First Look: The Flashforge Foto 8.9s 4k Resin Printer

First Look: The Flashforge Foto 8.9s 4k Resin Printer

FlashForge’s newest resin printer, the Foto 8.9s, arrived on my workbench a couple of weeks in the past and I’ve had quite a lot of enjoyable testing it out and placing it by means of it’s paces.

That is the newest of their Foto collection, pushing the specs and reliability additional than they’ve earlier than. Lets go over some specs:

  • construct dimension: 192mm X 120mm X 200mm
  • 0.025-0.2 mm(Adjustable)layer peak
  • 10-50mm per hour print pace
  • .05 mm XY decision
  • twin linear rails
  • 3.5 inch contact display screen

They’ve completed some appreciable work with the sunshine path on this machine, boasting a way more constant mild distribution, which suggests extra constant prints.

I’ve to say that the expertise utilizing this machine was fairly good. It printed practically flawlessly out of the field and regardless of me really breaking the machaine (extra on that beneath), I nonetheless managed to maintain pulling nice prints out of it.

Retail pricing seems to nonetheless be in a state of flux, with the estimated value falling between $800 and $1000. You may discover extra data on their web site.

The break.

A couple of week after I obtained the machine, I broke it. This was a silly error on my half, that anybody who makes use of resin printers will instantly acknowledge. I poked a gap within the FEP movie and didn’t discover until the subsequent print failed.

This was notably nasty as I broken the polarized movie on the LCD when cleansing off the resin. That’s tremendous dangerous, because the polarizing filter is important or nothing works.

I discovered the data on changing polarized movies very missing so I made this fast video. The massive takeaway is that it’s a must to discover polarized movie that’s robust sufficient. If it says “not for 3d printers” it means it. Then, after you discover movie, it’s a must to apply it appropriately, don’t simply slap it on. Watch the video above to see what I imply.

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