Before we start printing on the Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K, we must first import the sliced 3D file onto the resin 3D printer. There are two ways to import 3D files: via USB, and via Ethernet.
Read on to find out more:
Importing Files Via USB
1) After slicing your 3D prints in a slicer software, save it as a .ctb file. Then store the file on the USB provided in the Sonic Mega 8K toolbox. If you are using the Phrozen Test file, please DO NOT slice the file as it has already been saved as a .ctb file.
2) Plug in the USB onto the 3D printer.
3) On the printer’s touch panel, click on 3D Print. Then select your 3D file and click on Go to initiate the printing process.
Sonic Mega 8K is only able to read sliced files from CHITUBOX Version 1.9.0 and above, or CHITUBOX Pro.
Importing Files Via Ethernet
If you’re using an Ethernet cable, you’ll be able to transmit your 3D file(s) via the network cable directly to the Sonic Mega 8K resin 3D printer.
Follow the instructions down below to successfully transmit 3D files from your computer onto the Sonic Mega 8K.
Prior to sending the 3D file, ensure that you connect the USB included in the toolbox to the 3D printer, so that the file can be saved directly to the USB drive.
1) Note down the IP address of the 3D printer. This is where your 3D file will be sent.
2) Please use CHITUBOX V1.9.0 or above, to slice your 3D file. After slicing it, please save it as a .ctb file before sending it over to the 3D printer. If you are using the Phrozen Test file, please DO NOT slice the file as it has already been saved as a .ctb file.
3) Then click on Network Sending to send over your file directly to the Sonic Mega 8K.
4) After clicking on Network Sending, the file will be transmitted to the 3D printer. The default file type will be .cbddlp, which is incorrect. You have to change it manually by selecting .ctb. See pic below.
5) Please wait for the file to be read. Then confirm your 3D printer IP address before sending over your 3D file.
6) Click OK on CHITUBOX to begin printing.
If you choose to click on Cancel, the file will still be saved directly to the USB drive connected to your printer, allowing you to print your files at a later time using the USB.
Click here for a tutorial on printing out Phrozen's test file with Sonic Mega 8K.
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