Anycubic I3 MEGA: Metal 3D Printer with Touchscreen
Rapid 3D printing technology development introduces more and more improvements to printers and makes these devices even better, with more feats than ever. The new Anycubic I3 MEGA printer has a large work area, completely metal frames and can print with precision. On top of that, a TFT display makes it possible to work offline. See for yourself what’s so special about this new device and delve into our review.
Anycubic I3 MEGA: Features
|Working Area||210 x 210 x 205 mm|
|Nozzle diameter||0.4 mm|
|Layer thickness||0.05-0.3 mm|
|Printing speed||20 – 100mm/s|
|Materials||ABS, HIPS, PLA, Wood|
|Nozzle temperature||Up to 260 deg C|
|Size||41.00 x 40.50 x 45.30 cm|
|Box contents||1 x Anycubic I3 Mega 3D Printer, 1 x SD Card Reader, 1 x Spool Holder, 8 x M5 Screw, 1 x Tool Set, 1 x Scraper, 1 x Pliers, 1 x Backup Hot End Set, 1 x Glove, 1 x Tweezers, 1 x 8 GB SD Card, 1 x 1kg Filament, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x Power Cord|
Anycubic I3 MEGA: Pros and Cons
- Print from a memory card or a computer
- Really simple to install, perfect for beginners
- Hotbed is covered with non-stick coating
- Large printing field
- Easy to use with a color touch display
- Precise and fast
- Best bang for the buck
- No WiFi connectivity
Anycubic I3 MEGA is a 3D printer that really deserves its name because of its large workspace. Its 210 x 210 x 205mm printing area ensures the ability to create bigger than usual objects. The hotbed on which the objects are printed has been covered with a special composite coating that has a constant heating curve, which makes the printed objects easy to detach from. Unlike the case of cheap older printers, they won’t stick to hotbed, though you still might need scraper (included in the box) to remove the prints. Drivers are extremely precise and it works very quickly, with a minimum layer thickness of 0.05-0.3 mm and a print speed that can be set up in a range from 20-100 mm/s (manufacturer suggests 60 mm/s for optimal work).
The filament sensor automatically stops working before running out of the printing material and you can resume work after replacing the spool. Printing can also be resumed in the event of power disruption, so you won’t lose hours of work and lots of filament in case of temporary power outage. Printing is possible with many types of materials such as ABS, HIPS, PLA and even wood.
I3 MEGA has its own 3.5-inch capacitive TFT touchscreen on the front, so you can use this printer offline, without connecting it to a computer. User interface is available in various languages, and it’s very easy to use with colorful icons and quick responsivity to touch.
What is important for beginners, unlike Prusa devices this is not a DIY kit. After receiving the parcel, assembling is extremely easy. Just fasten eight screws and attach three cables – and that’s it, you can start the calibration and the first printout in less than 20 minutes. You will also get 1 kilogram of filament in the box (color may vary), rubber gloves (many parts are heavily greased, so that’s handy) and a MicroSD card which contains software and drivers, so it is really a ready to use printer, straight out of the box. It’s also worth noting that the reinforced acrylic + metal construction is solid and should endure countless hours of printing.
I3 MEGA supports all popular file formats, such as .stl, .obj, .dae, .amf. So if you don’t know where to start and you are not ready yet to dabble in 3D design, just download free files from popular community portals for enthusiasts like Yeggi.com, put it on the memory card and enjoy your first 3D printed stuff!
Anycubic I3 MEGA is a perfect gear especially for newbies, and should appeal to anyone who just recently started its 3D printing journey. Newcomers will certainly enjoy easy installation and offline operation made possible by a touchscreen, but even veterans should will be happy about excellent build quality and high precision. Available with free shipping from GearBest and Banggood, this is a durable, fast and precise printer that won’t disappoint you. If you are interested in purchase, click the links below, see more specs and buy it now!