Wanhao is the most recognizable Chinese 3D printer manufacturer. Their devices are always high quality and cheap, which is great for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts. Their recent model manages to maintain high quality and reliability.

Wanhao i3 Mini is perfect for those who don’t not intend printing models larger than 15 x 15 x 11.5 cm and for those who will be satisfied with plastic materials that do not require a heated platform for printing. This personal FDM 3D printer has been used to print a wide variety of models. For example, a T-Rex skeleton and the Terminator T-800 model. 

Learn more below:

An enthusiast used the glow-in-the-dark filament for printing the T-Rex skeleton with the Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini.


T-Rex skeleton

Another great model is the Terminator T-800 head. Now it’s a unique paint brush holder.

The Terminator T-800 head



  • Print quality
  • Materials
  • Build volume
  • Printer controls
  • What’s in the box
  • Look and feel
  • Price


Print quality

The Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini can print at 100 microns. The surface of the finished models is not as smooth as you get with the more expensive printers, but is more than enough for experimenting and using it at home. For example, take a look at the Benchy test below.

The Benchy test


The Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini has a 0.4 mm nozzle that will allow you to benefit from faster print time and high quality details. If you pay attention to the bottom of the vessel above you can see the high level of detail this machine is capable of. If you’re not seeing it, look closer.

The print head runs on rods with linear bearings, making the printing more fast.

Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini





Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini can print only with materials that do not require a heated bed. 

The 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.

Here’s a cunning fox:

A сunning fox

Credit: @health.pack / Instagram

The Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini prints with 1.75 mm filament.


Build volume

The build area of 4.7 x 5.3 x 3.9 inches (120 x 135 x 100 mm) allows you to print all the small and detailed models you want. Even a human heart:

A Human Heart

Credit: @bunnymittens / Instagram


Printer controls

The printer is controlled via PC or the LCD interface.

The printer is controlled via PC or the LCD interface.


3D models can be printed from a computer via SD Card or a USB port.3D model on the computer


The printer is compatible with the Cura software and works with 3D models in .STL, .OBJ, .DAE, .AMF formats. The software is available for Mac OS X, Windows. Linux users will have to install a virtual machine or other software.


What’s in the box

Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini

  • 1 x WANHAO 3D Printer 1 x Hex Key Set 1 x Getting Started Guide
  • 1 x Filament Spool Stand 1 x Cable Ties (Not Shown)
  • 1 x Power Cable 1 x 10m PLA Filament 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x USB Cable 1 x Spare Print Bed Mats (Not Shown)
  • 1 x 4GB MicroSD Card 1 x Instruction Manual 1 x Levelling Card
  • 1 x Scraper (Not Shown) 1 x Solid glue
  • 1 x PTFE Tube

For some items package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.


Look and feel

Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini


Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini is available in black color. 

The printer dimensions are 15.2 x 17.1 x 13 inches (385 x 435 x 330mm). It weighs 15.4 lb (7kg). The spool holder is mounted on the right side of the printer.


The price of the Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini is $231.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality.

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