Anet E12 is an assembly kit from the Chinese manufacturer Anet. A budget 3D printer with an open design, this model has an evenly-heated aluminum bed platform and an all-metal nozzle. The nozzle is less prone to clogging issues, making printing more reliable and accurate.
The printer can be controlled via a computer or a micro SD card. Despite the open architecture, the Anet E12 produces very little noise when printing. The printer can be assembled in 10 minutes.
It’s been used to complete a wide variety of models, from vases to Christmas trees. Continue reading for the full review.
In Italy it was used to print a stylish vase:
Credit: @marioravida / Instagram
Another enthusiast used it to print a Christmas tree:
The same maker used Anet E12 to print an adjustable wrench.
The Anet E12 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.
Here’s an example of a printed vase. While you may see some layering, the overall look is great:
Credit: @flores3dprints / Instagram
The Anet E12 has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail.
The print head runs on rails, which makes printing reliable, fast and precise.
Anet E12 prints with ABS, PLA, HIPS and other materials.
Here’s the infamous T-Rex Skull printed with PLA:
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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.
The Anet E12 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 Anet E12 prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 11.8 x 11.8 x 15.7 inches (300 x 300 x 400 mm) lets you print just about anything. For example, here’s the multi-part 35cm Dobby:
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The printer is controlled via LCD interface.
3D models can be printed from computer or via an SD card.
The printer software works with 3D models in .OBJ, .STL formats, and is available for Mac OS X and Windows. Linux users will have to use a virtual machine or other software.
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Anet E12 is available in orange and black color. Its stylish look makes it ideal for both home and professional use.
The printer dimensions are 19.13 x 19.69 x 23.39 inches (486 x 500 x 594 mm). It weighs 55.1 lb (8.8 kg). The spool holder is mounted separately from the printer.
The price of Anet E12 is $498.79, which is reasonable considering its functionality.