Anycubic i3 Mega: a quality remake of Prusa i3
Hello! With you Top 3D Shop and in the next review we will tell about the FDM-printer Anycubic i3 Mega .
- Printing technology: FDM
- Number of extruders: 1
- Extruder temperature: up to 260˚C
- Table temperature: up to 100˚C
- Layer thickness: from 50 microns
- Positioning accuracy: X / Y - 12.5 microns, Z - 2 microns
- Printing area: 210x210x205 mm
- Print speed: up to 60 mm / s
- Plastic Type: ABS, PLA, HIPS, Wood
- Thread Diameter: 1.75 mm
- Interfaces: USB, SD
- OS: Windows, Mac OS, Linux
- Dimensions, weight: 405x410x453 mm, 11 kg
- Price: 24801 rub. The price is valid on 10.01.2019, find out the current price on the site.
3D printing is becoming more affordable. In 2018, several low-cost 3D printers appeared that change the market before our eyes, Anycubic i3 Mega is one of them.
This is an FDM printer, which is included in the lower price segment. Its price does not exceed 25 thousand rubles.
Anycubic i3 Mega is ready for printing after the minimum assembly - you just have to fix the frame on the base, and then connect them with wires.
The assembled design has high rigidity. The base and frame of the 3D printer are made of sheet metal. Due to the marking of wires, switching of all units takes a few minutes - it is impossible to make a mistake when connected.
We recommend calibrating before the first print. This procedure is performed manually.
Special thanks to Anycubic engineers for the touchscreen display. It is located at a convenient angle and quickly responds to pressure.
Anycubic i3 Mega comes with a heated Ultrabase table developed by the manufacturer.
A 3D printer works great with common plastics - ABS, HIPS, but the table cover is also ideal for PLA printing.
The surface of the Ultrabase is coated with a microporous material that securely holds the object during printing. At the end of the process, the table is cooled, the thermal expansion of the micropores is replaced by compression and the finished printout is effortlessly removed from the surface.
The 3D printer is equipped with a mechanical sensor of the end of the filament - a useful feature for those who print a lot - this simple device allows reducing the number of scrap, as well as the function of restarting interrupted printing after a power failure.
Many Chinese 3D printers are shipped without thorough documentation. Anycubic i3 Mega is a nice exception. All materials for the printer - specifications, instructions for assembly and operation, the necessary software - can be found on a USB flash drive.
Good documentation well complements and excellent equipment.
In addition to the traditional set of hex keys, pliers, trowel, and disposable gloves, the kit also includes a kilo PLA coil, an acrylic coil stand, a USB cable, an 8 gigabyte SD card, and spare parts: an additional teflon tube , limit switches and even a hot end.
As you might guess, we have another variation on the Prusa i3. Characteristics of Anycubic i3 Mega do not differ from the parameters of other 3D printers in their segment. But the quality of components and the level of performance - one of the best.
So, we have the case when the Chinese manufacturer did not just copy the 3D printer, but approached the process responsibly, improving a number of parameters of the original model.
We can recommend Anycubic i3 Mega to both beginners, as a first car, and to advanced users who want to expand the fleet of vehicles with an inexpensive functional device.
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