Wanhao’s Duplicator i3 therefore gives you a great 3D printer, with a sturdy build quality and enough versatility so that your options will only be limited by your learning curve. A don’t forget we are here to help you learn as fast as you can.
So whether you want to learn 3D printing or you are an experienced hobbyist this 3D printer can suit you.
The Wanhao i3 Duplicator 3D printer features
The i3 Duplicator comes with a pre-assembled steel frame for strength and rigidity. It also includes the MK10 single extruder, Heated bed and the electronics are housed in a stamped steel case for added protection. Note that he duplicator comes in three parts, two of which have to be bolted together, due to the way it is packaged.
The new i3 v2.1 has a number of improvements and tweaks over previous versions including:
Extra long 45mm LM8UU bearing guides on the extruder assembly for better lateral tracking
Slanted the LCD screen for easy viewing
Full colour instructions
Thumb turn knobs for bed levelling
Given the versatility of the i3 Duplicator it can also use lots of different speciality 3d printer filaments. Dependent upon the filament some modifications may need to be made to the extruder, but for the large part it can print anything that falls within its specifications.
Wanhao i3 Duplicator Software
The i3 Duplicator uses Cura Software. Cura is an open source Slicer software originally designed by Ultimaker. It is one of the most popular 3D printing software packages and their is a wealth of support and knowledge for it’s use on the web. It is also being continuously developed using the army of open source software developers and Ultimaker.
i3 Duplicator specifications
Weight & dimensions
- dimensions: 40 x 41 x 40 cm
- weight: 10kg
- Technology: FDM
- Print heads: Single extruder (MK10)
- Maximum creation size: 20 x 20 x 18 cm
- Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
- Compatible material: PLA, ABS, PVA, PEVA, HIPS,
- Filament diameter: 1.75mm
- Printing temperature: 180°C ~ 240°C
- Max. print speed: 60mm/sec
- Heated Print surface: yes (60-100°C)
- Enclosed build chamber: no
- Layer thickness: 0.1-0.5mm
- Positioning accuracy: 0.012mm XY; 0.0004mm Z
- Wired:USB 2.0, SD card
- Description: Cura
- File Types: STL, .OBJ
- System Requirements: Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Linux, Mac OSX