We’ve previously worked with 3D printers from QIDI Tech, such as the QIDI Tech X-Max, I-Fast, X-Plus and others. What we love about the line of 3D printers from QIDI Tech is their relatively fast printing speeds, large build volume, and high quality prints.
And now, the company has unveiled 3 new 3D printers in its product line. These are the QIDI X-Max3, X-Plus3 and the X-Smart3. Below, we take a look at the features, specs and performance of the QIDI X-Max3 and X-Plus3. These two units have nearly the same characteristics, and therefore, their performance is easy to compare.
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The Qidi Tech X-Max3 3 printer is a worthy upgrade of the X-Max. This machine is perfect for anyone who loves tinkering, students, hobbyists, or professionals. The machine is pretty big and ships when already assembled. This means you can get started printing in a few minutes.
Setting up the machine is easy. You can unbox it and have it ready to go in just 15 minutes!
|3D Printer||QIDI X-Max 3||QIDI X-Plus 3|
|Technology||FDM（Fused Deposition Modeling）||FDM（Fused Deposition Modeling）|
|Z Axis||Double Z axis||Double Z axis|
|X axis||Hardened Wear-resistant Carbon Fiber Rod||Hardened Wear-resistant Carbon Fiber Rod|
|Max Speed of Tool Head||600mm/s||600mm/s|
|Max Extruder Flow||35mm³/s||35mm³/s|
|Printing Accuracy||± 0.1 mm||± 0.1 mm|
|Bed Leveling||Automatic Leveling||Automatic Leveling|
|Extruder transmission ratio||9.5:1||9.5:1|
|Hot end||Ceramic Heating Core||Ceramic Heating Core|
|Extruder||High-flow Direct Drive Extruder||High-flow Direct Drive Extruder|
|Nozzle material||Copper alloy nozzle
Hardened steel nozzle
|Copper alloy nozzle
Hardened steel nozzle
|Nozzle diameter||0.4mm (0.2,0.6,0.8mm Optional)||0.4mm (0.2,0.6,0.8mm Optional)|
|Hot bed temperature||≤120℃||≤120℃|
|Printing Plate||Double-Sided Flexible Magnetic HF Plate||Double-Sided Flexible Magnetic HF Plate|
|Auxiliary Part Cooling Fan||Yes||Yes|
|Chamber Temperature Control||65°C Independent Chamber Heating||65°C Independent Chamber Heating|
|Chamber Circulation Fan With Activated carbon air filter||Yes||No|
800*480 touch screen
800*480 touch screen
|Seal print||Dryer Box + Desiccant||Dryer Box + Desiccant|
|Connection Options||Wi-Fi/USB Flash Drive/Ethernet Cable||Wi-Fi/USB Flash Drive/Ethernet Cable|
|Voltage||100-240VAC, 50/60Hz||100-240VAC, 50/60Hz|
|Main Processer||Cortex-A53,64-bit Preocessor
|Operating System||Windows, MacOS, Linux||Windows, MacOS, Linux|
|Compatible filament||PLA, ABS, ASA, PETG, TPU, PET-CF, PA12-CF, PC, UltraPA, Nylon, etc.||PLA, ABS, ASA, PETG, TPU, PET-CF, PA12-CF, PC, UltraPA, Nylon, etc.|
|Assembly||Assembled and First Print within 10 minutes||Assembled and First Print within 10 minutes|
The printer is packed with a ton of features that make printing a breeze. The bed leveling is super simple, it’s quiet when printing, and has an air purifier to keep the air clean. The auto leveling function uses 16 points to calculate the printing compensation.
The printer, which is based on the CoreXY structure stays stable during printing. The installed TMC2209 silent stepper drives ensure the unit is quiet during operations.
You can also connect the QIDI X-Max3 3D printer to WiFi, while its print-pause function allows you to stop and start as you please. Finally, if the power goes out, the printer will resume your print where it left off once it’s back on.
The QIDI X-Max3’s build quality is great. The printer has a dual-Z axis to make sure everything comes out perfectly. Even though it only has one extruder, it can handle different kinds of materials. Therefore, you can experiment with all sorts of options. And if you ever need help or upgrades, the customer service is top-notch.
The X-Max3 can be used to print all sorts of things, from ornaments and characters to cosplay accessories and functional parts.
Check out what this user printed with their 3D printer – these are intricate chess pieces. And the best part is, the print quality is seriously impressive. The details are crazy smooth and accurate, and you can tell they put a ton of work into it.
Another user also printed a dinosaur. The surfaces are totally smooth, the teeth are nice and sharp, and the edges are super precise. It’s seriously impressive how realistic it looks!
The Qidi Tech X-Max3 3D printer is seriously impressive when it comes to the details. It can print layers at 50 microns. This means you get super smooth surfaces and tons of tiny details.
One of the reasons this printer is so good is because it’s fully enclosed. The enclosure helps keep everything stable and reliable. The printer also has advanced extruders and a really versatile build plate. This means you can print all sorts of things without worrying about quality issues.
