Wanhao D i3 Mini 3D Printer Review
We have tested the compact 3D printer Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini , the most inexpensive printer from the line of this manufacturer, and we tell about them in this post.
- Technology: FDM
- Printing area: 120x135x100 mm
- Layer: 0.1mm
- Filament: 1.75mm
- Compatibility with filaments: any materials that do not require platform heating. Regularly - PLA.
- Chassis: Powder coated steel frame
- Platform: unheated, Wanhao Adhesive Sheet
- Software: CURA (Wanhao Edition)
- Extruder temperature: 240 ° C, short term - up to 260 ° C
- Interface: SD Card & USB
- Management: jog-dial
- Net weight: 7kg
- Gross weight: 10 kg
- Dimensions: 385 x 435 x 330 mm
- Price: 16 500 rubles
i3 Mini comes in a tight cardboard box.
Everything is securely packaged to avoid damage in transit.
Included are the 3D printer itself, the power cable, a USB cable for connecting to a computer, tools and accessories, a small test coil of filament and even glue stick for the platform.
About the printer
Video from Wanhao Laboratory:
The printer is assembled with high quality, connections do not play.
The i3 Mini comes with a micro-SD card, which has 1 prepared file and a Cura slicer version with settings under the i3 Mini.
In Simplify3D, the profile for this printer is also configured easily and naturally.
Files are snapped and printed in two clicks. Nothing needs to be further adjusted and invented - the printer prints literally “out of the box”.
Test print video:
The printer itself is very simple: a rigid frame, a convenient menu. There is nothing superfluous.
Despite the simplicity of design and low cost of the device, the models are of sufficiently high quality.
PLA is perfect for making miniature figures, toy parts and various household trifles.
Advantages and disadvantages
- Easy to run
- Massive hard body
- Rigid Z axis, no wobling
- E3D V6 Hot End
- Quality printing PLA
- Convenient screen and control
- Convenient and thoughtful calibration process printer table
- No heated platform, this is the main minus
- Plastic Feed System - Bowden
- Open case
- Small print area
Wanhao i3 Mini will be useful to anyone who does not intend to print parts larger than 12x13.5x10 centimeters, and who will have enough plastic that does not require a heated platform for printing.
All of its shortcomings stem from the design features: a compact form factor and the desire of the manufacturer to reduce the price due to these limitations.
Apart from these features, the printer is very good - it is built with high quality and works with dignity.
Given its low price, we can say that this printer will be a great New Year's gift to a teenager - as the first 3D printer, or to an enthusiastic homemadera - as an unpretentious “workhorse” for printing small objects from PLA.
For those who do not have enough of such a working area, we suggest paying attention to the “big brother” of our current exhibit, the Wanhao Duplicator 6 3D printer. This is a more serious device, see the specifications.
- Technology: FDM
- Working chamber: 200 x 200 x 200 mm
- Layer thickness from: 20 microns
- Operating systems: Windows 8, Mac OSX, Windows 7, Windows XP
- Supported file formats: STL, OBJ, DAE, AMF
- Power supply: 100 - 240 V
- Thread Diameter: 1.75 mm
- Diameter of nozzle, mm: 0.4
- Display: LCD
- Interfaces: USB, SD
- Body Material: Metal
- Software: Cura-WANHAO EDITION
- Print speed: 30-150 mm / s
- Material Type: PLA, PVA, HIPS, ABS
- Price: 49 900 rubles
A heated platform, a convenient case that can be easily protected from drafts, an abundance of suitable materials for printing, and most importantly, a larger construction area, you can print objects on it up to 200 mm on each side. Naturally, the price is different. These are printers for different tasks.
Every good 3D printer is tailored to your specific goals. There are several other options between these models in the Wanhao lineup . Hundreds of 3D printers from other manufacturers are
also available , and each has its own pros and cons.
It is easy to get confused in such a variety, but this can be avoided - contact our staff for advice, and they will always help you to choose the 3D printer that suits you.
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