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2020 Flashforge Adventurer 3 Lite: Review the Specs

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by Azzura Lalani
Feb 7, 2020

The already low-cost FlashforgeAdventurer 3 gets even more affordable in its newest iteration: the Flashforge Adventurer 3 Lite . But does it cut corners to cut costs? Read on for our review of its specs.

Like the beginner-friendly Finder, which has a cheaper “Lite” version, Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Flashforge has given the same treatment to the Adventurer 3, a lower-cost machine that boasts a built-in camera, a compact form, a removable bed, and a few other notable features, in the form of the Adventurer 3 Lite.

The Lite is about $70 cheaper than the original, which costs $450. What did Flashforge have to cut out to get the cost down? Read on for our review of the Adventurer 3 Lite’s specs.

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The Flashforge Adventurer 3 Lite is alike in almost every respect to its big brother, the original Flashforge Adventurer 3, with two important distinctions: it doesn’t have a built-in camera to remotely watch your prints in action and it also doesn’t have filament run-out detection. Other than that, the features are the same.

Solid connectivity

The Adventurer 3 Lite boasts WiFi, Ethernet and USB connectivity, plus you can use Flashforge’s 3D Cloud Print to manage your machine remotely. These extra features are not common in most affordable 3D printers and are definitely a perk.

Enclosed design

Printing with trickier materials like ABS is a lot easier when your machine has an enclosed design to keep the temperature constant and toasty inside. The Adventurer 3 Lite has this, plus an enclosed space to keep your filament spool. One thing to note is that this filament capsule doesn’t fit all brands and spool sizes, so you’ll likely have to 3D print an external spool holder to get around that.

Filament detection, cloud printing and a flexible removable build plate are some of the features in the Flashforge Adventurer 3 Lite (Source: Flashforge)

Removable, flexible print bed

Getting prints off the print bed can be tricky business, so it’s helpful the Adventurer 3 Lite comes with a removable bed that’s also flexible so prints can (hopefully) pop right off. It’s also worth noting that the bed is heated so you can print with materials other than PLA.

Quiet printing

Quiet printing truly is an underrated feature, especially if you’ll be using your printer in a common area in your home. Though we haven’t gone hands-on with the Adventurer 3 Lite yet, if it’s anything like the Flashforge Finder, it should be super quiet.

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Tech Specs

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Only thing missing is the built-in camera (Source: Flashforge)

General Specifications

  • Technology: FDM
  • Year: 2018
  • Assembly: Assembled
  • Manufacturer: Flashforge
  • Model: Adventurer 3 Lite

3D Printing Properties

  • Build Volume: 150 x 150 x 150 mm
  • Min. layer height: 0.1 – 0.4 mm
  • Nozzle size: 0.4mm (0.015 in)
  • Nozzle quantity: 1
  • Hot bed temperature: 100°C (212°F)
  • Max. print speed: 100 mm/s
  • Frame: ABS, PC
  • Connectivity: USB, WiFi, Ethernet, Cloud Printing


  • Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Third-party filament: Yes
  • Filament materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, soluble, flexible, composites

Software requirements

  • Operating system: Windows XP/Vista/7+, Mac OS X, Linux
  • Recommended slicer: FlashPrint

Dimensions and Weight

  • Box dimensions: 480 x 420 x 510 mm
  • Printer dimensions: 388 x 340 x 405 mm
  • Packaged weight: 13 kg
  • Printer weight: 9 kg

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Where to Buy

You can get a Flashforge Adventurer 3 Lite from the following online stores:

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