Aldi 3d printer £299.99 - not a bad price
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Aldi 3d printer £299.99 - not a bad price

£299.99ALDI Deals
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Edited by:"Maskarova"Found 8th Nov
Start creating your own amazing 3D prints with this steel-framed 3D Printer. Available at exceptional value, this machine features touchscreen controls, prints directly from SD cards, supports a variety of filaments, and has a large build area to print your toys, figures, decorations, crafts, and more. You can even print prototypes of all the brilliant inventions you think up

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This is what i love about Aldi, you go in for bread and milk and walk out with a ladder, chainsaw shelving unit and 3d laserprinter.

I'm going to buy one and print 3D printers with it.

engadget.com/201…er/

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MEG_MAN
It's a duplicate/clone of a Wanhao duplicator i3 plus in case you were wondering. It's about £40 less than said printer from Amazon and coupled with Aldi's pretty solid warranty it's a superb price to dip your toes into 3d printing. youtube.com/wat…EYA

Probably the highest priced item ever sold in ALDI
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Seems like a good price.. if you know how to use it

The children at school use a program named Tinkercard, it's free online to use.

engadget.com/201…er/

quote:

MEG_MAN
It's a duplicate/clone of a Wanhao duplicator i3 plus in case you were wondering. It's about £40 less than said printer from Amazon and coupled with Aldi's pretty solid warranty it's a superb price to dip your toes into 3d printing. youtube.com/wat…EYA

As per the above poster it is indeed the Wanhao i3 plus, re-branded Balco, and you can get some reviews of it from Amazon here:

amazon.co.uk/Wan…ter
Edited by: "DAZZ2000" 8th Nov

Cracking deal. Good find, OP.

I wonder if it will have the 3yr warranty?

Looks like a good deal. I have never used a 3D printer so I wouldn't know where the start but I love the idea.

Can this be used to make custom cases for the Raspberry Pi and things like that?

I have a printer but ATLAST they are doing them in the UK more than I think they were in Australia but still tempted

Probably the highest priced item ever sold in ALDI

saffron51 h, 9 m ago

The children at school use a program named Tinkercard, it's free online to …The children at school use a program named Tinkercard, it's free online to use.


Also Fusion 360 free for students, startups or hobbiests I think

I'm going to buy one and print 3D printers with it.

saffron51 h, 35 m ago

The children at school use a program named Tinkercard, it's free online to …The children at school use a program named Tinkercard, it's free online to use.


Used Tinkercad in my degree. Amazing piece of free software which help me make a smart watch casing and a Arduino powered box. A must try if you are thinking of trying 3D printing.
Edited by: "fahimkhair" 8th Nov

Thanks. I can print Aldi super 6 with this printer next time. Ordered.
Edited by: "kkthomask" 8th Nov

MRGRINGO2 h, 8 m ago

I wonder if it will have the 3yr warranty?


No mention of it in the link.
Will have to wait and see I suppose.

flamethrower2 h, 12 m ago

Probably the highest priced item ever sold in ALDI


They've sold computers for a lot more than this.

I wonder if blueprints have been hacked yet so you can print things like funko pops.... I can dream as that would save me thousands bloody kids are obsessed with them and you buy the wrong one and BOOM your off starting ANOTHER collection

flamethrower6 h, 3 m ago

Probably the highest priced item ever sold in ALDI


Nah, PCs and TVs have been sold for more than this...

weerob886 h, 40 m ago

I wonder if blueprints have been hacked yet so you can print things like …I wonder if blueprints have been hacked yet so you can print things like funko pops.... I can dream as that would save me thousands bloody kids are obsessed with them and you buy the wrong one and BOOM your off starting ANOTHER collection


And by this time next year they'll all be discarded under the bed collecting dust....

Does this take A3 as well as A4?

flamethrower12 h, 54 m ago

Probably the highest priced item ever sold in ALDI

I've bought a mid range Medion laptop from them and that was almost twice this price

How much are the toners for these things?

how does this compare with the anet a8?

