I recently ordered a Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus 3D printer from http://www.technologyoutlet.co.uk through www.amazon.co.uk for 379£ + 25£ shipment =406£. 1 week later I had the package in my hands. After opening it I realised they had sent me a Wanhao Duplicator i3 v2.1!!. I emailed them and they told me that it was a mistake and they were willing to collect and resend me the original one or to refund me with 100£. I couldn’t wait for another week and more so I chose the second option and I kept the Wanhao Duplicator i3 v2.1. The 2 printers print with almost the same quality, the only differences are with the interface. The plus is more friendly to the final user (touch screen) with some minor improvements to the cable management.
Wanhao Duplicator i3 v2.1 Characteristics:
Included Printing Material: 10 Ft. of Black PLA Filament (Standard) or 2 PLA Filament Rolls (Optional)
Extruder: MK10 Single-Extruder
Filament Size: 1.75mm Dedicated
- Top Hotend Temperature: 260°C (Short-term), 240°C (Long-term)
Layer Capability: 0.1mm (100 microns)
Build Envelope: 200mm x 200mm x 180mm (8in. x 8in. x 7in.)
- Build Surface: Heated Bed Plate and Wanhao Adhesive Sheet
Filament Capabilities: PLA, ABS, PVA, Stainless Steel, NinjaFlex, Nylon, HIPS, Woodfill, LayBrick, CopperFILL, BronzeFILL, MOLDLAY, Conductive, Carbon Fiber, Polyurethane plus more!
Compatible Software: Repetier (Opensource), CURA (Opensource), MatterControl (Opensource), Simplify 3D (Details)
- File Type: Gcode
- File Transfer: microSD Card & USB
Frame Color: Steel Frame (Powder Coated Black)
- Warranty: 1 Year FREE parts replacements and FREE in-shop service
The assembly was easy and the first prints were better than I expected.
The wanhao duplicator i3 V2.1 is a pretty decent 3D printer. For the price is a perfect way to get into the world of 3D printing with very good results. It has some cons like the cable management, some noisy bearings etc but nothing that it can’t be fixed easily with the help of the large and resourceful community of the Wanhao duplicator i3 owners which is at the same time the greatest plus of the printer.