Anet A8 High Precision Desktop 3D Printer Kits Reprap i3 DIY

About Anet A8 High Precision Desktop 3D Printer Kits Reprap i3 DIY Self Assembly

This is a fact that a few years back, the 3D printing technology was new and very expensive. Everyone could not able to afford it, only exclusive departments or professionals used to purchase it.Anet A8 High Precision Desktop 3D Printer Kits Reprap i3 DIY

We are very fortunate now that with the passage of time technology become more advanced and affordable also.

An Anet A8 high precision Desktop 3D printer kit is one of the best examples of technology advancement.

Anet is a China-based manufacturer. This brand has millions of consumer because of the product specifications and special features that are difficult to find in the budget if compare with other 3D brands.

It is useful for many fields like printing of 3D toys, teaching equipment also it is great new users’ creativity that will inspire them to learn more.

An Anet A8 high precision desktop 3D printer kit comes with RepRap i3 DIY technology with micro SD card and aibecy cleaning cloth.

The kit is unassembled but comes with a video instructing self-assembly. It has a big user online community that says if it is assembled and upgrade properly, it can print like other expensive 3D printers.

This proves that it’s affordable price does not claim that the print quality is low and components quality is also good and it could be upgraded to user preference.

 Product features

  • Very cost effective printer with RepRap i3 DIY technology
  • Large LCD screen, it has 5 keys that would help to operate it easily if the printer is offline speed
  • Supports 8GB micro SD card offline printing without the computer.
  • Capable to work with several types of filament such as ABS, PLA, HIP, PP and Nylon etc
  • High-quality power supply system, updated mainboard, advanced and high-speed
  • Precision manufactured which means it supports 0.01mm minimum thickness for smooth printing to meet the high standards of production.
  • The heated bed is made of full aluminum
  • This printer has double Z motors which help to balance the structure and make stable. It is also helpful to get a high printing speed
  • Recommended for beginners

Product Specifications:

Frame Material:                                                           Acrylic
Hotbed Material:                                                         Aluminum Alloy
Nozzle:                                                                        1
Printing color:                                                             Single
Printable Material:                                                       ABS/PLA/HIP/PRTG/TPU/Wood/Nylon/PP
Voltage:                                                                      110-220V
Current:                                                                       20A
Power:                                                                         240W

Weight and sizes

Product weight:                                                          8Kg / 17.6Lbs

Filament Diameter:                                                     1.75mm

Package Size:                                                              51 x 31 x 21cm / 20.1 x 12.2 x 8.3in

Technological Parameter:

Max Printer Size:                                                        220 * 220 * 240mm
Printer Speed:                                                                         10-120mm/s
Nozzle Diameter:                                                        0.4mm
Layer Thickness:                                                         0.1-0.3mm

 

Accuracy and temperature

Printing Accuracy:                                                      0.12mm
XY Axis Accuracy:                                                    0.015mm
Z-Axis Accuracy:                                                        0.005mm
Nozzle Temperature:                                                   Max. 260°C
Hot Bed Temperature:                                                50-100°C
Recommend ABS Setting:

Nozzle: 230 °C

Hotbed: 80 °C

Recommend PLA Setting:

Nozzle: 210 °C

Hotbed: 50 °C

Software Requirement:
Operating System:                                                      Windows XP/Win7/Win8/Mac/Linux
Printing Software:                                                       Cura / Repetier-host

kit includes:

  • Aibecy cleaning cloth
  • Card Reader
  • SD Card
  • Open Spanner
  • Nipper
  • Screwdriver
  • 10m Filament

 Important instructions

All parts should be checked before proceeding to assembly.

Installation instructions, print model, GCODE and tool list pictures are all included in free micro SDcard that comes with the kit

How it works

A Regular printer prints ink onto paper mostly use for reports and documents printing. Similarly, the 3D printer melts the material on the heated(heat bed).

The major difference is that regular printer does not move in any direction whereas 3D printer moves on its X-axis, that’s the way it applies material one layer over other. The nozzle starts moving in three dimensions and starts printing an object which a user commanded either by desktop or directly from SD card.

Printer upgrade options

As this printer is very simple and easy to use although another benefit is its upgraded safety and high-end printing performance.

Yes, a user can upgrade some of its parts to make sure its safe and to better its printing performance and speed. Some of the major components which could be improved for the printer are discussed below.

MOSFET

The First and foremost concern of 3D printer user is to take cautions for fire. The most recommended component for fire safety is MOSFET. This component is helpful to reduce fire risk and is capable to provide better voltage as per motors requirement.

This addition regulates the heavy workload that is placed on mainboard by heated bed and extruder.

Extruder

If you can change and upgrade the extruder so it will improve the printing quality of your Anet A8 3D printer. E3D titan Extruder is the most renowned addition to DIY 3D printer kit. This insubstantial construction can reduce nozzle blocking, help in increasing the rotation and you will get high-resolution print quality.

Auto-leveling

The auto-leveling sensor is one of the most desirable updations for simpler 3D printer kit. As manual leveling is time-consuming because you have to adjust the print bed after every second layer.

An auto-leveling sensor helps to detect metal and glass material and analyze the distance between the nozzle and print bed which provides ease to the user and simplifies the workload.

Pros
  • Anet A8 is very cost effective and value for money
  • Quality of this affordable 3D printer is as good as an expensive one.
  • It has Large Print Volume
  • Heated PCB Bed
  • Because of its increasing consumer, it has a large online user communityMany options for upgrade
  • Comes with manual user guide and a video which has assembly instructions
  • The user can upgrade it according to the usage.
Cons
  • Comes unassembled, could be difficult if a user is unfamiliar with 3D printers.
  • Acrylic (Plastic) Frame
  • Electrical Components are not up to the mark
  • Wirings, screws, springs, and bolts are sometimes unable to fix.
  • No enclosure
  • Many Replicas are available in the market
Conclusion

Every electronic device and every technology comes with some advantage and disadvantages. But we can say that the Anet A8 precision desktop 3D printer kit with RepRap i3 technology comes with many specifications and features that are beyond expectations under this price tag.

