Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 Review

Hey everyone! In this review, we are going to tell you about the new Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 3D printer — an improved version of the Anycubic 4Max Pro. Explore its capabilities, design features, and differences from previous models.

 

First look

The Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 is a vivid representative of enclosed 3D printers, which have a number of advantages over printers with an open chamber.

Isolating the inside of the device from the environment provides the following benefits:

  • ensures a more stable temperature in the printing area, which leads to better results when using high-temperature materials;
  • prevents dust and other invasive particles from getting into the mechanical parts of the printer;
  • increases safety by eliminating contact with hot surfaces.

There are plenty of enclosed 3D printers on the market, against which the Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 stands out for its price/quality ratio. Not inferior to products of other manufacturers in print quality, it turns out to be much cheaper than most of them.

  

Specifications

  • Outer dimensions: 454 x 466 x 410 mm
  • Weight: 18.8 kg
  • Software: Cura, Simplify3D, Repetier-HOST
  • File formats: .JPG, PNG, .STL, .OBJ, G-CODE
  • Extruder type: Single
  • Build volume: 270 x 210 x 190 mm
  • Bed temperature: 100 °C
  • Extruder temperature: 260 °C
  • Technology: FDM/FFF
  • Min. layer height: 50 µ
  • Print speed: X: 10.0; Y: 12.5; Z: 1.25
  • Supported materials: ABS, PLA, Flex, HIPS, decorative filaments
  • Filament size: 1.75 mm
  • Nozzle size: 0.4 mm
  • Connectivity: USB, SD
  • Print speed: 20–150 mm/s

 

Features explained

The Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 comes fully assembled. It takes less than an hour to get the device ready to print — all you need to do is install the spool holder and thermistor, level the print bed, and download the software from the SD card included in the package.

  

Large build volume

The Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 features a build area of 270 x 210 x 190 mm, which is quite a lot for a 3D printer with an enclosed chamber.

  

Steel profile structure

The design of the Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 is based on a steel profile frame, which provides high strength with a relatively low weight. Shockproof pads effectively dampen vibrations, ensuring high-quality printing.

  

Z-axis double bearing

The vertical movement of the build plate is implemented by a leadscrew and two guides connected to the plate by means of graphite-lubricated bearings. This design ensures smooth and accurate platform movement.

  

Silent performance

Most 3D printers are so noisy they require a separate room. The Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 design uses ultra-quiet TMC2208 stepper drivers to keep noise at less than 50 dB, so the printer can operate anywhere without causing inconvenience.

  

Air filtration

The closed design dampens not only noise but the smell of heated filament. For the ultimate solution to the odor problem, the Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 has a charcoal filter in front of the exhaust fan.

  

High-quality power supply 

The printer is powered by a highly reliable 350W Meanwell power supply.

  

Ultrabase plate

Like many other Anycubic 3D printers, the 4Max Pro 2.0 features a practical Ultrabase heated bed. Its surface is dotted with micropores, which improve adhesion and facilitate removal of the finished object. The model adheres to the platform without any difficulties and can be easily removed after cooling.

  

Upgraded leveling knobs

The bed leveling screws are equipped with convenient knobs, which make the calibration much easier and less time-consuming than usual. 

  

Original extruder design

The extruder with torque optimization adjusts the filament feeding rate to match the print speed. 

 

Touchscreen

The color touchscreen display with a user-friendly interface makes it easy and quick to configure print settings. The screen is located at the top of the device, making for exceptional convenience.

  

Dynamic balance correction

The fan operates in a way to reduce the vibration of the print head, thereby improving print quality.

  

LED lighting

The LED lighting illuminates the print area for real-time assessment of the print result.

  

Resume printing function

If there occurs a power outage, the printer shuts down. When the power is restored, printing resumes automatically from where it stopped.

  

Filament runout sensor

Once the filament runs out, the Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 stops printing and gives a sound signal. When a new thread is fed, printing resumes from the point where it left off.

  

Auto power-off

One of the most significant differences between the Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 and other 3D printers is the automatic power-off at the end of work, ensuring safety and energy savings. 

