Flashforge Adventurer 3 3D Printer £334 w/free Next Day Del @ Box (Latest Model)
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Flashforge Adventurer 3 3D Printer £334 w/free Next Day Del @ Box (Latest Model)

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Refreshed 8th Nov (Posted 1st Oct)
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Dropped further now £334 delivered
I posted this a little while ago at £399 and decided to check back on it, it's dropped another £50 now, to £349 delivered. It's dropped a little in other places, but nowhere near this. It's Free Next Day delivery as well, showing for delivery on the 3rd of October

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Flashforge Adventurer 3The Flashforge Adventurer 3 is a game changing 3D printer from Flashforge. It has a minimalistic design and is packed with some fantastic features. It is a fully enclosed 3D printer with a build area of 150x150x150mm. It is capable of printing different materials including: PLA,ABS,Wood,HIPS etc. It is compatible with 0.5kg filament spools.

Key Features
  • Minimalist Design
  • Detachable Nozzle
  • Removable & Flexible Print Bed
  • Build Area: 150x150x150mm
  • Enclosed Built In Filament Cartridge
  • Touch Screen
  • Cloud Printing
  • 45dB Super Quiet Printing
  • Flashprint Software
  • Remote Camera Viewing
  • Auto Bed Levelling

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bilbob11 m ago

I don't really call that printing wood to be honest...


Well, it doesn't really matter what you call it, you didn't know it existed until five minutes ago.
money-talks45 m ago

Why does anyone need these


I was wondering the same... but mainly so I knew why I really want one.

I'm thinking mainly because I don't have one yet.
money-talks12 h, 14 m ago

Why does anyone need these



Initially, I thought they were a bit of a gimmick. There are sites like Thingiverse where you can download designs and things to print, which is pretty decent - good for cheap source of pokemon statues etc. An early adopter in my friend group printed off toys for his kids. There are some crazy things that you literally can't make with other methods - for example, hinges that are printed as a sealed unit.

The plastics are surprisingly strong, you can use software to run simulations to test the load strength before failure. The accuracy of part sizes are crazy though - 0.1 or 0.2 mm is not uncommon. However, there are many different materials to learn the properties of - some flexible, some harder wearing. Always a trade off!

However, where it really shines is using something like Fusion 360 to start to customize, or make your own items.(free for hobbyist use). I made a phone holder ashtray cubbyhole replacement for a Saab using a design that someone uploaded to Thingiverse as a starting point. You literally cannot buy these.

However, unless you're paying for a pre-tuned, non hobbyist printer, expect to have a steep learning curve, and a fair number of failed prints to start. I recently took the plunge, and its taken a month of pretty constant printing, failing and tuning of settings to understand how to make a good print. If you get frustrated easily, make sure you look at reviews and check that it is more 'appliance like' - as in, plug in and print. I don't know anything about the listed item, except that if you want to print things for hot areas like in cars, the enclosure will make ABS, a plastic with better heat properties, significantly easier to print.
PhoenixS17 m ago

15x15x15cm is tiny is it not?


I've been told it's average.
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Will this work out of the box, or is another hobbyist one which requires a detailed understanding and careful setup
before it can be used?
No, no, no, no, no.
This may well be a brilliant printer, but : "It is capable of printing different materials including: PLA,ABS,Wood,HIPS etc.
it cannot print wood!!
15x15x15cm is tiny is it not?
PhoenixS17 m ago

15x15x15cm is tiny is it not?


I've been told it's average.
bilbob37 m ago

No, no, no, no, no.This may well be a brilliant printer, but : "It is …No, no, no, no, no.This may well be a brilliant printer, but : "It is capable of printing different materials including: PLA,ABS,Wood,HIPS etc.it cannot print wood!!



Actually, it can. There are filaments that are a wood and plastic composite, and it can print them. These composite filaments are referred to as wood filaments, so it's not incorrect to shorthand that as "can print wood", although I'm sure this surprises people who aren't familiar with 3D printers...
wild_quinine11 m ago

Actually, it can. There are filaments that are a wood and plastic …Actually, it can. There are filaments that are a wood and plastic composite, and it can print them. These composite filaments are referred to as wood filaments, so it's not incorrect to shorthand that as "can print wood", although I'm sure this surprises people who aren't familiar with 3D printers...



So it's wood fibres embedded into plastic then? I don't really call that printing wood to be honest...
That's not too disimalar to saying it can print petrol.
Edited by: "bilbob" 1st Oct
bilbob11 m ago

I don't really call that printing wood to be honest...


Well, it doesn't really matter what you call it, you didn't know it existed until five minutes ago.
Why does anyone need these
money-talks45 m ago

Why does anyone need these


I was wondering the same... but mainly so I knew why I really want one.

I'm thinking mainly because I don't have one yet.
bilbob4 h, 40 m ago

So it's wood fibres embedded into plastic then? I don't really call that …So it's wood fibres embedded into plastic then? I don't really call that printing wood to be honest...That's not too disimalar to saying it can print petrol.


By the same token 90% of wooden floors aren't wood; they're MDF particles with a printed top layer coated in plastic resin. People still call it wood.
Blurigard6 h, 55 m ago

By the same token 90% of wooden floors aren't wood; they're MDF particles …By the same token 90% of wooden floors aren't wood; they're MDF particles with a printed top layer coated in plastic resin. People still call it wood.


Don't people usually refer to that as laminate flooring? If you said wood floor to me I'd assume you meant real wood flooring.
ddaann_9951 m ago

Don't people usually refer to that as laminate flooring? If you said wood …Don't people usually refer to that as laminate flooring? If you said wood floor to me I'd assume you meant real wood flooring.


