FLSUN 3D i3 is a DIY 3D printer kit. You have to assemble it from scratch. The assembly process is quite simple. If you have a bit of mechanical inclination, you might get your printer up and running in roughly 6/8 hours. The solid, aluminum alloy frame makes the printing process stable and accurate. The printer is equipped with a heated print bed with an automatic leveling sensor for faster calibration. It can reach high temperatures up to 100°C. Thus, the printer supports a wide range of third-party filaments, even flexible ones.
It is a cost-effective Prusa i3 clone able to achieve similar quality at a lower price. As the original Prusa, it supports a variety of mods and upgrades. Like the other FLSUN printers, it shows a streamlined design along with optimal extruder quality and durable components.
The FLSUN i3 is available in Standard, Large, and Deluxe versions. The Standard version has a build volume of 200 x 200 x 220 mm, while the Large and Deluxe models have a build volume of 300 x 300 x 420 mm. The i3 Deluxe introduces a touch screen and a dual extruder kit. Read the review to know more about the standard FLSUN i3.
This copy of the Tsar Tank, also known as the Netopyr, has been created using a FLSUN i3 for the PLA parts, a Prusa i3 for the ABS components and an Anycubic Photon resin printer for the applied logo. It looks amazing and extremely defined.
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Now, look at this accurate Tank. Each part is highly detailed and well-defined. Some surfaces show a slight layering, which adds a realistic effect to the whole model.
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The FLSUN 3D i3 3D Printer DIY KIT is an FDM 3D machine that can print at 100 microns. The surface finish is more than enough for prototyping and printing various parts and models. With the right upgrades, it can reach astonishing printing results.
For example, one user decided to upgrade it by printing some roller bearings on a sled. These simple but sturdy elements might be a great yet cheap stability improvement.
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The FLSUN 3D i3 has a 0.4 mm nozzle that can reach a maximum temperature of 260°C. The print head runs on rails, which make the design lightweight and effective. The dual-motor Z-axis and an improved Y-axis positioning system provide high stability, precision, and accuracy. They also enable high print speed.
The FLSUN prints with a wide range of third-party materials. It supports standard and flexible filaments alike (PLA, ABS, PETG, Wood, PVA, and many more). The extrusion module features a fan for printing with PLA plastics. An additional dual-fan cooling system reduces the risk of board overheating and enables long-time printing.
The FLSUN features a heated print bed, which makes it suitable to print parts and models with ABS-type materials. Since the device hasn’t got an enclosed print chamber, we recommend installing one in order to exclude drafts and other factors that may affect your 3D models when printing.
The FLSUN 3D i3 3D Printer is capable of printing with 1.75 mm filament and enables you using a wide choice of third-party materials.
The build area of 7.9 x 7.9 x 7.9 inches (200 x 200 x 200 mm) lets you print objects of different shapes and forms.
The printer can be controlled via PC or the built-in LCD control panel. The LCD display supports offline printing. The controller is engineered with an integrated, user-friendly motherboard that provides easy connecting and adjustments.
3D models can be printed from a computer via USB and SD Card.
The printer comes with the Repetier Host software stored in the SD card. The software works with 3D models in STL, Gcode, OBJ formats and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.
FLSUN 3D i3 3D Printer DIY KIT composed of black, metal aluminum profiles.
The printer dimensions are 18.1 x 15.7 x 16.5 inches (460 x 400 x 420 mm). It weighs 22 lb (10 kg). The spool holder can be mounted either separately from the printer or on top of it.
The price of the FLSUN 3D i3 3D Printer DIY KIT is $179.99, which is reasonable considering its functionality and expandability.