Elegoo Mercury Plus 2 in 1 Cure Review

Resin 3D printing can be quite messy and complicated. This is especially when it’s time to cure the model. Luckily, a curing machine can make the work easier. In this Elegoo Mercury Plus 2 in 1 review, we look at everything you should know about the washing cure station

Elegoo Mercury Plus 2 in 1 Review

Elegoo Mercury Plus 2 in 1 Cure


Using a curing machine to post-process your resin 3D model can save you a lot of time and resources. The Elegoo Mercury Plus 2 in 1 washing cure station will simplify the work of washing and curing your resin 3D models.

The washing station is not large as it’s designed for the Elegoo Mars and the Elegoo Mars Pro 3D printers. However, it can also work with other smaller SLA/LCD 3D printers.

Elegoo Mercury Plus 2 in 1 Specs

Brand/Manufacturer Elegoo
Color Yellow
Body Material Aluminum
Control Panel Touch Button
Compatibility LCD, DLP, SLA 3D Printers
Machine Type Curing and Washing
Compatible Material UV Resin
Max. Washing Model Size 125 x 85 x 160mm
Max. Washing Model Size  140φ x 165mm
Time Setting 0 to 15 Minutes
UV Light 405nm and 385nm
Input Voltage 200V
Power 48W
Assembly Fully Assembled
Machine Frame Dimensions (L) 200mm x (W) 200mm x (H) 352mm
Weight 4.8 Kg (10.58 Lbs)

Elegoo Mercury Plus Cure Station Features

unboxing the elegoo mercury 2 in 1
Unboxing the Elegoo Mercury 2 in 1 Washing Station
  • Top lid detection safety
  • Adjustable bracket
  • Responsive Touchscreen & Control
  • 360° rotating turn table
  • 16 UV curing lamp beads
  • Washing with build platform
  • Compatible with multiple printers

Top Lid Detection Safety

The washing station has a strong anti-UV acrylic lid that blocks up to 99.95% of harmful UV lights. If the top is opened, the machine automatically stops the curing process. This is critical to keep you safe from harmful chemical sprays and UV light.

Adjustable Bracket

If you have removed the printed resin from the build plate, you can place it on the adjustable bracket platform to wash it. You’ll have to hang the bracket on the pillar to start the cleaning process.

This washing station can fit models of up to 160mm in size. Therefore, if you have printed small models, you can wash a number of them together at the same time.

Since the bracket is adjustable, you don’t have to fill the bucket with IPA. Instead, you can adjust the height of the bracket for the lower liquid levels.

Responsive Touchscreen

The washing station features a touchscreen that you can use to get it started and perform various tasks. Th touch buttons allow you to control the curing machine.

360° Rotating Turntable

The Mercury Plus 2 in 1 washing cure station has a 360° rotating turn table that ensure your models are cured perfectly in all sides.

To start the curing process, place the print at the center of the rotating plate, set the time, and start the curing.

model in middle of the plate
Set the model at the center of the rotating plate

After the curing is finished, the machine will produce a beep.

16 UV Curing Lamp Beads

The washing station has eight 405nm and eight 385nm curing lamp beads. These lamps produce UV light that penetrates the resin to cure your models fast and perfectly.

If you are printing larger materials, the curing process will take longer since the UV lights have to pass through more material.

Washing with Build Platform

The Elegoo Mercury Plus 2 in 1 has a build plate holder for your Elegoo Mars printer. You can use the holder to wash your printed object as well as the build platform.

You do not have to remove the print from the build plate. In fact, you should leave it intact to reduce the risk of getting in contact with the uncured resin.

To start the washing and curing process, mount the build platform with the adjustable platform bracket. You can adjust the height of the bracket to fill the bucket with the required level of the washing liquid. After this, hang the bracket on top of the pillar and start the washing process.

Compatible with Multiple 3D Printers

While the washing station is designed for Elegoo Mars printers, it can also be used with any SLA, DLP or LCD printer, such as the Anycubic Photon S and Creality resin 3D printers.

What We Like

  • The washing station cures models fast, providing them with a smooth, firm and clean surface
  • Automatically washes the print, which reduces your risk of coming touching uncured resin
  • You can wash multiple small objects in the station
  • The 360 ° rotating turntable ensure even curing of your objects
  • Using the adjustable bracket reduces the amount of IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) used
  • Can be used with most small SLA, DLP and LCD 3D printers

What We Don’t Like

  • The washing process is quite loud
  • Objects printed with water-washable resin cannot be washed in the station. For such models, it would be better to wash them with running water.
  • Can only fit models with a build size of 125 x 85 x 160 mm

Elegoo Mercury Plus 2-in-1 Verdict

The dual nature of the machine i.e., a washing station as well as a curing box will save you some money on buying the items separately.

The Elegoo Mercury Plus 2 in 1 works well and is affordable. Moreover, the UV lamp beads ensure your resin 3D objects are cured evenly.

The unit’s LEDs are bright and can work on different frequencies.

Finally, using the machine will reduce your IPA usage to less than 70%. Moreover, your prints will have less residue left, which means their quality will be higher.

You can set the washing time and see how long it will take for your model to be washed on the touchscreen.


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