If you are looking for an affordable and high-quality 3d printer to boost your interest in 3D printing so get Anet A8 High precision RepRap i3 desktop printer today.

 

Review: Auto Leveling Anet A8 with Included Filament 2018

An Auto leveling Anet A8 with included filament is a very popular model. Its Prusa i3 variant makes it more reputed among others. Because of its reasonable cost, of its user community is huge.Auto Leveling Anet A8 with Included Filament

There are many customization options are available for loyal users and new users to instantly gear up their 3D experience.
Its affordable price does not mean that the company has compromised any of its features or specifications.

It has a NEMA 17 motor which is helpful for easy navigation of its print space.

This device comes with an auto-leveling sensor, heated bed, a versatile extruder and a filament. It is capable to print a diverse variety of filaments. The kit comes un-assembled with a video of assembly instructions.

Features of Auto Leveling Anet A8

This is a very useful 3D printer under 300 for new learners. Its price makes it most selling 3D printer. A low-cost and capable 3D printer kit now available with .5kg of ABS/PLA along with auto leveling sensor

  • This auto leveling sensor in installed for ease of use
  • The kit comes with after sale warranty
  • The frame is shiny and stylish, comes with piano-black acrylic.
  • This comes with a user manual guide and a video for assembly instruction
  • The kit comes with a filament, micro SD card, and an extruder.
  • It has a user-friendly interface
  • Great for a new experience as well as field printing work
  • Installation of Micro SD card would be found on it.

Specifications

Frame Material:                                                           Acrylic

XY Axis Accuracy:                                                    0.012mm

Z-Axis Accuracy:                                                        0.004mm

Extruders:                                                                   1

Extruder Diameter:                                                     0.4mm

Print Speed:                                                                Max100mm/s

Print Size:                                                                    Max 220x220x240mm

Filament Diameter:                                                     1.75mm

 

Temperature Required

Nozzle Temp:                                                              Adjustable, Maximum 250C

Hot Bed Temperature:                                                50-100C

 

Material, connectivity and product weight

Heating Plate Material:                                               Aluminum

Printable Materials:                                                     PLA, ABS, TPU, Wood Poly, PVA, PP, Nylon, Luminescent

Data Input:                                                                  microSD or USB

Weight:                                                                       11.95 Lbs

 

How does it work?

The first thing you should know about automatic bed leveling is that your printer must have some type of sensor or switch near the extruder that claims that your 3D printer can support automatic bed leveling.

When you start using an auto-leveling Anet A8, this sensor starts analyzing different locations of build platform to calculate the space between the nozzle and hotbed at one point.

This complete data will then be used to figure out an authentic location of a hotbed. This whole process is done according to the nozzle’s movement on XY axis.

The printer’s firmware actively uses this statistics so that nozzle’s position could be adjusted as it needs to move diagonally to a hotbed. If the build platform is a bit unleveled, printer’s firmware will make some adjustments to the Z-axis and ensure that the nozzle should always be distant away from the hotbed.

Inductive sensor

First, you need to update your firmware by replacing z probe with an inductive sensor to set up your printer for auto-leveling. Sensors are used to sense iron-based metals.

If you are using inductive sensor so detection range should be adjusted according to the metal type.

If 8mm inductive sensor is being used to detect aluminum (metal type) the sensing distance should be measured between 2.4mm or 3.6mm.

if you purchase the sensor (auto-leveling bed) make sure you test it’s sensing or detecting performance before installation.

In inductive sensor magnetic fields are used for detection and they are only able to detect metal. Inductive sensors are capable to detect metals even under the glass provided that the range is high.

Capacitive sensor

In capacitive sensor electrical fields are used for detection. They are able to sense materials including glass. It has some little screws for adjustment to fit your needs and material. the main disadvantage of the capacitive sensor is that it is affected by temperature and moisture.

A general recommendation by experts is that always use the capacitive sensor for glass sensor while for metals it is better to use the inductive sensor.

Pros
  • Time-saving
  • Cost effective or worthy 3d printer
  • Decent quality print
  • Run one time before starting printing
  • No screws and springs are involved to use in assembling
  • Minimize the issues related to nozzle jamming and unlevel print bed.
  • it assembled you can start printing right away
  • Compatible with most filament types
  • Proficient to print large and complex models
  • Good printing speed
  • Best compatible with 3d printing lovers, teachers, and newbies
Cons
  • Sometimes the first layer of print does not stick to the bed
  • Some of the parts of printing object might not be completed in the first layer
  • While printing the second layer, print head sometimes pick an initial layer
  • While printing first and second layer, plastic gathers around the print head.
  • It requires upgrades
Conclusion

Typically users have to adjust screws, springs, and bolts to adjust the bed for printing which would be time-consuming. An Anet A8 auto leveling with included filament provides the users an easy to adjust the print bed automatically by the help of sensors.

It is possible that automatic adjustment could be required again after some prints because of the print bed could be out of alignment.

So make sure to adjust this alignment again according to the sensor you are using so that you would not have an issue with an initial layer of your printing objects.

An out alignment can lead to several problems, for example, scratches on the build surface, blocked extruder. This all happens due to the nozzle, it is very close to the print bed.

But all you need to take care of these things, some of the new technologies are able to adjust automatically but some points are left sometimes that needs to be checked properly in order to start printing.

It is very easy in Anet A8 auto leveling 3D printer to adjust print bed. Auto-leveling could also be installed in a simple 3D printer which had manual adjustments features when you bought it.