Anycubic 4Max Pro 2 Review

Read our Anycubic 4Max Pro 2 review to find out the features, specs, quality of print and potential problems you should be aware of before buying.

Editor’s Note: This 3D printer has been discontinued by Anycubic. Check out the more advanced alternative, the Anycubic Kobra Max

Anycubic 4Max Pro 2 Review

After the success of the first Anycubic 4Max Pro 3D printer, Anycubic has upgraded it with the version 2.

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To begin this Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 review, let’s see the technical specifications of the printer.

Printing Technology FDM/FFF
Materials ABS, PLA, Flex, HIPS, decorative and other types of plastic.
Filament Diameter 1.75 mm.
Print Speed 20-150mm/s.
Print Area 270 x 210 x 190 mm.
Positioning Accuracy 0.01mm (X axis), 0.0125mm (Y axis).
Positioning Accuracy 0.00125mm (Z axis).
Heated Bed Temperature up to 100 ºC.
Number of Extruders 1
Layer Thickness 0.05-0.3 mm
Nozzle Diameter 0.4 mm
Max Extruder Operating Temperature Up to 260°C
Connection Interface USB, SD card
Software Cura, Simplify3D, Repetier-HOST.
File Format STL, .OBJ, JPG, PNG, GCODE.
Ambient Temperature 8 to 40°C
Power Supply 110V/220V AC, 50/60Hz 350W.
Weight (without packaging) 18.8 kg
Dimensions 454 × 466 × 410 mm.
Warranty 1 year

As you can see, the Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0  has a rather large print area of 270 x 210 x 190 mm. This is one of its big advantages. Moreover, it comes assembled and customized.

The printer comes with detailed instructions, which describe how to unpack and starting the first print. The instructions are clear and simple.

Unboxing the Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0

On opening the box, you will find a spool of test plastic on top and the printer underneath.

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Inside the case, there is a lid and a bag with all the tools needed as well as the printer manual.

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Here’s what’s in the box:

  • Plastic spool
  • A transparent cover
  • Filament sensor
  • Side cutters
  • Nozzle cleaning needle
  • Spatula
  • Bolts
  • Set of tools
  • Limit switch
  • Spool holder
  • Tweezers
  • Memory card
  • An additional print head
  • Instructions manual in electronic form
  • Data cable
  • Card reader
  • 16 bolts

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There is also a thread end sensor, which will need to be installed, as well as a spare thermoblock with a heater.

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Setting Up the Printer

Carefully remove the seal inside the printer.

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Then cut off the transport ties and remove the axle stoppers.

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Next, fasten and connect the filament presence sensor and put the coil holder in its place. The sensor won’t fit into the groove because it rests on the Z-axis mount. Therefore, you need to unscrew 3 screws from the back cover. After this, the coil suspension will fall into place.

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Next, switch on the power and turn on the 3D printer.

The printer takes about 10 seconds to start up. You’ll realize that the animation spins longer than the board starts.

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Next, go to Tools, then click Home and send the printer to the home point along all axes.

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The table rises and releases the seal underneath.

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Next, you need to adjust the table level. To do this, select Setup in the menu, then Leveling and press the Next button.

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You then have to “drive” the nozzle around the corners of the table several times for better accuracy. You can use nuts to ensure that the nozzle clings to the sheet of paper but does not press it.

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TIP: Buy a glue stick and apply a thin layer on the table surface. This will significantly extend the life of the glass and protect the perforation from damage.

That’s it, the printer is ready to print.

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Printing Your First Models

To start printing, heat up the nozzle, fill in the plastic and print the test cube. After printing, let the printbed cool down to 40 degrees before you remove the model. Otherwise, the model can be damaged when it’s removed while the printbed is still hot.

In most cases, the models will come off or can be removed with minimal effort.

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The first test print was of very good quality. The irregularities you see in the corners are the butt seam. The blowing was enough.

A small inertia of the nozzle is visible at the top at the corners, which is typical for this kinematics.

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The second model was a boat.

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Again, a fairly high-quality work turned out (there is enough airflow). There were no plastic leaks and the sides were even.

The Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 is built on standard components. Therefore, it is easy to repair. The printer has a regular motor, shafts, pulleys, belts and even a motherboard with replaceable drivers. All these parts can be purchased separately and replaced if necessary.

The board is typical for Anycubic 3 Gorilla.

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The drivers are replaceable , the silent TMC 2208 drivers are installed on the X and Y axes.

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Inside the plastic case, there is a steel frame that ensures the entire structure is rigid.

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The plastic body and lid act as a heat-insulating casing. Therefore, the printer can print ABS plastic without thermal shrinkage.

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The printer has a direct extruder. The short stroke of the plastic from the motor to the nozzle ensures accurate feeding. This has a positive effect on the quality of the printed models.

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The 4Max Pro 2.o can print flexible filaments such as FLEX and TPU.

The printer is powered through a separate relay module. Therefore, it can automatically turn off  after printing is complete. There is a check mark for this in the print menu.

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There is also a menu-controlled illumination of the print zone and a filament end sensor.

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During operation, there were no significant problems with the printer. However, not all models were printed the first time. For example, the Mandalorian got unstuck several times. We corrected this by further adjusting the printbed, adding a border to the boots and raising the bed temperature from 60 to 70 degrees.

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Here are the settings we used:

  • Model: The Mandalorian.
  • Material:Esun Green PLA plastic
  • Height: 150-180 mm.
  • Weight: 30-40 gr.
  • Layer: 0.15-0.2 mm.
  • Printing time: 3-5 hours.

And when the spider was printed at 210 degrees, the plastic lifted up a little and interfered with the free movement of the nozzle. It clung, and slight shifts appeared on the model. Raising the print temperature to 220 degrees eliminated the upward scuffing of the plastic.

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Here are the settings we used:

  • Model: “Spider”
  • Material: Esun red PLA plastic 
  • Height: 140-120 mm.
  • Weight: 64 gr.
  • Layer: 0.2mm.
  • Printing time: 7 hours.

Here are some more examples of printing on the Anycubic 4 3D printer. Novamaker plastic was used as a material.

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  • Model: wheel
  • Material: Esun red PLA 
  • Size: 160-180 mm.
  • Weight: 75 gr.
  • Layer: 0.2-0.3 mm.
  • Printing time: 7 hours.

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  • Model: Hamster Tunnels.
  • Material: Esun blue PETG.
  • Size: 10-20 cm.
  • Weight: 20-30 gr.
  • Layer: 0.2mm.
  • Printing time: 1-2 hours.

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  • Model: kaleidoscope.
  • Material: Esun red PLA 
  • Size: 10 mm.
  • Weight: 31 gr.
  • Layer: 0.15mm.
  • Printing time: 4 hours.

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  • Model “Vase”
  • Material: Esun Green PLA plastic
  • Height: 190 mm.
  • Weight: 190 gr.
  • Layer: 0.3mm.
  • Printing time: 10 hours.

Why we Love the Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 3D Printer

In general, we can say that Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 is a real “workhorse” of 3D printers. Its main advantages are as follows:

  • The large build area allows you to create models of different sizes – from small to large.
  • The ability to print with various types of plastic, including ABS and TPU.
  • The 3D printer is closed, which is more practical and safe, especially if there are children.
  • The device is supplied already assembled and ready for use.
  • Rigid construction gives stability and strength.
  • The heated Ultrabase platform ensures good adhesion and subsequent detachment of the finished model.
  • A very user-friendly and simple interface makes it easy to use, even for beginners
  • The filament sensor will alert you when to change the reel of plastic. It will pause printing automatically if the filament runs out or breaks.
  • Printing resumes from the same place where it left off, without having to start all over again.
  • The backlight function allows you to observe the 3D printing process in real time.
  • The power turns off by itself upon completion of work.
  • The quiet TMC 2208 drivers greatly reduce the noise effect.

Anycubic 4Max Pro 2.0 can be used by both amateurs and professionals. It copes well with any task within the framework of its technical capabilities and is easily repaired if necessary.

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