Phrozen launches its Sonic Mini 8K 3D printer and a new resin – technical specifications and prices
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3D printer maker Phrozen has announced the launch of its new Sonic Mini 8K 3D printer.
According to Phrozen, the resin-based LCD system is the highest-resolution printer the company has ever made, with a 7.1-inch 8K LCD display offering resolutions up to 22 microns and 1152 PPI. As such, the Sonic Mini 8K is engineered for precision part production with the utmost fidelity, offering hobbyists, designers and SMEs unheard of detail and surface qualities.
The firm is also launching a brand new resin alongside its latest printer: Phrozen Aqua-Gray 8K Resin. Specially formulated for use with the Sonic Mini 8K, the new material is designed to allow printing of complex 3D models at 8K resolutions.
Resin 3D printing with Phrozen
Founded in 2016 and based in Taiwan, Phrozen is well known for its broad portfolio of consumer and professional resin 3D printers. With its flagship Sonic series, the company mainly specializes in large format systems, making it very popular with everyone from hobbyists to jewelry and design professionals.
June 2021 saw the launch of the company’s first 8K system, the Sonic Mega 8K. Backed by over a year of research and development, the Sonic Mega 8K features Phrozen’s largest XY print area to date, with a build volume measuring 330 x 185 x 400mm. The machine is also equipped with the monochrome LCD technology previously developed by the company, which only lets through white light, unlike the standard RGB spectrum. This results in faster curing times and an average print speed of 70mm / hr.
Aimed at budget-friendly, the Sonic Mini and Sonic Mini 4K are two of Phrozen’s most affordable 3D printers, starting at just $ 239.99. Looking down the line, we also have the Sonic Mighty 4K, a mid-range system with a build volume of 200 x 125 x 220mm.
The Sonic XL 4K, on the other hand, is a high-end machine characterized by its fast print times. The system is capable of curing 50 micron layers in just one second, making it suitable for a wide variety of high volume professional applications.
The Sonic Mini 8K
Phrozen’s latest system, the Sonic Mini 8K, is marketed as the company’s “most accurate” 3D printer to date. Sporting a modest build volume measuring 165 x 72 x 180mm, the machine features a 7.1 inch 8K LCD display with an all new LED light engine to back it up.
The system can handle layer heights of up to 0.01mm and XY resolutions of just 22 microns. Thanks to Phrozen’s monochrome LCD technology, the Sonic Mini 8K also offers fast print speeds of up to 80mm / h. Users can use a 3.5-inch touchscreen on the front panel and connectivity is limited to a USB port.
“With the launch of Sonic Mini 8K, customers can now effortlessly create very high-quality professional prints in 8K resolution,” said Ray Wu, CEO of Phrozen. “We aim to expand the accessibility of LCD 3D printing by continuing to create user-friendly, high-resolution 3D printers for the general public so that everyone can experience the joy of 3D printing. “
Technical specifications and prices
Below are the technical specifications of the Sonic Mini 8K 3D printer. The system is priced at $ 349.99 (soon to be $ 599.99) and is available for pre-order now.
|Build volume||165 x 72 x 180 mm – 7.1 inch LCD|
|XY resolution||22 microns|
|Layer thickness||0.01 – 0.3 mm|
|Printing speed||Up to 80 mm / h|
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The image shown shows the Sonic Mini 8K 3D printer. Photo via Phrozen.