The Monoprice Voxel is an amazing 3D printer which is very affordable and can be brought by every home user. The price of this product is around $450 and it can handle both ABS filament and PLA. Also, it doesn’t require a lot of space to be kept and can be put on any desk.
Design of the Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer:
Its design is quite simple and it can prove to be a decent addition to your gadgets list. Although, there are some drawbacks of the Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer, but these are not many and can be ignored as there are many benefits of having this affordable 3D printer. The Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer has a dark design and is enclosed in a frame made up of black plastic. It has clear panels which help in the lifting of the cover, which also provides proper access to the mechanism of the printer and the print area. The print volume of Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer is 6.9 inches from both the sides which makes the total volume to be 329 cubic inches. The volume it covers is ideal, as almost all the objects which need to be printed out while using a 3D printer come in this range.
Apart from this the base of the printer is heated, which means that the printing materials like the ABS becomes a piece of cake and much more reliable. Not only this the Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer has an easy to remove prints from the approach as well. Also the top of the print bed slides can be taken out as a whole and lifting the print off is quite easy as well. LCD touch screen which is there on the front of the Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer, enables the users to control the device by this user-friendly interface.
The software of the Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer:
A slightly buggy firmware and the software on which the Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer is based on makes the printing process a little difficult. Furthermore, the 3D Printer can easily be brought for both school and home usage. Our advice is to not waste much money on fancy 3D printers and buy a decent 3D printer . The software is very easy to use and enables you to edit and then send the file for printing. However, there were a few times when the software crushed.
This 3D Printer doesn’t require any specific set up as it is a plug and play type of a 3D printer. Therefore, all you need to do is unbox it, plug it in and load the filament. Once these things are done the users are ready to go ahead and print whatever they want. However, like other devices there might be difficulties to connect to the Wifi. But once I connected my Ethernet cable, the printer worked properly and there should not be any further issues.
Even the filament loading process for printing is quite easy. The reel perfectly fits into the space provided on the body of the printer and feeds through a specific tube which is there on the print head. The process of feeding into this tube is done smoothly and automatically upon the loading of the filament.
Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer works well with the polar could which an online service and is free of cost. It enables the users to monitor the printers from any internet-connected device they have. You can also download the MP flashpoint software for control over the USB drive or any other local network.
The printing speed:
The printing speed is quite fast even for large objects no matter the print quality. Even though, we used a 4 inches tall object. The expensive printers like the Lulzbot Taz take a similar amount of time for the printing of such a file which makes the Printer a better and more economical choice.
The quality of the prints is quite good, smooth, showed immense detail and were almost perfect. The minor errors or bumps which were occurred in the prints were so minor that they weren’t very visible.
The price is around $450 or below which is slightly higher than other beginner level 3D printers. Yet it provides the quality which others as the XYZ da Vinci Nano, don’t e.g. cloud printing and a heated print bed. You can purchase the Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer on Amazon and if you first want to learn more about 3D printers in general go to our Beginner Site.