Now 3D printing has entered my price range I've been looking at a couple of different possibilities for printing detail items for my locomotives, things to assist in the workshop etc.
A Creality 3d printer and a Elgoo Mars resin printer are roughly the same price. For the sort of things I intent to make, where detail is important for some items and robustness for others, which technique do you think will suit my needs (resin or filament)?
One thing to note is I'll probably have to put this in my workshop so the temperature will be under 20 degrees (as this time of year more like 12).
Hi, I have both a filament 3D printer and a resin printer. Filament printers are effected by their surroundings, even a cooler breeze during the print can make it go wrong. Filament printers can produce some good resorts but can never get to the level of detail of a resin printer. However resin printing takes a lot more work. The resin itself is more expensive to buy, if getting coloured resin it’s best to get a uv light to set the resin after the print and also to wash the print. The resin printer needs cleaning after each print. If you don’t clean the resin bath 100% you will soon be in trouble on the next print. Out of the two printers. I use the filament printer to test parts I am going to cnc machine in metal. The resin printer I use to make detailed parts for a number of gauge 1 locomotives and larger. If you have the money and the time get the resin printer.