Outstanding printer for the money. I am an engineer and have been using this printer to prototype my designs with great success. I have been able to print parts using PLA, ABS, & TPU materials (The ABS is challenging but possible). If you are new to 3D printing it might take a little while to learn how to use the machine and software but a little trial and error will get you there. Latest part I printed was a Minecraft pickaxe for you 6 yo son
Exquisite machine all around. Fast and easy to build and printed flawlessly first time at 70mm/s and superb print quality. End of first month of near constant printing and still as good as day one. Had a number printers over the years both delta and cartesian and I have to say I’m thoroughly impressed. Oh and so quiet too, it’s near silent.
The FedEx truck pulled into the driveway at ~ 11AM My wife made lunch at ~ noon. by 1:30 the 1st test print was done ! WOW ! And Sooo quiet ! My FT-5 seems like a Diesel truck . However, so far I have only been able to use the Provided SD card - it's 8 gb My 32gb card does not seem to be read able by the Predator while I've used that SD card in my FT-5 for months. IS THERE A MAX SIZE SD card limit with the current AC-Predator firmware ? So far I am very impressed delighted and happy.
I bought the Predator as my first own 3D printer because I wanted to take a printer with a large build volume that is not a 1000 piece puzzle for adults. The shipping and installation went fine! Instructions (in english) are very good! Also the setup and the first small print tests were successful. After a few tries you knew all functions and the handling is very easy thanks to the touchpad. What I like very much is that the stepper motors are rubber mounted which keeps the noise level very low. Printing results are not to be criticized from the printer side. But when I printed the first bigger parts, some problems started: 1. the results for parts with a large contact area were not so good. After a long time of trying I found out that the belts were not tight enough and the screws were not tight enough so that they could loosen. So I tightened all the screws and see it works. 2. The supplied PLA is not quite exact concerning the diameter, i.e. it is not always pressed in correctly, which leads to small gaps. With other PLA this will not happen. 3. the last and biggest problem I had was with the first print overnight. The nozzle was not screwed correctly to the hotter and the cooler in front of it was not screwed correctly either. The result was that a few drops of PLA dripped onto the part and when the nozzle hit it, it was thrown off the plate. The printer continued to print diligently in the air. The rest you can imagine how it looked like in the morning. That's how fast 500 grams of PLA are gone... Good point: A replacement extruder was already delivered. Conclusion: Basically I can recommend the printer with a clear conscience! But with the tip check all screws for tightness and screw the nozzle correctly. I hope that Anycubic takes care of the criticism and improves it. Then I would also give 5 stars.
stampante di qualità affidabile e compatta ho fatto paragoni con alfawise e geeetech ma la predator è numero uno consiglio a tutti di comprarla perche meria più di cinque stelle ed anche come assistenza gentili ed efficaci vi dico questo perchè con altre stampanti che ho comprato come tutti i modelli alfawise e geeetech l'assistenza 0 zero lo ripeto ti lasciano da solo a sbrigare i loro difetti. con predator ho avuto qualche problemino ma subito risolto dall'assistenza ragazzi da oggi vi consiglio solo anycubic il top è predator in italia mi organizzerò per un gruppo dove potrmo discutere reliable and compact quality printer I made comparisons with alfawise and geeetech but the predator is number one I advise everyone to buy it because I give more than five stars and also as kind and effective assistance I tell you this because with other printers that I bought like all the alfawise and geeetech models the assistance 0 zero I repeat I leave you alone to attend to their defects. with predator I had some problems but immediately solved by the assistance boys from today I recommend only anycubic the top is predator in Italy I will organize for a group where we can discuss
Best delta hands down. Huge upgradability potential. Diagonal lines on flat surfaces tho. Not an issue for me, I like the finish. But I guess this will be fixed later, so far haven't seen any solution to this. Only wish it came with normal open source 32bit board for easy drivers swap. But after all, it does print awesome and have big build area. For extra 200 in upgrades(32bit Marlin board, v6 hotend, bmg extruder) it can become absolutely the best machine on a market.