Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer (UK Warehouse) EU Plug - Black £112.92 Delivered @ Gearbest
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Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer (UK Warehouse) EU Plug - Black £112.92 Delivered @ Gearbest

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Found 12th Oct
Great price I thought. Better yet its from a UK Warehouse, so no long waits or fears over customs on this one.

To be honest i'm fascinated by 3D printing, and it's finally getting to a price point I'm happy investing in.

Use code 'GBA8UK31' at checkout to receive discount (must be logged in).


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Main Features:
● Engineered to provide redefined usability, quality, performance
● Made from the piano-black laser-cut acrylic frame. To maintain the garage-built feel and the handmade charm
● It is the unassembled DIY kit, provide you an unforgettable step-by-step learning experience of the 3D printer from scratch. As long as you have a passion for creativity, you can not afford to miss this product
● Suitable for a wide range of customers, young or old, professional or amateur etc.
● Multiple 3D printing filament supportable, support ABS / PLA / wood / nylon PVA / PP / luminescent
220 x 220 x 240mm printing volume, just right for you
● All metal pulleys for improved functionality and performance
● Quick-release feed gears for faster and fluent filament feeding
● High printing precision, stainless steel rail rods, gears, bearings and connectors for smoother movement
Operating system: Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10, Mac, Linux
Working environment: Temperature: 10 - 30 Deg.C, humidity: 20 - 50 Deg.C
● Firmware version: V1
● Without filament

Performance parameter:
- Engraving area: 220 x 220 x 240mm
- Frame material: acrylic plate
- Platform board: aluminum base
- Nozzle quantity: single
- Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
- Layer thickness: 0.1 - 0.3mm
- Memory card offline print: SD card ( not included )
- Print speed: 100mm/s
- Supporting material: ABS, luminescent, nylon PVA, PLA, PP, wood
- Material diameter: 1.75mm
- File format: G-code, OBJ, STL
- XY-axis positioning accuracy: 0.012mm
- Z-axis positioning accuracy: 0.004mm
- Voltage: 12V
- Host computer software: cura, repetier-host


Note:
● Because of technology upgrades, accessories may not be the same with the picture, but it does not affect the function
● Because the mainboard is updated, the new system board wiring is opposite with the old wiring. But SD card data did not update ( still the old wiring )

Top comments

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ikomu1 h, 31 m ago

you better spend a bit more and go for Tevo Tarantula ...Acrylic is cancer!


Depends on your skills, desire to learn about 3d printer construction. Check out 3dprinting reddit reddit.com/r/3…ng/ for more advice.

I'm looking at getting a budget 3d printer - partially as I have a technical background and I want to learn how to print my own parts - so you can take or leave my advice as I've currently no skin in the game ! I've watched countless YouTubes reviewing printers - my take is that if you want to just print things without learning anything about the technicalities e.g. you are an artist, product designer etc (or using in a professional setting and need safety certification, covers etc) then go for a pre-built one - just like you would buy a paper printer e.g. Maker Select Mini or Prusa Mk3. Lots of snide comments in various sites from people who seem to have the "fire risk / poor quality" perspective about Anet A8 or similar - unnecessary in my mind - if you want an off the shelf printer and just to print then spend your money and gain a smooth, trouble free experience.

If you are technically minded, have some time on your hand, are willing to read around and do some immediate minor tweaks then look at the cheap kits. In all the Youtube reviews, with a few quick prints e.g. frame stabilisation mounts, these printers produce very similar output to the £500+ printers (even with original acrylic frames). However you will probably have put in £50 in safety tweaks (e.g. MOSFETs, upgraded nozzles / hot end, directly soldered heat bed connections - everything easily / cheaply available on Ebay) as well as better, tighter belts and adjustors (talking about the Anet A8 here specifically but others even at £300 still need some tweaks). If you are happy to do this then you will have - it seems - a very good printer as well as good knowledge of 3d printing.

Again want to register that I don't have a 3d printer yet - just got a lot of Youtube reviews and online discussions burned into my brain.

So are you a PrintNow or a Tweak/Learn/Print person ? Decide accordingly - either is fine.

