Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus Review

Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2 is a 3D printer based on Prusa i3 design manufactured by the American company Wanhao.

The model is small and very affordable, making it suitable for semi-professional use. The machine requires no assembly, but can be used as it is when it is removed from the package.

Duplicator i3 V2 Print Quality

The Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2 has a building volume of 200 x 200 x 180 mm, which can be classified as medium objects. The print quality is very high when compared to other printers in the same price range.

The 3D printer can print at a speed of 100 mm per second, but for normal operation, the speed should be somewhere between 10 and 60 mm per second. The printer can print layers that are as thin as 0.1 to 0.4 mm in thickness.

Design

The size of the Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2 is 400 x 410x 400 mm. It’s a pretty small printer that easily comes in the office or on the table at home. The chassis is made of steel, which provides a stable and stylish printer.

The machine has a movable metal sheet with a heated building plate, which prevents the material from cooling too fast and becomes misformed. The diameter of the nozzle is 0.4 mm, which makes it possible to print with relatively high precision.

Filament and material

Thanks to the new MK10 head, you can print items in multiple materials with the Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2, including PLA, ABS and PETG.

You can also print in metal-based materials and nylon that require slightly higher temperatures to be used for printing.

For this, it is recommended that you buy an “all metal hotend” which is a nozzle with a higher temperature limit.

Software

The standard software for Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2 included in the package is Cura, but you can also use the SimpliFy3D software.

Connections and connectivity

The printer can be connected to the computer via a USB port. It also has an external SD card reader, and in the package it also comes with an adapter that you can use to insert the card into the card reader on your computer. On the separate card reader there is also an LCD monitor and a control button.

Summary

Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2 – 3D printer is an easy-to-use machine that is easy to use. It is fully assembled, making it suitable for beginners as well.

It is also an affordable machine that measures quality with printers at much higher price levels.

Technical specification

Number of 3D printheads: 1
3D typing method: FFF
Construction speed: 10-70 mm / s
Material support: PLA, ABS mm
Material Dimension: 1.75 mm
Bearing thickness: 0.1 mm (100 microns)
Position accuracy: XY = 12 microns / 0.012 mm, Z = 4 microns / 0.004 mm
Nozzle: 0.4 mm
Building platform: Heated – up to max 100 ° C
Flow temperature: 260 ° C
Connections: SD card, USB
Construction volume (WxDxH): 200 x 200 x 180 mm (7.2 liters)
Machine Size (WxDxH): 400 x 410 x 400 mm
Writing program: Open source, Cura (open source), Simplify3D
Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux
File format: GCODE
Machine weight: 10 kg

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