Best Anycubic Photon Resin Settings

Printing with resin can be both fun and challenging. If you’re using the Anycubic Photon 3D printer, you may know that it’s crucial to have the correct settings for your chosen resin. With the right settings, your prints will be beautiful, detailed, and accurate. However, it can be overwhelming to figure out which settings to use! That’s where ChitTubox comes in – it’s a free software that makes it easy to find and fine-tune your Anycubic Photon resin settings.

In this post, we’ll break down how to use ChitTubox to get the best results.

Downloading and Installing ChitTubox

Before we dive into the settings, let’s first download and install ChitTubox. You can find it on the Chitubox website. Download and install it to your computer.

Creating a New Profile

Once you have ChitTubox installed, open it and head to the “Printer Settings” tab. Here, we’ll create a new profile for your Anycubic Photon. Click “New” and enter a name for your profile. Under “Print Size,” enter the dimensions of your build plate (the Anycubic Photon has a build volume of 115mm x 65mm x 155mm). Next, choose the resolution you’d like to print with – 0.05mm is a good starting point. Finally, select the type of resin you’ll be using.

Fine-Tuning Your Settings

Now, the fun part – fine-tuning your settings. Cubic Technology, the company behind ChitTubox, has a helpful “Exposure Finder” tool. This tool will help you find the optimal exposure time for your resin. Click the “Exposure Finder” button, and ChitTubox will automatically generate a series of test prints with varying exposure times. Once you’ve printed the test pieces, examine them to find the one with the best detail, accuracy, and hardness. This is your optimal exposure time. Input this time into the “Exposure Time” field in ChitTubox’s “Print Settings” tab. You can also adjust your settings for the raft and supports here.

Adding Your Model and Orienting It

Now that your settings are good to go, let’s add your model to ChitTubox. Click the “Add” button, and choose your STL file. Once your model has loaded in, you can orient it. We recommend positioning it so that the base is flat against the build plate. This will ensure that your model prints correctly and doesn’t have any ugly deformities.

Slice and Print

Finally, it’s time to slice and print your model. Click the “Slice” button to generate the Gcode for your model. Once the slicing process is complete, save the Gcode file to an SD card and insert it into your Anycubic Photon. Follow the printer’s screen instructions to begin the print.

Conclusion

Using ChitTubox to find and fine-tune your Anycubic Photon resin settings can seem daunting at first, but it’s a straightforward process that will pay off with more consistent, high-quality prints. By following the steps above, you’ll be able to find your optimal exposure time, create a custom profile in ChitTubox, and slice and print your models with ease.

Give it a try – you’ll be amazed at the results!

Tyler Woodward

Tyler Woodward

Hi, I'm Tyler! I'm a passionate writer and believer in the potential of 3D printing technology. With my background in engineering and design, I bring an exciting mix of creativity and technical expertise to my writing. In addition, I pride myself on staying up to date with the latest trends in the industry.

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