Making the Digital into the Physical

 

As one of my career aspirations is to create miniatures for tabletop gaming, earlier this summer I picked up a 3D printer so that I would be able to print out some of my models at home. After a fair amount of research I determined that an SLA or DLP resin printer would provide the best results for the kind of objects I wanted to 3D print; I ended up purchasing an Anycubic Photon printer as it was the best rated printer available in my price range.

I've spent the past few weeks printing models that I either previously printed using the Makerbot printer I had access to at school or files that I found via Thingiverse as I knew in either case that they were reasonably printable. The difference between the quality of the prints I've been getting off of my Photon compared to those I printed with the Makerbot is staggering; resin printing can make some stunningly detailed prints with barely noticeable layer lines. I've been working on some new models that I want to print which I'll hopefully have ready to go soon.

 
 
A few of the models I have printed with my Anycubic Photon printer

A few of the models I have printed with my Anycubic Photon printer

 
Douglas Bowman