A sturdy and stylish twist on one ofthe mostpopular 3D printer architectures of all time, the Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus offers significant bang for your buck, particularly for the 3D printing newbies out there. Offering solid print speed, quality, and reliability for a remarkably low price, this open air FDM printer makes the still significant investment of time and money needed to pick up 3D printing far less daunting of a proposal.
True to Reprap's original intentions for the i3 - and all other printers invented under the banner of the movement to democratize 3D printing - the Wanhao i3 Plus is a fully open-sourced build, which, combined with the open architecture, makes it a relatively easy printer to tinker with and optimize and experiment with. Bed leveling is manual, a task that may seem burdensome to higher-end 3D artisans used to printing withmore expensive machines, but appropriate for someone seeking to understand the delicate intricacies that constitue modern 3D printing. The minimalist look complements the build and general essence of the i3 quite nicely, and the filament versatility befits a fully upgradable printer.
The blend of technology and art that is 3D printing draws more and more people from around the globe to the developing technology every single day. Considering the high aspirations of many of the folks surrounding the industry, such an influx of interest is not surprising. Advancements, such as the drive by Audi and Part Time Scientists to land their Lunar Quattro Rover on the Moon where it can utilize its metal-printing 3D printing for yet unknown purposes, doubtlessly excite these new entrants to the field, lingering in the back of their mind as they unbox their first 3D printer.
I can recommend the Wanhao Duplicator I3 Plus. This machine is very quiet in use and quite solid. Easy to use, pretty good quality out of the box, and in a mid range price.
I have now had the machine for 5 days and after a couple of minor glitches, all is working just fine. I can't say enough good about this machine. Excellent value!
So good for the price point - really. It has heated bed, really good quality extruder, touch screen etc. Really happy!
Awesome printer, it is worth the price. It uses the open source design and gives enhanced quality. The build quality is strong and sturdy.