3D printing is one of the few technologies that has really progressed over the last couple of years. Not only has the price of 3D printing units come down significantly during that time, but at the same time, the quality of DIY home units has significantly increased. Resulting in 3D printers becoming far more accessible to everyone and making now a great time to consider giving 3D printing a try.
Speaking of which, Anet, who already offers a number of 3D printing options has recently launched a brand new model, the Anet E10. In spite of this being a clear upgrade from the rest of the company’s line of 3D printers, it is one that is not actually that much more expensive compared to the other Anet options. Making the E10 an ideal option for both novice and experienced 3D printing enthusiasts alike. In fact, when it comes to those who are already familiar with 3D printing, the Anet E10 seems to be quite similar to the Creality3D CR-10. A unit which has already established itself as a go-to unit for many users. Not only does the Anet E10 adopt a similar level of design, but unlike the previous Anet models, it also comes with a separate console housing the LCD display. Resulting in the display being far more accessible at any given point, and easier to use. Likewise, compared to the previous Anet options it also seems the print volume has been significantly increased, as the Anet E10 offers a 220 x 270 x 300 mm print volume. Which is in addition to a print layer thickness support ranging from 0.1 - 0.4 mm.
Coming back to the comparison with the Creality3D CR-10 and one area where there is a clear difference is in the price. Generally speaking, the Creality3D CR-10 can be picked up anywhere between $400-500. However, the Anet E10 has been launched with a retail price of $367, and right now it is available at an even more affordable price. GearBest for example, currently has the Anet E10 on sale for as low as $299.99. Again, to put this into perspective, previous Anet models which do not offer as advanced features (not as well designed, not as easy to use, lesser print volume, lesser X/Y axis accuracy) are still priced at over $200. So this really is an excellent price for a home DIY kit of this caliber. The downside though is that this is a limited time and a limited quantity deal. While the $299.99 price is due to remain in effect until July 24, the quantity available suggests it will sell out much sooner than that. So those looking to get involved with 3D printing and with what seems to be a new and highly capable model, will likely want to make the move on this deal sooner rather than later.