The FlashForge Adventurer 3 is an FDM consumer-grade 3D printer. Thanks to its affordable cost and user-friendliness, it is a perfect entry-level 3D printing device. Indeed, it offers a range of smart features mainly aimed at user convenience and functionality. The easily detachable hotbed, the built-in camera, the auto-leveling and the filament feeding system make it ideal for beginners and students. It is a fully enclosed printer with a minimalist design. It is really quiet. Operating at 42 dB, it is suitable for small spaces. FlashForge users have already used it to create 3D models for studying, architectures and ornaments. Keep reading for a complete review.
One user decided to test the machine by printing an owl with dark blue PLA. As the first test print, it looks smooth enough and well-detailed.
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Another user printed an intricate Easter Egg which came out smooth and good-looking.
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The FlashForge Adventurer 3 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.
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The FlashForge Adventurer 3 has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail. According to its specs, it can heat up to 200°C in 50 seconds. Also, it can be easily removed and replaced.
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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.
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FlashForge Adventurer 3 prints with ABS, PLA, TPU and other materials.
The extruder comes with a turbofan and air guide for printing with PLA-type materials. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints.
Unlike many FDM printers, the FlashForge Adventurer 3 has a flexible and detachable heated print bed and a closed print chamber, which means it can reliably print with ABS-type materials.
It is a great opportunity to start printing some useful, durable upgrades for your printer, including a new spool holder for example.
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The FlashForge Adventurer 3 prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
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The build area is 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches (150 x 150 x 150 mm). Larger models can be printed in parts and then assembled using acetone (for ABS) or glue (for PLA).
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The printer is controlled via a 2.8-inch touch-screen. Its simple-to-use, clear interface makes it easy to operate.
The printer features a multimode communication connection. 3D models can be printed from computer via USB, Wi-Fi, LAN and Cloud. The internal camera allows remotely monitoring the printing process in real-time through FlashCloud.
As all the FlashForge’s family printers, the Adventurer 3 supports the dedicate FlashPrint software, which works with STL 3D models on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. It is really simple to use. The expert mode allows meeting different needs.
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FlashForge Adventurer 3 is available in a black and white color scheme. Its stylish look makes it ideal for maker workshop, school and family education.
The printer dimensions are 15.3 x 13.4 x 15.9 inches (388 x 340 x 405 mm). It weighs 9kg. The spool holder is mounted inside a built-in filament cartridge placed on the side of the printer.
The price of the FlashForge Adventurer 3 is $449.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality and usability.