Wanhao Duplicator 4S Review

Wanhao Duplicator 4S is the latest product from Wanhao’s four generations of 3D printers.

The technology of the Duplicator 4S is much the same as of the previous printers. However, there are also various technological improvements that the company has done.

The Duplicator 4S is an FDM printer with a build volume of 22.5 x 14.5 x 15 cm. The printer produces high-quality prints and can reach 100-500 microns layer height. You can print build materials using various types of filaments, including PLA and ABS on the dual extruder.

wanhao duplicator 4s review

To start off, let’s look at the specs of this 3D printer.

Wanhao Duplicator 4S Specs

Printer TypeFDM
MaterialPLA
Build Volume22.5 x 14.5 x 15 cm
Minimum Layer Height100 microns
Maximum Layer Height500 microns
Extruder Head2
XY Precision11 microns
Printing Speed40 mm/s
Open SourceOnly software
Can You Use 3rd Party Material?Yes
Heated PlatformYes
Filament Diameter1.75
On-printer ControlsYes
ConnectivityUSB, SD Card

Wanhao Duplicator 4S Review

In this Wanhao Duplicator 4S review, we’ll look at the design, printer quality, and specs of the 3D printer.

Design

The Wanhao Duplicator 4S 3D printer is made up of a steel chassis that makes it heavier and, therefore, more stable when producing 3D objects. The printer has a built-in heat plate that facilitates the use of different filaments for your prints.

The 3D printer is a black box and has windows that create a closed print environment. Therefore, when your 3D model is being printed, it will not be exposed to temperature or wind differences that could affect the end result.

On the front of the 3D printer, there is an LCD screen that is easy to navigate and provided adequate feedback. This is also the location of the printer’s SD card (memory card) that you can use to transfer the models you want printed.

Print Quality

The Duplicator 4S prints high-quality 3D models. The printer has a resolution of 0.1 mm, which makes the prints extra detailed and carefully crafted at edges and corners.high quality prints

Assembly & Connectivity

Despite its low price, the Wanhao printer comes completely assembled, apart from some screws that require screwing.

However, screwing the screws is easy and can be done fast. From there, you will be ready to start printing your models.

The Duplicator 4S can be connected directly to the computer through a USB cable if you do not want to use the printer’s SD card to transfer files.

Filament Material

The Duplicator 4S print models using different filaments. ABS, the most common filament for 3D printers, works very well in the printer.

The best filament for the Wanhao Duplicator 4S printer is Prima filament. However, you can also print with filaments from other vendors.

When you purchase the Duplicator 4S, it comes with 2 filament rolls with 100 color combinations to choose from.

Wanhao Duplicator 4S Software

The Duplicator 4S comes with Replicator G software, which is installed on the memory card. You can also download the software from Replicator G website for installation.

To further improve the quality of your 3D printed objects, you can use SimpliFy3D instead of Replicator G.

SimpliFy3D provides clearer instructions to the printer, allowing it to print more customized and better prints. The CAD software you use has a greater impact on the final results of your prints.

Watch the Wanhao Duplicator 4S review video below:

Pros

  • Can print different types of filaments (both ABS and PLA are supported)
  • Is an affordable printer
  • Has a dual extruder for faster printing
  • A wide heated platform for printing large models

Cons

  • The community is small and hence getting support can be difficult
  • Is a little bit noisy

Summary

The Duplicator 4S is a slightly simpler model compared to the popular 3D printers on the market . However, it produces high-quality 3D objects and is also affordable.

The Wanhao 3D printer has a maximum resolution of 0.1 mm, which means that it does not compromise on quality. This is impressive for a printer in the price range.

If you are looking for an affordable 3D printer prints high-quality 3D models, the Duplicator 4S is a good option. This is a great 3D printer for beginners and for both commercial and home use.

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