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Never seen the depth of 3D printer prices

Never seen the depth of 3D printer prices

A year ago we wrote that 3D printing is no longer a gentleman’s mischief, and since then the price has dropped by almost half.

Never seen the depth of 3D printer prices

A few years ago, 3D printing still seemed like something quite euoteric sitting in front of a home machine. We’ve heard that an acquaintance of an acquaintance of ours has taken one and, for example, is printing a car logo to order, tearing a big beef, but we’ve seen little of it live, even at some exhibition. Nowadays, however, 3D printing is nowhere near the unattainable mystique we think it is.

Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer Prusa i3 DIY Kit 1

Here, for example, is a structure called Anet A8 that we get in a DIY kit. Maybe that’s why it’s so cheap, because we have to do the assembly at home.

Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer Prusa i3 DIY Kit 2

The printer handles ABS, PLA, Wood, Nylon PVA, PP, Luminescent materials. I’m not ashamed to admit, I don’t have a shot of what wood is looking for on the list, but someone will enlighten me well, I hope. 🙂 The maximum print size is 220 x 220 x 240 millimeters. Supported operating systems are Windows XP / 7/8/10, Mac, Linux.

Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer Prusa i3 DIY Kit 3

I can't say much about how it works even after watching the videos at the link at the end of the article, so I suggest you watch the demos too!

Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer Prusa i3 DIY Kit 4

The price of the printer is left at the end, which is only $ 110 when delivered from a European warehouse, so it is about 31 thousand forints, the delivery is from a European warehouse, so it arrives quickly and we are guaranteed not to pay customs duties or VAT! This price scratches the price of a better inkjet printer. True, we will not print our diploma with this, but we can have 200 spiders on our shelves if we want to!

The exact specification:

  • Working area: 220 x 220 x 240 mm
  • Frame material: acrylic sheet
  • Washer: aluminum base
  • Nozzle number: one
  • Nozzle diameter: 0,4 mm
  • Printing layer thickness: 0,1 to 0,3 mm
  • Memory card offline printing: SD card (not included)
  • Print speed: 100 mm / second
  • Supported materials: ABS, luminescent, nylon PVA, PLA, PP, wood (?)
  • Material diameter: 1,75 mm
  • File format: G-code, OBJ, STL
  • XY axis positioning accuracy: 0,012 mm
  • Z-axis positioning accuracy: 0,004 mm
  • Power supply: 12 V
  • Computer software: Cura, Repetier-Host

More info, pictures, videos and shopping here: Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer Prusa i3 DIY Kit (choose Fast-08 European warehouse!)

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