Nova3D Elfin 3 Mini Review

Looking to buy the Nova3D Elfin 3 Mini 3D printer? Read on to find out the specs, features, and quality of print you should expect.

Nova3D Elfin 3 Mini Review

In this Nova3D Elfin3 Mini review, we’ll go through the features and application of the 3D printer.

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Nova3D Elfin3 Mini Specifications

General Specs

Technology MSLA
Type Resin
Year 2019
Assembly Fully-assembled
Manufacturer Nova3D

3D Printer Properties

Build Volume 120 x 68 x 150 mm
Layer Height 25 – 100 microns
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
XY-axis positioning accuracy 0.05 mm
Z-axis positioning accuracy 0.01 mm
Printing Speed 8mm/h-39mm/h
Bed-Leveling Automatic
Display 3.5 in touchscreen
Third-Party Materials Yes
Materials 405 nm UV resin

Software Requirements

Recommended Slicer Nova Make
Operating system Mac OS X, Windows 7 or above
File types .stl .obj .3mf .nmk
Connectivity USB, Wi-Fi, Ethernet

Dimensions & Weight

Frame dimensions 260 x 270 x 420 mm
Weight 7.3 kg

The Nova3D Elfin 3 Mini comes with a decent manual. In the manual, there is instructions on assemblying the printer, starting it, working with the printer menu, and troubleshooting possible problems.

Nova3D Elfin3 Mini Overview

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The Nova3D Elfin3 Mini is a small desktop LCD 3D printer that prints 3D models with photopolymer resin. This is just one of many similar LCD printers. However, the Elfin 3 Mini has an interesting design that makes working with it more convenient and simple.

From our test, the Elfin3 Mini is one of the best 3D printers for beginners.

Nova3D Elfin3 Mini Features

Tempered Glass Screen

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The printer has a5.5-inch monochrome screen that is illuminated from below by a powerful UV source. This display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a service life of 2000 hours. The screen provides fast and reasonably accurate printing.

The LCD is housed in a one-piece tempered glass unit to make it durable, dust-resistant and easy to replace.

Aluminum Platform

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The printer is equipped with an anodized aluminum platform that has good adhesion. The platform can be easily removed and calibrated.

Resin Bath with Legs

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The resin bath is made of glass-filled ABS for extra sturdiness. Moreover, it has feet that allow it to be quickly and accurately set in place and avoid unnecessary pressure on the LCD screen.

Fill Level Mark on the Bathtub Wall

Cleaning resin from the printer can be quite cumbersome. To save you from this, there is a level mark on the wall of the bathtub. This mark helps to prevent overflow the photopolymer resin.

Integration With Common Slicers

The printer works both its own slicer; Nova3D Nova Make. However, you can also use other well-known slicers, such as ChituBox and Lychee Slicer.

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The touchscreen display is responsive and convenient. The control interface is simple and does not interfere with changing print settings and controlling the printer. During printing, information about the current job is displayed on the screen.

Nova3D Elfin3 Mini Print Samples

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Conclusions About Nova3D Elfin3 Mini

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The Nova3D Elfin3 Mini is a basic resin 3D printer that will be good for beginners. With a Full HD matrix, it does not provide the best details on models. Moreover, the print camera is not as big as some of its colleagues.

Nevertheless, this is a high-quality and well-thought-out device. The printer is easy to use and comfortable to work with.

If you need a photopolymer 3D printer of a higher class, with a matrix resolution greater than 1920 x 1080, check Phrozen 3D printers.


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