New to 3D printing and not sure where to start? This tutorial is perfect for beginners! We'll guide you through the process of printing your 3D files step-by-step, with a focus on making it easy to follow.
Throughout the tutorial, we'll be using Tango, a user-friendly software tool for preparing and slicing 3D models for resin-based 3D printers. You'll learn how o set up your printer, resin and parameters, add support structures, slice your model, and save the file for printing. By following these instructions, you'll be on your way to creating your own 3D prints in no time!
1. Tango only supports PRZ file format for slicing models on Phrozen printers, and PRZ sliced files are only compatible with Sonic Mini 8k S.
2. Since Tango does not have a default machine setting for Sonic Mini 8k S, it is necessary to import the printer configuration of Sonic Mini 8k S into Tango in order to use Tango to slice PRZ files for Sonic Mini 8k S.
3. To do this, download the "Phrozen Sonic Mini 8k S.vdpcfg" file and import it into Tango.
Adding a New PrinterAfter launching Tango Slicer on your computer, import the default file “Phrozen Sonic Mini 8K S.vdpcfg” to Tango.
- Download the file “Phrozen Sonic Mini 8K S.vdpcfg”
- Click on Platform Definitions on the top left corner > Click Import
- Select the file “Phrozen Sonic Mini 8K S.vdpcfg” > Open > Apply
Selecting Resin TypeClick on the drop-down menu to choose the resin that you will be printing with
Entering your print parametersOnce you've selected your resin, you'll need to set the parameters for your print, such as layer height, exposure time, lifting speed etc.
For detailed information on the recommended print settings for your resin and printer, refer to Phrozen’s Resin Profile
Importing FilesImport your STL file into Tango
Click on 🗁 File > 🗁 Open File > select your STL file > Open
Adding SupportTo ensure a successful print, you'll need to add support to your model
Click on 🏛 Support > Generate Support for Selected Part
SlicingSlice your model by clicking on Slice > Export Slices > then you will get a PRZ file and save it on your PC
Saving the File to USB driveCopy the sliced file to your USB drive
PrintingInsert the USB drive and print your sliced model to bring your 3D design to life.
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