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Anet A6

Short specifications

  • FDM(Fused Deposition Modeling)
  • 220x220x250 printing size
  • 100 mm / s
  • 1.75mm ABS, PLA, Hips
  • Hotbed 250 ℃
  • 1 Nozzle 0.4mm, max 250℃
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Additional information

Type 3d printer

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Brand

Shenzhen Anet Technology Co Ltd

Technology

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM / FFF)

Сountry

China

Site

https://anet3d.com

Filament diameter

1.75

Material

ABS, PLA, Hips

Speed

100 mm / s

Nozzle quantity

1

Nozzle Diameter

1.75

Nozzle Temperature

250

Area Size

220x220x250

Bed

Heated

Hotbed Temperature

100

File Format

STL, OBJ, JPG

Work

USB, Card Reader

Addittional

LCD Screen, USB, Card Reader

Description

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKzyUndpXb9

Anet A6: An Affordable and Easy to Use 3D Printer

Anet A6

Are you looking for an affordable 3D printer that is easy to use? The Anet A6 might be the perfect option for you. This printer has a number of features that make it a great choice for beginners, and it is also priced affordably. In this article, we will take a closer look at the Anet A6 and discuss its key features. We will also check on both positive and negative reviews given by users who have bought it and give you our verdict on whether or not this printer is worth buying.

Key Features

  • The Anet A6 is a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable, reliable, and easy-to-use printer.
  • It comes with a fairly standard build volume. The A66 has a build volume of 220 x 220 x 250 mm, which is larger than most printers in its price range.
  • It has a heated bed. The heated bed helps to improve adhesion and printing quality.
  • It comes with an LCD touch screen. The LCD touch screen makes it easy to navigate the printer’s menus and settings.
  • It has a filament run-out sensor. The filament run-out sensor prevents prints from being ruined if the filament runs out during printing.
  • It comes with an auto-leveling function. The auto-leveling function ensures that the print bed is level, which improves printing quality.
  • It has a resume printing function. The resume printing function allows you to continue a print job even if the power is interrupted.
  • The customer service is excellent. Anet’s customer service is responsive and helpful, and they offer free technical support for their printers.

Reviews of Anet A6

Anet A6

Positive Reviews

  • The 3D Printer Bee says that Anet A6 is a great printer with a strong and well-built frame. They add that the control panel and the interface are easy to operate. It has such a big community since it also has a spacious print volume and the printing temperature is up to 260°C. Furthermore, they say that it has a filament roll which allows various filaments.
  • According to ELCTROLOOM, they say that this Anet A6 is the best since it is upgradable to produce quality prints. They also add that this printer is an open system that allows its users to adjust the printer to whatever suits them. It also encourages one to assemble it themselves without supporting ending up learning. They also attribute its price as well matching with its quality.
  • Comparison Arena says that the Anet A6 printer price from the seller is economical and satisfying compared to its performance. They also add that it is easy to use the LCD Display because it has been improved and updated. It has a spectacular resolution and the prints produced are quality.
  • Raymond E. Powell in his review on Amazon says that the printer is easy to use, has high-resolution capacity, and high-quality prints. He also adds that you don’t really need to be connected to the computer all the time because it uses an SD card also. It also doesn’t slip in 2D compared to many other printers.
  • Gadget Friendly says that the instructions for assembling Anet A6 are straightforward and easy to follow with much ease. It is a reliable printer that allows the use of an SD Card. He adds that the LCD Display is easy to use and very convenient.

 

Anet A6

  • Dylan Kowalski on his YouTube channel says that Anet A6 has a nice power supply that works so well without interfering with its printing work. He also adds that the manual guide is clear and easy to follow making it easy to assemble. Setting it up takes a little bit of time which is directly equal to the perfect performance of the printer.

Anet A6

Negative Reviews

  • PEVLY says that Anet A6 has loose screws which are annoying because one has to keep on checking them in case of any eventuality. They also add that the bed leveling is not automatic like other printers. Instead leveling is manual which makes it look old-fashioned.
  • TOTAL 3D PRINTING explains that Anet A4 is not perfect because it lacks consistency and reliability. They also add that when you order the printer, most of the time as observed by different people, some parts are missing and if they are there, they may be not befitting. They have different measurements.
  • Cye604 on Reddit says that the process of ordering, shipping, and CS is absolutely horrible and cannot be depended on. He continues to say that the Anet A6 may be quality, but needs to be upgraded in order to achieve whatever the user wants to print.
  • E. Xavier in his review on Amazon says it took him too much time, approximately 6 hours to assemble Anet A6. Despite all that process, it never worked including the LCD Display. He adds that the4 control board seems to have a big problem.

Life Hacks When Using Anet A6

If you own an Anet A, chances are you will want to use it as often as possible. Here are some life hacks that can help make using your Anet A easier.

  • Use a piece of software called Cura. Cura allows you to slice your STL files into G-code, which is the code that the printer understands. It is available for free online.
  • Try printing with different materials. ABS and PLA are the most common, but there are others like PETG and Nylon that can give you different results.
  • If your prints are not coming out the way you want them to, try adjusting the settings in Cura. There are a lot of options and it can be overwhelming, but experimentation is the best way to find what works for you.

We hope these life hacks help make using your Anet A easier. Do you have any other tips? Share them with us in the comments!

Manual

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Basic Software

Download simple 3D printer software (slicer):

Test models for printing on Anet A6 3D Printer

Calibration check and first print model.

XYZ 20mm Calibration Cube

This is a simple calibration test cube for your 3D printer.

xyzCalibration_cube_preview_featured

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1278865

Cali Cat

Cali Cat is designed to be the purrfect initial calibration and benchmarking print.

Calicat

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1545913

Two towers

Ultrafast and economical stringing test

two tower

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2219103

Fast full test

All In One 3D Printer test

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2656594

Settings for 3D printing

Basic settings for printing with various filament.

Final printer settings depend on model and filament!

PLA

  • Nozzle temperature – 200℃
  • Bed temperature – 60℃
  • Start speed – 20 mm/s
  • Printing speed – 60 mm/s
  • Fan – 100%

ABS

  • Nozzle temperature – 230℃
  • Bed temperature – 100℃
  • Start speed – 20 mm/s
  • Printing speed – 40 mm/s
  • Fan – 0%
  • Raft

PETG

  • Nozzle temperature – 235℃
  • Bed temperature – 70℃
  • Start speed – 20 mm/s
  • Printing speed – 60 mm/s
  • Fan – 80%

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