THE COMPACT AFINIA H479 IS A VERSION OF PP3DP’S UP PLUS 3D printer, rebranded for the U.S. market. It’s got a single extruder and runs via USB of Mac or Windows machines, with no onboard controls except an Initialize button and a flashing status indicator. But despite the no-frills hardware, it’s a surprising little performer that’s ideal for beginners.
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- Primo Features Heated platform, great print quality and software, U.S. tech support.
- Print volume 5.5″×5.5″×5.3″
- Print speed 3-30mm3/sec
- Print material ABS, PLA
- Resolution (z-axis) 0.2mm
- Machine software Afinia 3D
- Slicing software Afinia 3D
- OS supported Windows, Mac
- Open Source No
- Price as tested $1,499 assembled
- Pedigree PP3DP Up
- Print without PC? Sort of…