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Anet A8 3D printer on sale. 220x220x240mm, heated bed, LCD display

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The Anet A8 3D printer is derived from the Prusa i3 3D printer well known to makers whose design dates back to 2012. The Anet A8, however, provides some improvement over the original version. The initial print volume (200 x 200 x 180mm) has been increased to 220 x 220 x 240mm. The print speed is a little slower (100mm/s instead of 125mm/s). This is not the fastest 3D printer on the market, but it is very correct given its very tight price.

It is an ideal printer to start with 3D printing. First of all, it is often found in promo at around $150 at major Chinese merchant sites (all offers and coupon codes are updated regularly below). Despite this price, the A8 is very well equipped. First, the design is robust. The acrylic structural elements guarantee good stability during printing. Stability is sufficient to obtain a layer thickness between 0.1 and 0.3mm. The A8 is equipped with an LCD screen as well as 5 buttons that provide access to the printer’s setting options. It is possible to print from a 3D printing software such as Cura for example by connecting the printer to your computer (Windows PC, macOS, Linux, Raspberry Pi …) using a USB cable. If the printer is not detected automatically, install the drivers for the CH340G USB to Serial converter. The drivers are available on Anet’s dropbox here. The motherboard is also equipped with an SD board reader. The firmware of the A8 supports GCode, OBJ and STL files.

The A8 is a versatile printer. Equipped with a heating plate, it is able to print a wide variety of filaments (PLA, ABS, PVA, PP), including special filaments (wood, HIPS, fluorescent).

Technical specifications

Resources to assemble the Anet A8

Anet provides many resources needed to assemble the printer and adjust your A8

Help videos

Anet put on Youtube several videos subtitled in English very useful for the assembly and the setting.

Assembly (part 1)

Assembly (part 2)

Z axis adjustment

Installing the auto leveling sensor on the Z axis

The Anet A8 is not equipped with a self-leveling sensor. It is an accessory that must be purchased separately for about $10. This video explains how to replace the limit switch with an auto leveling sensor. This option slightly increases the price of the printer but it is an option that brings a great comfort of everyday use. It is a shame to deprive oneself of it. The self-leveling sensor is installed behind the print head.

3D printing parts to improve your A8

At this price, the A8 has some flaws. The very active community has made available on Thingiverse several pieces that you just have to print to improve your Anet A8:

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Accessories and Spare Parts for Anet A6 or A8 3D Printers

Anet A6, more robust, hot bed up to 100°C

A more robust version with superior capabilities, the Anet A6 is also available for a very close price.

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Product weight (kg) 8.5000
Package weight (kg) 9.0000
Package Size(L x W x H) 51.00 x 34.50 x 21.50 cm, 20.08 x 13.58 x 8.46 inches
Package Contents 1 x A8 3D Desktop Acrylic LCD Screen Printer DIY High Accuracy Self Assembly, 1 x Pack of Accessories
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