Review on 3D printer Prusa i3 (model A8)

 In the modern world, technologies are developing by leaps and bounds, and new devices, gadgets, as well as their modifications are created and improved constantly. A few years ago, 3D printers were new, costly, and were used in rather narrow areas - for example, in medical transplantation or in manufacturing plants to create small parts. Now this device is also available to the average user at a relatively low price. Moreover, the materials themselves (plastic, rubber, wood) have become more or less accessible, and the printers can already be modified independently, focusing on your needs, changing case parts, designs, and even software and boards. This printer model belongs to the DIY type, which allows the buyer to assemble this device himself. Along with all the parts, the printer comes with assembly instructions (on a USB flash drive), as well as the necessary software for the printer to operate and sample models. I must say right away that the Cura G-code generation program supplied with the printer is not the most full-featured of its kind.

So, the package arrived in a well-packed box without any damage. The weight of the box was approximately 10 kg.

The 3 foam trays contained the parts of the printer itself. Electronic devices have been sealed in bags or boxes.

The assembly process has begun ... The instructions provided by the seller describe all the steps in the assembly process in sufficient detail. I think even a child is able to figure out what and how to connect. The kit included all the necessary parts, everything is as it is written in the list. After assembly, there are only a few screws and nuts left. Apparently, they put it with a margin. It took one evening to fully assemble the 3D printer.

Also included with the printer is a holder for a roll of plastic.

This is what the printer looks like in its working condition. The power supply is attached to the right leg, and the control board is attached to the left. The wires from the motors, limit switches and fans are wrapped in a special black insulating material. Above are the screen and buttons for controlling the 3D printer. You can download the G-code to the printer in 2 ways: via a USB cable connected to the computer, or via an SD card inserted into the board.  

In conclusion, I want to say that despite the general similarity of its design with other similar printers, this model is distinguished by an improved system for printing and working with a large number of materials of different softness, ductility and strength. These characteristics are not often found in relatively inexpensive printers. Thus, this printer is an excellent purchase, both for independent design activities and for 3D printing at home. 
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