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Anycubic I3 MEGA is a 3D printer by the Chinese manufacturer Anycubic. The printer is equipped with a heated platform, touchscreen and one extruder with a 0.4 mm nozzle. The construction area is 210 x 210 x 205 mm. The machine prints with PLA, ABS, HIPS, Wood materials.

According to All3DP, this printer is the “Best 3D Printer Under 300$” (Spring 2019). For a really low price this machine delivers incredible print quality and works with many materials. This printer can resume work after a power outage and has a mechanical filament sensor. Its rigid frame takes care of vibration issues.

To see what the printer is capable of, take a look at the examples below:

An enthusiast printed this box full of skulls with a PLA material. Everything was built with the Anycubic i3 Mega.

A box full of skulls

Credit: @azel_3d / instagram

 

The next example: this model of the Hellboy. It was 3D printed and painted after that. The final result looks amazing! The real Hellboy would definitely want to get one if he saw it.

 

A model of the Hellboy

Credit: @zote_art / instagram

 

Specifications:

 

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

 

Print quality

The Anycubic i3 Mega can print at 100 microns. The surface of the printed models is not as smooth as with the more expensive printers, but is more than enough for experimenting and household use. Built at 100 microns, this Thanos model took almost 80 hours to print, but it was totally worth it.

A Thanos model

Credit: @biba3dprops / instagram

 

The Anycubic i3 Mega has a 0.4 mm nozzle, capable of producing prints with very fine detail. For example, check out the Marvel collection below, everyone from Mewtwo to Hulk have great definition.

A Marvel collection

Credit: @model3dfreaks / instagram

 

The print head runs on rods with linear bearings. Anycubic i3 Mega

 

Materials

Anycubic i3 Mega can work with PLA and other materials. 

As an example, the Pokemon below was built with PLA. 

the Pokemon

Credit: @model3dfreaks / instagram

The Anycubic i3 Mega has a heated print bed, which makes it suitable for printing with ABS-type materials. In the picture below you can see a successful ABS print:

a successful ABS print

 

To ensure high reproducibility, we recommend installing an enclosed print chamber. This way the print quality will not be affected by temperature fluctuations as a result of drafts and other factors.

 

Anycubic i3 Mega

 

The Anycubic i3 Mega prints with 1.75 mm filament.

1.75 mm filament

 

Build volume

 Anycubic i3 Mega

 

The build area of the printer is 8.3 x 8.3 x 8.1 inches (210 x 210 x 205 mm). You can even print a big Lego model:

a big Lego model

Credit: @thomashlinka / instagram

Of course it was printed separately and then assembled together. 

 

Printer controls

The printer is controlled via PC or the LCD interface. 

a screen

 

3D models can be loaded via SD cards or through a USB port. 

3D models

 

The printer is compatible with Cura software and works with 3D models in STL, OBJ, AMF, DAE formats. The software is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux.

What’s in the box

What’s in the box

  • SD card reader x 1
  • Filament x 1
  • Spool holder x 1
  • Screws(M5) x 8
  • Tool set x 1
  • Scraper x 1
  • Plier x 1
  • Backup hotend set x 1
  • Glove x 1
  • Tweezer x 1
  • SD card x 1
  • USB cable x 1
  • Power cord x 1

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

 

Look and feel

printer 3d

 

Anycubic i3 Mega is available in black color. 

The printer dimensions are 16.1 x 15.9 x 17.8 inches (410 x 475 x 458mm). It weighs 31.9 lb (14.5 kg). The spool holder is mounted separately from the printer.

Price

The price of the Anycubic i3 Mega is $299.99, which is reasonable considering its functionality.

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