AFINIA H480 3D Printer
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- Fully assembled- plug and play
- Print up to 5 in. cubed
- Accurate output down to 0.15mm
- Auto platform leveling
- Auto nozzle height detection
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The AFINIA H-Series H480 3D Printer provides the perfect combination of precision and affordable pricing for your 3D printing needs. The AFINIA H-Series H480 3D Printer provides a true "Out of the Box 3D Printing Experience" as the 3D Printer arrives fully assembled with accessory kit, roll of filament, and easy to install software for both the PC and Mac. Make Magazine awarded the Afinia H-Series "Best Overall Experience" with "Easiest Setup" and "Easiest To Use" in their 2013 3D Printing Buyer's Guide. The AFINIA H-Series 3D Printer can prototype a part or model that is up to 5 inches cubed in dimensions. The output is accurate to within .15mm (6 thousandths of an inch), and has 30% of the strength of injection molded parts. AFINIA's 3D Software features an easy-to-use interface for laying out, orienting, duplicating, and scaling parts. The H480 features new automatic platform leveling and nozzle height detection, making accurate setup a breeze for anyone. Simply use the included tool to calibrate the printer, and within minutes you are printing. It easily imports STL files, and the output can be customized in terms of the amount of support material and "raft" (base support) printed.
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I do not recommend buying this printer until UP/Afinia fix the controller board issue.
1. The Afinia H480 uses one of the best linear actuators on the market. It is stable and gives solid prints.
2. Because the nozzle runs hotter than most printers, one can use the cheaper Afinia ABS filament without the heated bed working at all, and still get decent prints. (My heated bed did not work on my first Afinia H480. I printed several objects just fine before returning the unit)
3. This is a solid Printer, with one exception, that produces surprisingly good models. I just cannot recommend it.
1. There is really only one con this unit has. The controller board is garbage. (IMO)
2. First, I purchased an UP Plus 2. It worked for a week before the controller board died. I called UP and they told me I would have to send them the unit or return it for a refund through Amazon. (I refunded it)
3. Second, I purchased an Afinia H480. The heated bed did not work out of the box. It was a motherboard issue according to Afinia. I printed a handful of prints that were pretty good. But in the end, I need it to work as designed. (I sent it back)
4. Third, I purchased another Afinia H480. It did not work out of the box. I received a memory card error message every time I tried to send a model to the printer to print. Once again a controller board problem. (I sent it back the day I received it.)
This really is an excellent printer. I have worked with linear actuators for over 15 years. The technology UP/Afinia is using is exactly what they should be using. The problem is the controller board. They are not reliable. Three out of three units were bad. They either did not work out of the box, or portions of them stopped working within a week.
If UP/Afinia were to fix the problem and create a reliable controller board, this would be the 3D printer to get. But as it is, don't bother.
If you don't heed my advice, at least do this. If any part of the unit stops working within the first month, return it for your money back or a replacement. Don't get stuck swapping boards on the unit for the rest of the year. It only has a year warranty.
The printed auto level plate hits the printer when you are trying to manually fix things. It's pretty darn annoying and anything but a print out the box experience like I've had in the past.
I found with a dial indicator I was only able to level this printer +-.010". This is the worst of the batch I've seen from Afinia. I was really really hoping they fixed this problem so I could print to a borosilicate plate rather than a perf board. At least the printer makes a raft which makes for a level printing surface.
Everything is printing completely skewed. I try to print a cube and a get a rhombazoid. This printers going back ASAP.
Item returned to Afinia. I've seen several Afinia printers and this is the first one with issues. These things happen with all companies. I'm leaving feedback based on my overall experience with these printers.
Oh, and the new combined spool/filament holder is trash, wore through it in a couple of days. I simply printed one of the "stalks" for the H479 and that fixed it.
Don't even bother with the auto-level or auto-nozzle height. Easy enough to use manual adjustments, faster, and more accurate.
Note that the Mac software has a few bugs but nothing you can't manage. Afinia's tech help by email or phone is excellent.
You are not out there alone.
Update - July 2014
There is a little leaning curve and you can spend hours on the internet reading how other people have dealt with problems - particularly the raft lifting and warping. I am printing in a very large room with a dehumidifier running and an air temperature of about 70F. I don't notice an air current but it is there. I experimented with building a cover for my printer out of pink foam insulation board and T pins. I have 4 sides and 2 roof pieces. I can take off a piece to check whenever I want to. It works perfectly. Not the most attractive item but it also disassembles easily. I am printing with BuildTak on glass.