Although they’ve been around for decades, resin printers first reached consumers as experimental devices cobbled together from seemingly random bits and bobs. A few years ago, cheap desktop machines appeared on the market, and now more and more hackers and makers have a resin printer sitting on a (hopefully) well-ventilated desk.
With commercial, ready-made resin printers, there’s a bunch of hackers and makers working to make those printers even better. The UV Blaster 30 Kit is one of those hacks, upgrading the Elegoo Saturn resin 3D printer for much faster prints. Like most low-cost resin printers, the Saturn printer works by shining UV light through an LCD to render each layer of a print in resin. By increasing the amount of UV light, layer times go down and print speeds go up.
This kit replaces the existing UV LEDs inside the Elegoo Saturn with almost 100 Watts of UV LEDs, a significant upgrade over the stock 45 Watts of UV power. While this does require an upgrade to the power supply, there’s a really, really good guide for upgrading this printer. If LEDs in machine tools are your thing, the SMDKing storefront has a few really neat upgrades for a few popular drill presses and mills. They’ll shed light on a lot of subjects and make your next project a lot easier.