Best 3D Printers for Kids + Review
DeeGreen 3D Printer
DeeGreen is like most of the 3D printers in the market nowadays. It can only build small-sized objects. A 3D item with 6 by 6 by 6-inch dimension is the largest size it can print while its highest speed is 90 mm per second. Though its calibration features help in improving print quality, manual calibration settings aren’t available. Prior to the final printing, the print height is being checked by the printer in the auto-leveling process.
DeeGreen 3D printer is safe for children and compatible with PLA. The replacement cartridges come at lower prices if you get them from the company. Other manufacturers offered the same cartridges at a higher cost. It supports universal cartridges so printing materials from other sources are compatible with it. However, this printer can’t print multiple colors as it only has 1 print head.
The degree is a fully covered 3D printer as it is enclosed with solid metal. It weighs about 50 pounds and it has three magnetic doors that help you to prevent from getting burned as heated parts are covered very well and the printing process is automatically paused whenever it gets exposed. Though there are times that quirky things happen to its doors, the design is totally nice. Together with this printer, a filament compartment is included separately. Thus, changing colors is done easily. The magnetic build plate is made out of glass so it can be easily be removed, which also means 3D designs can be removed conveniently.
In front of the printer is a touchscreen navigation system that will allow you to regulate printing without connecting your computer. The screen often freezes up but the longer we had printer turned on, the better its responses became. The default language is Czech but still, it can be switched to English easily if you want.
Working on your 3D files isn’t a problem with this printer as it can use an SD card or USB cable. The printer and its software support Windows and Mac.
A power cord, USB cable, maintenance tools, starter filament cartridge, and other accessories are all supplied. If you need help or support about using the printer, you can contact them via their email address and phone number on their website. You can also try their English manuals.
Afinia H480 – 3D Printer
Afinia H480 3D printer has a maximum printing size of 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches, thus it can only print small 3D designs and models. With the print speed of only 30 mm per second, even though you have to wait patiently for each print, this printer isn’t particular with quality. Its print layer heights, or resolution, ranges between 0.15 mm and 0.4 mm which is roughly the width of nice cardstock paper.
H480’s 3D printing materials include both 1.75 mm ABS and PLA filaments. Universal filament cartridges can also be used in Afinia but it also recommends the use of specially calibrated ones for better quality. It has only one print head, which means multicolor printing isn’t available.
Afinia’s frame is solid polished steel with a brown-red finishing touch making it classy. The overall weight of this printer is only 11lbs so moving it around your house is just easy. Its length is about 10 inches, which means it will only take a little space on your desk.
One disadvantage to the design of Afinia H480 is the lack of a secured enclosure plate needs to heat up when printing using ABS and it gets extremely hot so you need to be extra careful to avoid getting easily burn anything that sneaks in. Read the manual to learn a few instructions on using the printer safely.
Afinia H480 3D printing materials include a power supply and a USB cable. It is not wireless yet so the USB port is the only way of communication to yours. However, the printer supports partial untethering. Upon starting your print, your printer should be connected to the printer so right after the print has begun, the print will continue even if you unplug your PC. Knives, tweezers, and pliers are also included in the box.
There’s only a one-year warranty on all parts. However, there’s no available forum or blog on the company’s website, only the telephone, and email. Read their FAQs, manuals, and tutorials for faster surfing.