The QIDI Tech i Mate is a prosumer-grade desktop FDM 3D printer that can print layers as thin as 50 microns. It is a sturdily built machine that boasts its all-metal frame, which grants high printing precision and prevents unwanted vibrations. It is a powerful 3D printer compatible with a plethora of printable materials. The QIDI Tech i Mate is a fully enclosed machine equipped with a high-end direct drive extruder and a detachable magnetic build plate, so it can churn out print after print in a hassle-free fashion.
For more smart features for a streamlined printing experience, the QIDI Tech i Mate offers Wi-Fi connectivity, a color touchscreen with a neatly-looking UI, and noise-free workflow ensured by the TMC2209 mainboard chip. Besides, there is also a resume printing function that lets you continue printing if a sudden power outage took place.
The QIDI Tech i Mate comes in a fully assembled state and has to be leveled manually. It can be recommended to both entry-level and more experienced makers as it offers wide material compatibility and is pretty easy to use.
The printer can be successfully used to produce dimensionally accurate parts, prototypes, uniquely designed household items, accessories, props, and more.
Check out a couple of prints made using the QIDI Tech i Mate to see what it’s capable of.
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The QIDI Tech i Mate is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 50 microns. This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces. The direct drive extruder technology delivers high stability and remarkable precision during the printing process.
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The QIDI Tech i Mate comes stock with a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail. The nozzle can be heated up to 250°C.
The print head runs on rods with linear bearings, making the design more simple and effective.
The QIDI Tech i Mate can print with PLA, TPU, PETG, and Wood filaments with a diameter of 1.75 mm.
Its extruder system comes with two nozzle cooling fans for printing with PLA-type materials. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints. The fan settings can be easily managed from the main control panel even while printing.
Unlike many FDM 3D printers, the QIDI Tech i Mate is equipped with a detachable magnetic build plate that provides effortless print removal and good first layer adhesion. Paired with an enclosed print chamber, the machine can reliably print with high-temperature and ABS-like materials.
The QIDI Tech i Mate offers a pretty decent build volume of 260 x 200 x 200 mm that lets you print a single large model or simultaneously create several smaller ones in one go.
The printer is controlled via a full-color touchscreen that provides for effortless standalone operation. It features crystal clear logic behind menu options and is intuitive to use. You can also control the printer by using a Wi-Fi or USB-connected device.
3D models can be printed via Wi-Fi, USB cable or directly via an SD card or USB drive.
The printer is recommended to be used with QIDI Print slicer, a self-developed software solution that is easy to use and intuitive. It is based on the popular Cura Slicer and provides most of the features of its counterpart. Besides, the QIDI Tech i Mate can be controlled with Simplify3D or Cura. The software runs on Windows 64-bit and Mac OS operating systems.
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The QIDI Tech i Mate is available in sleek black. Its stylish look makes it ideal for any kind of workshop or office.
The printer dimensions are 22.05 x 17.72 x 16.54 inches (559 x 450 x 420 mm). It weighs 55.3 lb (25 kg). The spool holder is mounted on top of the machine.
The price of the QIDI Tech i Mate is $399.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality.