The Anycubic Vyper 3D printer has been released. What should you expect? Read our guide for a hands-on walkthrough on the features, specs, and performance of the machine.
The Anycubic Vyper 3D printer has been released. This is a budget FDM 3D printer that has impressed us with its automatic bed leveling, larger print volume, removable magnetic print surface, and other features.
Let’s go through the specs of the machine in detail.
Anycubic Vyper 3D Printer Review
What’s in the Box?
When you buy the Anycubic Vyper 3D printer, this is what you’ll receive:
- Vyper 3D printer
- Filament holder
- Power cord
- Screw(M5) *14 3pcs
- Screw(M5) *45 3pcs
- SD card
- Service card
- Tool set
- USB cable
- SD card reader
- User manual
Aycubic Vyper 3D Printer Specs
|Technology||Fused deposition modeling (FDM)|
3D Printer Properties
|Build volume||245 x 245 x 260 mm|
|Print head||Single nozzle|
|Nozzle size||0.4 mm|
|Max. hot end temperature||260 ℃|
|Max. heated bed temperature||110 ℃|
|Print bed material||Steel|
|Connectivity||microSD card, USB cable|
|Filament diameter||1.75 mm|
|Filament materials||Consumer materials (PLA, ABS, PETG, Flexibles)|
|Recommended slicer||Cura, Simplify3D, Repetier-Host|
|Operating system||Windows, Mac OSX, Linux|
|File types||STL, OBJ, AMF|
|Frame dimensions||508 x 457 x 516 mm|
Dimensions & Weight
Anycubic Vyper 3D Printer Features
On first look, you will notice that the Anycubic Vyper 3D printer looks quite similar to other budget 3D printers that we have reviewed in the past; the Ender 3 V2 and the CR-6 SE. However, don’t let the outer look fool you; this printer has some features give it an edge over the competition.
In particular, we are talking about the slightly large print volume.
The Anycubic Vyper has a print volume of 245 x 245 x 260 mm, which is larger than that of both the Ender 3 V2 and the CR-6 SE. Therefore, you can easily print medium-to-large size models with this printer.
If you’ve been feeling your current resin 3D printer does not have adequate space for your larger miniatures, the Vyper would be a good upgrade.
Automatic Bed Leveling
As we’ve come to expect of modern printers, the Anycubic Vyper has automatic bed leveling. The printer has an intelligent 16-point leveling system that automatically adjusts the hotbed through a pressure strain gauge to ensure it is even.
Double Photoelectric Limit
The unit also comes with double Z-axis lead screws with photoelectric limit switches for a more synchronous movement. The screws also ensures a more stable operation of the Z-axis. Moreover, the switches automatically compensate for any differences when zeroing on the hotbed.
In a nutshell, the Anycubic Vyper 3D printer allows for one-touch leveling and printing. You won’t need to twist or turn the knobs beforehand to level the print bed.
Majority of Anycubic 3D printers come fitted with the well-known Anycubic Ultrabase bed. However, with the Vyper, the glass bed has been replaced with a removable magnetic spring steel bed.
This spring bed remains stable, even at high temperatures, and is coated with a special rubber-like surface that does not scratch. The surface ensures that your prints stick well, thus eliminating the need for using glue as a stick-up option.
After printing, you can remove your models by bending the steel plate.
The magnetic steel bed is a worthy upgrade of the well-known Anycubic Ultrabase glass bed as it enables prints to not only adhere on it well, but also get removed easily.
As 3D printer manufacturers increasingly add touchscreens on their new 3D printer models, the Anycubic Vyper has leaped ahead of budget 3D printers with its large 4.3-inche color touch panel. The touchscreen has a new intuitive UI that is smooth and easy to operate.
Coming to the core, the Anycubic Vyper sports a 32-bit motherboard and an ARM Cortex-M3 chip. These two parts all makes the 3D printer quite fast in operations. Moreover, with the integration of the TMC2209 silent stepper drivers, you can expect nothing but smooth and quiet operations.
Dual Print Head Fans
The Vyper comes with two print head fan that help it to keep cool. The fans also make the printed layers cool fast, reducing the risk of print artifacts.
Dual Gear Extrusion
The Vyper 3D printer comes with dual-geared Bowden extruder for feeding the filaments. The dual-gear extruder ensures that no filaments, including flexible materials or the squishy ones, will get stuck during the feeding process.
Filament Runout and Auto Resume
At this point-in-time, no 3D printer should lack a filament runout and auto-resume function. The Anycubic Vyper 3D printer will automatically pause when it detects that the filament has run out. After adding some filament, the printer will resume from where it had stopped.
The 3D printer will also resume printer after a power outage or shutdown. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about wasted filaments in case your UPS runs out of power during a long 3D printing process.
The Vyper is also integrated with a toolbox that you can use to store away your clippers, Allen keys, and everything in between. The in-storage drawer is a nice feature to have, just like the Ender CR-6 SE and the Ender 3 V2 have.