Seriously advise you to look at YouTube channels reviewing these printers e.g. 3D Maker Noob and Makers Muse etc etc.

I'm either looking at the Anet A8 - £116.99 via a UK Ebay seller or the Tevo Tarantula - £164 via TEVO's Aliexpress outlet including auto level. Very tempted by the Tevo - metal frame, good reviews etc. Also factor in £50 ish on an eventual aluminium frame kit for Anet, a3d extruder upgrade, RAMPS upgrade when your Anet board dies and the TEVO looks pretty good. Set against that is the VAST Anet A8 support base out there.

Tevo link - aliexpress.com/ite…3b2


Anet link - ebay.co.uk/itm…rue

Hmmmm ...
Edited by: "mrwibble" 12th Oct
26 Comments

you better spend a bit more and go for Tevo Tarantula ...Acrylic is cancer!

I need a new car door....

mymymy5 m ago

I need a new car door....


Here you go

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Shall i pay the dentist £170 for my false teeth or buy this and make my own and have some change?

ANDYGUY6 m ago

Shall i pay the dentist £170 for my false teeth or buy this and make my …Shall i pay the dentist £170 for my false teeth or buy this and make my own and have some change?

3d printing naturally - you are a tax inspector right ?

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ANDYGUY7 m ago

Shall i pay the dentist £170 for my false teeth or buy this and make my …Shall i pay the dentist £170 for my false teeth or buy this and make my own and have some change?

Take your nans

ANDYGUY7 m ago

Shall i pay the dentist £170 for my false teeth or buy this and make my …Shall i pay the dentist £170 for my false teeth or buy this and make my own and have some change?


yes you can print it yourself but use ABS

Please can you help OP, how can I search on items in the UK only on Gearbest please? Is that possible? Thanks in advance.

mrwibble2 m ago

3d printing naturally - you are a tax inspector right ? [Image]


Looks like someone used their 3D scanner on my girlfriend's dentures there.

Bargain. Get yourself a free mower.
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Seriously though Lego must be real worried.

mrwibble14 m ago

3d printing naturally - you are a tax inspector right ? [Image]


Hahahaha excellant.

Gabi9 m ago

Bargain. Get yourself a free mower. [Image] Seriously though …Bargain. Get yourself a free mower. [Image] Seriously though Lego must be real worried.


thingiverse.com/sea…ccf

A serious question - what do people actually use these home versions for ? - I mean after showing your mates how to make a whistle what else is there

dc1008 m ago

A serious question - what do people actually use these home versions for ? …A serious question - what do people actually use these home versions for ? - I mean after showing your mates how to make a whistle what else is there


go to thingiverse.com see what is possible plus people can design what ever they need and possible to print...Hope that helps

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ikomu1 h, 31 m ago

you better spend a bit more and go for Tevo Tarantula ...Acrylic is cancer!


Depends on your skills, desire to learn about 3d printer construction. Check out 3dprinting reddit reddit.com/r/3…ng/ for more advice.

I'm looking at getting a budget 3d printer - partially as I have a technical background and I want to learn how to print my own parts - so you can take or leave my advice as I've currently no skin in the game ! I've watched countless YouTubes reviewing printers - my take is that if you want to just print things without learning anything about the technicalities e.g. you are an artist, product designer etc (or using in a professional setting and need safety certification, covers etc) then go for a pre-built one - just like you would buy a paper printer e.g. Maker Select Mini or Prusa Mk3. Lots of snide comments in various sites from people who seem to have the "fire risk / poor quality" perspective about Anet A8 or similar - unnecessary in my mind - if you want an off the shelf printer and just to print then spend your money and gain a smooth, trouble free experience.

If you are technically minded, have some time on your hand, are willing to read around and do some immediate minor tweaks then look at the cheap kits. In all the Youtube reviews, with a few quick prints e.g. frame stabilisation mounts, these printers produce very similar output to the £500+ printers (even with original acrylic frames). However you will probably have put in £50 in safety tweaks (e.g. MOSFETs, upgraded nozzles / hot end, directly soldered heat bed connections - everything easily / cheaply available on Ebay) as well as better, tighter belts and adjustors (talking about the Anet A8 here specifically but others even at £300 still need some tweaks). If you are happy to do this then you will have - it seems - a very good printer as well as good knowledge of 3d printing.

