Elegoo has accomplished a lot in its eight years, becoming a household name in 3D printing and provides both beginners and veterans alike with high-quality 3D printers at very affordable prices.
Ever improving their technology, Elegoo has recently come out with the Saturn 3 Ultra, a new 3D printer in their Saturn line, and it will be available for pre-order on the Elegoo website starting June 1st at 2pm (UTC). Here we’re going to look at all the reasons you should be as excited as we are about this addition to their already impressive range.
Saturn 3 Ultra Features
The Saturn 3 Ultra comes equipped with a 12K screen for amazing resolution, designed to print incredibly high-resolution prints with ease.
The screen is intuitive and easy to navigate, making it very simple, even for beginners, to print quality models with fine detailing. The screen also comes with 12 language options as standard, making it widely accessible to users all over the world.
Wireless File Transfer
Using a dedicated Wi-Fi connection, you can transfer files from your computer to the Saturn 3 Ultra without needing a USB or cable. This makes loading a model and getting it ready for printing a breeze for anyone who wants an easier upload time with a transfer speed of around 6-8m/s.
This is especially good news for those of you who may have your 3D printer far away from your usual workspace or office, as it removes the need for pesky wires or marching back and forth with a USB stick. It even supports 5G for those of you who have limited Wi-Fi access.
Fast Print Speed
Saturn 3 Ultra is equipped with the latest ACF film which can help print up to 3x faster than many high-resolution printers currently on the market. With a maximum speed of around 150mm/h, it’s a great printer for business owners needing high turnover on products or even just hobbyists who are sick of waiting days for top-quality prints.
The Elegoo Saturn 3 Ultra is not only technologically impressive, but it’s also mechanically well-designed.
With just a simple turn of a screw, the plate levels perfectly on all four points. Those of you who’ve dealt with the more finicky manual leveling systems will know how much a chore it can be, and will be very happy to hear that the four-point leveling system makes this as hassle-free as it gets.
Solid Z-axis Ball Screw
Saturn 3 Ultra features an all-metal body design and a new color scheme. Additionally, it has an integrated Z-axis ball screw and dual linear guide, and a z-axis accuracy of 0.01mm for more stable and detailed model printing.
Overheating is one of the biggest factors in determining a 3D printer’s shelf life, which is why the Saturn 3 Ultra is equipped with an upgraded cooling system to keep all the parts at a reasonable temperature while printing.
Not only does this add to the reliability of your prints, but makes sure your Elegoo printer will stay in top form for years to come.
For those of you with sights set on larger projects and bigger models, the Saturn 3 Ultra’s large print space will be a very exciting feature.
With an impressive build area of 218 x 122 x 260mm, you can make some big eye-catching pieces without sacrificing quality or risking unsightly seams by having to glue pieces together later.
The Little Things
As well as the four-point leveling system, the Elegoo Saturn 3 Ultra is loaded with little details and design choices that make using it a hassle-free experience for enthusiasts of all experience and skill levels.
These include an improved frame to reduce the risk of wayward resin as well as adjustable footpads that you can modify so the printer sits firm on any surface.
Elegoo has also launched the GOO slicing format, which is completely open-source. You’re still welcome to use third-party slicing software to increase flexibility and convenience.
12K 3D printers haven’t been accessible to the average household for long, so it’s understandable that many people are wary about the price. But Elegoo’s dedication to making quality 3D printing available to any and all people puts these fears to rest.
At only $499 for all the features we’ve discussed here, it’s a bargain for anyone who wants a top-quality 3D printer without breaking the bank.
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