Looking to buy a resin cure lamp? Read our Phrozen Cure V2 review to find out whether this lamp will be right for you.
A post-exposure station for resin models or a curing lamp greatly facilitates post-processing than curing the models in the sun. In this review, we’ll look at the Phrozen Cure V2 curing station.
Phrozen Cure V2 Review
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The station is packed in a cardboard box with foam for extra protection during transport.
The Phrozen Cure V2 has a white metal body with a red tinted window on the front. The window prevents ultraviolet radiation from getting into contact with you. You can also watch the models being cured through the window.
Like all Phrozen products, the curing station is well-designed. Compared to the famous Anycubic Wash & Cure model, the Phrozen Cure V2 looks more solid. The station will look great everywhere, whether you will be using it in your workshop or at a dentist’s office.
The UV camera is slightly smaller than that of the Sonic Mini 3D printer.
- Size: 21.5 x 19.5 x 28.5cm
- Weight: 4.2kg
- Displacement: 17.5 x 14 x 18.5 cm
- LED specification: 365nm, 385nm and 405nm. Only 60 watts.
- Voltage: 100-240V 50-60Hz
Below the base with legs of the Phrozen Cure V2 is the power supply, which is fixed with a metal bracket.
The platform is rotated by a small motor located at the center. The LEDs have simple connectors that make them easy to replace when needed.
Inside the UV camera, LEDs are located on the sides and top. This ensures an even distribution of light on all sides of the model.
The front door opens and is held in place by a magnet that serves as a sensor. When the door is opened during curing, the device stops working to protect the user from harmful UV rays.
Multifunctional UV LEDs
Phrozen Cure V2 uses UV LEDs with 365nm, 385nm, 405nm wavelengths. The lights allow a wider spectrum to be covered and provide the best cure for the model. All three LED rods have a total wattage of 60W, which should be more than enough for proper curing.
After a few minutes of curing, the model becomes warm to the touch due to the exothermic reaction generated by the resin during cure.
The Phrozen Cure V2 is controlled by five buttons on the front of the device. The duration of the curing cycle can be set in seconds or minutes using the corresponding S and M buttons.
The station is turned on and off using the purple button, which also serves as a pause button.
Overall, the controls are easy to use. The only thing that might confuse someone is the loud beep when switching.
Phrozen Cure V2 in Action
Filming the curing process was quite difficult. However, here is something for you to see:
The noise is slightly amplified by the microphone. However, in real life, the UV camera is quieter.
Phrozen Cure V2 vs. Anycubic Wash & Cure
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The Phrozen Cure V2 has a larger exposure volume than the Wash & Cure. For a reliable cure with Cure V2, your models should not be larger than 140 x 170 mm.
The Cure V2 has three LED rows; two on the sides and one on top. This arrangement speeds up and makes the cure more uniform. On the other hand, the Anycubic Curing station has only one row of UV LEDs on one side. Moreover, the station does not produce any light from above.
Apart from this, Wash & Cure only uses two LED wavelengths (405nm and 365nm), while Phrozen uses three types of UV LEDs (365nm, 385nm, 405nm).
Control over curing time
Another benefit of Phrozen Cure V2 is the additional control over cure time. You can set the exact time to the second. On the Anycubic station, you can only use three presets: 2 minutes, 4 minutes or 6 minutes.
Unfortunately, the Phrozen Cure V2 does not include a model wash function like is available in the Anycubic. If you really want both, the Anycubic Wash & Cure Station might be more beneficial.
However, keep in mind that you will only be able to wash 115mm x 65mm x 165mm models. If you need to wash many models or larger items at once, it is better to buy an ultrasonic bath and a UV camera separately. The ultrasonic bath will provide better cleaning of the models from the resin residues than the usual mechanical cleaning in Anycubic Wash & Cure. But at the same time, there is an opinion that ultrasonic cleaning is less safe for models.
Phrozen Cure V2 Verdict
Phrozen Cure V2 is an excellent post-curing device for resin models. However, the price may seem a little expensive to someone, given that it is used only for additional exposure. Check the price here.
But after comparing with other devices on the market, you will see that the price is justified. Phrozen Cure V2 gives the best UV exposure from different angles, more control over cure time and is generally very reliable in construction.
Perhaps in the future we will see the Phrozen Wash and Cure V3, which will add rinsing functionality.