This is what i love about Aldi, you go in for bread and milk and walk out with a ladder, chainsaw shelving unit and 3d laserprinter.

Too many modifications to make it work right though, from fans to spool

Edited by: "TAZMANUK" 9th Nov

i would still choose a Anet A8 over this

DAZZ200016 h, 34 m ago

As per the above poster it is indeed the Wanhao i3 plus, re-branded Balco, …As per the above poster it is indeed the Wanhao i3 plus, re-branded Balco, and you can get some reviews of it from Amazon here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wanhao-i3Plus-Duplicator-3D-Printer/dp/B01LX8KNV3/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1510174842&sr=8-5&keywords=i3+3d+printer


Is it not a clone of it rather than a re-brand?

Aldi has some great products if you like having said products thrown at you by the checkout person as they try to hit their checkout speed targets! Hate it for that.

Broc_Mudflap18 h, 4 m ago

I'm going to buy one and print 3D printers with it.



Chicken or egg?

jgw20104 h, 6 m ago

This is what i love about Aldi, you go in for bread and milk and walk out …This is what i love about Aldi, you go in for bread and milk and walk out with a ladder, chainsaw shelving unit and 3d laserprinter.



Survivalist starter kit?

dtokez3 h, 57 m ago

Is it not a clone of it rather than a re-brand?


Or a reprint ?

Don't forget, you MUST VENTILATE this to the outside!! The fumes are bad for you whatever the plastic you use. Great fun when they're up and running properly though :-)

i WANT a 3D printer but I dont NEED one

Gormond22 h, 54 m ago

Looks like a good deal. I have never used a 3D printer so I wouldn't know …Looks like a good deal. I have never used a 3D printer so I wouldn't know where the start but I love the idea.Can this be used to make custom cases for the Raspberry Pi and things like that?


It can. Try Spark42, Adafruit, Thingverse or RS Components for communities and guides.

markb1011 h, 42 m ago

Don't forget, you MUST VENTILATE this to the outside!! The fumes are bad …Don't forget, you MUST VENTILATE this to the outside!! The fumes are bad for you whatever the plastic you use. Great fun when they're up and running properly though :-)




ABS yes, I use petg, fumes are less harmful than the air in London.

Nice, plan to print myself a Bugatti Veyron

saffron58th Nov

The children at school use a program named Tinkercard, it's free online to …The children at school use a program named Tinkercard, it's free online to use.


Thanks for the info

TAZMANUK9th Nov

Too many modifications to make it work right though, from fans to …Too many modifications to make it work right though, from fans to spool[Video]


Interesting.. your summary, stating that it is a very good printer, conflicts with your comments here. Have you changed your mind?
what is your preferred printer.
Finally thanks for the info in the video, it’s long, but really informative.
imight decide which printer to buy soon, hopefully

Sambat42 m ago

Interesting.. your summary, stating that it is a very good printer, …Interesting.. your summary, stating that it is a very good printer, conflicts with your comments here. Have you changed your mind?what is your preferred printer.Finally thanks for the info in the video, it’s long, but really informative.imight decide which printer to buy soon, hopefully

I never stated it was a good 3d printer, I've only made one comment about the "too many modifications"

I wasn’t being critical, just enquiring.
you didn’t state your favourite so far.

The video for this 3D Printer on the Aldi site shows it has a 12 month warranty.
I really don't see how Aldi (or any other seller for that matter) can state this.
All sellers including Aldi have to comply with the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (replaced the Sale of Goods act) which gives you up to 6 years to get redress in the event of faulty goods. That is not to say all goods have to last that long, and you do need to get proof (like from an independent expert) that there is an issue not caused by mis-use, but they really should not be stating this.
Just bought a cheap heater from Asda - it too states 12 months. Really don't know how they can state this.
Edited by: "meggie_dude" 15th Nov
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