Review: Anet A6 High Precision Best 3D Printer 2018

An Anet A6 high precision big Size desktop 3D printer kit is well-known for its best performance after AnetA8; it is an essentially upgraded version of Anet A8 3D printer.Anet A6 High Precision

One of a usual thought about 3D printers is that they cannot print so much except printing ornaments and that’s really not true.

An Anet A6 high precision big size desktop 3D printer is very useful for printing things like household items, for example, replacement of handles to educational piles.

Anet A6 is a Prusa i3 clone. There are very few differences in both Anet A6 and A8 which makes them separate.

Anet A6 has a dial control unlike the buttons for menu navigation which was in Anet A8. Anet A6 comes unassembled but it has manual guide and video that instructs assembly steps. It is easy to understand and operate.

The Z-axis motors and extruder comes assembled. There are many other tutorial videos available on the internet to get enough information regarding its assemble and that is really not a problem.

Its supports system also guides installation instructions of micro SD card that comes with Anet A6 kit.

It takes three to six hours to assemble AnetA6, it depends on how efficiently you learn the instructions. If you are not a new user of 3D printers and are familiar with this device so it would be easier for you to assemble quickly

Features and specifications of Anet A6 High Precision Big size desktop 3D Printer

Features

It is an improved model of Anet A8

The major improvements are done in user interface and frame of the printer.

It is built with the hassle-free user interface

As this is a reputable brand so this device comes with after sales services

Specifications

Screen:                                                 LCD12864

Frame Material:                                   Acrylic

Hotbed Material:                                 Aluminum Alloy

Nozzle:                                                1

Printing Color:                                    Single

Printable Material:                              ABS/PLA/TPU/Wood/Nylon/PVA/PP/Luminescent etc

Filament Diameter:                             1.75mm

Voltage:                                              110-220V

Current:                                               20A

Power:                                                 240W

Sizes and weight of Anet A6

Item Size:                                        48 x 40 x 40cm / 18.9 x 15.7 x 15.7inches

Item Weight:                                   8.3Kg / 18.3Lbs

Package weight:                              9.8Kg/21.6 Lbs

Printer Size:                                    220 x 220 x 250mm

Printer Speed:                                10-150mm/s

Nozzle Diameter:                           0.4mm

Layer Thickness:                            0.1-0.3mm

Printing Accuracy:                         0.10mm

XY Axis Accuracy:                       0.012mm

Z-Axis Accuracy:                          0.004mm

Temperature Requirement

Nozzle Temperature:                       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:        Linux, Mac OS, Windows XP, 7, 8

Printing Software:        Cura, Repeiter – host

Items included in Anet A6 3D printer kit

Micro SD card 16GB with installation instructions

Card reader

Open spanner

Nipper

Screwdriver

10m filament

Aibecy Cleaning cloth

Hex wrench

Anet A6 builds quality

This is a most reasonable and affordable 3D printer at all times. The quality of AnetA6 parts and components are not bad. But as compared with the price the quality is good, not up to the mark and also not unreasonable. In the quality of the small screws and bolts, there is some irregularity, in a sense that some are loose while others are fit to go.

If you are an old user of the 3D printer so you might be aware that over tightening of screws and bolts should be avoided while assembling the device. Some of screws and bolts are dedicated enough to get damaged.

Anet A6’s frame is made up of several pieces of the black aryclic. This looks good and shines when it assembled fully. Some of the components are exposed or somewhat exposed while others are covered with metal like the power supply.

Anet A6 printing performance

In this price of Anet A6, it prints remarkably. This printer comes with an extruder and just makes sure that every component has set up correctly.

This printer offers you the best printing quality under this price tag which is a great deal for those who want a 3D printer under 300 for their learning and want to use it to get expertise in their field.

This printer needs preheating the material that is going to print an object which takes time. There are some tricks also to help the printer heat up quickly.

You can either install material under the hotbed or you make tent-like attachment to keep the heat safe. The printer needs to be heated up at 100-degree centigrade so you may choose a trick to heat it up as quickly in ten to fifteen minutes.

Online support

Thus the printer is very affordable in price and results are also satisfactory so it has a big user community. You can find a wide online support for any instruction or information regarding Anet A6 3D printer installation, assembly or even operational issues.

There is one thing more that makes it popular is the upgrade option for this printer. You may also learn how to upgrade your Anet A6 3D printer’s hardware, printing speed and quality by online support. You may have many options to change some of its components or parts using online support.

Pros
  • Comes with a sample filament and micro SD card
  • Cost-effective
  • Easy to assemble
  • Many information and instructions are available online and also it comes with company user manual
  • Solid frame
Cons
  • Some of bolts and screws are loose
  • Some of its parts and components are exposed
  • Comes unassembled
  • Build in quality of components are not very good
Conclusion

If you are looking for a decent 3D printer technology with reasonably good printing speed in the low budget so Anet A6 is the best option for you.

Its built-in quality of some components and design are not very remarkable but if you set up properly, it has a capability to perform as well as any other 3D printer which cost 3 to 5 times more than this one.

Anet A6 users have created many options to upgrade this printer by means of hardware and user navigation which is available online. There are many users of this Anet A6 3D printer which makes it popular and its user’s community could be very helpful for new users.

 

 

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