Phrozen Sonic XL 4K 2022 3D Printer Review

Phrozen has released an upgraded version of the professional Sonic XL 4K MSLA 3D printer, which boasts several new features enhancing its performance and usability, as well as special software designed for dental applications. Find out more from this blog post.

 

Highlights

Larger build volume

The Sonic XL 4K 2022 features a larger build volume, allowing you to print more dental models in a single session.

The dimensions of the Sonic XL 4K 2022 print chamber is 200 x 125 x 200 mm.

 

Dental-oriented software

The new version of the Sonic XL 4K comes with Dental Synergy Slicer 3D printing software that simplifies the workflow in a dental-focused setting and boasts a simple and user-friendly interface.

 

Heating and air filtration system

The printer is equipped with active heating to improve print quality and stability, as well as an air purification system added for safety and comfort.

 

Improved accuracy and speed

The monochrome 4K matrix (3840 x 2160 XY pixels, 52 µm per pixel, and layer thickness of 10–300 µm) and ParaLED illumination system provide high accuracy and curing speed. It only takes about a second to print each layer, which is five times faster than most of the other resin 3D printers. With a minimum layer height of 10 microns, the print speed can reach 90 mm/hour.

 

Enhanced reliability

Designed to maintain high accuracy over a long service life, the Sonic XL 4K 2022 features a rugged metal case and robust mechanics for long-term use in dental clinics and laboratories.

 

Extra features

Apart from the afore-mentioned upgrades, the device offers a print resume function in the event of an unexpected power outage. Also, the curing intensity can be adjusted to improve printing efficiency in different applications.

 

Comparison with the original model

 

Phrozen Sonic XL 4K

Phrozen Sonic XL 4K 2022

Operation

5" touchscreen

5" touchscreen

Slicing software

Phrozen 3D

Phrozen Dental Synergy

Connectivity

USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi

USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi

Light source

405nm ParaLED Matrix 3.0

405nm ParaLED Matrix 3.0

XY resolution

50 µm

52 µm

Layer height

0.01–0.3 mm

0.01–0.3 mm

Max. print speed

90 mm/hour

90 mm/hour

Build volume

12 x 19 x 20 cm

20 x 12.5 x 20 cm

Weight

19.5 kg

17.2 kg

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