Tevo Tarantula Prusa I3 3D Printer DIY Kit 2017 from GearBest.com
If. You have been looking for a sheep through the printer that is easy to build and works without too much modifications. But still gives you absolutely, amazing, results, like this turning vase that was printed in just 45 minutes this, might be the printer for you this is the TEL tarantula. Do-it-yourself. 3d, printer, the. Printer arrived, only one week later and the packing was impeccable, thick foam surrounded, each component, and not a scratch was found on a single part which is really cool some. Of the main parts are the e3d, Bowden, extruder, stepper, motors, MK, s based motherboard, LCD, display with a rotary, knob instead, of push buttons s, 312. Power supply with an integrated, fan at 200. By 200 heated. Bed black, aluminium, profiles, acrylic. Parts and organized. Bags of nuts and bolts for each step mentioned, in the provided, manual, and. They. Even include two rolls of filament, one PLA and one a BS I, began. By removing the paper from all the acrylic parts. The. Manual was very easy to follow the components, needed for each step, was clearly, stated all I had to do was grab the parts and start building. Most. 3d, printers on the market right now within, the same price range uses. Linear bearings. But the tarantula, uses wheels that significantly. Decreases. The noise level of your printer. Just. Like all the 3d printers under $500. The power supply included, in the kit is open, meaning it will have to wire mains, of voltages, be careful when doing this the wiring, should look like this. Once. The wiring to the motherboard was done I performed, the most important, calibration, procedure, in order, to achieve the perfect results, leveling. The heated bed and basically, the nozzle and bed will have a very slim distance, between them it should be the same wherever the extruder, is I grabbed. My filament, of choice heated, up the extruder, and pushed it in the boat an extruder. Using. Simplified, 3d I prepared, the moai statue, as my first printing, object with these settings I. Inserted. The included, SD card, and started, the printing process. Needless. To say it turned out quite bad with poor layer adhesion and the overhangs not properly, in place mainly, due to lack of cooling, as the tarantula, didn't arrive with fans for this purpose, I got. Two of these super sheep turbo fans and printed this bracket, to hold them in place all, in which you can find links to in the description below. After. Installing. The cooling fence I started, this a moai statute, print once again the result was significantly, better but not perfect to, achieve the perfect print, we have to make a couple of other changes the. First upgrade you have to do is printing a spool holder, I quickly made one using fusion, 360, and, is now available on Thingiverse comm for you guys to download. The, seamount is not stiff enough to the point where we leave visible, distortions, in the c-axis of your print thingiverse.com. Has, a great selection of prints you can download for free and, I was lucky enough to find a reinforced, see access mount for, the tarantula. Once. It was completed removed the C motor and dug out a couple of spare nuts and bolts that was included in the kit I slid, the new mount onto the frame and the result was significant. After. Installing the cooling nozzle spool, holder, and the reinforced, C mount I was able to print the perfect, moai statue, at Point, 2 millimeter, layer height.
At, This point I was curious to see how the printer, would handle ABS filament, something, for example the annotate, cannot, do because of the heated bed not reaching, high enough temperature. The. Bed is not good enough and you need the high temperature, in order to avoid problems, like warping. However. The bed of the tarantula, was exceptional, not only did he deploy faster, it was able to reach 110. Degrees without any problems, though I decided, to use 95, degrees the, moai turned out decent, but for a proof-of-concept I, was happy with the results either way. There. Is a couple of key differences, between the, annotate, and the tarantula, that is within the same price range one, huge difference is the type of extruder, the annotate is a direct, drive and the tarantula, is a Bowden abode, an extruder, is great because it's less weight for the X motor to move around and can handle higher speeds, a lot better so, I set up a both printers, running at 100, millimeters, a second, which is considered, to be quite high speeds for printers in this price range. After. 56, minutes the tarantula, was finished. Ten, minutes later the annotate, was done and the quality difference was substantial. With the torrential on the right and a eighth on the left you can clearly see the tarantula, performed a lot better at higher speeds. It's, especially visible, if you look at the chimney or the edges, of the cabin I, also. Thought it would be interesting to compare the noise levels of the two printers as I know this could be a concern for some users, with, the tarantula, off and the a8 printing, with a moderate, speed setting, the average noise level is 58, this, time with the tarantula, printing the average noise level is down to 53, which is a huge difference and is definitely something to keep in mind depending on where you plan to place your printer. Here. Is a quick recap of my review now the packaging, was excellent. They didn't just throw everything in a brown box they took the time to make sure the product would arrive, with free from damage which, is really cool the. Billing process was very enjoyable it, took me around five hours to put together and, it's, definitely something I would recommend to anyone as it is a great way to learn more about electronics. And technology. In, general it. Does require a couple of modifications to provide you with the best results the. Most important ones being the cooling, nozzle, the spool holder and the reinforced, sea mount printing. Abs can be very tricky it's much more temperature, sensitive, than PLA and I, was really happy that the included, heated bed performed, remarkably it, reached way higher temperatures, than, any other Chinese, printer I have been reviewing also. The artwork on the bed is pretty nice too in, conclusion, it performs, amazingly the, overall printing, quality is excellent the, noise level is low and it. Can handle higher printing, speeds extremely. Good so make sure you follow the top link in the description, and check, it out have a nice day bye.