In late 2017, Chinese 3D printer manufacturer JGAurora released its new model, the A5, to the market. It differs in many ways from its smaller brother, the A3. Review the facts of thehere.
The A5 offers a totally new design and even different features from the smaller and cheaper JGAurora A3. The machine is one of the many medium-sized FDM 3D printers for small budgets – but with some interesting twists.
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Please note that this is not a proper JGAurora A5 review, as All3DP’s editorial team hasn’t taken an in-depth look at the printer yet. But can provide you with insights on the specifications and opinions from the 3D printing community.
The specifications of the JGAurora A5 3D printer read similar to most other low-cost 3D printers.
Please be advised that these specifications are subject to chance.
The JGAurora A5 is a big machine – if you want to add it to your workshop, you’ll definitely need to clear some space. The printer itself is capable of producing prints as big as 305 x 305 x 320 mm, which puts it in the range of the popular Creality CR-10 (300 x 300 x 400 mm, in-depth review here).
The JGAurora A5 3D printer comes partially assembled. All you have to do is to mount the Z-Axis to the base part, set up the spool holder, make sure set the machine to the proper voltage for your country. The whole process shouldn’t take longer than 1 hour.
Having done that, you attach the spool holder and feed the filament in the Bowden extruder. Beginners should start 3D printing with the PLA provided in the box, as it is easier to handle than notoriously difficult materials like ABS or Nylon. The hotend, by the way, is an E3D V6 hotend clone with a custom heatsink.
The heat bed (the manufacturer calls it “Black Diamond Glass Heated platform”) is a glass plate with some additional coating, comparable to the Anycubic Ultrabase. Before you start the first prints on the JGAurora A5 3D printer, you have to level the bed. The printer software will help you by moving the nozzle to the bed’s edges, but you still have to calibrate the bed manually by turning screws.
Models can be loaded via a USB stick. Alternatively, you can hook up the machine to a computer and print directly from there. Even if there’s a Wifi option in the printer menu, it is clearly not working and also not advertised to do so. Also, there’s no SD card slot available.
There are two interesting features on the JGAurora A5 3D printer that you don‘t find in most printers.
Most people buying a printer under $500 will know that they will have to spend considerable time tweaking settings and even replacing inferior parts. As said, this is no JGAurora A5 3D printer review. But we’ve gathered some information that clearly shows that this 3D printer is no exception and will not automatically work out of the box.
Here are some issues the 3D printing community had with the JGAurora A5 3D printer:
You can order the JGAurora A5 3D Printer from most popular online stores. Currently, the price range for the JGAurora lies around 350 to 550 US Dollars.
You can reach JGAurora on their English / Chinese homepage. If you have questions regarding the 3D printer, you can apply for the JGAurora A5 Facebook group or check the support section at their website.
This concludes our “JGAurora A5 3D Printer: Review the Facts” article. If you have any comment, please feel free to add them to the comments.
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