Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit 2018

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

We have extensively tested Gearbest’s Alfawise U10 3D printer kit. In our review, you will learn our conclusion on the 3D printer, receive information on the construction and installation and technical details and accessories.

In addition, we receive regular exclusive coupons for the Alfawise U10 3D, which we also regularly update on this page.

In our search for new kit 3D printers, we came across the Alfawise U10 3D printer again and again.

Alfawise U10 3D Printer

Price: $459.99

Product forming size: 40 x 40 x 50cm , Print speed: 10 - 150mm/s , Weight: 15kg, Supporting material: ABS, Nylon, PLA, TPU

Alfawise U10 3D Printer

Price: $459.99

Product forming size: 40 x 40 x 50cm , Print speed: 10 - 150mm/s , Weight: 15kg, Supporting material: ABS, Nylon, PLA, TPU

What could be better than to put it to the acid test? To say it in advance, we are thrilled with him. Why this is so, but also what weaknesses the device has, you will learn in this review.

The Alfawise U10 3D printer is one of the 3D printer kits. It was initially offered for just under $525, his selling price is now usually below $460 (see gearbest.com).

Alfawise U10: Specifications

Alfawise U10:Specs
Size of the printer:58.20 x 69.70 x 75.50 cm
Construction volume: 40 x 40 x 50cm
Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
Nozzle: 0.4 mm
Supporting material: ABS,Nylon,PLA,TPU
Print speed: 10 - 150mm/s
Voltage: 110V/220V
Connector Type: SD card,USB
Product weight: 15.0 kg
Price:$460

Alfawise U10: Design and Appearance

When unpacking of new Alfawise U10 in our analisis, we were surprised to find that both the housing of the printer and the operating unit are not made of plastic but of aluminum.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

The structure can be implemented quite easily since the two frames are already preassembled.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

Although the illustrated tutorial is only in Chinese and English, on the included USB stick there are an even more detailed illustrated instructions, so even inexperienced quite after 60 minutes can begin printing.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

But even without instructions not particularly difficult to attach the two tees to the printer, so as to connect the Y- and Z-axis. This connection is then screwed down again. Then all screw connections should be tightened again.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

Already then, when the printer goes into operation for the first time, you will notice that the fans are running relatively loud.

If you want, you might want to replace the fans here. One fan is located directly on the motherboard, another on the back of the case.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

Also in the power supply, a fan was installed but only starts when a certain temperature has been reached.

The printing platform must still be mounted before commissioning. The setting is quite a bit getting used to, but need to turn adjusting wheels under the platform until only the proverbial sheet of paper fits under it.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

Although we did not feel the same way, we would like to point out that some users have reported that the print platform is changing over time. Here then a readjustment would be necessary.

Before printing could be started, all connectors had to be connected to the steppers and endstops. This was quite easy because the plug details are printed on the appropriate axis.

Alfawise U10: How to Installation

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

  • Both frame parts are already pre-assembled
  • Angles have already been provided with screws and nuts
  • Cables were labeled and packed in cable hoses
  • Construction should be done according to the manufacturer in about 30 minutes.

The electronics of Alfawise U10 in the test were housed in a separate sheet metal housing, which appears significantly more valuable than some plastic housing another kit 3D printer.

Alfawise U10: Accessories

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

  • Numerous accessories, including the necessary mounting hardware, tools, tape and a spatula to separate the 3D-printed components from the glass plate
  • SD card and USB stick
  • A coiled filament
  • Seitenabschneider
  • Spare parts such as the spare nozzle, screws, spare Bowden and tool for cleaning the nozzle (Nozzle).

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

At the same time, the printer is also accompanied by a parts list. We found out when counting that some screws were over-tightened.

Alfawise U10: First print attempt

After we set up the printer and set it accordingly, we loaded the file for the Calibration Cube by Simplify 3D.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

Previously, we had adjusted the settings on Bowden and were curious what the Alfawise U10 can do.

The printing speed we have previously set to 150 mm/s. The heating bed takes some time to heat up properly. But at this price, you should expect good speed.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

The print result has surprised us positively, we did not adjust any settings before, stretched straps or made other modifications.

We are also thrilled with the stability of the 3D printer. Of course, we immediately tested the next products that did not have any significant problems printing.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

Only the filament went out quickly, unfortunately, because we did not get enough of the testing and had ordered no second spool. That was quickly made up.

Of course, there are also ways to improve the Alfawise U10. Here again, the platform Thingiverse.com or its user is a good helper.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

For example, brackets have been developed that can be used as a support for the hot-end. We also reprinted and installed this extruder cover with integrated filament guide shaft.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

Since the Bowden is already installed, there is little weight on the X-axis. Lines are almost invisible after printing. If you want to reduce the weight of the X-axis, you can replace the parts made of metal with self-printed plastic parts.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

Another advantage is that the two axles do not run on precision shafts but on an aluminum profile. Therefore, no optimizations are necessary. The Z-axis is so smooth that it descends when the stepper is turned off.

Of course, the Alfawise U10 in our review is still slightly more expensive than, for example, the ANET A8 or A6 models.

However, the Alfawise U10 also comes with a comprehensive accessory package, which has to be purchased separately for other 3D printers at least in part.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

As examples, mention is made here only of the Bowden system, the glass plate, and a spatula for carefully separating the 3D printed objects from the glass plate.

Alfawise U10: Conclusions and Reviews

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

Anyone who is currently looking for a low-priced kit-3D printer does not want to invest too much time in the setup and still expects very good printing results, should opt for the Alfawise U10.

Anyone who already uses a kit model, could demote this to the test printer or resell because he will quickly be inspired by the new Alfawise U10 like our reviews. We are very fond of this model and will use it often in the future.

Alfawise U10: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit with Low Price 2018

At the moment the promotion is taking place, and you can already buy the Alfawise U10 3D printer at a low and good price for only $459.99 and the quantity is limited. So this is an excellent price for a modern 3D printer kit in 2018.

Alfawise U10 3D Printer

Price: $459.99

Product forming size: 40 x 40 x 50cm , Print speed: 10 - 150mm/s , Weight: 15kg, Supporting material: ABS, Nylon, PLA, TPU

Alfawise U10 3D Printer

Price: $459.99

Product forming size: 40 x 40 x 50cm , Print speed: 10 - 150mm/s , Weight: 15kg, Supporting material: ABS, Nylon, PLA, TPU

Alfawise U10 First Video Review and Unboxing:

First of all here is the official video presentation of the Alfawise U10 3D Printer Kit from Gearbest.

Alfawise U10 Review: Impressive 3D Printer Kit 2018 was last modified: April 24th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn

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