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Anet A8 (Kit)

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Starring an all-metal pulley system, Anet A8 is a popular DIY FDM 3D printer. The printer comes with an onboard LCD interface with five keys for straightforward operation. Also, the machine is compatible with a wide number of materials like ABS, PLA, Woodfill, Nylon, PVA, and others. Users can print parts with significant build volume up to 220 mm * 220 mm * 240 mm.

Anet A8 is a great opportunity for learning how to piece your 3D printer together and provides you with a sense of accomplishment after setting it up.

All of its components such as rods, gears, bearings as well as connectors are made from Stainless Steel thereby allowing for a more precise and smoother printing experience. Moreover, the printer manufacturer has a very active community that supports beginners via forums and Facebook groups.

Benefits:

  • Affordable 3D printer.
  • Can be upgraded.
  • Provides an easy opportunity to learn FDM 3D printing.
  • Appropriate print quality.

Specification: Anet A8 (Kit)

Model

A8 (Kit)

Manufacturer

Anet

Price Range

$ 179

Release date

2017

Country

China

Availability

Available

Classification

DIY/Kit

Technology

Extrusion (FFF- FDM…)

Material

ABS, Other plastics, PLA

Filament diameter

1.75 mm 0.07 in

OS compatibility

Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows

Generic material

Yes

XY accuracy

0.01 mm 0 in

Max. build size

220 × 220 × 240 mm 8.66 × 8.66 × 9.45 in

Max. build volume

11.62 L

Max. print speed

100 mm 3.94 in /s

Min. layer thickness

0.1 mm 0.004 in

Dimensions

500 × 400 × 450 mm 19.69 × 15.75 × 17.72 in

Weight

7.4 kg 16.31 lb

Nozzle diameter(s)

0.4 mm 0.02 in

Power input

180W | 110V – 240V

Heated print bed

Yes

Heated build chamber

No

Automatic calibration

No

Closed frame

No

Dual extruder

No

Independent Dual Extruder

No

Full color

No

LCD screen

Yes

Touchscreen

No

On-board camera

No

Mobile app

No

3D scanners

No

CNC mill

No

Electronics 3D printing

No

Laser engraving

No

Conveyor belt

No

Air filter

No

Pellet extruder

No

USB

No

Wifi

No

Bluetooth

No

SD card

Yes

Ethernet

No

Videos: Anet A8 (Kit)

Expert Score 8.5
Affordability
10
Quality
8
Speed
8
Capability
8
Practicality
7
User Expectations
10
PROS:
  • Anet A8 makes up for a very affordable 3D printer kit.
  • It is a capable 3D printer if compared with other 3D printers in the same price range.
  • You can modify Anet A8 in the future.
  • There are many enhancements available with Anet A8 in the future.
  • The printer can provide you a great learning experience about FDM 3D printing.
CONS:
  • The assembly instructions of this printer lack luster.
  • The user interface of this printer is not as smooth as others.
  • Manual calibration is something that can be a pain.
  • The printer is not aesthetically pleasing.
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