TEVO Tornado printer

As per increasing demands, various brand has started manufacturing 3D printers. In this article, I am reviewing my favorite TEVO Tornado printer. It is recommended to read the full article below to know each and everything about this specific product.

Key Specifications

  •         Printer Model: Tevo Tornado
  •         Printing Volume: 300mm x 300mm x 400mm
  •          Product Dimension: 19.69” x 23.62” x 24.41”
  •          Product Weight: 29 lbs         Printing speed: 150mm/s (max)
  •          Layer Resolution: 50 microns- 300 microns
  •          Filament Diameter :1.75mm
  •         Printer Frame Material: Aluminium
  •         LCD Screen: Included
  •          Pre-assembled: No
  •          Extruder Type: E3D Bowden Long Distance Extruder
  •          Automatic Levelling Feature: Optional
  •          Power Supply: 110-220V
  • Product Technical Specifications

This printer is basically the CR10’s twin with couple of outstanding enhancements. The heatbed utilizes AC voltage meaning current passes through voltage regulator instead of main board which makes the bed heat extremely fast. By comparison, the Anet E12 bed of a similar size warms up in 34 minutes, though the Tornado achieves a similar temperature in less than 3 minutes. Likewise, the protection under the heat-bed spares energy.

Easy to Assemble

There are few tool included in the box such as sharp bed scrapper and some Allen wrenches because it is quite easy to assemble and doesn’t require many tools for assembly. While using scrapper you have to be careful because the bed surface is made of buildtack material and the harsh scrapper use can damage it. As mentioned before it is easy to assemble and need 12 screws total for that.

It shipped in three large pieces

·         Control box

·         Base

·         Upper x-axis and z-axis

Included SD Card

The documents on the included SD card are entirely standard. Two or three printer parts are in Gcode and stl format. Additionally included, is a duplicate of the Free Repetier Host which I for one don’t care for since more often than not software like this is obsolete. Cura 14 is regularly included with printers, however it is exceptionally outdated. The guide provide the user URLs to free software, it even incorporates the Tornado config for the Slic3r software. Last, however not minimum, is the client manual in pdf document.

Software

I personally don’t like the Repetier-Host software on the SD card. It hosts a slicer engine. A slicer is the program that cuts the 3D protest into layers, at that point transforms it into instructions the printer can get it. I personally recommend Cura or Slic3r if you need a free software, however if you can bear than i recommend to go with simplify3D.

Print Quality

While working with Tevo Tornado I was expecting something outstanding, and because of the result I have to say that it wasn’t let me down. I have test number of different filaments and every time the result was exceptional.

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Pros

  • Excellent in performance
  • Heat bed heats up quickly
  • Reliable and versatile
  • Excellent print quality
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Cons

  • No auto-levelling sensor (optional)

Conclusion

This Tivo Tornado is an excellent 3D printer. Its versatility and consistency in performance make it reliable. Quite affordable in price and gives good value for money. Don’t hesitate and make this product you prior choice.

We highly recommend this product!

 

 

ROBO 3D R1 Plus 3D printer

This ROBO 3D R1 Plus 3D printer is a fully assembled unit at the affordable price. This printer has gotten upgrades to R1 Plus with new linear movement and leads screws to guarantee better performance, consistency, and quality. It additionally got change on its filament feeding framework to offer considerably less demanding use.

There are some additional components also included such as guidance and leveling to ensure better performance. It is versatile device and allows you use any material including PLA and ABS without any further modification. It features automatic calibration system and huge build volume.

Key Features

  • Pre-assembled unit
  • Support SD card printing
  • Automatic calibration system
  • New upgraded linear motion
  • 300g ROBO blue filament
  • Versatile and prints with ABS as well as PLA
  • Comes 6 month of parts replacement warranty

Product Specification

  • Printer dimensions: 15” x 22” x 18.25” (With spool holder)
  • Printer dimensions: 15” x 17” x 18.25” (Without spool holder)
  • Extruder type: Single Head
  • Filament volume: 1.77mm
  • Resolution: 100 microns
  • Product volume: 10” x 9” x 8”
  • Heating Bed volume: 10” x 10”
  • Heating surface volume on bed: 84.” X 8.4”
  • Power supply: 12 V, 30 amp
  • Molded Parts: Made of plastic injection
  • 4mm of hexagon all metal

Product Overview

In this review, I’ll reveal each and everything about this specific printer brought by ROBO. It accompanies a unique design with simple to use the system and huge print. Every version of this manufactured with necessary improvements. The ROBO 3D R1 Plus 3d Printer is unquestionably the most reasonable. It has secured covered bridge shape included with protective wires when the print’s head is moving forward and back.

Software

This 3D printer enables the user to print the image by uploading the image which user builds already in CAD. And also you can print the high-quality image after downloading the necessary files.

Versatility

ROBO 3D R1 Plus 3d Printer is good with different filaments including PLA and ABS. It can even deal with HIPS filament and furthermore plywood. In each print, the adaptability is excellent. That is because the printer has specific heated glass print bed which is extremely valuable to avoid warping. In this way the heating platform offers top adhesion. This printer can oblige all inclusive and exclusive filament cartridges because of filament cartridge holder that is balanced on the back.

 Resolution

This unit gives the stunning resolution of 100 micron. Conveying such resolution on any filament is simple for this printer particularly because ROBO 3D R1 Plus 3d Printer features heat bed of 10 x 10 inches. It has special capability to keep the base warm while the printer head prints the top filament. However, in the event that you need to have speedier printing, effortlessly alter the setting and resolution. Lower resolution permits speedier printing.

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Pros

  • Has unique design
  • Versatile enough to work with almost every filament
  • Give excellent resolution
  • Easy to operate
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Cons

  • Cord is not safely secured (minor problem)
  • Little noisy in operation
  • Not too speedy in operation

Conclusion

Despite a couple of drawbacks this ROBO 3D R1 Plus turned out solid. It is versatile and fully equipped with features which make it much more reliable than the other unit available in the market. No doubt, it offers good value for money. This product is highly recommended.

Qidi Tech I Desktop 3D Printer

You will definitely know about Qidi Tech I Desktop 3D Printer if you are familiar with Makerbot Replicator 2X and FlashForge Creator Pro, because all of them come with almost same feature and give same printing quality with much ease of use. Among these, the Qidi Tech I Desktop 3D printer is much less in price.

Product Specification

  • Printer Type: Fused Deposition Modelling
  • Build Volume:225mm x 145mm x 150mm
  • Layer Resolution: 100 microns
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
  • Supported Filament: ABS &PLA
  • Include Heated Bed: Yes
  • Support Connection: USB Cable & SD Card
  • Software Supported: Makerware/Replicator G
  • Input Voltage: 110V-230V
  • Printer Machine Dimensions: 465mm x 320mm x 375mm
  • Maximum Print Measurement: 9” x 5.9” x 5.9”

Dominating Features

This well-constructed 3D printer has the metallic frame and weighs almost little more than 46 lbs. It is a desktop device and has dimensions 18.3” x 12.6” x 14.7”. It also includes the heated bed that offer 9” x 5.9” x 5.9” printing area.  The plate is made of aviation grade aluminum that prevents wrapping form the 1200 F temperature.

What’s in the box?

This 3D printer is shipped in the neatly packed box. Everything in the box is well arranged and protected. It includes several things in the box:

  • 1x ABS filament roll
  • 1x PLA filament roll
  • 2x filament spool holder
  • 1x printer’s tape roll
  • 1x power cable
  • 1x USB cable
  • 1x 4GB SD Card
  • 1x Filament tube
  • 1x tool box containing necessary tools and fasteners
  • Wiring harnesses

Setup

The Setup for the QIDI is quite easy, just connect the printer with your computer and download the recommended software. The Replicator software is easily accessible and simple to use. In the term of compatibility this printer stands in top line, being compatible with many OS such as Windows, Mac and Linux it can be controlled very easily.

Performance

It includes dual extruder that allows multi-colour printing of adjustable layer thickness from 0.1mm to 0.3mm. The machines can be operated through SD-Card slot or PC. The printer needs periodic recalibrating between builds. However, at the cost and the quality of the prints, this is a minor bother.

