I was looking for a machine like the Phrozen Cure V2 after my first prints on the Sonic Mini. A UV resin curing station makes the whole post-processing work much easier compared to curing your prints in the sunlight.
Phrozen Cure V2 Shipping and Packaging
My Phrozen Cure V2 arrived in just a few days from Taiwan. It’s packaged in a cardboard box with some foam to protect it on the side.
Phrozen Cure V2 Specs
The Prozen Cure V2 is a metal white box, with a red tinted window in the front. It’s the same color as the Sonic Mini cover, offering UV protection for the user.
I really like the clean design used by Phrozen, and I’m sure it will fit well in most setups.
Compared to the flashy Anycubic Wash and Cure Station, the Phrozen Cure V2 looks much more professional. From a hobby corner to a dentist’s cabinet, the Cure V2 will look good.
Full specs for the Phrozen Cure V2 are listed below:
- Machine Size: 21.5 x 19.5 x 28.5 cm
- Machine Weight: 4.2Kg
- Inner Capacity: 17.5 x 14 x 18.5 cm
- LED Specification: 365nm, 385nm, and 405nm. 60W in Total.
- Voltage: 100-240V 50-60Hz
Under the bottom cover, the Phrozen Cure V2 has a simple construction. It uses a power brick which is held in place by a metal bracket.
The platform is turned using a small motor located in the center. The LEDs have simple connectors which will allow easy replacement when needed.
Inside the UV resin curing station from Phrozen, the LEDs are placed on the sides and on top. This ensures an even distribution of light inside and over the model
The front door is hinged and held in place by a magnet which doubles as a sensor.
Curing is stopped when opening the door during usage, to protect the user from harmful UV rays.
Multiple Spectrum UV LEDs
A benefit offered by the Phrozen Cure V2 is the 365nm, 385nm, 405nm UV LEDs used.
These allow the model to cure better and cover a wider spectrum. Phrozen says that all three led bars have 60W in total, which should be more than enough for proper curing.
I can confirm this because after a few minutes of curing, the model feels warm to the touch. This is caused by the exothermic reaction generated by the resin during curing.
Easy to use controls
The UV resin curing station is controlled by the five buttons in front of the machine. The duration of the curing cycle can be set in seconds or minutes with the corresponding S and M buttons.
Powering on and off the machine is handled by the purple button, which also doubles as a pause button.
Overall, the controls are easy to use, but I don’t really like the loud “beeper” used. It’s much too powerful, but this might be a good thing for others.
Cure V2 vs Sonic Mini
The Cure V2 is just a bit smaller than the Sonic Mini and I think they match really well together.
Phrozen UV Resin Cure Station in Action
It’s a bit hard to capture the machine in video, but I attached a couple of videos below.
The noise is a bit amplified by the microphone. In real life, the UV resin curing station is more silent.
Phrozen Cure V2 vs Anycubic Wash and Cure
Because most of the people in the market for a UV resin curing station will compare models, I think it’s fair to compare it with the Anycubic offering.
Please note that I don’t own the Anycubic wash and cure station, so I am comparing only using the information available online.
Volume is similar
On paper, the Cure V2 has a bigger volume for curing but you are limited to about the same size as the Anycubic machine.
For reliable curing with the Cure V2, I would not recommend trying to cure models bigger than 140×170 mm in size.
Better UV curing
On the Cure V2, we have three LED strips, two on the side, and one on top. This arrangement will make the curing faster, and also more even.
The Anycubic curing station has only one strip of UV LEDs on the side. There is no curing on top.
Besides this, it also uses only two LED wavelengths (405nm and 365nm) compared to the Phrozen which uses three types of UV LED (365nm, 385nm, 405nm).
More control over curing time
Another advantage for the Phrozen Cure V2 is the added control for the curing time. You can set an exact time to the second, but on the Anycubic machine you can only use three presets: 2 minutes, 4 minutes or 6 minutes.
No washing function
Unfortunately, the Phrozen Cure V2 does not include a washing function like the Anycubic. If you really need both features, then the Anycubic wash and cure station could be a better deal. But keep in mind that you will only be able to wash models 115mm x 65mm x 165mm in size. If space is not a problem, it’s better to buy an ultrasonic cleaner which will also give you better cleaning.
Is the Phrozen Cure V2 worth it?
The Phrozen Cure V2 is a great UV resin curing station. The price is a bit steep considering it is used only for curing models. Currently the Phrozen Cure V2 can be bought directly from Phrozen for around ~235$.
After you compare it with other machines in the market, you start to see that the price is somewhat justified. You get better UV illumination from multiple sides, more control over the curing time and overall better construction.
If you are a professional user, you will also appreciate the cleaner design and metal construction offered by the Cure V2
Maybe in the future we will see a Phrozen Wash and Cure V3 which will add a washing function. This will make it a complete package and will save space on the workbench.
I can see the Phrozen Cure V2 on other websites with prices which go over 500$. At that price, it’s not worth it.
Where to buy the Phrozen Cure V2?
You can buy the Phrozen Cure V2 from the following websites:
The Phrozen Cure V2 was provided by Phrozen for the purpose of this review. While the article includes affilate links, all opinions are my own.