Again want to register that I don't have a 3d printer yet - just got a lot of Youtube reviews and online discussions burned into my brain.

So are you a PrintNow or a Tweak/Learn/Print person ? Decide accordingly - either is fine.

Seriously advise you to look at YouTube channels reviewing these printers e.g. 3D Maker Noob and Makers Muse etc etc.

I'm either looking at the Anet A8 - £116.99 via a UK Ebay seller or the Tevo Tarantula - £164 via TEVO's Aliexpress outlet including auto level. Very tempted by the Tevo - metal frame, good reviews etc. Also factor in £50 ish on an eventual aluminium frame kit for Anet, a3d extruder upgrade, RAMPS upgrade when your Anet board dies and the TEVO looks pretty good. Set against that is the VAST Anet A8 support base out there.

Tevo link - aliexpress.com/ite…3b2


Anet link - ebay.co.uk/itm…rue

Hmmmm ...
Edited by: "mrwibble" 12th Oct

Gabi40 m ago

Bargain. Get yourself a free mower. [Image] Seriously though …Bargain. Get yourself a free mower. [Image] Seriously though Lego must be real worried.



With new Lego shops opening all over the place and a £650 Millenium Falcon sold out in all shops till January, I don't think Lego are too worried

mrwibble5 m ago

9 Depends on your skills, desire to learn about 3d printer construction. …9 Depends on your skills, desire to learn about 3d printer construction. Check out 3dprinting reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/3Dprinting/ for more advice. I'm looking at getting a budget 3d printer - partially as I have a technical background and I want to learn how to print my own parts - so you can take or leave my advice as I've currently no skin in the game ! I've watched countless YouTubes reviewing printers - my take is that if you want to just print things without learning anything about the technicalities e.g. you are an artist, product designer etc (or using in a professional setting and need safety certification, covers etc) then go for a pre-built one - just like you would buy a paper printer e.g. Maker Select Mini or Prusa Mk3. Lots of snide comments in various sites from people who seem to have this perspective about Anet A8 or similar - unnecessary in my mind - if you want an off the shelf printer and just to print then spend your money and gain a smooth, trouble free experience.If you are technically minded, have some time on your hand, are willing to read around and do some immediate minor tweaks then look at the cheap kits. In all the Youtube reviews, with a few quick prints e.g. frame stabilisation mounts, these printers produce very similar output to the £500+ printers (even with original acrylic frames). However you will probably have put in £50 in safety tweaks (e.g. MOSFETs, upgraded nozzles / hot end, directly soldered heat bed connections - everything easily / cheaply available on Ebay) as well as better, tighter belts and adjustors (talking about the Anet A8 here specifically but others even at £300 still need some tweaks). If you are happy to do this then you will have - it seems - a very good printer as well as good knowledge of 3d printing. Again want to register that I don't have a 3d printer yet - just got a lot of Youtube reviews and online discussions burned into my brain. So are you a PrintNow or a Tweak/Learn/Print person ? Decide accordingly - either is fine.Seriously advise you to look at YouTube channels reviewing these printers e.g. 3D Maker Noob and Makers Muse etc etc. I'm either looking at the Anet A8 - £116.99 via a UK Ebay seller or the Tevo Tarantula - £164 via TEVO's Aliexpress outlet including auto level. Very tempted by the Tevo - metal frame, good reviews etc. Tevo link - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2016-Newest-TEVO-Tarantula-I3Aluminium-Extrusion-3D-Printer-kit-printer-3d-printing-2-Rolls-Filament-8GB/32596996503.html?aff_platform=link-c-tool&cpt=1507807934819&sk=neY7yRf6e&aff_trace_key=0eef605903904496afb1493dfd607525-1507807934819-02465-neY7yRf6e&terminal_id=29d09e8600b247f4b234de4865df23b2Anet link - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anet-A8-DIY-Upgraded-Full-Quality-High-Precision-Filament-3D-Printer-MK8-LCD-/282596992871?epid=2157845940&hash=item41cc17e767:g:ZNcAAOSwJs1Z2ziD&clk_rvr_id=1333985518381&rmvSB=trueHmmmm ...


