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2020 Tronxy X5SA 3D Printer: Review the Specs

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by Azzura Lalani
Feb 7, 2020
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The Tronxy X5SA is an improved version of the Tronxy X5S, which boasted a low price and a large build volume. Is this newer version worth your money? Review the specs here.

When Tronxy released the X5S in 2018 for about $300, it was kind of a big deal. The CoreXY frame design printer was cheap relative to the 330 x 330 x 400 mm build volume it offered and it quickly became a bestseller.

Following the success, Tronxy released a trove of upgraded versions of the X5S, many of which offer improvements on elements of the original users found problematic (they directed their ire mostly at the heated bed, the acrylic Z mounts, and old Marlin firmware).

The first improved version of the X5S was the Tronxy X5SA, which largely took care of the issues of its predecessor, while also adding some convenient features to boot (if you already have the X5S you can just buy an upgrade kit rather than getting a whole new X5SA). It’s sandwiched between the X5S and the X5SA Pro, which offers a few more upgrades for some extras cash.

So, is this new and improved Tronxy X5SA the one for you or are you better off with something else? Read on for our take of this printer’s specs.

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Features

As mentioned, the Tronxy X5SA offers a host of features its predecessor lacked, plus some upgrades to improve usability and safety.

Filament Run-out Detection

Every time we think this feature has finally become standard, we wind up testing a new machine that still doesn’t have filament run-out detection. So, with that in mind, this extremely handy feature is on the Tronxy X5SA, a good call on Tronxy’s part, because if you’re printing parts as large as this printer lets you, you’re bound to run out of filament at some point.

Resume Print Function

Similarly, this machine is also able to resume a print after a power failure. Again, a really nice feature to have in general, but especially when you’ve got some large prints you’ve already sunk tens of hours into.

Auto bed leveling

Take the hassle out of leveling this bed and let the machine do it itself. Need we say more?

The Tronxy X5SA boasts a 3.5 inch touch screen (Source: Tronxy)

Touchscreen

One of the more obvious differences between the X5S and the X5SA is the 3.5 touch screen, which replaces the old LCD screen. This should make it a lot easier to navigate the printer functions.

Other features

Some other features in the Tronxy X5SA are its Bowden extrusion system, a heated bed, and an improved stepper motor.

How does it differ from the Tronxy X5SA Pro?

Many of the features in these two machines are the same, with the exception of three: The Pro has a double guide rail system to improve stability and increase print accuracy, it has more metal parts, and it also has a Titan extruder. The main difference then really comes down to the materials you can print. Since the Pro has the Titan extruder, it can handle some materials, like TPU, better.

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Tech Specs

General Specifications

  • Technology: Fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Year: 2019
  • Assembly: Semi-assembled
  • Mechanical arrangement: CoreXY
  • Manufacturer: Shenzhen Tronxy Technology Co.

3D Printing Properties

  • Build volume: 330 x 330 x 400 mm
  • Feeder system: Bowden
  • Print head: Single
  • Nozzle size: 0.4 mm
  • Max. hot end temperature: 275°C
  • Frame: Aluminum, sheet metal
  • Bed leveling: Auto
  • Connectivity: USB, TF memory card
  • Print recovery: Yes
  • Camera: No

Materials

  • Filameter diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Third-party filaments: Yes
  • Materials: ABS, PLA, TPU, nylon, carbon fiber, PVC, HIPS

Software

  • Recommended slicer: Cura, Tronxy Logo Slicer, Simplfy 3D
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac, Linux
  • File types: STL, OBJ, G-code

Dimensions and Weight

  • Frame dimensions:639 x 580 x 658 mm
  • Weight: 11.5 kg

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Where to Buy

You can get a Tronxy X5SA from the following online stores:

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