The QIDI TECH X-Maker is an affordable FDM 3D printer ideal for education. It is made of aluminum and plastic panels. Its closed-box rounded design makes it stable, quiet and safe to use. The X-Maker is a smart device. It comes with an onboard camera for real-time monitoring, a Wi-Fi function for remote operation, a power-outage recovery system, an automatic bed leveling system, and a sensitive touch control panel. These quality-of-life functions along with its secure design make it really simple to use, even for a newbie.
The printer ships pre-assembled. It is made up of quality components, including the custom-designed magnetic QIDI TECH heated bed, the high-precision Direct Drive extrusion module, and the 4-sided fan cooling system. It includes two different spool holders, one mounted inside the printer and one placed on the outside. The internal holder is ideal for printing with temperature-sensitive filaments like ABS, which requires a consistent temperature. The external pull-rod-design spool holder makes for smoother material feeding. It is generally used when printing with standard materials, like PLA, TPU, and PETG.
The QIDI TECH X-Maker can be used to print a wide variety of 3D models always achieving a reasonable print quality. Read our complete review to find out more about this high-end educational printer.
One user 3D printed this cute octopus as a test. Despite the visible layers, it turned out good and defined.
The QIDI TECH X-Maker is a high-end educational FDM 3D printer. It is a desktop device capable of printing layers between 50 to 100 microns. It reaches a printing speed of up to 150 mm/s.
The QIDI TECH X-Maker is equipped with a single 0.4-mm nozzle, which provides the best balance between print speed and detail.
The QIDI TECH X-Maker adopts a Direct Drive extruder packed with a 4-sided turbofan for effective cooling. The hotend heats up to 250°C being compatible with most of the consumer-grade filaments commercially available, including PLA, ABS, TPU, and others.
The printer comes stock with the QIDI TECH build plate, a magnetic heated bed that can be easily removed and bent to facilitate print removal. The bed is custom-made and can heat up to 120°C. The dark side is specifically designed for printing with specialty filaments, while the light one is tailored to standard consumables. The enclosed build chamber prevents temperature fluctuations while printing, making for reliable yet repeatable results over time.
The X-Maker features an open-material system, which makes it compatible with all types of 1.75-mm filament. This gives you wide design flexibility and material choice.
The compact build area of 6.7 x 5.9 x 6.3 inches (170 x 150 x 160 mm) is ideal for producing educational models, toys, daily-use tools, and decorations. Larger objects can be printed in parts then assembled together using glue or acetone.
The X-Maker is extremely user-friendly. It can be operated via the responsive 3.5-inch touch display. In addition, its smart nature makes it easy to control wirelessly using a dedicated mobile app, the iCookyCam.
3D print models in STL or OBJ formats can be shared from a USB-tethered computer or over Wi-Fi. The 720 HD built-in camera lets you check the printing progress in real-time.
The X-Maker works with both the simplified QIDI Education Slicer software, specifically designed for pupils and students, and the advanced QIDI Print Software, tailored to educators and well-seasoned users. The programs run on both Windows and MAC operating systems.
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The QIDI TECH X-Maker is available in a black and red color scheme. Its stylish look and safe design make it ideal for educational and family use.
The printer dimensions are 18 x 15 x 15 inches (457 x 381 x 381 mm). It weighs 48.5 lb (21.9 kg).
The price of the QIDI TECH X-Maker is $299.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality and smart features.