While using Cura, Slic3r and S3D to print, User must consider that the finished project reduced in both X direction and Y direction up to 9% of its original volume. To avoid the problem involves expanding the G code or STL to compensate

Things to keep in mind while working:

  • While operating the printer let the process to finish first and try not to leave the object on the printing bed overnight because it will stick to bed and removing the cool object is quite difficult.
  • To clean rafts and support you will need a small file set, for example excato knife.
  • ABB and PLA works admirably
  • It is recommended to put the printed object in zip-lock with little amount of acetone, it will give decent finishing to your 3D print.
  • Cut the guide tubes around 2.5 inches in case they rub the printer’s dome cover
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Pros

  • Sturdy design
  • Excellent technology used
  • Great print quality
  • Several useful attachments included in the box
  • Affordable in price
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Cons

  • Assembly is little difficult

Conclusion

This Qidi Tech I Desktop 3D Printer is an excellent product. Metallic frame, FDM printer type and easy to use software make it reliable. No doubt it gives good value for money. Keep your close and invest your money in this product.

We highly recommend this product!

New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer

There are numerous 3D printers available in the market. We have seen the consumer’s market is filled with beginner level products.  I am always looking for the great 3D printer at reasonable prices practically for everyone, especially for beginners. The New Matter MOD-t 3D printer is the great find in this quest. The product look and elegant industrial design compelled me to review this product. In this article, I’ll tell you each and everything about this excellent product. Make sure to read the full article because this will help you for making the right decision.

Product Specification

  • Almost pre-assembled very minor assembly required
  • Features pre-enabled wifi, no need to connect Smartphone or computer
  • Product Resolution: 50 microns
  • Compatible Filament: PLA

Product Overview

Almost two months ago I have purchased this 3D printer, the unboxing was a quite pleasant experience, a well-protected printer body almost require no assembly and well-organized setup, well label boxes for the minor parts that required to be assembled and tools which comes with the device.

Assembly and Setup

The clear instructions directed to their website to get fully set up. After setting the software I was directed to download the further updates. There are few bumps in setup; it’s slightly complex because it isn’t controlled by computer program like the most 3D printer, it controlled by web interface—a parts of New Matter web store.

You need to turn it on and attach it to a computer over USB running the New Matter programming, after unpack-aging the MOD-T. That thus associates with the printer, sets it to join your wireless system and sets you up with New Matter Store account to control the printer. When this is done, you can detach the USB connection, as it isn’t required again. After this setup is finished and the printer is enrolled, you can begin printing through web interface after loading the filament. No need to run the application on your mobile or computer to runs the procedure.

Ease of Use

Once your model is prepared to print, you select one of the three quality presets and press print. The model is then spooled out to the Mod-T by the print server that New Matter runs ― you don’t need to remain on the web or leave the computer turned on. A single button press on the front of the printer affirms that it is prepared to go, and the printing begins.

The web interface is quite easy to work and offers the vast majority of the features that operators need. And in addition, the print quality presets, you can get to advance settings to control setting.

Printing Process

The printing process is also very easy and quite interesting. It generates a gentle sound while working, the sound is not much irritating due to the plastic cover of the printer. You can still hear that sound from a room or two away.

Like many other, it also creates problem sometimes, when the print didn’t stick to bed properly or a bit of loose filament got stuck into printer’s head.

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Noiseless operation
  • Easy to work web interface
  • Minor assembly required
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Cons

  • Sometimes create problem while printing

Conclusion

Despite a little occasional printing drawback, this New Matter Mod-t is an excellent product to use. It is accurate, simple to setup and operates, noiseless in operation and solidly built. No doubt this product is reliable and highly recommended.

Monoprice Maker Select V2 3D printer

When it comes to 3D printers there are tons of different options available. In this article, I am reviewing Monoprice Maker Select V2 3D printer. It is an inexpensive 3D printer with tons of features also known as FFF or FDM which basically means it melts plastic and layers it on top of each other to make a 3D object.

Product Specifications

  • PLA filament included
  • 2 GB microSD card included
  • Some 3D sample prints included
  • Compatibility: Linux OS and Mac OS X
  • Product Dimensions: 8” x 8” x 7”
  • MicroSD and USB slot
  • Heated print plate for an easier printing process

It comes with all necessary features that a top 3D printer has. If we look at the specifications this 3D printer no doubt is an excellent choice. Its compact size makes maneuvering a breeze, furthermore, it is affordable in price.

Preparation

Just like the other 3D printer, you likewise need to align Monoprice Maker Select 3d Printer. It can be done easily by the LCD located on the back of the tower. Simply press the button to alter the x-axis, y-axis and z-axis.

