The Wanhao Duplicator i3 Version 2.1 3D Printer is an entry level 3D printer based on the Prusa i3 layout. It is perfect for someone who want to get their foot in the door with 3D Printing at their home, classroom or small office. The applications range from hobbies, advertising material, architectual designs, engineering models, new design demonstrations, only to name a few.
It comes fully assembled and features a full steel frame, lead screws for accurate positioning of the vertical axis and a LCD screen. It can print a wide range of plastics and comes with a 3 month warranty (The start-up instructions are avaliable on the Wanhao website and you can find a range of instructional YouTube Videos here).
Various upgades have been made from the version 1 Duplicator to the version 2. These upgrades allow for more consistent and reliable prints. The biggest difference is a totally redesigned control box with an angled screen for easy viewing.
The printer comes with 10ft of PLA filament.
The instructions to start up your printer is available here.
Posted by Louis van Tonder on 5th Aug 2016
First 3D printer, and I must tell you, the quality is leaps and bounds above what I see regularly on the net in youtube videos and write ups for regular 3D prints.
I am REALLY impressed! 20 hours printing so far, and very good results!
Posted by Vengeful on 12th May 2016
Bought from this store and service was great. Delivered within days. I must admit, it took me a bit of time to get the printer to work well. But once it did, boy did it look good.
Moving on to bigger and better prints, thanks Wanhao and thanks to 3D printing store for having an amazing item in stock.
Posted by Derek on 8th Nov 2015
Really great printer except for the printhead. I bought the all metal printhead here at 3dprintstore. Machined the head to fit in the current aluminium block. Not the head with same heater goes easily up to 260 C. It maintains the heat set. It now prints up to 120mm/sec. Only downside is I lost 50mm on the build height.. But man does it operate now :)
Next Mod is to increase its height to 300mm :)
Posted by Jasper van Eden on 29th Oct 2015
I just recently received my Wanhao printer .
The assembly and initial setup took about one hour to do . getting the printer out of the box was the hardest task . Very well packaged.
the initial test print on the SD card that was supplied with the printer came out spectacular . awesome resolution
some minor bugs need to be sorted but that is more operator error than printer error
Al in all money well spend
Posted by Johan Welgemoed on 13th Oct 2015
Great product. Simple enough to use for a beginner. Requires some time to setup but not much. Worked right away for me. Using the glass bed is brilliant idea, they I use pritt (red stick) and not hairspray and first layer sticks every time. Highly recommended as starter 3d printer. 3Dprintingstore also has best prices in entire SA.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Oct 2015
Very easy to use product, and with the great support from 3d Printing Store, made even easier
Posted by Shaun on 30th Sep 2015
Recently purchased the i3 Duplicator and have been enjoying my entry into the 3D Printing world.
One thing to note would be for any beginner with this machine to check out http://3dprinterbrain.info/pmwiki.php/Dupl3/SlicerSettings to get some good advice on settings
All prices are in ZAR.