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Elegoo Mars 3d Printer

$299.99
Elegoo Mars 3d Printer
Elegoo Mars 3d Printer
$299.99

ELEGOO Resin 3D Printer Mars 2 Pro Mono MSLA 3D Printer UV Photocuring LCD Resin 3D Printer with 6.08 inch 2K Monochrome LCD, Printing Size 129x80x160mm/5.1x3.1x6.3inch.

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Elegoo Mars 3d Printer is very nice product. I was hesitant to take the leap when I saw the negative reviews slamming this printer. I’m not sure what all the fuss is about with those reviewers, but I’ve had nothing but a positive experience with my Mars 2 Pro. For some background, I’ve been using FDM printers to print minis for D&D these past two years, and have been pretty successful. This printer, however, has me thinking about selling my Ender 3.

The print quality is outstanding compared to my Ender 3 and the Mars 2 Pro is just plain easier to use. Maybe this is just generally true of resin printers, I dunno. I had no trouble at all leveling the build plate, and my first print (the Rook file that comes on the included USB drive) was a resounding success. I’ve printed several other things since then with Elegoo’s water washable resin.

People here are complaining about the LCD screen being easy to scratch, and not being removable/replaceable. The replaceable thing I guess I can understand as I have a heavily modded Ender 3 and appreciate being able to swap out parts. I don’t get the scratching thing. What are people doing to this printer to scratch the LCD? Just don’t drag stuff across it and you’re fine. Someone here claimed they scratched theirs with paper. I have no idea how.

It seems like some folks are being careless with the merchandise. If you’re worried about scratching, I’d recommend grabbing some microfiber clothes/lens cleaning cloths while you’re on Amazon. This is a good idea just in general, as it is possible to scratch the FEP film at the bottom of the resin vat (not a huge issue, as you can replace it pretty easily). I’d also recommend buying a glass paint scraper to make removing prints from the build plate a snap. The included scrapers are fine quality, but they’re just not the right tool for removing prints from the build plate without damaging the plate, the print or yourself.

As a beginner’s resin/MSLA printer, I can’t recommend the Mars 2 Pro enough. I’m looking forward to all of the detailed minis I’ll get off of this thing!B

Promised Review by Michael Davis
Pros
  • Fast Printing and less maintenance
  • Outstanding prints and ultra accuracy
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Multi language interface
Cons