The Anet A6 is the Chinese version of RepRap Prusa i3. Sold as a kit, it had been used for a wide variety of hobbyist projects, including pencil holders, statues, the Eiffel Tower and parts of the printer itself.
For example, one maker used Anet A6 to print a wireframe skull pencil holder. Printed with PLA, this is a stylish addition to your kids’ studying environment.
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Another enthusiast printed a pink waterproof vase:
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The Anet A6 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. For example, below you can see the printed models of Thanos and Deadpool. While there is some visible layering, overall, the models look great:
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The Anet A6 has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail. Below you can see a bust of Anubis. Printed with ASA and polished with acetone, this model is incredibly smooth:
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The print head runs on rods with linear bearings, making the design more simple, lightweight and effective, all characteristics that are desirable in a 3D printer.
Anet A6 prints with ABS, PLA, HIPS and other materials.
Here’s a Pokeball printed with PLA:
The model is done so well because the extruder comes with a fan. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints.
Here’s an ABS example, a printed heart, better known in the community as screwless heart gears:
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Thanks to the heated print bed, this is a quality result with minimal warping.
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 Anet A6 prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 8.7 x 8.7 x 9.8 inches (220 x 220 x 250 mm) lets you print just about anything. Even a portable safe:
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The printer is controlled via PC or the built-in LCD interface.
3D models can be printed from computer via an SD card or USB cable.
The printer software works with 3D models in .STL and .OBJ formats, and is available for Mac OS and Windows. Linux users will have to use a virtual machine or other software.
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Anet A6 is available in black color. Its stylish look makes it ideal for both home and professional use.
The printer dimensions are 16.9 x 19.6 x 15 inches (480 x 400 x 400 mm). It weighs 22lb (10 kg). The spool holder is mounted separately from the printer.
The price of Anet A6 is $274.99, which is reasonable considering its functionality.