With a built-in air filter, easy build platform leveling, and a .05mm XY resolution, the Mars 2 Pro sets the benchmark for MSLA resin 3D printers in the sub-$300 price range.
The current flagship of the Mars series, the Elegoo Mars 2 Pro offers rock-solid CNC machined aluminum construction, a 2K resolution mono LCD with a per-layer cure time of 2.5 seconds and an integrated air filtration unit. From initial unboxing to the first finished print, the Mars 2 Pro impressed me with its strong build quality and ease of setup and use.. The build volume on the Mars 2 Pro is on par with other machines in this price range like the Anycubic Photon, but it may be limiting if you’re hoping to make larger creations.
The Mars 2 Pro is currently on sale through Elegoo directly and Amazon for $259.99, which makes it one of the best 3D printers you can buy for under $300, and a great choice for those who want the quality of resin on the cheap.