanding customer service they have, by far the best customer service on any other printer brand we own, elegoo mars is awesome and so their customer service you can take my word on that

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I'm very familiar with 3D printing as I own several FDM printers, but had never ventured into the realm of SLA/DLP resin printers. Saw this and couldn't pass it up for the price.I'm pretty blown away. Right out of the box (once the bed is leveled) this printer works flawlessly. The test rooks came out perfect on the first go. And once I started printing my own models, there was very little learning curve. For anything I had questions about, there's a really great, super helpful facebook group and support from the Elegoo is always great.Couldn't recommend it more for someone who wants to get into printing.

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First print of the rook went perfect using Elegoo Clear red resin. second print failed due to FEP sticking. removed it gently, cleaned the vat and verified no damage to the FEP. third print failed when non-support layers stuck immediately. cleared vat and noticed what i thought was cured debris next to the print. removed the failed print from the FEP, cleared the vat and discovered the FEP was gouged. i've only used the included spudger on the FEB and on a marble (perfectly flat) surface. very disappointed.Update: Elegoo responded within 2 days to a support ticket submitted via their site. they acknowledged the FEP damage and were willing to replace the whole unit. There is nothing wrong with the machine other than the initial FEP screen, went ahead and replaced it myself vs dealing with returns and replacement.very satisfied with Elegoos customer support and the print quality of this machine.Hopefully Elegoo is willing to replace the FEP given the machine is less than a week old.

User says:

Great printer! I'm an avid modeler, and I bought this specifically to make models of things that aren't readily available. And boy has it delivered. I love it so much that I bought an Elegoo Saturn because I just kept pushing the limits of the Mars! But I hope to keep this guy for a long time so I can double my printer output!Also, their customer and technical support has been great for whatever issues I've had. I had a problem recently and they've offered to assist me, even though I am outside the warranty period!

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Amazing Printer so good I bought my second one after I had to return a different printer. Print quality is great, and its ease of use is so nice as well. Makes it great for beginners.Have had one for a few weeks now and loving it. It is also the only printer out of all my resin printers that is easy to get the print off the build plate which I like holds but easy to take off.

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After over 60hrs of printing time in, this machine has far exceeded my expectations and I've been nothing but completely satisfied and mind blown by the quality that Elegoo has produced with the Mars printer for this price. I've had great luck printing and the software is really great and very user friendly. Machine interface is clear and easy to operate. I've not had to deal with tech support since the machine has run flawlessly for me thus far, but everything I've read says support is great. Replacement parts are affordable and readily available. I suggest ordering a few replacement FEP films for the vat. Elegoo also has numerous videos online with how to's for just about everything you'd need if there's issues. I HIGHLY recommend this machine and DO YOUR RESEARCH on safe and proper handling of the materials and machine before hand!!!

User says:

Only did a test print so far. It was easy to setup. Resin smell was not as bad as I read. Price is great. details on prints amazing. Bit slow printing, but that is expected at low cost printers. Seems to be build well. packaged and shipped nicely. Somes with everything you need, except resin. Would recommend. I use it as hobby printing.

User says:

Really, really good, robust, inexpensive, and EASY to maintain printer. Has far fewer parts than a FDM printer. Just isn't very big.My only quality issue was that the lead screw on the Z axis had a bow to it, so printing tall, flat objects, I could see undulating lines that matched the screw thread pitch.

User says:

The Elegoo mars is a fantastic printer for the price. It is extremely easy to use with regular resin. To give you an example, when I bought my second mars, from opening the box to printing it took me 10 minutes to get up and running smoothly. If you use more exotic resin like flexible or wax, it will take a while to hone your settings just right.All in all, a fantastic printer that I've recommended to my friends on numerous occasions. I recommend it to you as well for a great introductory SLA printer.

User says:

I’ve had it for two days.I’m A complete beginner to this.(But I’m crafty and have used all manor of tools and other programs in the past.)There is still A little bit of a Learning to do.So far so good. The print quality is amazing and I’m hoping it only gets better as I figure it out.The fumes in the room are noticeable after 24hrs but not bad.If it was bad like some people suggested I was gonna just print over night in the kitchen under the stove vent running.I’m using the water soluble resin. I just ordered of types.

User says:

In general there is a learning curve to resin printing and handling, but the Mars itself is simple and easy to use. Ive got some real nice prints out of it that rival more traditionally cast models. After a year of owning i did have a touch screen issue but Elegoo suport was able to sort me out quick.Worth the money and I am already eye balling their larger printer offerings.

User says:

I use this for printing miniatures for D&D. The print area is pretty small, but for figures you can't beat the resolution! This printer is as plug and play as you can get. I leveled the print surface once and haven't had to since. It can be a bit messy, but just get yourself a good workspace and some dedicated wash containers and it's not such a big deal.

User says:

My favorite printer so far! I was scared of resin printers due to the toxic nature and warnings. But with elegoos active community and support team it changed my mind and I couldn’t be happier. I joined their Facebook group and was impressed with their community support reason I bought the product.I do use a locker with vents for the fumes :)

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