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Anycubic i3 Mega 3D Printer: Review the Facts Here!

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by Anatol Locker
Jan 30, 2018

Anycubic i3 Mega 3D Printer: Review the Facts Here!

Every day, the low-cost 3D printer market is getting more interesting. The Anet A8, Monoprice Select Mini, and Creality CR-10 already offer great value for money under $500. Now the Anycubic i3 Mega enters the ring. Review its facts here.

Be it the Anet A8, the Monoprice Select Mini, Tevo Tarantula or the Creality CR-10s, affordable 3D printers seem to have hit a sweet spot for consumers worldwide. And with Anycubics i3 Mega, the segment of kit 3D printers becomes even more interesting.

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Please note that this is not a proper Anycubic i3 Mega review, as All3DP’s editorial team hasn’t taken an in-depth look at the printer. But can provide you with insights on what the Anycubic i3 Mega specifications.

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The specifications of the Anycubic i3 Mega read very similarly to most low-cost 3D printers.

  • Technology: FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling), single extruder
  • Build Volume: 210 x 210 x 205 mm
  • Resolution: 50 microns
  • Layer Resolution: 0.1-0.4mm
  • Nozzle/Filament Diameter: 0.4 mm/1.75mm
  • Connectivity: USB, SD Card
  • Heated Bed: Yes
  • Print Speed: 20-60mm/s
  • Travel Speed: 60mm/s
  • Supported Filament Materials: PLA, ABS, HIPS, Wood
  • Operational Extruder Temperature: max 260C
  • Operational Heatbed Temperature: max 100C
  • Input rating: 110V/220V AC,50/60Hz
  • Working Voltage: 12V DC
  • Printer Dimensions: 410 x 475 x 458mm

So what makes this printer stand out? As said, this is not a proper Anycubic i3 Mega review, but we can give you some indicators what makes it special:

  1. Although it’s a kit, the Anycubic i3 Mega comes partially pre-assembled. So you should be ready to build and calibrate your Anycubic i3 Mega in just a matter of minutes.
  2. The printers has a touch screen instead of the typical click wheel / screen combo, which is more comfortable for users.
  3. In case of power failure, an auto-resume feature will kick in to finish the print. This is a feature only a handful of 3D printers offer. So if you are living in a place with a notoriously unstable powerline, this is an interesting feature.
  4. Also, a dedicated sensor will detect filament outage and pause the print. This also is a feature you would expect from an expensive 3D printer.
  5. Thanks to the heated bed, you’re not stuck with a limited set of materials.

Anycubic i3 Mega 3D Printer: Review the Facts How to Assemble the Printer

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If you choose to buy a 3D printer kit, you usually spend 8 to 10 hours assembling and calibrating it.

The Anycubic i3 Mega, on the other hand, shortens that building process significantly. It comes in just two parts – a socket containing the 3D printer’s power supply and printer bed; plus the vertical parts that hold the print head and two rods of the Y-axis.

All you have to do is to slide the two parts together and tighten 8 screws with the provided tools.

Also, the company includes tweezers for removing filament from the nozzle, scrappers (good for removing printed objects from the print bed) and even gloves (for avoiding contact with the greased axes while building the printer).

After you finished building the printer, you can start to calibrate. In order to get you started, Anycubic provides an 8-GB-SD card that contains some sample prints (i.e. a Benchy and a test cube), that are already pre-sliced, so you don‘t have to fire up your computer.

To slice models, you have to resort to the popular 3D slicer Cura (more information here).

Anycubic also throws in a 1-kg-spool of filament, a pack of tools, an SD card reader and a spool holder.

Anycubic i3 Mega 3D Printer: Review the Facts Where to Buy the Anycubic i3 Mega

You can order the Anycubic i3 Mega from the popular online stores like Amazon or Gearbest.

Anycubic also offers a dedicated homepage. In case of questions regarding the 3D printer, you can go to the Anycubic Facebook group or check the support section at their website.

This concludes our Anycubic i3 Mega: Preview the Facts article. We’ll keep you up to speed on this interesting printer. If you have any comment, please feel free to add them to the comments.

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