Anet is a great manufacturer of 3D printers whose quality we have been able to check previously with analysis of models such as the Anet A3. Recently the company has released the Anet E10 model, a model whose price does not exceed 300 Euros and which has everything necessary to meet the expectations of both new users of this class of equipment and veterans, and It has an even wider printing area than in previous models for a really low cost.
Another team with which you can compare is with the Anet A8, which has similar specifications of which we have previously discussed, however, the Anet E10 has its particular flavor so today we want to share what are our impressions of this printer 3D DIY.
The Anet E10 is a DIY 3D printer kit, this means that you can assemble them yourself at home. Its design improves with respect to other Anet models, since although it has a price similar to that of many of its previous printers. It is built with an aluminum body instead of Plexiglas, the kit is very complete and ready to be assembled, unlike other 3D printers where it is necessary to print some additional parts from another printer.
It also has a 0.4 mm extruder and its engraving area has been expanded to 220 x 220 x 300 mm. The thickness of the layers varies between 0.1 mm to 0.4 mm, making it possible to print larger and more detailed models for practically the same price as the others. When it is finally armed it is very solid, giving a feeling of superior quality compared to others in the same price range.
Although the appearance follows the same style as previous models, it is appreciated the inclusion of an LCD screen in the console that accompanies the equipment, with it not only is it easier to use the printer but also has an SD slot from where we can print directly 3D models without having to go through the computer. The dimensions of the Anet E10 are 40.00 x 44.00 x 49.50 cm and have a weight of 7.8 Kg.
Similarly, the Anet E10 has a support for the filament and works with temperatures of up to 260 degrees Celsius, so it can work seamlessly with materials such as ABS, HIPS and PLA with a diameter of 1.75 mm. The positioning accuracy of the XY axis is 0.015 millimeters and the positioning accuracy of the Z axis is 0.004 millimeters.
On the other hand, the console of the Anet E10 does not have a fan inside, this could be seen as a disadvantage if we want to customize it by adding, for example, LED bulbs, which will increase the consumption of the power source to its limits. But for good or bad, the noise emanated by the team is much lower, so it is a 3D printer at all times silent. Although the hot bed is made of aluminum, it does not include a mosfet or relay, so users who opt for the equipment must have one separately. This is necessary because the mosfet reduces the risk of fire at very high temperatures.
Leaving aside these details, the Anet E10 has a great performance, due to the design improvements and its ability to make 3D prints with a speed of 40 to 120 mm/s, with security it will quickly become an Anet DIY model so popular as others belonging to the company.
Additionally, the printer also comes with a Windows software called Cura, so we can print from the computer, but as mentioned above, we can do it directly from the printer using an SD card. The supported file formats are STL and G-Code. The settings can be made on the LCD screen of the equipment before printing.