The Wanhao Duplicator i3 refines a hugely successful Prusa i3 series of printers. Compared to the original, the Wanhao Duplicator i3 has a number of significant improvements. These include: 1) an all-metal frame which improves reliability and extends the printer’s service life, 2) the printing bed with a heating range of 60 – 100 °C which supports stable printing with ABS-type materials, 3) new extruder MK10.
Finally, the printer is supplied as a fully assembled product, not a kit. This greatly reduces the barriers to successful printing!
This shows in the variety of models it has printed.
From a Venom mask...
… to a fully functioning quadcopter.
The Wanhao Duplicator i3 is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 100 microns. The surface finish is not as smooth as you get with the more expensive printers, but is more than enough for prototyping and household use.
The Wanhao Duplicator i3 has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail.
The print head runs on rods with linear bearings, making the design more simple, lightweight and economical, all characteristics that are desirable in a 3D printer.
Wanhao Duplicator i3 prints with ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA and other materials.
The extruder comes with a fan for printing with PLA-type materials. The fan cools the model during printing. This reduces warping.
The Wanhao Duplicator i3 has a heated print bed, which makes it suitable for printing with ABS-type materials.
To ensure high reproducibility, we recommend installing an enclosed print chamber. This way the print quality would not be affected by temperature fluctuations as a result of drafts and other factors.
The Wanhao Duplicator i3 prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area is 7.87 x 7.87 x 7.09 inches (200 x 200 x 180 mm). Larger models can be printed in parts and then be assembled using acetone (for ABS) or glue (for PLA).
The printer is controlled via LCD interface.
3D models can be printed from computer via Micro SD and USB.
The printer software works with 3D models in .STL, .OBJ formats, and is available for Windows and Linux. Mac OS users will need to use a “virtual machine” or other software.
Wanhao Duplicator i3 is available in black color. Its stylish look makes it ideal for both home and professional use. The printer dimensions are 15.7 x 16.1 x 15.7 inches (400 x 410 x 400 mm). It weighs 22 lbs (10 kg). The spool holder is mounted on the left side of the 3D printer.
The price Wanhao Duplicator i3 is $358.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality.