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Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer

The Video about the Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer


Get the printer at Gearbest.
NOTE !!! If the bed level sensor is not listed on the product page, it is an i3 Mega WITHOUT smart leveling!!!
Get a special price with the Coupon Code: I3MEGA

The printer ships with 1kg of black PLA, you can get additional filament at Gearbest.

Assembly

Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer build instruction
Figure 1:
The printer ships nearly assembled. To make it work, all you have to do is screwing the frame on the base of the printer and you must plug in the cables coming from the hotend, the extruder and the two Z motors.
Before turning on the printer for the first time you must dial the accordant input voltage - it's 220V AC here in Germany.

Remarks about the printer

Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer mechanics
Figure 2:
The mechanics of the Anycubic i3 Mega is extremely rigid. With the steel frame the machine doesn't bend under load.

Note!
A reader of my pages had issues with a faulty mounted Y axis. The guiding bars were mounted twisted, resulting in a bend build plate. You can fix that by loosening the screws of those guides and retighten them after aligning the round bars correctly.
More about bed warping on Thingiverse.
Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer leveling
Figure 3:
The touchscreen which the smart firmware makes controlling and setting up the printer a very simple task. The distance sensor speeds up the leveling procedure.
Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer filament sensor
Figure 4:
Especially the filament sensor, but also the possibility to continue printing after a power outage will save your day every now and then. All together the i3 Mega is a great 3D printer and definitely worth buying.

Sample prints

Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer sample print owls
Figure 5:
Sample print "Owls":
Height: 49mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Print time: 1 hour

Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer sample print 3DBenchy
Figure 6:
Sample print "3DBenchy" from 3dbenchy.com:
LxWxH: 60x31x48mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Print time: 100 minutes

Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer sample print 3DBenchy
Figure 7:

Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer sample print worm drive
Figure 8:
Sample print "Worm drive":
Layer height: 0.2mm
Print time: ca. je 1 hour

The worm drive is from Thingiverse.
Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer sample print linear drives
Figure 9:
Sample print "Linear drives and connectors":
Layer height: 0.2mm
Print time: ca. 4 hours

Anycubic i3 Mega 3D Drucker Beispieldruck
Figure 10:
Sample print "Cable chain":
Layer height: 0.1mm
Print time: ca. 40 minutes

The components in foreground are as they came out of the printer. There are just few, very thin strings and you can remove the excess plastics with your fingernail with ease. All parts snap together nicely and the cable chain works perfectly.



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