Anycubic Photon M3 Max Recommended Settings: Unlocking Its Full Capabilities

Anycubic Photon M3 Max is a resin 3D printer that combines 7K high precision and 14.7L large size. It is dedicated to bring users a good printing experience. In order to fully utilize the performance of the 3D printer and the characteristics of the resin used, we usually recommend users to try to optimize the printing parameters. In this article, we cover the slicing guide and recommended resin settings of Anycubic Photon M3 Max, hoping to provide users with useful information to make resin printing smoother and more fun.

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Slicing Software for Anycubic Photon M3 Max

Anycubic Photon M3 Max users can use free self-developed software for slicing. Anycubic Photon Workshop is a 3D slicing software specially designed for resin 3D printing. It has a user-friendly interface, upgraded features, and can convert stl/obj/xxx files into files that can be read by Anycubic Photon printers. For Anycubic Photon M3 Max, please save the file format as .pm3m after slicing using Photon Workshop. This ensures that the slice file format matches the model.

Of course, there are many 3D printing enthusiasts who prefer to use third-party slicing software such as Lychee and ChituBox, the flexibility of the M3 Max can meet these preferences. Refer to the Anycubic Photon M3 Max resin settings and recommended printing parameters in the table below. You can consider the balance between parameters, adjust the layer thickness, find the appropriate exposure time, etc. according to your own specific needs and the characteristics of the printed model.

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Resin Settings and Recommended Parameters of Anycubic Photon M3 Max

M3 Max supports printing with most resins on the market, so you don’t need to worry about compatibility issues. Understanding the common parameters of resin 3D printing, such as layer thickness, exposure time, bottom layer exposure, lift and retraction speed, can help ensure proper adhesion of the 3D print on the build platform, optimize print quality and improve success rate. Photon M3 Max resin settings in the following table include printing parameters for various Anycubic resins, so whether you prefer high clear resin or ABS-like resins, you'll find suggestions for printing parameter settings.

Resin/Print parameter Colored UV Resin Plant-Based Resin DLP Craftsman Resin UV Tough Resin Water-Wash Resin+ ABS-Like Resin+ ABS-Like Resin Pro High Clear Resin
Layer Thickness 0.05 mm 0.05 mm 0.05 mm 0.05 mm 0.05 mm 0.05 mm 0.05 mm 0.05 mm
Normal Exposure Time 3 s 3 s 2 s 3 s 3 s 3 s 3 s 4.5 s
Off Time 2.5 s 2.5 s 2.5 s 2.5 s 2.5 s 2.5 s 2.5 s 2.5 s
Bottom Exposure Time 50 s 50 s 35 s 50 s 50 s 35 s 35 s 30 s
Bottom Layers 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Z Lift Distance 10 mm 10 mm 8 mm 10 mm 10 mm 10 mm 10 mm 10 mm
Z Lift Speed 2 mm/s 2 mm/s 3 mm/s 2 mm/s 2 mm/s 2 mm/s 2 mm/s 2 mm/s
Z Retract Speed 3 mm/s 3 mm/s 4 mm/s 3 mm/s 3 mm/s 2 mm/s 3 mm/s 3 mm/s

In Conclusion: Adjust Resin Settings to Unlock Full Capabilities

Printing larger models usually takes longer, and requires a more solid support structure. When using Anycubic Photon M3 Max to print large-size models, you also need to pay attention to some parameter settings and adjustments. For best results, consider downloading and using R_E_R_F file: Test Files for M3 Max R_E_R_F. Expect Anycubic Photon M3 Max to fulfill its potential and provide you with a convenient and fun printing experience.

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