DetailsHigh-Precision Z-Axis, Y-Axis, both z-axis and y-axis are guided by v-shaped materials and rollers, which can run smoothly, with low noise during printing, stable operation and high precision. Straight-Through Extrusion Mechanism the specially designed straight-through extrusion mechanism greatly reduces the risk of blockage Bullet Point Fully Automatic Leveling Function with automatic leveling function, get rid of the trouble of manual leveling; at the same time, it can be leveled manually to experience the fun of diy hands-on Industrial Chip Control Motherboard, fast running speed, powerful function, and has current overload protection and temperature out of control protection. Resume Printing After Turning Off The Power, the last unfinished printing will continue after turning off the power, so you don’t have to worry about turning off the power.
*The print size for this model is only 220x220x250User says:
When it arrived, the printer box was open, I was worried I had a customer return but everything else was there, and nothing looked used. It took me about an hour to put it together, I'd suggest watching the YouTube build guide by "Just Vlad". I didn't but it would have made things easier. When building, I had an extra screw of each type left over, as well as a blue plastic clip extra. Most people didn't have this, but it seems they're including spares now. There were a few things when putting it together that they don't tell you, one is to not tighten all the bolts too tight at first, I did, and it didn't sit straight. You will also likely have a wobby bed, this is an easy fix, turn it on it's side, and look at the wheels under the bed, two on one side will have a hex part you can turn, turn one way, the wheels move closer to the runner, turn the other way, the wheels move away from it. Get them against the runner, not too tight, just tight enough that it doesn't wobble. You will also find there is no bed leveling option in the menu. There is gcode on Thingiverse you can load onto the included memory card and it performs a bed leveling routine complete with pauses while you level it manually. After I did these things, I'm getting very good quality prints, much better than my first printer 5+ years ago. It is a bit noisey, but there is a silent motherboard you can buy for £30 - £50 and it will make the steppers silent. I plan to buy this as my first upgrade.User says:
I was advised by an experience "3D-er" to start with 1 of these... Assembly was very straight forward but will take an hour or 2 to be careful. There is a LOT of information out there on these & I advise to do some reading before using 1... there are some good 1st step guides. Having digested that material, especially the bed leveling & initial nozzle distance setup, I was able to do my 1st 3D print of the example dog that day! I have had it about 5 weeks now & have acquired all sorts of extras : glass bed (good 1 to have + a Pritt stick..) glass bed clips, replacement bed springs, metal extruder... I have spent ages on a seemingly counter-intuitive mission of printing all sorts of add-ons for the printer..... but it is fun! In conclusion: For a 1st 3D printer it is cheap & works well out of the box. If you love tweaking, then this can be tweaked all day long! PhilUser says:
Given that the UK Government never see the need to spend money on important things like the NHS (including staffing but for the purposes of this review... PPE) it has really come in to it's own...User says:
Brilliant piece of kit. Two hours to assemble, prep, level the bed and start a print. Can probably be done a bit quicker but I insist on fettling to get things juuust so. Print quality seems damn good. The inclusion of the little card reader was a godsend as well. Materials and components were all of a high quality and the supplied instruction book was clear and concise (could argue about the order of a couple of the steps but nothing major). Have run a couple of very simple coaster with embossed design as tests and they came out great. Looking forward to what this can doUser says:
My first 3D printer so don't have much to compare it with. Kit fairly easy to assemble if you can put ikea furniture together you can do this. Hardest part to get right was levelling the print bed, auto home(from prepare menu) to start, use the move command to travel across the four corners of the bed and adjust manually. Have to go around the board several times as each adjustment to one corer moves the others. Once done only needs re-doing if you relocate the printer or accidentally hit the adjustment nuts. Its been happily printing for a month or two and no major issues yet.User says:
I didn't try the test print. Just carefully leveled the bed and went for a print. Worked first time. Now on my third print and still going! Instructions to build were tricky to locate - obvious when you think about it - they were on the supplied SD card. Build went flawlessly.User says:
This was my first 3D printer. I made some of the recommended changes like adding a metal extruder, changing the springs and bought the glass ultrabase. I've been blown away by the ease and quality of the printing, it's almost as good as my friends Prussa which was 2.5x the price! Never had a print not stick, never had a failed print. Levelling the base is really quick. All in all a great bit of kit. Only downside I would say is that the steppers are quite noisy. This can be fixed by buying a replacement mainboard, so I will do this at some point.User says:
A good printer and fast service. A little surprised there is no printing guide. The demo print is good. The display is restricted would be nice if file names scrolled. Sometimes it’s hard to see name of the file because splicer program puts their name at the beginning. Starting to have issues getting fine filament of the magnetic base. And also not sticking in some areas. But I will have to research that.User says:
I love this printer!!!!!! Beware... it’s very addictive!! It’s an amazing bit of kit!!! I would highly recommend doing your homework before setting up! YouTube is a god send! Don’t just watch one video, watch a lot because some people explain a lot better than others! Take your time! And if you think the bed is level... level it again!! Definitely recommend buying bed leveller spring upgrade! You won’t regret buying this printer!!