 

Differences from the Anycubic 4Max Pro

Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 is an improved version of the Anycubic 4Max Pro, so the differences between them are not very significant: 

 

Anycubic 4Max Pro

Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0

Dimensions, mm

454 х 466 х 410

454 x 466 x 410

Weight, kg

22.5

18.8

Software

Cura

Cura, Simplify3D, Repetier-HOST

File formats

.DAE, .AMF, .STL, .OBJ, GCODE

.JPG, .PNG, .STL, .OBJ, GCODE

Build chamber, mm

270 х 205 х 205

270 х 210 х 190

Extruder temperature °C

250

260

Technology

FDM

FDM

Min. layer height, µ

20

50

Positioning accuracy, µ

X: 12.5

Y: 12.5

Z: 2.0

X: 10.0

Y: 12.5

Z: 1.25

Supported materials

ABS, PLA, HIPS, Wood

ABS, PLA, Flex, HIPS, decorative filaments

Print speed, mm/s

150

20–150

  

Pros and cons

Pros

  • The control unit is located conveniently and boasts a simple, intuitive interface.
  • Fast warmup of the build plate and extruder.
  • Auto shutdown at the end of work.

Controversies

  • Some believe that the steel profile frame is rarely a great solution: an aluminum profile could provide the same rigidity of the structure with a significantly lower weight.

Be aware that the increased weight of the frame reduces the vibration of the structure.

  • The LED lighting can be turned on and off, but not during printing.

The ability to switch the lighting on or off during the printing process is hardly an essential feature.

  • When the filament runs out, the machine stops printing but does not power off and may remain on for a long time.

Otherwise, it would be difficult to quickly refill filament and go on printing.

Cons

  • There is no auto bed leveling function. The platform has to be calibrated manually, which is inconvenient since the zero point is in the upper position.
  • Despite the attempts to make the printer completely silent, practice shows that it can still be heard.

  

Print samples

  

Comparison with the analog

The closest alternative to ANYCUBIC 4Max Pro 2.0 is Wanhao Duplicator 6 Plus, so it should be relevant to compare these two devices.

 

ANYCUBIC 4Max Pro 2.0

Wanhao Duplicator 6 Plus

Dimensions, mm

454 x 466 x 410

348 х 364 х 480

Weight, kg

18,8

18

Software

Cura, Simplify3D, Repetier-HOST

CURA Wanhao edition, Simplify 3D

File formats

.STL, .OBJ, .JPG, .PNG, GCODE

.STL, .OBJ, .DAE, .AMF, GCODE

Extruder type

Single

Single

Build chamber, mm

270 х 210 х 190

200 х 200 х 175

Bed temperature, °С

100

100

Extruder temperature, °С

260

180–260

Technology

FDM/FFF

FDM

Layer height, µ

50–300

20–300

Positioning accuracy, µ

X: 10.0

Y: 12.5

Z: 1.25

X: 10.0

Y: 10.0

Z: 5.0

Supported materials

ABS, PLA, Flex, HIPS, decorative filaments

ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA

Filament diameter, mm

1.75

1.75

Nozzle diameter, mm

0.4

0.4

Connectivity

USB, SD

USB, SD

Print speed, mm/s

20–150

30–150

As can be seen from the data, the printers have roughly the same properties, the differences being insignificant.

The most noticeable difference lies in the convenience of use. On the one hand, the Duplicator 6 Plus has an auto bed leveling function: the user doesn't have to bother with level control knobs. On the other hand, it has a rather inconvenient interface: instead of a touchscreen, there is a regular display with a knob for selecting a menu bar, which often malfunctions. Both the screen and the knob are located very uncomfortably — at the very bottom of the front panel. The menu itself, judging by reviews, also seems to be inconvenient and illogical. In addition, the Duplicator 6 Plus lacks important parts such as a filter for cleaning the exhaust air and a porous coating on the print bed.

To understand the difference, it might be appropriate to mention the cost of the printers: the retail price for the ANYCUBIC 4Max Pro 2.0 goes for $499.00, while that for the Wanhao Duplicator 6 Plus amounts to $899.00. (The prices are relevant for the day of publication — find out the current ones by the links.)

  

Bottom Line

ANYCUBIC 4Max Pro 2.0 is an excellent choice for those who need a compact and relatively inexpensive 3D printer notable for the ease of use and the high quality of printing.

The device is great for small-scale production of various models and prototypes, it can serve as professional equipment of production and technical personnel.

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