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Anet A6 3D Printer

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A wallet-friendly expandable 3D printer
  • Open-source
  • Low price tag
  • Knowledgeable online community
  • Infinite mods and upgrades
When purchasing with us you get:
  • FREE Delivery
  • Full 1 Year Warranty
  • 24/5 Customer Support
  • 20% Filament Discount
This 3D printer comes with:
  • A 500g spool of PLA
  • Heated bed
  • LCD display
  • Toolkit for the assembly
Price: $274.99
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The Anet A6 is an inexpensive, modifiable FDM printer kit produced by the Chinese Anet company. Inspired by the original Prusa i3 design, the A6 comes packaged with all the parts necessary for assembly. By building the printer from scratch, you will learn how it works and where each component is located. This knowledge will come in handy when repairing or hacking the device. Indeed, this open-source desktop device can be easily upgraded to expand its printing capability.

The printer comes with a stable acrylic structure and an aluminum heatbed for printing stability and smoothness. It has a build volume of 220 x 220 x 250mm. You can comfortably control the printer through a built-in knob-operated LCD display for easy navigation through the printing menus. The machine includes an SD port for off-line printing. It is backed by a helpful online community, that constantly shares tips and useful upgrades.

The Anet A6 is a good pick for both makers, hobbyists, and professionals. It can also be suitable for beginners who like to get their hands dirty. It has been used to produce a variety of 3D models, including pencil holders, sculptures, architectures, and functional upgrades. Read the review for additional details.

For example, one maker used the Anet A6 to print this wireframe skull pencil holder. Printed with PLA, it might be a cool addition to your kids’ desk.

For example, one maker used Anet A6 to print a wireframe skull pencil holder.
Credit: @brosjr3d / Instagram

Another user 3D printed this pink waterproof vase.

Another enthusiast printed a pink waterproof vase.

 

Specifications:

  • Print quality
  • Materials
  • Build volume
  • Printer controls
  • What’s in the box
  • Look and feel
  • Price

 

Print quality

The Anet A6 is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 100 microns. The surface finish is not as smooth as the one you get from the more expensive printers, but is more than enough for prototyping and household use.

Look at these good-looking Thanos and Deadpool models. They show extreme accuracy, a high level of detail and good finishing.

While there is some visible layering, overall, the models look great.

Credit: @nozzleprint3d/ Instagram

The Anet A6 has a high-precision 0.4 mm brass nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail.

This ASA-printed Anubis looks great, doesn’t it?

Below you can see a bust of Anubis. Printed with ASA and polished with acetone, this model is incredibly smooth/

Credit: @spatialprint_czech3dprint/ Instagram

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.

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.

 

Materials

Anet A6 prints with ABS, PLA, HIPS and other materials. 

For example, this Pokeball has been printed with PLA. The printer has been able to achieve such a quality result thanks to the model cooling fan included in the extruder module. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints.

Here’s a Pokeball printed with PLA.

Thanks to the integrated aluminum heat bed, the printer can reliably print with ABS-type materials. These ABS-made screwless heart gears are a good example.

Here’s an ABS example, a printed heart, better known in the community as screwless heart gears.

Credit: @brosjr3d / Instagram

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.

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 Anet A6 prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.

 

Build volume

The Anet A6 prints

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.

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.

Credit: @dp.3d / Instagram

 

Printer controls

The printer is controlled via PC or the built-in LCD interface. The turning knob lets you easily navigate through the printing settings.

3D models can be printed from computer via an SD card or USB cable. 

You can easily transfer your print-ready models by pairing the device with your computer. You can even upload them to an SD card, plug it into the device and start printing. 

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.

The printer can work with both Cura and Repetier-Host software. Both programs support OBJ and STL formats and are available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

 

What’s in the box

What’s in the box

  • All the frame components
  • Aluminum heatbed
  • 2004 HD LCD display
  • Plastic nippers
  • Screwdriver
  • 8 Gb TF card and card reader
  • 0.5kg Spool of PLA
  • All the tools required to assemble the Anet A6
  • USB cable
  • Power line
  • Power supply

For some items package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.

 

Look and feel

Anet A6

Anet A6 is available in black. 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 apart from the printer. 

 

Price

The price of Anet A6 is $274.99, which is reasonable considering its functionality, upgradability and overall quality.

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