Well, in my last budget FDM* 3D printer deal, the price was $179 for what I said was "by far the cheapest "real" (not toy) 3D printer this year!" — AnyCubic decided to one-up that: the headline deal here is AnyCubic Mega Zero 2.0 for $169 delivered, along with a great discount on some of their other models.
*FDM = hot melted plastic extrusion
|Model||Price||Print Volume||Bed||Interface||Bed Levelling||Electronics||Features|
|Vyper||$435||245×245×260mm||Premium PEI powder coating, Magnetic||Large Touch Screen||Automatic||32Bit + TMC2209||+ auto tramming and leveling|
|Mega Zero 2.0 (Out of stock)||$169||220x220x250mm||Flexible Sticker, Magnetic||Simple||Manual||8-Bit + A4988||Power outage resume|
|Mega-S (Out of stock)||$236||210x210x205mm||Coated Glass (Ultrabase)||Touch Screen||Manual||8-Bit + A4988||+ dual-Z motor + filament run out detection|
All three models support printing a range of materials: PLA, PETG, ABS and TPU (flexible).
Question: Is the viper worth $200 more than the price of the Mega-S? It has several key advantages:
1. 32-bit processor and TMC2209 - which enables better printing of fine surface details and ultra-quiet printing motion.
2. Large simple touch-screen, for quick and fast ease of use.
3. Automatic bed leveling and tramming — there are both dual optical endstops for auto tramming, as well as strain-gauge sensors for automatic bed levelling, to help you get that perfect first layer every time.
4. Larger print volume!
P.S interested in a resin printer instead? see this deal