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Alfawise U30 Review – Your First 3D Printer? (+ Coupon code)

Let’s start with a fact: I was a noob when it comes to 3D printing, but with the Alfawise U30 I actually got to print my first products!

Check out our full review in the video below:

 

 

 

 

 

PROS:

  • It’s a great choice for a first 3D printer
  • The price is very low
  • Overall easy to install
  • The touchscreen works great and is easy to understand
  • You can flip the print plate to a glass bed as well
  • Very easy to operate via Cura

CONS:

  • Not enough filament included
  • The instructions on the included paper are unclear, but you can find a full explanation on the micro SD-card or on Youtube
  • Everything needs to be levelled out perfectly for a good print

VERDICT:

The Alfawise U30 is hands down an awesome 3D printer for the price. The reason the price is so low, is because you need to build it yourself and the components are all mass produced. It took me about an hour to build with a Youtube tutorial video. Build quality is great, it’s not that big, but perfect for a starter. I had no experience with 3D printing whatsoever, so I was a bit hesitant on printing stuff. Eventually I downloaded Cura on my Mac and downloaded files from Thingiverse. You start up Cura, make sure the settings for the U30 are put in correctly, import the file you downloaded or made yourself and slice it to the micro SD-card.

If you plug in the card in your Alfawise U30, it shows up immediatly on your files folder and with two presses, it starts printing. The print quality is good enough for bigger prints, but lacks a bit of detail in the small print. However, everything comes out clean if you use supports (and if you can take these off without damaging the print lol).

The Alfawise U30 is a great 3D printer for an awesome price if you want to print out some useful things like a Macbook stand or fidget toys for example. If you want to buy this printer, here’s a coupon code for you: GBMAYU30Q. As always: if there are any questions about the Alfawise U30, let them know and we’ll be glad to help!

Simon loves gadgets even more than he loves chocolate, and he’s from Belgium… How weird.

Simon Bossuyt – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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