The X5S from TronXY is a DIY 3D printer kit with a large print capacity of 330x330x400mm and the only model by the company to sport a CoreXY design. Given these features, this 3D printer priced at a mere $279 has ‘value-for-money’ written all over. For the uninitiated, Core XY or CoreYX refers to a design approach that incorporates stationary X and Y stepper motors that work in tandem to move the hot end of the printer along the X and Y axes.
This design approach eliminates vibration in the printer’s structure when a print job is in progress, as both stepper motors are in a state of inertia. It is this lack of vibration that contributes [...]
The TronXY X3S can be best described as an affordable alternative in the large capacity 3D printers category, priced at a modest under $300. This DIY 3D printer kit from TronXY is in direct competition with the likes of Creality CR-10, which enjoys a huge fan following but also carries a heftier price tag of nearly $440. Not only does the TronXY X3S challenge the Creality CR-10, it is also modeled to mimic a variety of its features and technical specifications such as the v-slot aluminum extrusions and all-metal frame and pulley bearings for all the three axes.
The TronXY X3S is also an improvement on the X3 variant by the [...]
The Anet E10 arrived on the 3D printing scene with quite a furor over its striking resemblance to the popular Creality CR-10. The online 3D printing community was divided over whether Anet did the right thing in modeling their new printer after a machine that enjoys a cult following of sorts, which is a tad peculiar considering that clones are an accepted norm for 3D printers, especially the ones in the budget segment.
The controversy aside, Anet E10 looks like a promising device offering high precision prints. Let’s examine the different aspects of this new offering from Anet to understand how well it really works:Unboxing the [...]
Not so long ago, 3D printing was synonymous with exorbitant. A cutting-edge technology that was accessible to only big corporations, multinational giants, government agencies, and the uber rich. The common man with a passion for creating had to make do with Legos. Breaking the mould are machines like the Anet A8 that have not only redefined ‘budget 3D printers’ but also combined great efficiency with affordability.
Of course, the first choice for anyone looking to foray into 3D printing would be a plug and play kind of pre-assembled device. While these pack in a great deal of convenience and are ready to get you started on [...]
Gearbest clearly likes its printers big and that’s exactly what its machines found favor for with the 3D printing community across the world. After the Cartesian-style CR-10, an affordable 3D printer with an impressively large build area, the Chinese manufacturer rolled out an upgrade in form of the Creality 3D CR-10S. The CR-10S promises to better the 3D printing experience of the popular CR-10 at a slightly steeper price. But does it live up to that promise? Let’s find out:Creality 3D CR-10S Design
The CR-10S imitates its predecessor (Creality CR-10) in terms of its looks and design. It has exactly the same build area [...]
Of late, a lot has been said and written about the coming of age of 3D printing and its growing appeal among the masses. If one had to pick out cutting-edge machines that are shaking things up in the realm of 3D printing, the Creality3D CR-10 would definitely make the cut.
The CR-10, a Cartesian-style large 3D printer in an affordable price range offered by Chinese reseller Gearbest, arrived in the market in 2016 and has since created quite a buzz in the 3D printing community. The go-faster stripes, separate control box, and massive 300x300x400 mm build area are just some of the factors that have sent its popularity [...]