It should be called that but if you search on places like B&Q or Wickes for wood flooring you get laminate even though there's only a sliver of wood in 'em.
money-talks12 h, 14 m ago

Why does anyone need these



Initially, I thought they were a bit of a gimmick. There are sites like Thingiverse where you can download designs and things to print, which is pretty decent - good for cheap source of pokemon statues etc. An early adopter in my friend group printed off toys for his kids. There are some crazy things that you literally can't make with other methods - for example, hinges that are printed as a sealed unit.

The plastics are surprisingly strong, you can use software to run simulations to test the load strength before failure. The accuracy of part sizes are crazy though - 0.1 or 0.2 mm is not uncommon. However, there are many different materials to learn the properties of - some flexible, some harder wearing. Always a trade off!

However, where it really shines is using something like Fusion 360 to start to customize, or make your own items.(free for hobbyist use). I made a phone holder ashtray cubbyhole replacement for a Saab using a design that someone uploaded to Thingiverse as a starting point. You literally cannot buy these.

However, unless you're paying for a pre-tuned, non hobbyist printer, expect to have a steep learning curve, and a fair number of failed prints to start. I recently took the plunge, and its taken a month of pretty constant printing, failing and tuning of settings to understand how to make a good print. If you get frustrated easily, make sure you look at reviews and check that it is more 'appliance like' - as in, plug in and print. I don't know anything about the listed item, except that if you want to print things for hot areas like in cars, the enclosure will make ABS, a plastic with better heat properties, significantly easier to print.
Just bought one of these for my son for his Uni work. Paid 99p more from the Technology Outlet but they are one of the official UK importers.
He did the research and decided it was the best for his needs. He traded off noise vs bed size as he will be printing at home.
This appears to be the next step up from the finder which his mates at Uni are getting good results from.
And yes they can print wood based items that can be treated exactly as wood ie sanded and painted if required.
Edited by: "Blackd0g" 8th Nov
Will it make my dinner for me?.......nannys not around.
Ask yourself! Why do they keep dropping the price?
Maybe because they just can't sell them.
Wait another few months they will be giving them away.
don't waste money on this! Bad reviews and a total load of crap. I bought one of these and returned it as bits kept coming off and it didn't build my model straight! All wonky!
While the all in one box is aimed at people entering the hobby I would honestly say just go for an Ender 3 instead.
I picked mine up on amazon for about £195 and the build size is 22x22x25 so much bigger than this for a much lower price.

The ender 3 was my first printer so I was worried I wouldn't get good prints but it really was a breeze to set up and use.
I will buy one when they invent technology where you upload the photo of the item you want to get (assuming that you only want to copy an item) and then it does it for you
Blurigard1st Oct

I've been told it's average.


Definitely doesn't fit.
You can 3D print guns
TazH12 m ago

You can 3D print guns


It's easier to make a gun out of metal tubing from b&q than print a gun. Besides printing the bullets is the tough bit...
DivideByZero1st Oct

I was wondering the same... but mainly so I knew why I really want … I was wondering the same... but mainly so I knew why I really want one.I'm thinking mainly because I don't have one yet.


Any plastic parts on things break you can print a new one. Or a gun!!!
Ripco149 m ago

Any plastic parts on things break you can print a new one. Or a gun!!!


Replacement plastic parts does sound cool, but a lot of effort to get the design right.

I would probably spend months learning to use it only to not use it.

Ideal Christmas present!
Hello. I own a flashforge finder, an earlier and less capable model with the same size print bed. Let me just share my experience.

- My finder only prints in PLA, which is Ok most of the time, but the advantage of the tougher ABS (available on the adventurer) is sometimes missed.
- 15x15x15 is pretty good. Bigger than you think and most models can easily be split and reglued after printing, that said, I am not tempted to upgrade to this model as the bed is average. For me, the only time I found myself wishing the print bed was bigger was for printing awesome masks for Halloween.
- Flashforge products are rock solid, honestly - ROCK SOLID. My finder has thousands of hours of printing, I think I adjusted it twice and have never once cleaned it. It is reguarly used.
- Is it a gimmick... do you need one. Yes... yes you do. It's not just about printing toys and gadgets, invariably this is what you will do first. But after a while I started to use mine to print parts to repair items around the home, rather than buying a plastic doohickey I can usually find one online and print for "free". Also you may - like me - start doing some designs in sketchup and printing those - it's very satisfying to design, build and create something that only once existed in your mind.
- Expense - running these things is cheaper than you think, the spools last ages and there are loads of colours and good deals online. Not a concern. Cheaper than bloody ink that's for sure.
- Auto adjuster - adjusting is a bit fiddly but better to do it manually, if this auto adjuster is anything like the finder then don't bother.

If you are reading this it's probably because you are looking for justification to buy... toss a coin, if you feel disappointed that the coin told you not too... then buy it
DivideByZero3 h, 32 m ago

Replacement plastic parts does sound cool, but a lot of effort to get the …Replacement plastic parts does sound cool, but a lot of effort to get the design right.I would probably spend months learning to use it only to not use it.Ideal Christmas present!


I believe you can download the printing plans for things off of the internet.
Why this one is so cheap?
I'm into rc racing and have vintage cars where the parts are hard to find. These are ideal for that (I don't have one) there are whole websites with hundreds of parts available to purchase include complete cars
Can you print an iPhone Xs? and if so, for how much?
I’ve personally been using my 3D printer for around 5 years now. Initially 15x15x15 is plenty to print small toys and such from websites like thingiverse. However over time you will definitely want to print bigger and better things. Just keep that in mind, and from what I’ve seen these printers are not bad for the price.
Im waiting for home CNC/milling metal printers so I can do pound coins for parking meters and train tickets
wild_quinine1st Oct

Well, it doesn't really matter what you call it, you didn't know it …Well, it doesn't really matter what you call it, you didn't know it existed until five minutes ago.


ROFLOL
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