Anet A8 High Precision 3D Printer + 10M Filament £110.33 delivered @ Tomtop (Germany Warehouse)
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Anet A8 High Precision 3D Printer + 10M Filament £110.33 delivered @ Tomtop (Germany Warehouse)

£110.33£15730%Tomtop Deals
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Refreshed 22nd Nov 2018 (Posted 9th Nov 2018)
Great price on an entry level 3D printer, also comes with 10m of filament (Uses 1.75mm) to keep you busy. It is a self build kit, but there are some videos to help you out if you need it. As it's via the DE warehouse delivery will be much quicker than a Chinese warehouse, for obvious reasons.

Nice project and then you have yourself a 3D printer at the end of it. Maybe print yourself a Flamedeer?

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Package List:
1 * Set DIY 3D Printer Kit
1 * SD Card(Installation Instruction Included)
1 * Card Reader
4 * Hex Wrench
1 * Open Spanner
1 * Nipper
1 * Screwdriver
1 * 10m Filament

Specs:
Max. Printer Size: 220 * 220 * 240mm
Printer Speed: 10-120mm/s
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
Layer Thickness: 0.1-0.3mm
Printing Accuracy: 0.12mm
XY Axis Accuracy: 0.015mm
Z Axis Accuracy: 0.005mm
Nozzle Temperature: Max. 260°C
Hot Bed Temperature: 50-100°C
Recommend ABS Setting: Nozzle: 230 °C Hotbed: 80 °C
Recommend PLA Setting: Nozzle: 210 °C Hotbed: 50 °C

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Commented the same on another anet a8 deal:
Not a bad deal so heat added, would however highly recommend an ender 3 over this machine. Much easier to construct and generally a better machine all round

Also with the 11.11 sales, official Creality3D aliexpress store is selling ender 3 for ~£135
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Commented the same on another anet a8 deal:
Not a bad deal so heat added, would however highly recommend an ender 3 over this machine. Much easier to construct and generally a better machine all round

Also with the 11.11 sales, official Creality3D aliexpress store is selling ender 3 for ~£135
Do you need particular software to use these or do they come with it to install on a laptop etc?
Thx
Edited by: "MRGRINGO" 9th Nov 2018
joef11219 m ago

Commented the same on another anet a8 deal:Not a bad deal so heat added, …Commented the same on another anet a8 deal:Not a bad deal so heat added, would however highly recommend an ender 3 over this machine. Much easier to construct and generally a better machine all roundAlso with the 11.11 sales, official Creality3D aliexpress store is selling ender 3 for ~£135


Came here to say the same. I own both and with my Anet A8, upgraded the power supply, replaced the cords to heatbed to stop the plug from melting, printed the upgrades.

I bought an Ender 3, unbuilt it, and been printing pretty much non-stop with the Ender 3 whilst the A8 is currently (and has been for the past 2 months) down due to requiring new nozzle and heatblock.

Ender 3 is simply a much more 'build-and-go' machine whereas the A8 is one that requires more tinkering and messing.
Edited by: "CDR" 9th Nov 2018
MRGRINGO11 m ago

Do you need particular software to use these or do they come with it to …Do you need particular software to use these or do they come with it to install on a laptop etc?Thx


You'll need a slicer to prepare 3d stl files (free ones include cura, slic3r and idea maker)

If you're looking to create your own 3d files you can use cad software such as fusion360 or tinkercad

Free 3d printable files can also be found on sites such as thingiverse, yeggi and myminifactory

Firmware will already be installed however these aren't always safe direct from factory so would recommend upgrading to marlin 1.1.9 and ensure thermal runaway protection is enabled.
Edited by: "joef112" 9th Nov 2018
CDR3 m ago

Came here to say the same. I own both and with my Anet A8, upgraded the …Came here to say the same. I own both and with my Anet A8, upgraded the power supply, replaced the cords to heatbed to stop the plug from melting, printed the upgrades. I bought an Ender 3, unbuilt it, and been printing pretty much non-stop with the Ender 3 whilst the A8 is currently (and has been for the past 2 months) down due to requiring new nozzle and heatblock. Ender 3 is simply a much more 'build-and-go' machine whereas the A8 is one that requires more tinkering and messing.


Definitely agree with you there, I have a tronxy p802e (essentially the same machine) and I've had to install a fair amount of upgrades myself! Ender 3 is a much sturdier machine with its aluminium extrusion frame
I own this machine, it comes as one big mecanno set and took me around 6 hours leisurly building and that is from someone who is not great with things like this. It wasn't hard to build and comes with good instructions plus there are many Youtube videos of the build. It will give decent enough prints when built but can be improved by printing actual parts for the machine on the machine.

Prints are in .stl format can be put on SD card or the printer connected to your PC through a regular printer cable.

