Backed by over a year of research and development, the Sonic Mega 8K features Phrozen’s largest print area to date. Characterized by its ultra-high resolution LCD screen, the system is also the company’s first 8K LCD 3D printer, covering all bases by combining high-throughput production with excellent print quality.
Phrozen writes, “In the past, printing out large models meant compromising on print quality. If anyone was interested in printing out large-scale and detailed models, that meant printing out multiple batches of 3D models and assembling them together. Not anymore.”
LCD 3D printing with Phrozen
Based in Taiwan, Phrozen’s long-standing LCD 3D printer offering is well known in the resin world. With its flagship Sonic series, the company specializes in large-format systems, making it widely popular with everyone from hobbyists to jewelry and design professionals.
The Sonic Mini and Sonic Mini 4K are two of Phrozen’s most accessible 3D printers, starting at just $239.99. Looking down the range, 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 higher-end machine touting rapid print times. With the ability to cure 50 micron layers in just one second, the 3D printer caters to a wide variety of professional high-volume needs.
The Sonic Mega 8K
Phrozen’s latest addition to the Sonic series comes complete with a huge build volume measuring 330 x 185 x 400mm. The 15” LCD provides the company’s largest XY print area to date, making the Sonic Mega 8K great for high-volume batch production. Primarily marketed at the tabletop community, the system can print dozens of miniature models or mega-sized terrain pieces in a single build.
The Sonic Mega 8K is equipped with the company’s previously developed monochrome LCD technology, which only allows white light to pass as opposed to the standard RGB spectrum. This results in faster cure times and an average print speed of 70mm/hr. With an impressive 8K resolution, the system also delivers XY feature details down to 43 microns.
As far as connectivity goes, users have the option to choose between USB and ethernet. The 3D printer also features a full metal body, a dual linear rail, and a ball screw assembly for improved Z-axis stability. The company claims the Sonic Mega 8K comes pre-calibrated, meaning users will be able to start printing straight out of the box.
Technical specifications and pricing
Below are the technical specifications for the Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K. The 3D printer is available to pre-order now, starting at $1399.99. Deliveries are expected to begin in October 2021.
|Build volume||330 x 185 x 400mm|
|LCD||Monochrome LCD, 8K|
|XY resolution||43 microns|
|Average print speed||70mm/hr|
|Z resolution||10 microns|
|Dimensions||400 x 470 x 680mm|
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Featured image shows the Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K 3D printer. Photo via Phrozen.