Versatile 3D printer manufacturer Winbo Smart Tech Co., Ltd., based in China, offers a wide range of 3D printers – everything from small desktop printers like the Super Helper to the large format Dragon(L)4, to huge six- and nine-unit 3D printers. Its printers have been used to make a working engine and full-sized furniture, and are very popular in classroom settings, as well as on trade show floors. Now the company has released its latest desktop printer – the reliable, easy-to-use FDM-Value Plus 3D Printer.
With a build size of 255 x 225 x 305 mm, it’s a little smaller than the Super Helper, but pretty close to the same size as the FDM-Value, which is 255 x 225 x 255 mm. The FDM-Value Plus offers highly precise, quality prints, and is fairly cost-effective at $1,999.
The FDM-Value Plus is able to easily print all sorts of complex objects, including the bright yellow high-heeled shoe you see pictured above, and it can be used with PLA, ABS, and PETG filaments. The FDM-Value Plus prints all three at 50 mm per second, but requires a 50°C print bed temperature, 200° to 230°C for the nozzle temperature, and a 100% fan speed for PLA, while ABS and PETG need a 100°C bed temperature, a nozzle temperature of 220° to 245°C, and only a 30% fan speed.
The printer has a solid metal body, with a safe, fully enclosed structure to keep printing temperatures inside uniform, and features auto bed leveling. It also comes with a new, fully closed nozzle system, which will help, in Winbo’s words, “avoid hidden dangers.” The nozzle system is equipped with dual fans to keep the surface of 3D printed models cool, and it also has an integrated distance sensor, which allows for automatic adjustments.
The FDM-Value Plus is user-friendly, thanks to its full-color, seven-inch touchscreen, which features a brand new interface. The main interface has handy icons that you can select to preheat the printer’s nozzle, feed or return the filament, move one of the axes, and download models from online. You can also check out the status of your current print, check out the 3D printer’s user manual, and purchase other Winbo products, like its eco-friendly 3D printing filaments.
The print interface lets users preview the model parameters, adjust the printing speed, and check out how much time is left for a print job, and the post-sales service interface provides access to printer operation and maintenance videos; the FDM-Value Plus also has loudspeakers so you’re able to easily listen to tutorials (or music).
Even if the power cuts out mid-print, the 3D printer will automatically save, and later restore, the print job, and it also has an offline USB printing mode, so you don’t need to be connected to a computer to print a model. WiFi lets you browse, purchase, download, and print models online, and also offers remote monitoring so you can go about your day instead of being stuck next to the printer waiting for it to finish.
The FDM-Value Plus also automatically detects if you run out of filament, and has a handy, automatic shutdown feature when your print is completed – this reduces energy waste, and saves electricity. The printer also has an air filtration system to filter out micro particles and odors for a healthier printing environment.
The company’s high-speed Winware slicing software comes in seven different languages, and comes in Simple, Advanced, and Expert user settings. You can purchase Winbo’s new FDM-Value Plus 3D printer for $1,999 on the company’s web store.
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