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ikomu5 m ago

here is my tarantula [Image]


Nice - twin extruders and large print area ?

Looks like some effort has been put into the support brackets - metal and printed ? Any issues ?

Above the control panel - what is it ?

Could I ask where you sourced it and how much ?
Edited by: "mrwibble" 12th Oct

ANDYGUY1 h, 5 m ago

Shall i pay the dentist £170 for my false teeth or buy this and make my …Shall i pay the dentist £170 for my false teeth or buy this and make my own and have some change?



I'd suggest the dentist, certain filaments are cancer causing, so you wouldn't want to we walking around with that in your mouth...

mrwibble11 m ago

Nice - twin extruders and large print area ? Looks like some effort has …Nice - twin extruders and large print area ? Looks like some effort has been put into the support brackets - metal and printed ? Any issues ? Above the control panel - what is it ? Could I ask where you sourced it and how much ?


Sadly I've made a mistake and got the small bed but I highly recommend large bed...got it direct from Tevo ...printer is good for what it costs and you can upgrade it by the time,I have printed acrylic parts with carbonfil ,Y bed carrier to Aluminum,Dual Y,Dual extruder,Dual Z ,RPi 3 Octoprint,Spare mobile phone+printoid app as a touch screen ,e3d v6 Clone hotend ,1xTitan 1x standard Extruder,Printed Y adapter for dual color print,Capacitive Auto Level sensor ,Hand cut Carbon X carrier,Sony WebCam,all mounted to IKEA Lack Table... Total cost is about £250 but well worth it
3D printing is not for everyone but its great if you like Tinkering
Edited by: "ikomu" 12th Oct

For those not sure if 3D printing is for them its worth checking out if there are any FabLabs near you that have 3D printers that you can use . The library here has 3D printers ( ultimaker ) available as part of their FabLab .

ikomu51 m ago

Sadly I've made a mistake and got the small bed but I highly recommend …Sadly I've made a mistake and got the small bed but I highly recommend large bed...got it direct from Tevo ...printer is good for what it costs and you can upgrade it by the time,I have printed acrylic parts with carbonfil ,Y bed carrier to Aluminum,Dual Y,Dual extruder,Dual Z ,RPi 3 Octoprint,Spare mobile phone+printoid app as a touch screen ,e3d v6 Clone hotend ,1xTitan 1x standard Extruder,Printed Y adapter for dual color print,Capacitive Auto Level sensor ,Hand cut Carbon X carrier,Sony WebCam,all mounted to IKEA Lack Table... Total cost is about £250 but well worth it 3D printing is not for everyone but its great if you like Tinkering


Thanks - interested in cost breakdown - I'm looking at standard kit (£147 via Banggood) however aluminium parts are around £80, dual extruder, large bed etc about £60 odd quid plus e3d clone hotend etc. Did you make the aluminium bits yourself ?

ezzer725 h, 25 m ago

Here you go [Image]



You have no idea how apt that custard colour is lol

Was about to bite after seeing the reviews, but it appears this is no longer available from the UK warehouse..

Scratch that..
Managed to order this morning using the get deal link, which is odd as I don't have the option to pick UK warehouse when browsing the site!

Anyone advise on the best filament to buy for this ? - noob when it comes to 3d printing.. and I see there are various types (PLA, ABS etc..).
I'm looking for something that will give a good finish but not stink the house out!
Edited by: "Swift_gti" 14th Oct

Swift_gti13th Oct

Scratch that.. Managed to order this morning using the get deal link, …Scratch that.. Managed to order this morning using the get deal link, which is odd as I don't have the option to pick UK warehouse when browsing the site!Anyone advise on the best filament to buy for this ? - noob when it comes to 3d printing.. and I see there are various types (PLA, ABS etc..).I'm looking for something that will give a good finish but not stink the house out!

Start with PLA - you'll find it much easier to get good results as a beginner and the smell is not entirely unpleasant.
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