TEVO Tarantula i3 is a do-it-yourself 3D printer kit produced by the China-based Tevo company. Clearly inspired by the Prusa i3 Cartesian style, this assembly kit requires a bit of tinkering to be properly installed. Ideal for those who love to get their hands dirty, it is capable of delivering quality prints at an affordable price. As an open-source system, it can be upgraded without particular limitations in order to meet any printing need. It is available with single, dual or triple extrusion. It provides a print area of up to 200 x 280 x 200 mm.
Backed by a wide and active knowledgeable community, this 3D printer is currently used by 3D printing enthusiasts, tinkerers, designers and more. They produced a variety of 3D models and prototypes. Continue reading for an in-depth review.
For example, one user 3D printed this monster truck model using PLA filament. Look how flat and smooth its surfaces are.
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Another enthusiast used the printer to build Captain America’s shield, Thor’s hammer, and Iron Man’s mask. These multi-colored objects show a reasonable print quality.
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The Tevo Tarantula is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 50 microns. The printed models and parts are quiet smooth and detailed.
For example, this Enzo Ferrari’s car model turned out really smooth and accurate. Printed with silver PLA, it shines.
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The printer assembly may require some time and tinkering. However, the installing process turns into a great learning experience, giving you a solid knowledge of the printer composition and functioning. In this way, you will be able to easily hack the device according to your printing needs.
Tevo Tarantula prints with ABS, HIPS, PETG, PLA and other materials.
It is frequently used to print PLA-made models and prototypes, just like this Demon skull.
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Thanks to its good-quality heated bed, the Tevo Tarantula is also capable of printing with ABS-type materials.
For example, this robot has been printed in parts with ABS filament. Engineered with a programmable board with a microcontroller, it moves and dances at your leisure.
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The device’s ability to print with 1.75 mm filament allows the user to choose from a wide range of 3rd-party commercial materials.
The standard build area of 7.9 x 7.9 x 7.9 inches (200 x 200 x 200 mm) lets you print a number of awesome things. An enlarged version is available, featuring 280mm in the Z-axis.
For example, you can create a functioning monster truck like the following one.
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The printer is equipped with an intuitive LCD interface for easy operation.
The printer can work as a standalone device. You just need to plug an SD card with your 3D files in it to start printing. Otherwise, you can simply pair the printer to a computer via USB.
The printer works with the most popular 3D slicing software, namely Simplify3D, Cura, Slic3r, Repetier, EasyPrint 3D, CraftWare, and TinkerCAD.
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Tevo Tarantula is available in black color.
The printer dimensions are 17 x 17 x 16 inches (431 x 431 x 406). It weighs 16.5 (7.5 kg). The spool holder is mounted separately from the printer.
The price of the Tevo Tarantula is $203.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality.