As more and more giant resin 3D printers appear in the market, such as Anycubic Photon M3 Max, makers seem to become increasingly ambitious when it comes to the machine's build volume. Anycubic recognizes this trend and has introduced the ultra-large Wash & Cure Max Machine with a 14.9-liter capacity. It brings a large size and a completely new cleaning and curing method, making the process more efficient and cost-effective.
This article is an unboxing and assembly guide for the Wash & Cure Max. Despite its large size, the item is mostly pre-assembled, and it can be completed in just ten minutes with the provided hex keys as the tool. Let's continue to explore the construction of this massive device and see what's inside the box.
Unbox Anycubic Wash & Cure Max Machine
Open the box, and you will see the machine securely protected by foam. Remove all the foam, take out the machine, and place it on an empty floor or table. Then, open the top cover of the machine, and you will find components, accessories, and a set of Allen wrenches inside. Take them all out of the machine, and prepare for assembly.
Assemble Anycubic Wash & Cure Max Machine
1. Connect the pipes.
Connect four pipes to the back bottom of the machine, ensuring that the connection is secure. Both the machine and the pipes are labeled with numbers, and they should be connected in the corresponding order. If you encounter that you have connected the pipe to the wrong position, do not pull it out directly, as this may damage the safety valve and affect the seal of the pipe connection. The correct steps for removing the pipe are to take off the pipe clip first, then press down on the safety valve before detaching the pipe from the machine.
2. Install the cleaner and water tanks.
Pour more than 4 liters of liquid solvent into the tank, and tighten the tank covers. The tank has two caps with numbers indicating which pipe to connect. In the other tank, fill it with clean water; this tank only requires one pipe, #2, to be connected. The last pipe, #4, should be placed in the wastewater bucket. After installing both tanks and placing all four pipes, you can put the tanks against the two sides of the machine to prevent them from tipping over.
Note: More importantly, do not directly dispose of the waste liquid into the sewer, as the used solvent contains uncured resin, which can cause water pollution. You should store the waste liquid in the bucket, then place it in direct sunlight to allow evaporation and solidification of the residue. Finally, you can safely dispose of it.
3. Install the tray.
We go to the last step of the assembly. Simply place the tray inside the machine, but make sure to align it with the grooves on the bottom of the tray and the rotator to ensure it stands firmly on top.
Start Using Your Anycubic Wash & Cure Max Machine
Let's get started with Anycubic Wash & Cure Max Machine! Power on it and check if the solvent and water are filled in the tanks. When you place the prints on the tray, it's essential to close the top cover for the machine to operate; otherwise, the intelligent fault sensor will give an error. Also the lid of the machine cannot be forced open while the machine is running; instead, press the 'START/PAUSE' button to stop it first. You can choose the fully auto mode, allowing the machine to clean and cure on its own, or just select the curing mode. The mode you select depends on your needs. When you hear the machine emit a beep, it indicates that the set process is complete, and you can open the machine door to take out your printed objects.
There is also a Maintenance & Troubleshooting Guide for this machine, and I recommend you take a look.