The Q3D TwoUp is a personal FDM 3D printer kit. Like its little brother, the OneUp, it is a perfect educational tool. Indeed, it will teach you the basics of 3D printing while assembling it. Priced under $200, it is among the most inexpensive commercial 3D printers. As an open system, it supports a variety of useful upgrades to improve its printing capabilities. It is equipped with high-performance linear motion parts, such as chromed, induction-hardened linear shafts, Z-axis dual-precision screws, and rigid LM8LUU linear bearings. It also features more robust mounting systems. Unlike its predecessor, it offers twice the speed and an enlarged print area of 175mm x 175mm x 130mm. The auto-adjusting extruder with all-metal hotend enables quick loading of the filament and higher print speed. An optional heat bed will make it suitable for printing with ABS-type materials and much more. It is used by hobbyists and students to print a wide variety of models. Let’s look at some examples.
This closeup shows two owl feet on a trunk. The model has been printed at 0.1mm. There are a good amount of details clearly visible.
With 60 mm/s speed and 0.1mm layer height, this twist gear vase turned out good and precise.
The Q3D TwoUp is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 50 microns. This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces. With the right enhancements, it can deliver higher quality, accurate prints.
The Q3D TwoUp has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail.
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. The linear motion components are tied together with CNC laser cut melamine parts which make them rigid yet lightweight.
Q3D TwoUp prints with ABS, PLA, PETG and other materials.
The extruder comes with a fan for printing with PLA-type materials. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints.
The Q3D TwoUp has an open material system which enables printing with all the commercial 1.75 mm filaments, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area is 6.9 x 6.9 x 4.9 inches (175 x 175 x 125 mm). Larger models can be printed in parts and then assembled using acetone (for ABS) or glue (for PLA).
The printer features Arduino-based electronics. The mainboard is fitted with an SD card slot to enable independent printing. The machine can also be controlled from a computer via USB cable. An optional LCD display might be the right upgrade to streamline standalone operation.
3D models can be printed both from computer via USB cable and SD card.
The printer open software works with 3D models in the most common file formats. You can use any commercial slicers available on the market to prepare and print your files. The company suggests using the Slic3r one.
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Q3D TwoUp is available in black. Its stylish look makes it ideal for home and hobby use.
The printer dimensions are 10 x 10 x 15 inches (254 x 254 x 381 mm). It weighs 9 lb (4 kg). The filament roll is placed apart from the machine. You might need to print a dedicated holder to enhance the feeding process.
The price of the Q3D TwoUp is $279.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality, enlarged volume, and hackability.