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A super fan’s first use experience of ET4 3D printer

The Anet ET4 model has continued its hot sales overseas and is a 3D printer that many users like. It is a semi-assembled modular design, and the entire assembly process takes less than 20 minutes.

Below is the user experience sharing written by our foreign fans. Let’s take a look at what he said^.^

Anet ET4 come with many different accessories, extra Filament spools are part of them. Like other models of Anet 3D printers, such as Anet A8, it is also a budget 3D printer. Printer with price of less than US$300 seems to me to be economical, but ET4 still achieves outstanding performance. The assembly of ET4 is very simple, and the installation steps are clear and simple. It is a bit like IKEA-style instructions with pictures, rather than simple descriptions of steps in words. This is a stunning point to attract DIY fans. The attached SD card comes with CURA slice software and some files for printing tests, such as dogs, piggy banks and cats that everyone likes.

Although ET4 is a low-budget 3D printer, some functions will not be missed. This model is equipped with a glass print bed, ultra-silent TMC2208 stepper driver, print resume functionality, a filament detection sensor, 2.8-inch touchscreen, and a premium-feeling metal frame.

Such a high profile allows ET4 to be invincible in comparison with different brands. During printing, the consumables have excellent adhesion to the printing bed, and it is of course effortless to print good results. Later I will explain the effect of printing the test file.

Let’s take a look at the functions of Anet ET4 first:

The many high-end configurations that Anet ET4 comes with make it a popular 3D printer among fans.

1. Automatic leveling print bed: After some manual adjustment on the bed, the attached sensor can be automatically leveled.

2. Glass print bed: It is easy to remove the printing residue from the hot bed platform, and the performance of heating on the glass surface is still excellent.

3. Full metal frame: high-quality body structure to ensure the stability of printing.

4. Thermal runaway detection: enhanced printing security.

5. Filament detection sensor: When it detects that the consumables are about to run out, the printer automatically stops printing.

6. Ultra-quiet TMC2208 stepping driver: quiet operation, a necessary function for high-end models.

Anet ET4 3D printer specifications:

Brand: AnetModel: ET4 Printer 

Technology: FDM

Material (frame): all metal

Platform board: glass

Nozzle quantity: single

Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm

Nozzle temperature: 250 degrees Celsius

Product forming size: 220x220x250mm

Layer thickness: 0.1-0.3mm

Offline memory card printing: MicroSD / TF card

LCD screen: 2.8 inches touch screen

Printing speed: 150mm/s (recommended 30-60mm/s)

Platform temperature: room temperature to 100 degrees Celsius

Available materials: ABS, PLA, HIP

Recommended material: PLA

Filament diameter: 1.75mm

Languages: English, Chinese, French

File format: G-code, OBJ, and STL

Voltage: US 110 AC 240W, EU 220V AC 240W

Packaging type: semi-formed packaging

Connector type: USB

Packing size: 440X420X480mm

Weight: 7.2Kg

Slicer: Cura, Simplify3D, Repetier

I have printed three different test files from the SD card. It is a dog, a cat and a piggy bank. The dog prints are very good, with some minimal threading, but it is small and easy to remove. During printing, the adhesion of the consumables to the hot bed platform was so good that I had to think of several ways to separate the finished product.

The piggy bank prints out better. The thickness of 0.1-0.3mm is really amazing. After printing, it will be a perfect finished product without even trimming. I can tell you very truthfully that out-of-the-box performance hardly needs any adjustments, and high-quality printed products are readily available.

Should you buy an Anet ET4 3D printer?

If you don’t have enough budgets and want to buy a 3D printer with the same configuration, then Anet ET4 will be your best choice. Of course, there are some troublesome steps when assembling; such as connecting X motor wires. In addition, it is relatively simple to import the Cura configuration file provided by Anet or enter various settings for the custom ET4 slicer configuration file. This is guided by the out-of-the-box concept, its performance and ease of use, as well as its low price, has undoubtedly make Anet ET4 the best 3D printer under $200. Of course, you can also find a higher-priced printer, but for a small budget but want to achieve the effect of a mid-range 3D printer, ET4 is a good choice. I hope everyone finds a favorite 3D printer.

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