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.
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Another user 3D printed this pink waterproof vase.
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.
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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?
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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The printer is controlled via PC or the built-in LCD interface. The turning knob lets you easily navigate through the printing settings.
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 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.
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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.
The price of Anet A6 is $274.99, which is reasonable considering its functionality, upgradability and overall quality.