With the A3, Anet sought to create the perfect ready-to-print desktop 3D printer. If you’re looking for a compact, versatile, and reliable 3D printer, then this is it.
The A3 shares its electrical components with the other members of the Anet Series. It uses high quality NEMA 17 motors to navigate the print space. A versatile extruder allows the printing of a wide variety of filaments, and the MK3 hotbed provides a smooth and roomy area to print on.
Its boxed design, however, is drastically different from the other DIY Anet products. The ready-made acrylic frame contains all the wires and components in a compact area, minimising clutter and maximising space efficiency. The Anet A3 is truly a desktop printer – it would look right at home in your office or workshop.
If you want to make your printing platform flat enough, ideal stuff is glass sheet. Tempered Silicon glass is rated for higher temperatures than normal sheet glass making it a better material for use as a heated bed. After cracking a few sheets of normal glass from rapidly cooling or heating, tempered glass will quell your frustrations.
Features: * Borosilicate is a very high temperature glass. It has a melt temperature of about 800° C and a very low thermal expansion coefficient. * Resistant to thermal shock compared to regular glass. * Prepare a second plate and quickly switchplates when a model finishes printing. This significantly reduces printer idle time between prints. * Reduces warping, however platform has to be properly leveled as is the case with any platform on a 3D printer.