Anycubic 3D Printers – Photon, i3 Mega, Kossel Delta, and 4 Max
I’ve been seeing the Anycubic name pop up a lot lately. They are making a huge splash in the low-end market. The Anycubic Photon has been taking the SLA market by storm. This is the little printer that can. It is inexpensive at under $500 and the reviews for it are outstanding. This one has caught on, and is gaining a quickly growing following. Their Mega i3 has been getting a lot of praise for its quality at such a low price. Their Kossel seems to have the same response and is easily upgraded and expanded upon. It’s my personal go-to 3D Printer now.
About the Anycubic 3D Printers:
Anycubic Photon DLP 3D Printer – Great Resin Printer at a Great Price
This is the latest printer from Anycubic and has just been released. Anycubic is expecting the price of the Photon to be $438 plus shipping (a bit over $100 to the US). This is a DLP style resin printer like the FLSUN -S Complete, Wanhao D7 or Micromake L2. The build volume is 115mm x 65mm x 155mm. It also comes with a color screen to interface with it.
- The Photon has been released on Amazon.
- You can order the Anycubic Photon from AliExpress.
- Talk about, and learn more about the Anycubic Photon Owner’s Group.
- Learn more about the Anycubic Photon on our preview page.
- Anycubic has now released an unbox and Build video for the Photon.
- 3D Maker Noob has an unboxing video.
- You can learn more about the Anycubic Photon from their Youtube Video.
The i3 Mega is an i3 Cartesian style printer with a 210 x 210 x 205mm build area. It is about average for an i3 designed printer. Where it goes beyond other printers in this category is that it comes with a metal frame, touch screen control, plus has power loss recovery and filament sensor built in. These latter two are non-existent in the lower end market. Like the CR-10 and Tevo Tornado, it also comes “mostly” assembled and tested. This is one of the printers I talk about in my 3D buying Guide because of the reviews. You can see video reviews from 3D Maker Noob and well as CHEP 3D Printing as well as Greg_FL talking about it. You can purchase it from these online stores: (Amazon | Gearbest | AliExpress Official Store).
The other 3D Printer I have heard good things about, at a low price, is the Kossel Delta 3D Printer. It comes in 2 versions, the Pulley Version and the Linear Rails version. These are “Kit” printers, in that they come disassembled. The Delta design is great for faster prints, but is a more advanced printer than the i3 Caresian styles. The Pulley version has a 300mm build height and 180mm diameter build surface while the linear rails version has a 270mm build height and 200mm diameter build surface. I’ve finally put together my review of the Anycubic Kossel Linear Plus version of their delta printer. I really like this 3D Printer. It has been the only printer that has reliably been functional for the past week. This is a great work-horse 3D Printer. Check the review out for more. Anycubic even features a series of build videos to help you get this together.
I have now received one of these Delta printers from Anycubic. So far, I have a preview done. Deltas are very different and very cool to watch work. I’ll have a full review up once I get more time printing and get a good understanding of this printer. After printing for 2 days, I have to say, I am loving this printer. It prints FAST. And the prints look good.
Note: As I use this 3D Printer, I am just more and more impressed by its quality. This is a terrific 3D Printer (My final review). I’ve recently been upgrading it with a few additional braces, and I am not really sure they help at all. This thing is a rock, out of the box.
The Anycubic 4Max 3D printer is Anycubic’s latest entry in the 3D Printing market. This 3D Printer boasts a full frame for a more rigid print bed and being semi enclosed makes it easier to print materials that like higher and more consistent temperatures like ABS. They are expecting to ramp up the supply of these printers through March and into April so currently there is very limited stock. I’ll add other links as I come across them about this 3D Printer. These printers should start at $399.