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Aldi 3D printer - Any good

Postby Mcmad » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:49 pm

Aldi are selling one for £300, the website is as usual a little short on specs but a look on the manufacturer website suggests it prints between 100 and 400 microns

Any thoughts as to its suitability for ant and feather bodys and parts from those more knowledgeable?

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Re: Aldi 3D printer - Any good

Postby Shakey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:25 pm

Seems a standard i3 clone kinda deal, could be atrocious, could be good out the box or with a bit of tweaking. Best to try and find some reviews around the place as I am not familiar with it myself. The resolution is as a whole vaguely meaningless when comparing printers. Provided it can do at least ~150 it's fine for what we want in ants, I do 200 myself for speeeeeed.

However feather bodys is well beyond the reach of consumer 3d printing right now. :P
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Re: Aldi 3D printer - Any good

Postby Occashokka » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:43 pm

yea it looks super similar to my i3 clone seen here: ... B01LX8KNV3 thats about the same pricing too (when i got it it was 299 so u could probably find a different seller for a bit cheaper)and mine works very well for ant parts even if a good print is a bit of a learning curve its relatively easy to get the hang of and it comes with its own slicer that seems solid, so if the aldi one is similar it seems like a pretty good product but obviously theres no way of knowing whether it will deliver similar results to the good i3 clones or the bad ones but i think it looks most similar to my one which gives me hope for its credentials.
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Re: Aldi 3D printer - Any good

Postby Mcmad » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:45 pm

Well I've taken the plunge and ordered one of the Aldi printers. Will report on how I get on as things progress. Ordered some batteries and filament from Hobbyking so just need Rory's ESC to be available and that's the first anyweight built.

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