There is a fire risk with this machine and there are a lot of bare wires but using comon sense you won't have any problems.

Designing .stl files is easy using Tinkercad (took me an hour to design what I wanted with watching 2 or 3 videos). For other peoples designs, use Thingiverse, just search Anet A8.

This is a great cheap and easy way to get into 3D printing. There is a massive community and I was asking the same noob questions like everyone else this time last year.

Edit, 10M of PLA will print you a few test cubes. If you order this machine, add a 1kg roll of filament as well (1kg will last you ages)
Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 9th Nov 2018
Lovely gadgets but just cannot find a reason to buy one.
Plz help.
joef11223 h, 47 m ago

Commented the same on another anet a8 deal:Not a bad deal so heat added, …Commented the same on another anet a8 deal:Not a bad deal so heat added, would however highly recommend an ender 3 over this machine. Much easier to construct and generally a better machine all roundAlso with the 11.11 sales, official Creality3D aliexpress store is selling ender 3 for ~£135



CDR23 h, 28 m ago

Came here to say the same. I own both and with my Anet A8, upgraded the …Came here to say the same. I own both and with my Anet A8, upgraded the power supply, replaced the cords to heatbed to stop the plug from melting, printed the upgrades. I bought an Ender 3, unbuilt it, and been printing pretty much non-stop with the Ender 3 whilst the A8 is currently (and has been for the past 2 months) down due to requiring new nozzle and heatblock. Ender 3 is simply a much more 'build-and-go' machine whereas the A8 is one that requires more tinkering and messing.


Also came here to say this - have been shopping around for my first entry level 3D printer for a while and everything I've read about the Anet A8 and Creality Ender 3 says to get the Ender 3 over this.

Everything from this guy's in-depth review (in which he calls it the best 3D printer in its price range and also directly compares it to the Anet A8 a few times, always favourably) -




To this great comment found on this Reddit thread -

"Turning the Anet A8 into a halfway decent printer will probably cost as much in materials as the amount you would save by not getting an Ender 3 instead. Not to mention the time involved with getting the machine working, printing all of the "free" parts, and re-assembling everything. The Ender 3 will print better out of the box, and is a great deal less likely to randomly catch on fire."




cemsezer21 h, 40 m ago

Lovely gadgets but just cannot find a reason to buy one.Plz help.



Here's about a million reasons.
joef1129th Nov

Commented the same on another anet a8 deal:Not a bad deal so heat added, …Commented the same on another anet a8 deal:Not a bad deal so heat added, would however highly recommend an ender 3 over this machine. Much easier to construct and generally a better machine all roundAlso with the 11.11 sales, official Creality3D aliexpress store is selling ender 3 for ~£135


Do you have a link for ender3? Thanks
bachoo7865 m ago

Do you have a link for ender3? Thanks


CREALITY 3D Printer Ender-3/Ender-3X Upgraded Tempered Glass Optional,V-slot Resume Power Failure Printing DIY KIT Hotbed
s.click.aliexpress.com/e/b…GA9
This is the one with UK shipping
joef11213 m ago

CREALITY 3D Printer Ender-3/Ender-3X Upgraded Tempered Glass …CREALITY 3D Printer Ender-3/Ender-3X Upgraded Tempered Glass Optional,V-slot Resume Power Failure Printing DIY KIT Hotbed https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bs65eGA9 This is the one with UK shipping


Did you get the Ender-3 or 3x or 3c? There are 3 different types?
bachoo7863 m ago

Did you get the Ender-3 or 3x or 3c? There are 3 different types?


I have the standard ender 3. By the looks of it the 3s includes a glass heat bed and the 3x included the glass bed and some extra Nozzles.
joef1121 m ago

I have the standard ender 3. By the looks of it the 3s includes a glass …I have the standard ender 3. By the looks of it the 3s includes a glass heat bed and the 3x included the glass bed and some extra Nozzles.


Apologies for all the questions but what's the difference and does it really matter?
bachoo7863 m ago

Apologies for all the questions but what's the difference and does it …Apologies for all the questions but what's the difference and does it really matter?


The glass will usually produce smoother bottom layers with a "mirrored" finish and is probably more durable than just a heated bed with an adhesive sticker. If you have the budget get the glass or the flexible magnetic bed ( https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/ea2xZ9n) . It'll make removing prints easier
joef1127 m ago

The glass will usually produce smoother bottom layers with a "mirrored" …The glass will usually produce smoother bottom layers with a "mirrored" finish and is probably more durable than just a heated bed with an adhesive sticker. If you have the budget get the glass or the flexible magnetic bed ( https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/ea2xZ9n) . It'll make removing prints easier


Ok thanks for your help
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ahh but if you change the plug to a UK plug it sky rockets the price, but if you change it to UK plug and UK warehouse, it only goes up by another £20 or so making it £137.91
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