Sometimes, you additionally have to modify it physically by adjusting the head printer that will print the model. While printing makes sure it won’t hit the other part and make some friction that can damage the printer and lessen the product printing quality. If you want you can also test the printing result by printing any simple object.

Compatibility

The most amazing feature that makes this product reliable is its compatibility. This excellent 3D printer is compatible with Simplify 3D, Cura, Repetier and many other. However, it is recommended in the manual to use Cura. This software is free of cost additionally very simple to use. With its compatibility you can increase it ability

Features

The Quick Print mode it enables you to do practice to print 3D objects. This printer is also good for printing detailed objects. Keep in mind; it is a beginner level product if you compare it with other more expensive and professional models than the result won’t be the same.

For getting more detailed prints you can put an extra extruder to print 2 coloured more complex shape or install new y-axis NEMA more to produce more stable prints.

The Monoprice Select 3D printer is also compatible with PLA and ABS filament, the ABS is little bit better than PLA because of the strength and durability. However, PLA is also a good choice because it is more user-friendly and made of corn.

Plus, it can easily be modified with the open design concept; you likewise can change the tape. For instance, you can change the metal bed, so it will be considerably stronger and you can use it on higher temperature. With that change, you can use other material, which is more durable than ABS or PLA material, to make 3D object

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Pros

  • Affordable in price
  • Easy to assemble
  • Fully-modified
  • Excellent quality and result
  • Compatible
  • Durable metallic body
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Cons

  • Not good for detailed commercial prints
  • Not easy to use, especially for beginners

Conclusion

This Monoprice Maker Select V2 3D Printer is an excellent choice for beginners, also it is quite affordable in price and easy to assemble. When it comes to compatibility, quality and durability this product turned out solid. If you really want to add value to your money than make this excellent product your prior choice.

We highly recommend this product!

Monoprice Maker 3D Printer

As everyone knows the 3D printer is one of the most growing domestic and commercial needs these days. Along with the growing need, many companies have started manufacturing 3D printers each of them come its own specifications. A question arises here is that which product is best? There are lot options available and by narrowing down your requirements you could find the best product for you. In this article, I am reviewing Monoprice Maker Select Plus. Make sure to read the full article before making any decision.

Product Specifications

  • Print Volume: 200mm x 200mm x 180mm
  • Technology Used: FFF, FDM
  • Resolution: 0.1mm (100 micrometer)
  • Filament Volume: 1.75mm
  • Extruder: 1x MK10 (0.4mm)
  • Product Levelling: Manual
  • Chassis: Steel Frame, Open Air
  • Bed Type: Heated w/ Adhesive Sheets
  • Interface: SD, USB, Touchscreen
  • Compatible Filament: PLA, ABS, PVA and Stainless steel
  • Max Hot-end Temp: 240-260C
  • Cooling: 40mm Extruder Fan. 40mm Drive Block Fan, PSU Fan
  • Product Warranty: 1 Year (limited)
  • Product Weight: 22 lbs
  • Printer Frame Dimensions: 15.7 x 16.1 x 15.7 inch
  • Input Voltage: 100-120VAC , 60Hz, 3.5A
  • Positioning Accuracy: (X:Y:Z=0.012mm:0.012mm:0.004mm)

Product Overview

The Monoprice Maker Select Plus 3D printer has unified design with smaller foot and an integrated controlled box. As it is advertised it has a large 7.9 x 7.9 x 7.1 inch build area with 50% more faster-printing speed. The 3.25 inch LCD screen has a user-friendly simpler to use interface along with on the fly tuning options. It enables you to create smooth and excellent quality prints with it advance anti-jam MK11 extruder, 0.4mm nozzle diameter, and 100 microns layer resolution.

Box Includes

  • Maker Select Plus 3D printer
  • Spool Stand
  • Spool Holder
  • AC Power Cord
  • SD Card
  • USB Cable
  • Bed Scrapper
  • Hex Key Set
  • Hex Bolts
  • Cable Ties
  • Print Bed Mat
  • 10m PLA Filament
  • PTFE Tube

What makes it better than the rest?

It is improved in the term of performance and printing. It dominating features like, user friendly interface, easy to use menu system and unified design provide good value for the cost.

Assembly

This Maker Plus 3D printer comes almost fully assembled it requires only 2 screws to attach filament holder and 4 screws for assemble the base and frame.

