During resin 3D printing process, the UV light emits ultraviolet rays, which irradiate the resin surface through the resin tank to complete the curing of the resin. The power of the UV light is an important parameter to consider, it can be adjusted when using a 3D printer. Changing the UV power will affect the quality of the print, higher UV power also means the resin will cure faster. In this tutorial, we will introduce the testing and adjustment of UV power for Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K. Understanding the UV power of 3D printers will help you get better printing results. Adjusting the UV power for different types of resins can help ensure the material cures properly and get high quality 3D prints.
What is UV Power for Resin 3D Printer
The UV power of a 3D printer is the intensity of the ultraviolet (UV) light source used to cure the resin during the printing process, and it is a measure of the energy delivered per unit area of resin. UV power is measured in watts per square centimeter (W/cm²) and determines the rate at which the resin cures. Higher UV power cures the resin faster and correspondingly faster print speeds. Different UV power levels will have an impact on the quality and efficiency of the print. Adjusting the UV power according to the needs is one of the practical printing skills.
Recommended UV Power Settings for Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K
If the UV power is too low, the resin may not be fully cured, and the printed parts will be more brittle. However, if the UV power is too high, it will cause the resin to cure too quickly, which may cause warping. So we need to choose the appropriate UV power to optimize the quality and efficiency of printing. By adjusting the UV power, the machine will also be more suitable for the resin material used for printing, and the effect of the printed part will be maximized.
The recommended printing parameters and uv power for Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K are listed below.
The recommended printing parameters above is for reference only, which is more suitable for Anycubic resin.
The UV power of the machine is high. If there are solid reside in the resin vat or on the printing platform frequently, please decrease the UV power and increase the normal exposure time.
How to Adjust UV Power for Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K
Method 1 for Regulating UV Power
When you need to operate the UV power function in the printer, click on the main screen,Tools--Settings--UV Power to set the UV power parameters required for printing.
Method 2 for Regulating UV Power
When printing starts, the UV power of the printer can be adjusted by setting. In the process of printing, you can click: Settings in the print interface, and page down to find UV Power. Then click it to set the UV power.
When printing dark resin, for better printing effect, you should click the print interface settings option to find the UV power function to adjust the print power parameter settings between 60%-70%.
When printing transparent or translucent resin, the UV power can be adjusted between 45% and 50% to present better printing results.
Test UV Light: Check whether the UV light is working or not
The UV light source is usually located at the bottom of the printer build chamber and emits UV light that hits the resin tank during the printing process. It is very important to ensure the normal work of the UV light source, otherwise you are likely to encounter curing problems that will cause the print to fail. Before using the printer, or when troubleshooting is required, we can check and test the UV light source. Here are the steps on how to check the UV light source on Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K:
Click Tools--Detection on the operation screen, set the exposure time, and then click Next. If the detection image shown in the figure below can be completely displayed on the LCD screen, it means that the UV lamp and the LCD screen are working normally.
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