What You Need

Beyond the Ackuretta printer, users need several items in order to make a complete print. These items are used in the preparation of the model and the printer, as well as in the finishing of the print. Ackuretta supplies most of these supplies in the Finishing Kit.

Computer

In order to run Visualizer and Magics for Ackuretta software, your computer needs to meet the following minimum requirements:

Specification Visualizer Magics for Ackuretta/Magics for Ackuretta Pro
CPU Intel i3 1.7 GHz or AMD equivalent Intel i7 3.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4/X6 3.0 GHz
RAM 4 GB 16 GB
GPU NVidia/AMD card with 1 GB memory NVidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD equivalent card with at least 1 GB memory and DirectX 11 compatibility
Operating System Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit) Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
Disk space 2 GB of free disk space
Software CAD or 3D modeling software capable of exporting to STL. For software recommendations, see Making your 3D Model.

 

Consumables

The following items are used during the printing process, and occasionally need to be replaced.

  • 1 Duravat™ resin tank per resin being used

Duravat resin tanks generally last for 100 prints.

  • 200 mL of each resin per print

Recommended: Have at least 1 liter available in case of spillage or misprints.

  • 1 plastic container (at least 150 x 150 x 220 mm) for initial cleaning

Do not use the same container for multiple different resins, as it may cause contamination.

  • 1 vat for the Ultrasonic Cleaner

Recommended: Have at least 1 extra vat available. Replace your vat every 2-3 months.

  • 1 liter of cleaning alcohol

Preferred: ethyl alcohol 95% solution If ethyl alcohol is not available, isopropyl alcohol (IPA) 99% solution is sufficient, but may damage fine details.

  • Plastic bottles: 1 for cleaning alcohol disposal and 1 for each resin to store for reuse

Recommended: Have at least 1 extra vat available. Replace your vat every 2-3 months.

  • 5 sheets of sandpaper of varying grit sizes

For best results, use ISO/FEPA grit sizes from P220 to P500, or CAMI grit sizes from 220 to 360.

  • Tissues or paper towels as needed

 

Finishing Tools

These items are recommended for finishing prints. Replacements for some of these items may be used, but in Ackuretta support documentation, it is expected that users have at least these items:

  • Well-lit table and workspace
  • Ultrasonic cutter* or scalpel
  • Ultrasonic cleaner* or cleaning vat
  • Electric air blower* or hand-squeeze blower
  • UV oven*
  • Microfiber cloth*
  • Funnel*
  • Mesh filter*
  • Scraper*
  • Rubber spatula*
  • Tweezers*
  • Safety gear, including protective gloves* and glasses*

Items marked with an asterisk (*) can be found in the Ackuretta Finishing Kit.

Optional Tools

These items are not required, but may be useful for different printing situations:

  • Lens cleaning brush, such as a LensPen™

To clean the projector lens

  • Vacuum suction pen, such as a PEN-VAC™

To remove failed prints or debris from resin

  • Magnifying glass or loupe

To view fine details of a print

  • Pipette

To clean around and inside delicate parts with overhangs or loops