Photon Mono X from Anycubic

Discussion in 'Rapid-Prototyping' started by biodentg, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. biodentg

    biodentg Well-Known Member

  2. Sir Morty

    Sir Morty Active Member

    I'm interested in getting a second printer. I was looking at the Epax but I will look into this.
    Can you share what resin you are using? Just printing Models for Crown and Bridge ?
     
  3. Toothman19

    Toothman19 Well-Known Member

    Look just like the Phozen sonic mighty 4k. Mine just came in today. Looking forward to trying it
     
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  4. biodentg

    biodentg Well-Known Member

    Hi, we have #3 mono X, 99% for models, antagonists, orthodontics, and reprint old scanned stone models. For crown and bridge castable resin we haven't had much success maybe the issue is on our side and we have decided to better mill wax or PMMA.
    we are using Anycubic resin is very price convenient and very easy to get, several colors are available.
    Fast prints in 1 or 2 hours done, and since it is not a "DENTAL" marketed printer the purchasing value is minimal.
    Plenty of reviews on youtube. Software slicing app is a child's game. I would definitely recommend this printer.
    George
     
  5. biodentg

    biodentg Well-Known Member

    We also have one of the Phrozen 4K and it is very accurate. we use it mostly for large implant bridge resin try-in for the patient.
     
  6. Cabeza_Photon_Mono

    Cabeza_Photon_Mono New Member

    Hello, I have just acquired it. Have you try Nexdent SG resing? I cannot get the parameters/setting to print with if properly... (time of exposure, nÂș of layers, etc)

    Thanks!
     
  7. Toothman19

    Toothman19 Well-Known Member

    What resin are you using?
     
  8. Sir Morty

    Sir Morty Active Member

    Did it take you awhile to get the settings dialed in for these printers?

    I'm always a little hesitant after visiting the user groups pages.
    They are always filled with failed prints and people having issues.
     
  9. biodentg

    biodentg Well-Known Member

    I will share my parameters this week
     
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  10. biodentg

    biodentg Well-Known Member

    Phrozen 4k, we use Harz Lab and Phrozen resin " way too much $$"
    Anycubic Mono 4K, Anycubic resin we get on eBay super great price
     
  11. TJ Walker

    TJ Walker New Member

    Greetings All,
    This question has been answered but I need clarification. I just ordered a Mono X to print models only to be used for making night guards and other acrylic thermo-molded appliances. I thought I was going to use a specialized Dental resin from keystone but was just advised it might eat through the FEP film on the Mono.

    So, what I need clarified is what resin do you have experience with (can recommend) to make models that will hold up to the heat of the acrylic thermal molding process. From what I gather from this thread, almost any resin will do - I see a recommendation for the Anycubic resin. Are you talking their Dental resin or standard resin.

    If you use standard resin, is it stable in the heating process and/or do you have to coat it with a release agent to get the acrylic appliance to pop off after forming? Regardless of the resin, do you print such models at 100% infill?

    Your responses and experience would be much appreciated.
     
  12. biodentg

    biodentg Well-Known Member


    Hi TJ, sorry for the late reply, As I said before we print models, antagonists, wax-up models, reprint lost analog stone models, orthodontics cases and that's about it. We have an excellent result using Anycubic resin any color will do and the price is super convenient. We also have some inventory of the Harz Resin and Phrozen but it really doesn't make any sense using them. We just had an issue with the 4K screen in one of our printers (our fault to be honest), but we have it replaced from Anycubic without hassle. I hope this helps and good luck with your new printer. George
     
  13. TJ Walker

    TJ Walker New Member

    Hi George,
    Thanks so much for responding. I have some Anycubic resin and just ordered two other brands to test. I've been using filament printers (as a hobby) for a couple of years and have that down pretty well.

    The Mono X is my first resin printer and I have yet to get a full successful print - a common issue of the print sticking to the FEP and not the print bed. I found some possible solutions on a forum that I will try today.

    It did take a while to get the filament process down - but I was hoping to avoid the repeated learning curve :)

    Again, I appreciate your time and advice on the resins. I have glanced at YouTube and other sources where some people are actually 3d printing the actual clear night guards, retainers, etc. I guess I better get a successful model print before dreaming about the future.......
     
  14. biodentg

    biodentg Well-Known Member

    Hi TJ, double-check your first layers for longer exposure, I will post my settings tomorrow.
     
  15. TJ Walker

    TJ Walker New Member

    Thanks. I would like to see your settings. I did get printer to work now by roughing up the build plate with 150 grit sandpaper and putting some masking tape on the short edges of the FEP. I think the FEP might have been a tad tight from the factory.
     
  16. biodentg

    biodentg Well-Known Member

    We hardly ever get a failed print with this setting using anycubic resin. I hope it can help you.
     

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  17. TJ Walker

    TJ Walker New Member

    Awesome! Different than the defaults I was using. I try these on 3 different prints today. You have been very helpful and I appreciate that.
     
  18. TJ Walker

    TJ Walker New Member

    Hi George,
    An issue came up. Using the Photon Workshop slicer - do you have to mirror the files from a scan once imported? I printed a bunch of models using the .stl files from the iTero scanning system. They looked correct in the software - but they all printed mirrored - with the left side of jaw printing as the right, etc. The software has an option to mirror files - have you had to do that before printing? I sliced and printed some using a different resin and the Lychee Slicer and they came out fine.
     
  19. biodentg

    biodentg Well-Known Member

    Hi TJ, we never had that issue before, I'm sure there is a way to mirror an imported file I'll check this option first thing tomorrow morning.
     
  20. TJ Walker

    TJ Walker New Member

    Yes, there is an option for that in the software. It's just weird that it looks fine on the screen but them prints a mirror image. I used the Lychee Slicer for some others and they printed as they should.
     

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