10 reasons to choose the Alfawise U20 3D printer
The Alfawise U20 is the latest DIY 3D printer model from the famous printer manufacturer following the very successful Alfawise U10. The U20 comes with a nice set of old and new upgraded features, a decent build volume and some really cool extras. The best thing about the new model is expected to be the price — but here are 10 reasons why the Alfawise U20 is a great option for both experienced and amateur printers.
Super large printing size: 300 x 300 x 400mm
The Alfawise U20 comes with an impressively large build volume for a desktop 3D printer of its size. While most bigger printers offer an engraving area of 260 x 260 x 350mm, the U20's print size is an astounding 300 x 300 x 400mm. This means that you will be able to print a wide range of larger objects not limiting yourself to small DIY projects.
2.8 inch full color touch screen
One of the special features of the U20 model is the extra large 8.2 inch screen. The color screen ensures easy, vivid and interactive navigation. So, instead of having to squint at a tiny display, you will have a wonderful platform for curating your creative projects. The screen also makes the printer a very suitable educational tool — children and young adults will find it easy and interesting to use.
Filament run out protection and resume printing function
One of the main attractive features of the Alfawise U20 is a set of extra functions, which makes working on the printer safe and easy — something that a new maker will truly appreciate.
The two main extras the printer comes with are Filament Run-Out Protection and Resume Printing Function.
Filament Run-Out Protection makes sure your project does not get messed up if you suddenly run out of filament. Most 3D printers — and even more expensive models — lack this feature and once the filament runs out, the printer will keep printing and damage the model as a result. But the Alfawise U20 features a sensor that can timely detect that you are running short of filament and pause the printing process so that you can refill the tray without any hard done to your printing process.
Resume Printing Function comes in super handy in case of a power outage. If your printer suddenly loses its power supply, the Resume Printing Function will instantly come into play and make sure your project can continue after the power is back on.
Innovative modular design and 5-minute assembly
The Alfawise U20 is a DIY printer — but not the one that comes with a thousand loose parts in a box. The printer comes pre-assembled and it will only take a few minutes to hook up the frame to the rest of the components. This makes things much easier for amateur makers as you won't be intimidated by the process right from the start. Plus, there is a clear instruction manual.
Powerful heated bed for better efficiency
The Alfawise U20 comes with an improved heating bed, which is especially useful when working with ABS filaments. You will also be able to complete larger projects more efficiently and simply get more done than when working on a less powerful model.
High printing quality & speed
You will be able to complete your projects faster with the Alfawise U20 thanks to the extra fast Bowden type extruder allowing for the speed of up to 150mm/s. With that, you will not be compromising printing quality thanks to the high precision level of 0.1±0.012mm, XY-axis positioning accuracy of 0.012mm and Z-axis positioning accuracy: 0.004mm.
Upgraded nozzle for even heating and smooth extrusion
As we've mentioned earlier, the printer's improved extruder has a big role to play in the model's efficient performance. Thanks to the redesigned nozzle of 0.4mm, you will not be troubled by jamming during the printing process. Plus, the improved nozzle is capable of handling temperatures of up to 250 degrees.
Offline SD card printing
You won't have to stay online all throughout the printing process with the Alfawise U20. The desktop printer supports offline SD card printing, so you can simply upload your project onto an SD card, select your 3D model files and print them directly from the card. The file formats that Alfawise U20 supports include: G-code, OBJ, and STL.
Multiple 3D printing filaments support
The printer supports a standard wide set of filaments and you can use ABS, PLA, TPU and carbon fiber materials for your projects. Plus, the Alfawise U20 works with three main operating systems: Windows, Mac OS and Linux — so you should have no problem connecting the printer to your PC or laptop.
Very friendly price tag
Alfawise printers are some of the most affordable desktop printers on the market. But the Alfawise U20 takes this concept to an entirely new level being over 30% cheaper than the previous model. Thus, despite bringing loads of new functionality to the table, the Alfawise U20 may just be one of the most affordable 3D printers on the market.
Summing things up
Whether you are interested in exploring the realm of 3D printing for the first time or are already an experienced maker and DIYer, the Alfawise U20 is a strong choice. It is relatively compact but comes with a large build volume, high printing speed, a large 2.8 inch screen and a nice set of extra features like Filament Run Out Protection and Resume Printing Function. Taking into account the printer's expected very affordable price tag, the Alfawise U20 is shaping up to be a real bargain on the 3D printing market.