Compatibility

This top line printer is compatible with both commercial and open source software. It is also compatible with Linux, Mac and windows.

Attachments

Furthermore, this printer has each and everything that you need for start printing such as PLA filament, sample models, ready to print and microSD card.

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Pros

  • Fully pre-assembled
  • Include all necessary attachments
  • Compatible with many domestic and commercial software
  • Excellent value for the product
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Cons

  • Bit expensive in my point of view

Conclusion

This Monoprice Maker Select Plus is turned out great product when it comes to performance, perfection and accuracy. No doubt, this product gives good value for money. This product is highly recommended without any issue make this product your prior choice.

MakerBot Replicator+ 3D Printer

The MakerBot Replicator+ 3D Printer is a giant among all 3D printers available in the market. Being a huge model it works quite efficiently and gives excellent print quality. In this article, I have covered each and everything about this 3d printer. So, it is recommended to read the full article before making any decision.

Product Specification

  • Printer Type: Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
  • Supported Material: PLA
  • Build Volume: 25.2cm x 19.9cm x 15cm
  • Print Volume: 11.6” x 7.6” x 6.3”
  • Minimum Layer Height: 100 microns
  • Extruder Included: 1
  • XY(axis) Precision: 11 microns
  • Included Heated Platform: NO
  • On Printer Control: YES
  • Connection Supported: WiFi, USB, Ethernet

Product Overview

This Replicator is no doubt a decent printer; there are lots of upgrades from the 5th generation models.  The upgrades in design by Makerbot are stunning, with the same metallic skeleton and greyish plastic frame. It is advertised to have 30% more printing speed and 22% more build volume.

Dominating Features

You’ll discover a 3-inch LCD over the Replicator+ along with the combination of button and dial that enable the user to control printer’s majority features. Beside this is a card reader or USB port for USB thumb drives for printing easily. Furthermore, the Replicator+ incorporates Wi-Fi and Ethernet associations that enable it to join your nearby system for printing from PCs, Macs and cell phones. A little webcam is additionally included, pointing down onto the printing zone so you can screen a print remotely to see when it is finished.

Setup

The setup is very simple and straightforward process. Just Unpack the printer load the filament and let the printer to install the necessary firmware updates.  Connect it with the wireless network through the mobile app. And that’s it! The printer is ready to print.

Printing Speed

As it is advertised, it is excellent in printing speed. In speed test it took almost 1 hour and 46 minutes for low-quality print and for high-quality print it took almost 6 hours and 8 minutes. The similar Giant printer TAZ 6 did the same job in 2 hours and 34 minutes and 7 hours and 58 minutes respectively.

Versatility

This Replicator can be controlled through the device itself or by an iOS or Android app or by a program running on Mac or PC. You can start/stop, change setting or monitor the printing process by Button located on printer with the 3-inch large LCD.

Controls

  • On PC or Mac: you can control it through the free available Makerbot Print Software.
  • On Android or iOS: You can control it through an app.
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Pros

  • Huge 3D printer
  • Excellent print quality
  • Simple to operate and setup
  • Excellent software
  • Very versatile
  • Speedier than others
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Cons

  • Some print glitches
  • Little bit expensive
  • Doesn’t support third-party filament

Conclusion

Despite a couple of bad things about this Makerbot Replicator+ 3D printer it turned out strong and got too many positive reviews. There are many dominating features that make this product reliable.It give nice printing speed, good print quality and top quality software suite.

We highly recommend this product!

LulzBot Taz 6 3D Printer Review

LulzBot Taz 6 3D Printer Review

Among the top line 3D printer, the LulzBot Taz 6 3D printer is another well-reputed name. It is the latest version of LulzBot’s flagship 3D printer.  A top line product prints small as well as large and support the excellent range of filament material.

Product Spec

  • Build Volume: 28cm x 28cm x 25cm
  • Minimum Layer Height: 50 microns
  • Maximum Layer Height: 500 microns
  • Extruder Head Included: 1 or 2 (optional)
  • Maximum Printing Speed: 200mm/sec
  • Open Source: Software & Hardware
  • Heated Platform Included: Yes
  • Filament Diameter: 3.00
  • Connection Option: SD card

Product Overview

This latest version standout amongst the most well known FDM (Filament Deposition Manufacturing) 3D printers includes various new highlights that make it more adaptable, speedier to print and simpler to set up.

