It is best to assume that each home in Malaysia and even globally, possesses a printer for multipurpose use. Printers make any task easier such as the traditional way of preparing documents either in handwriting or drawing have changed to printing out documents. But those printed out documents are in 2D printing on a plain paper. Now, imagine printing out a drawing that can be felt and can be touched. The exact same object as in your drawing comes to life!

It is not farfetched because everything is possible with 3D printing since 3D printing uses a computer-aided design (CAD) where the drawing file is created to produce three-dimensional objects through a layering method or sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing. A computer-controlled process that generates three-dimensional objects by placing materials in layers known as additive manufacturing. 3D printing requires layering materials that differ in form, scale, rigidity, and color, such as plastics.

In this article, the ANET A3 3D printer which is an FDM-based technology will be the main focus. First, any beginner who would like to start 3D printing should know what FDM technology is. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or used to be known as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) is a 3D printing technology that prints parts using thermoplastic filament which is basically a material like a thermoplastic filament. A cord of material capable of being melted, selectively deposited, and cooled. Parts are then built by adding up layers on top of each other.

Why ANET A3 3D Printer?

The ANET A3 3D Printer comes with FDM technologies that will allow the user to print pieces from the first moment. Furthermore, its main advantage over the other models manufactured by ANET, is that it is already assembled and ready to operate immediately after unboxing. On top of that, various types of materials can be used with this ANET model FDM technology including the most common thermoplastics (any types of filaments!), chocolate (not recommended though), pastes, and even exotic materials like metal or wood infused thermoplastic. ANET A3 3D printer can perform movements in three axes, named X, Y, and Z. The left, right, forward, and backward motions are responsible for the X- and Y-axes, while the vertical motion is done by the Z-axis.

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Movement of X axis

Figure 2
Movement of Y axis

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Movement of Z axis

The structure of ANET A3 3D Printer is made of aluminium and the rest of the components are made of high quality materials which is not plastic based, it is aluminium and acrylic based. The 3D printer is more sturdy with those materials. The main components of ANET A3 3D Printer consist of a build platform, extruder, print head and control interface. These main components are what make ANET A3 to have the capability to build reliable and stable 3D printing models or prototypes.

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Features of ANET 3D Printer

Each component plays a vital role in the production of 3D printing prototypes. Likewise, build platforms component is essentially the surface on which the parts are made. It assists with a component’s adhesion when heated.

Meanwhile, the extruder component is responsible for melting and gradually depositing the filament to build the prototypes. The extruder is actually composed of two subcomponents: the hot end and the cold end. The hot end includes a heater and a nozzle that actually deposits the molten filament, while the cold end consists of a motor, drive gears, and other small components that force the filament to the hot end to melt. A heatsink and fan lie between the hot end and the cold end because it is important that the cold end remains cool in order to prevent jamming. In addition to the heatsink fan, after it exits the extruder, there is usually at least one other fan intended for cooling the molten filament. This is usually called the component cooling fan.

For the print head component, there are one or more extruders on it, and on top of the print head, there’s a tube that feeds the filament into the print head. Moreover, the control interface component provides the perfect interface in an LCD screen to have full control overprinting. Plus, an SD card and SD card reader are included too in the packaged ANET A3 3D Printer.

The features of the ANET A3 3D Printer model has a 1.75 mm extruder and has a very sophisticated metal nozzle of 0.4 mm which guarantees maximum efficiency. It can also be set up to 0.05 mm to obtain a more detailed print.

With this 3D printer, an object smaller than a 15cm cube can be created with a print volume of 150x150x150 mm. This ability could be very helpful when small components need to be printed out which then will assemble into larger pieces. This 3D printer also has a printing speed that ranges from 40 to 100 mm per second. Various types of filaments including wood, PLA, ABS, Nylon, PVA, Polypropylene, and luminescent filaments suits to use with the ANET A3 3D high precision printer. It also has a port for SD cards, with a capacity of up to 16 GB, from where the user can directly load their designs for printing, without having to connect the printer to a computer. A USB port is available too on this 3D printer and compatible with computers using Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

ANET A3 3D Printer – Very user friendly!

          Unlike any other 3D printer, ANET A3 3D Printer is a ready to go and straightforward 3D printer. The user doesn’t have to go through such a hassle thing to assemble the printer on their own. In addition, instructions, guidelines, and manuals, as well as test files ready to print including 3D models, samples to try slicing (print) are included on the SD card provided by ANET.

            Meaning that any beginner can start their 3D printing right away with this 3D printer. The user only needs to plug in this 3D printer and turn it on. They don’t have to worry about designing a 3D model because there is a ton of free design software on the internet or they can just try 3D model samples included in the SD card to test the 3D printer.

            The user can expect to receive the necessary tools inside the box that comes with ANET A3 3D Printer. Contents of the box are:

  • Small amount of test filament
  • PTFE Bowden tube
  • A power cable
  • Side cutters (used for trimming supports off prints)
  • Assorted tools like allen wrenches, standard wrench, screwdrivers
  • USB type-B cable
  • USB micro SD card reader with a micro SD card
  • Threaded rod for a spool holder
  • 2x printed pieces. One is an X that keeps the spool inside the printer, while the other is a cooling nozzle fan

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Accessories Tools Provided Inside Small Box

A beginner who wants to start 3D printing but still clueless in finding a suitable 3D printer should definitely buy ANET A3 3D Printer. It is highly recommended simply because the user wouldn’t have to worry about things like assembling parts or adjusting anything. 

JADI Life Solution as an exclusive distributor in Malaysia                             

You may feel tempted to buy this 3D printer as soon as you have finished reading this whole article. The thought of learning 3D printing using ANET A3 3D Printer excites you. But where can you get this 3D printer in Malaysia? Do you have to buy it from ANET, the factory located in China, where originally this 3D printer manufactured? Absolutely no! You only need to go to Jadilife.my and make your purchase there. You can also find our shop at Lazada, Shopee, PGMall, Prestomall, and various e-commerce sites.

JADI Life is the only shop that sells any ANET 3D printer models in Malaysia. We’re an exclusive distributor in Malaysia for ANET. The benefit of buying from us is; we guarantee our 3D printers are 100 percent authentic. You can get the best price as low as RM499!

Surely your purchase would be worth every penny.

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