The Wanhao Duplicator 6 is an FDM desktop 3D printer. It features a powder-coated, robust metal frame, which provides printing stability and accuracy. It is an open-source device. Thus, if you are a tinkering type, you can easily upgrade it to improve its printing capability. Produced by the Chinese Wanhao, it is a budget, hybrid replica of the well-known Zortrax M200 and Ultimaker 3D printers. It is widely used by hobbyists, tinkerers, and students.
It comes with a heated print bed made of borosilicate glass and intuitive printing software for a seamless printing experience. It is backed by a wide and knowledgeable online community that will surely help you in case of any need. It’s been used for producing functional parts, toys, and decorations. Read on for a deeper review.
3D printed prototype on the left, real product on the right
A decorated model of the Lion King
The Wanhao Duplicator 6 is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 20 microns. This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces. The sturdy, all-metal case minimizes the risk of wobbles and banding.
For example, see a 3D printed prototype of Falcon Heavy.
It comes stock with a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail.
Designed from scratch, the D6’s print head is faster and lighter than in other Wanhao models. The printer is engineered with a double-track gantry system (DTG), which reduces vibration during the X- and Y-axis movement.
Wanhao Duplicator 6 prints with PLA, ABS, PVA, PEVA, HIPS, and other materials.
The Bowden extruder comes with a fan. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints when printing with PLA-type materials.
The Wanhao Duplicator 6 has a heated print bed, which makes it suitable for printing with ABS-type materials.
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 Wanhao Duplicator 6 prints with any type of 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The Wanhao Duplicator 6 prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area is 7.8 x 7.8 x 7.8 inches (200 x 200 x 200 mm). Larger models can be printed in parts and then be assembled using acetone (for ABS) or glue (for PLA).
The printer can be controlled via a tethered PC or via its built-in, knob-operated LCD interface.
3D models can be printed from computer via Micro SD or USB.
The printer software works with 3D models in STL, OBJ, DAE, and AMF formats. It is available for Windows and Mac OS X. Linux users will need to use a virtual machine or other software.
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Wanhao Duplicator 6 is available in a black color theme. Its stylish look makes it ideal for both home and professional use.
The printer dimensions are 13.7 x 14.3 x 18.8 inches (348 x 363 x 477 mm). It weighs 30.4 lb (13.8 kg). The spool holder is mounted on the back.
The price Wanhao Duplicator 6 is $675.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality and upgradability.