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Setup LittleRP Resin Printer

Guide to help setup LittleRP Resin Printer the open yet flexible 3D printer.

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The current build volume is 60mm(X) 40mm(Y) 100mm(Z) with a build speed of approx 2 minutes per 1 mm at .05mm layer height. It will take some time to complete a 50 mm model but if you have checked out other options you will notice that it is not that bad. More details on the technical specifications are available here : http://www.littlerp.com/?page_id=22

Basically Rasin printers use liquid light-sensitive resin which can be controlled using +2000 lumen DLP projector or a near-UV laser.

Guide to  LittleRP Resin Printer

To start the 3D printing process you can choose from a number of selected programs. Envision Labs Creation Workshop or STL Slicer or  Projector Controller or Gcode Sender.

Basically these apps will use the DLP projector as a second screen on your PC and emit lumen as per requirement for the resins to build the 3D image. If our example we will be using the recommend Creation Workshop, a free software for non-commercial usage.

Start by opening any 3D model file (STL, OBJ, or 3DS) (Click on the Open button to load the file for Printing)

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Selected model will apear in green after it is loaded also selected models can be removed by selecting the model and then right clicking to select remove.

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On the right side of your screen you will have the options for Scene, Move, mirror and other support tools. Supports are sometime required to properly attach a model to the build surface.

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You can go and view the slice of the model as well as the control options on the horizontal menu.

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Starting the LittleRP Resin Printing Process :

When the ‘Creation Workshop’ application is ran for the first time it iwll create a  default 3d UV DLP machine profile. The prifle needs to be edited as per your printers’s and projectors specification. Click on the Configure button to proceed with the configuration settings.

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Once all your settings are configured correctly you should have the option to connect to the printer. Click on the icon below to connect and start printing.

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For further detail configuraiton assistance please review the UserManual which is available when using  ‘Creation Workshop’.

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