And if you’re worried about stopping and starting all the time, don’t be – this printer has tons of smart features that make everything super smooth. You can keep printing for hours and hours without any issues.
And speaking of printing, check out these screws printed with the X-Max3. The result is seriously impressive. You can see all the details in the prints and everything looks super realistic. Overall, if you want top-notch print quality, this printer is definitely worth considering.
The Qidi Tech X-Max3 3D has two nozzles, both 0.4 mm in diameter. That might not sound like a big deal, but it’s actually super important because it gives you a great balance between speed and detail. You can print things pretty quickly without sacrificing the quality of the final product.
The unit has a printing speed of 600 mm/s with an acceleration of 20000mm/s². This speed is possible thanks to a number of things; Klipper, CoreXY structure, 9:5:1 gear ratio 5:1 gear ratio ensures a strong and stable flow supply and faster extrusion.
The Qidi Tech X-Max3 3D printer is versatile, thanks to its two extruders. That means you can use a wide range of materials to print all sorts of things. The extruders have been upgraded to be lightweight, shedding off 1000g to weigh just 600g.
The first extruder is made of copper. This part is designed for professional printing with PLA, ABS, and TPU materials. The hotend provided better thermal activity, allowing you to make all sorts of cool stuff with basic materials.
If you want to take things up a notch, there’s a high-performance extruder made of steel that’s perfect for printing with PC, Nylon, and even Carbon fiber.
You shouldn’t be worried about your prints coming out looking weird or not sticking together properly. The extruders come with a 4-side blowing turbofan that cools everything down as you print. That helps reduce warping and stringing, and generally makes everything look a lot better.
Both the hotends can reach a maximum temperature of 350℃.
The Qidi Tech X-Max3 3D printer is really something when it comes to printing with difficult materials. Thanks to its clever extruder design, heatable print bed, and efficient enclosure, you can print with all sorts of cool stuff, including ABS-type materials, Carbon fiber, PC, Nylon, and TPU.
Unlike many FDM printers out there, the X-MAX comes with both a heated print bed and a closed print chamber. That’s a big deal because it means you can print with all sorts of materials without worrying about them warping or cracking.
The chamber is heated by an independent heating device and can reach a maximum temperature of 65℃. The control chamber is important for high efficiency printing or industrial materials such as PET-CF, PAHT-CF, and others.
There is also an air circulation fan with an activated carbon air filter in the chamber in the X-Max3. The X-Plus3 does not have an air purifier in the chamber.
The build plate supports printing on both sides. Therefore, you can choose the most suitable printing side depending on the kind of filament you’re using. If you’re using standard materials, you should print on the front face. But if you’re using advanced consumables, you should print on the reverse side.
Taking your prints off the plate is easy. The bed is removable and flexible, so you can easily bend it to get your prints off. It’s super easy and convenient.
The Qidi Tech X-MAX uses 1.75 mm filament and has an open feeding system. This gives you a lot of choices when it comes to picking out the right material for your project.
With a build area of 325 x 325 x 325 mm, you’ve got plenty of space to print just about anything you might need. Whether you’re looking to create a cool toy for your kids, a new accessory for your cosplay costume, or even some functional parts for your home, the X-MAX has got you covered.
The Qidi Tech X-Max3’s controls are easy to navigate with its full-color touchscreen. You can choose from multiple languages, and the icons make it simple to operate. You can print 3D models from your computer through USB cable, Wi-Fi, or LAN, or by using an SD card.
The printer software, QIDI Print, is based on Cura slicer, a popular program known for its reliability. It’s user-friendly and compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X. The software has two modes: beginner or expert, and it provides a preview of your print on the touchscreen. The software works with x3g and G-code formats and is easy to use. You can also use other slicing programs like Ultimaker’s Cura or Simplify3D with QIDI printers.
When you buy the QIDI Tech X-MAX 3D printer, you will receive everything you need to set up the machine. The printer comes pre-assembled, and you will also receive the necessary parts. Here’s what in the box.
- QIDI Tech X-Max3 3D Printer
- Dryer box
- 500g filament
- Filament spool holder
- A set of Allen keys
- 7mm spanner
- Flat head screwdriver
- 0.44mm nozzle cleaning tool
- Power cord
- Ethernet cable
- Glue stick
- USB 2.0 stick
- Spare parks kits
- Ordinary hotend
The QIDI Tech X-MAX comes in a sleek black color, making it a great fit for home, school, or professional settings. With a weight of 24.5 kg, it’s not too heavy to move around when necessary.
The printer features two spool holders, one mounted internally at the back of the device, and another one on top of it externally.
At a price of $1099.00 (pre-order price), the QIDI Tech X-MAX offers an excellent combination of features, build volume, and functionality that makes it a worthwhile investment for anyone who wants a high-quality 3D printer. The retail price is $1399. Therefore, you might want to get this unit quickly before the price goes up. The pre-order price is valid up to May, 2023.
If you are interested in the QIDI Plus 3, the pre-order price is just $799 (which is $300 off the retail price of $1099. Therefore, get it as soon as possible before the normal price is reinstated in May, 2023. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for a review of the printers coming up soon.