What make TAZ6 best among the rest?

This TAZ 6 comes with the same industrial looking design, with extruder aluminium built open framework. Majority non-metal parts of the printer are themselves printed 3D, and just like the previous model the plans for building TAZ 6 are available online.

Still, this latest Taz 6 offers number of improvements as compared to it previous model Taz 5. The best among the all is the print bed auto-leveling feature, it uses 4 metallic discs to detect the level. The extruder touches each disc which completes the circuit and ultimately detects the print location. This feature avoids manual leveling of bed, for setup and calibration it give user much ease. Furthermore, there is a small, felt pad included which automatically cleans the extruder before each print.

How it Work?

The TAZ’s large LCD screen and SD card slot enable the printer to work without connected computer. As there is no wireless connection so to control the printer you have to connect LCD or USB. Unlike many other it doesn’t allow group usage, but with the 3rd party software (Octoprint) it also offers this feature.

Print Bed

Like top 3D printers, the print bed of TAZ 6 is covered with polytherimide (plastic material). It can reach maximum temperature of 248o Fahrenheit with printing area of 11.7” x 10.8”. It is capable of printing up to 9.8” height. The printer also include large extruder heater to melt the filament material, and three extruder cooling fan. The extruder can reach up to an impressive temperature of 572o Fahrenheit and capable of to print with nylon as well (require high temperature).

Simple Interface

It has control dial on printer’s body and fairly simple interface, while printing from Cura, you can control through control screen that pops up when you push the control button. It is not too quite in operation there are little buzz and clunk noises when printer head moves.  It very versatile printer, very fast and slow in operation, specifically depends on you requirement

 

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Pros

  • Fast as well as very slow
  • High quality printing
  • Features automatic bed levelling feature
  • Easy to setup
  • Support amazing printing material range
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Cons

  • Bit expensive in price
  • Little printing glitches

Conclusion

This LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer is an excellent quality product. Many features of this product make it reliable. It is versatile, easy to use and include quite simple LCD interface. Without any hesitation make this excellent product your prior choice if you looking for something really amazing.

We highly recommend this product!

 

Flashforge Finder Review

Flashforge Finder Review

The Flashforge Finder is an excellent home 3D printer that gives exceptional printing quality with different connection options. It is the user-friendly 3D printer and specially designed for beginners.

Product Specs

  • Build Volume: 5.5” L x 5.5” W x 5.5” H
  • The thickness of Layer: 100 microns to 500 microns
  • Precise Positioning: 100 microns on X-axis, 100 microns on Y-axis and 2.5 microns on Z-axis
  • Printer Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Technology Used: Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
  • Material Used for Printing: PLA
  • Frame: Plastic Alloy made
  • Body: Plastic Alloy made
  • Extruder Included: Only one
  • Product Dimension: 16.5” x 16.5” x 16.5”
  • Product Shipping Volume: 19.7” x 19.7” x 19.7”
  • Product Weight: 44 pounds
  • Product Shipping Weight: 62 pounds
  • Software Used: FlashPrint
  • Document Type: OBJ, STL
  • Connection Options: USB cable, USB stick and WiFi
  • Operating System Support: Mac OS X

Product Overview

This 3D printer has compact size which makes it easy to carry and use, and also it is lightweight because of plastic alloy body. For the sake of safety all headted parts are well protected , and the printing material it uses is non-toxic (PLA).

What Box Included

  • 1x Quick start user manual
  • 1x 600 PLA filament
  • 1x glass plate installed platform sticker sheet
  • 1x power cable
  • 1x USB cable
  • 1x Filament Guide tube
  • 1x USB Stick

Ease of Use

In 5.5″ x 5.5″ x 5.5″ build volume the printer resolution over the Finder is 11 microns on x-axis and y-axis. The print speed ranges from 40mm to 200mm per second while the layer thickness ranges from 100 microns to 500 microns. The loading and unloading of this 3D printer is really easy with the glass printer bed that slides in, and covering the glass surface with blue painter’s tape causes with filament adhesion to the print bed. Being unheated, the Finder only support PLA filament. The restrictive filament storage tells whether the filament is really extruding or not, enabling you to begin or stop the print

Interface

This 3d printer has new 3D printing technology. The UI is through the same vivid, natural LCD board as on the FlashForge Dreamer. Booting up the printer raises buttons for print, preheats and instruments. Print raises the choices for the USB interface or the onboard available memory storage that incorporates a test print frog figure. Apparatuses raise a submenu of options that incorporate stacking and emptying the filament and auto-leveling the print bed.

