The Tronxy X3S is a personal FDM 3D printer kit, which comes mostly assembled. This open-frame printer is quite simple to assemble and to operate. You might start print within 1 hour. The aluminum structure makes the X3S a solid build. It is a valid upgrade of the smaller X3 printer solving the critical issue related to the design of its print bed carriage. The X3S is faster and more accurate and boasts a large volume capacity. It delivers reasonably good prints at a cheap price point being the most affordable, large scale printer of the Tronxy family. With some upgrades and mods, it is capable of producing high-quality results making it ideal for those who are looking for a low-cost, large-format printer. It is commonly used by hobbyists and students in a wide range of fields to print a variety of 3D models. Keep on reading for a full review.
One user printed a nice lamp made of PLA and PET-G at 0.2 layer height with 20% infill and no support. Look how nice it is.
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As part of a first print test, this vase shines. It has a decent print quality and smooth surfaces.
This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces. The v-slot aluminum extrusions and all-metal frame grants high stability and precision. Still, the two extrusions supporting the hotbed solved the wobbling issue of the X3 providing better print quality.
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The Tronxy X3S has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail.
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The printer features pulley bearings for all the three axes. The print head runs on rails, which makes printing reliable, fast and precise.
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Tronxy X3S prints with PLA, ABS, HIPS, WOOD, PC, PVC and other materials.
The Bowden 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.
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The Tronxy X3S comes with an aluminum heated print bed, which makes the machine suitable for printing with ABS-type materials.
This ABS-made screw has been printed at a 200-micron layer resolution.
To ensure high reproducibility, we recommend installing an enclosed print chamber. This way the print quality would not be affected by temperature fluctuations as a result of drafts and other factors.
The Tronxy X3S features an open material system making it compatible with 3rd party consumables. It prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 11.8 x 11.8 x 15.7 inches (300 x 300 x 400 mm) lets you print just about anything.
For example, one user 3D printed this massive bluetooth speaker.
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The printer is controlled via a standalone console box with built-in LCD interface and a control knob. Everything on the control board comes pre-wired.
3D models can be printed from computer via USB cable and SD card.
It works with all the open-source slicing software (Cura, Slic3r, Repetier, etc.). Tronxy recommends using Repetier-Host which is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac. 3D models can be printed in STL and G-Code formats.
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Tronxy X3S is available in three different colors: total black, black and red, or black and blue. Its stylish look makes it ideal for home, hobby and professional use.
The printer dimensions are 20.5 x 19.3 x 19.6 inches (520 x 490 x 498 mm). It weighs 22 lb (10 kg). The spool holder is mounted atop the control box.
The price of the Tronxy X3S is $349.96, which is reasonable considering its building capacity and good functionality.