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Elegoo Mars 2 Pro | A Quality 3D Printer

Printing objects has now become easy with the increased availability of the 3D printers in the market but on the other hand buying a reliable, easy to use printer at affordable price with better print quality is a difficult process. However, there is a printer that might satisfy your needs and that is Elegoo Mars 2 pro and to dig further about this printer I have reviewed it.

Reviewing the Elegoo Mars 2 Pro

If you are looking to buy a new 3D printer, then you must access your choice on the following parameters to get the idea if it is a best buy or not.

Specifications and features

First one should look for the specifications and the features that come with the 3D printer so coming to the specifications and features, this printer uses a resin-based printing technology. There is a 2K masking LCD that is used for UV light having a size of 6.8 inches. To interact with the printer there is a touch LCD on the front of the printer having a size of 3.5 inches. Moreover, there is a square lid that is removable which is made of acrylic that has the purpose of restraining the UV light and covering the resin.

All the necessary tools come with this printer which includes, face masks, pair of gloves, filters for filtering the resin, measuring jug and a USB which has the sample print file along with the slicing software and digital user manual. The printing platform is made of metal that is easy to calibrate and is suspended using a linear rail on the z-axis.

Setting up the 3D printerĀ 

The next parameter to decide if the respective printer is a best buy or not is how easy it is to operate and in the case of Elegoo Mars 2 pro it requires minimum effort to get it ready for printing. First you need to convert the drawing file using its slicing software that is Chitubox. Next to level the building platform, place a piece of paper on the masking LCD and lower the platform gently so that it might not damage the LCD once the platform is leveled tight with the screws of the platform.

Next you need to set the resin container on the LCD and pour the resin in and this step needs to be done with care as it can damage your skin as well as also can damage the masking LCD if spilled on it. There is no replacement available for the masking LCD in the market so be careful in handling the resin.

One thing to remember is that there are two types of resin available in the market one requires isopropyl alcohol and other requires water to wash them off so better use the water washable resins as they are easy to wash off.

Print quality and printing speedĀ 

Since this printer uses the resins technology to print the 3D objects, the build quality of the objects is excellent when compared with the printers that use the filaments to print. However, in terms of strength the object quality is above average as they might break when subjected to a normal force two or three times.

Another parameter that you might have in your consideration while buying the 3D printer is the printing speed. So, if we talk about Elegoo Mars 2 pro then you should know that it takes a long time to print though it mainly depends on the size of the object you want to print.

Final thoughts on Elegoo Mars 2 Pro

Accessing the printer on the basis of above parameters I have summarized my review in the form of following positives and negatives about this printer:

Positives

  • All the necessary tools are provided with the printer
  • Easy to work with
  • Print quality of the objects is phenomenal

Negatives

  • Buying resins can be expensive
  • Printing speed is low
  • Cannot print large objects
  • Resin handling needs a lot of care

Conclusion

For the people who are looking for a reliable easy to use printer having a prenominal print quality I would suggest them Elegoo Mars 2 pro 3D printer. All the necessary tools that you will need while using this printer are provided with it and above all the print quality of the objects will surprise you after comparing it with its competitors.

About the author

Aaliyan Javaid

I am an electrical engineer and a technical blogger. My keen interest in embedded systems has led me to write and share my knowledge about them.