Auto-Levelling Feature

The included auto-leveling feature makes bed calibration easy. You are instructed to loosen or tighten a print bed screw until the beeper sounds at the precisely leveled position, at that point repeat the procedure at the following screw area. The calibration procedure correct for slight out-of-roundness, imperfections on the PLA parts, wrapping issues, and trouble in the evacuation of parts.

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Pros

  • Excellent printing quality
  • User friendly interface
  • Beginner’s level machine
  • Auto-levelling feature
  • Easy to use
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Cons

  • Support PLA filament

Conclusion

Despite a couple of drawbacks, this Flashforge Finder turned out solid. It is an entry-level printer with the user-friendly interface and auto leveling sensor. There are many other dominating features that make this reliable.

We highly recommend this product!

Anycubic I3 Mega Review

When you order Anycubic i3 Mega you will get nearly a 15 kg box. All parts are embedded into plastic which ensures that the parts won’t break during shipping. This model is truly a beast. Out of the box it comes equipped with a sturdy looking metal frame; it also includes a large 210 mm x 210 mm heated bed. It incorporates 3.5” touchscreen display and automatic bed leveling sensor. It ships in two pieces, so assembly is going to be a breeze.

There are tons of additional details to cover also before we get too far ahead of our selves, let’s go to check the key features of this particular product.

  • The technology used: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). Single extruder
  • Product Volume: 210 x 210 x 205mm
  • Resolution: 50 microns
  • Layer Resolution: 0.1 0.4mm
  • Nozzle size: 0.4mm
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Connectivity: SD card, USB
  • Heated Bed: Yes
  • Printing speed: 20 to 60mm per second
  • Travel speed: 60mm per second
  • Filament material supported: ABS, HIPS, wood, PLA
  • Extruder temperature for operation: 260C maximum
  • The heatbed temperature for operation: 100C maximum
  • Printer dimensions: 410mm x 475mm x 458mm
  • Input rating 50/60Hz, 110/220V AC
  • Required working voltage: 12V DC

What makes it Better than the Rest?

Firstly, it is a pre-assembled kit and delivered in two pieces. The Anycubic i3 Mega doesn’t require too much assembly which means it takes less than the hour to be operational.

Secondly, instead of usual screen combo/ click wheel, it comes with touch screen which makes it user-friendly and quite responsive.

Thirdly, the auto-resume feature is definitely a breeze in case of power failure. This feature makes it capable to finish the print when it is again provided with power.

Fourthly, the versatile heated bed won’t limit you to the specific type of material and also the dedicated sensor detects the filament material outage.

Anycubic i3 Mega Base

The Anycubic i3 Mega has the metallic base. Its wide impression looks stable, and the previously mentioned weight guarantees this stability. Over the base, you’ll see the heated-bed. It is as of now mounted to the y-axis rail of the printer, so you’ll just need to align it with the first print.

Over the base surface, there is SD card slot, power socket, and USB plug. Also the 3.5” TFT touchscreen

Anycubic i3 Mega Frame

This Z frame is consists of 2 rods, the extruder, end stops and X motor. Everything is nicely mounted on the frame and wires are wrapped into spiral cable wrap.

PLA Filament

The plastic bag sealed 1 kg PLA filament also includes in the box.

 Spool Holder

It consists of 4 removable parts and can hold 1 kg spool of printing filament

Tool Kit

This tool kit comes with all necessary instruments required for assembly. With this kit you can remove printer nozzle or fasten and unfasten screws.

The heated-bed of the Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer is really sticky. Helpfully a print expulsion spatula is given in the box. Be mindful so as not to apply excessive force while evacuating the prints else you may damage the bed coating.

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Pros

  • Well built base and frame
  • Not much assembly required
  • Includes instruction manual for assembly
  • Removable drives and Extra Hotends
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Cons

  • After some prints it gets too hot

Conclusion

This Anycubic i3 Mega is turned out strong among other contenders. Components are made well and solid. Being an excellent performer it is quite reliable and gives good value for money.

We highly recommend this product!