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We’ll say this to start; he isn’t sure why people aren’t talking about this, as it has almost the same specs as the Saturn 2 (it is slightly shorter) but is $100 cheaper! So, is it worth buying this and saving yourself those hobby dollars?
Elegoo Saturn 8k Review (not the Saturn 2) For Warhammer Miniatures
- 【10-Inch 8K Mono LCD】ELEGOO Saturn 8K comes with a 10-inch monochrome LCD screen with a resolution of 7680×4320 and an XY resolution of 28.5 microns. You can print sharper models with ultra-fine detail and tight tolerances, only requiring 1-3s exposure time per layer. The scratch-resistant tempered glass above the LCD screen with 9H hardness has excellent light transmission and screen protection.
- 【Large Build Volume】The Saturn 8 K’s build volume of 219 x 123 x 210 mm gives you quite a bit more space for model printing creations with even better quality, whether a large model or batch parts can be done in one go to improve your printing efficiency.
- 【Matrix UV Light Source】The 28 LEDs matrix UV light source with a unique double convex lens design to reduce light scattering and provide powerful light contrast so that the light is vertically projected on the LCD screen at a smaller angle of 5 degrees, thereby improving printing accuracy and reducing tolerances for prototype print dimensions.
- 【Rock-Solid Structure】The Z-axis is driven by a pair of linear rails with non-slip hexagon socket leveling screws for more stable and accurate motion. Sandblasted build plate has stronger adhesion during printing and the PFA release liner (FEP 2.0) with less release tension for easier model removal.
- 【A Hassle-free Printing Experience】The USB-powered air purifier with activated carbon absorbs and filters the unpleasant resin odor during operation to create a fresh printing environment. The heat dissipation system adopts double heat-conducting copper heat tubes for faster ventilation and heat dissipation.
What He Likes
- He always likes the 8k printers, so it prints out great-looking models.
- You get an integrated carbon filter.
- It comes with a tempered glass cover over the LCD
- Leveling is super easy
- The fan only kicks in while printing, meaning it won’t just run all the time.
- The edges of the vat are so close to the edge that it can sometimes spill resin out.
- The 8k resin is really nice.
- The Saturn 8k is fast.
- It’s cheaper than the Saturn 2
What He Doesn’t Like
- It is relatively small compared to other printers, but this could be good if you’re tight on space.
- For some reason, you always get lousy USB sticks.
- The build plate is held on with a balljoint; this makes it easier to set up, but doesn’t stay in place very well.
- The USB is on the side of the back, and it can be annoying to get to.
- The exposure takes a little while to get correct.
How Printed Models Look
Would He Recommend This?
He really likes this overall, as it prints out great-looking minis and sets up very quickly. Maybe the most important part is that this is cheaper than the two by about $100, and he can’t tell too many differences.
It is a little smaller than some others, but it’s not a huge deal, and it is worth a pickup for the price!
What do you think of the Elegoo Satrun 8k from this review for 3d printing Warhammer 40k and other miniatures?
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