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Cheap 3D printer: Anet A8 V2 now available

the Version V2 of the 3D printer Anet A8, which was announced at the end of July, is now available in Manufacturer’s shop be ordered. The price is € 152.75. The delivery takes place from the EU, so that no additional customs fees are due.

Compared to its predecessor, almost everything has changed in the A8 V2: Instead of a not too stable Plexiglas frame, aluminum profiles are now used. The X-axis and printing table are now guided in the slots of the aluminum profiles with rollers, similar to those of the competitor Creality Ender 3. However, at 20 mm x 20 mm, the profiles are significantly thinner than the Ender 3 (20 mm x 40 mm or 40 mm x 40 mm).

The installation space is 220 mm x 220 mm x 250 mm, similar to the predecessor. The electronics are completely new. Unfortunately, a housing for the display and the cover for the mainboard are missing. The buyer has to print them himself. It was necessary to save somewhere.

But Anet has not only applied the red pencil with the housing parts: Now only PLA is specified as a usable material.

Only PLA is intended as printing material.

The reason for this is likely to be the saved print bed heating. Unfortunately, this is not explicitly mentioned on the manufacturer’s website. In the presentation video, however, the included plug-in power supply is shown, which has only 72 watts of power. This means that such a heater (even for retrofitting) is not possible, which greatly limits the possible uses of the new A8.

24V / 3A of the Anet-A8-V2 power supply unit are not sufficient for a print bed heater.

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