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Alfawise U20 plus Rundown
OK Scott Here again. So I over the last few years and all I have decided to change how I do my printer rundowns a little. Some might call them reviews but that’s a term I don’t care for because to many reviews are bias. Therefore I do what I call rundowns. Where I give my overall thoughts on the printer along with a list of exactly what I found on the printers good and bad these are 100% my view of things I will give good and bad no matter what. So for this article I’m going to do a RUNDOWN on the Alfawise U20 Plus which I have had for just over a month now.
Price is $421 Here.
Print area: 400 x 400 x 500mm
Boxed well and packages like it should be to make the trip around the world.
Came with nice printed instructions.
Came with a nice starter tool set.
Build time : 25 minutes from box to leveled and started print.
heat up time:
20 C to 55 C four and a half minutes
20 C to 75 C nine minutes
20 C to 200 under 2 minutes
Now after month and six spools of filament I can give you the following pro and con list.
- Fast build
- Good tool set
- Glass bed
- Filament out sensor (works great)
- Resume on power lose (tested and works great)
- 24V power supply.
- Thermal protection turned on.
- Bed not insulated.
- Dual Z steppers.
- Touch screen.
- Filament out sensor located on the extruder when it triggers you must remove bowden tube to pull left over filament.
- Filament routing to the extruder will wear out the extruder and filament out sensor
- Buildtak peeled up on mine (flipped glass to use it instead).
- Small thumb wheels.
- A little loud when printing (think it’s the A4988 stepper drivers)
Slicer settings I use:
Hotend temp: 213
Layer height: 0.12
Retract speed: 130 mms
Print speed: 90 mms
Ok so looking back this printer has run none stop sense I got it. It’s quickly becoming one of my go to printers. Over all this printer is worth every penny. Simple to use fast build upgrades I would add would be big thumb wheels a guild for filament into the extruder, strain relief for the bed wires. Now I have done some very very large prints with this printer and I have had no issues other than the bhuilttak sheet peeling up on me.