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Afinia

Afinia H480

8.4 / 10
Ideal for 
Intermediates

A small, reasonably priced 3D printer that offers an out-of-the-box printing solution. It can print ABS and features an automatically adjustable heated build platform. The build platform has a volume of 14 x 14 x 13.5 cm and it can print at a layer height of 150 microns. It is known as the UP Plus 2 outside of the US.

Budget
Starting at 
$599.00

Owner ratings (7)

8.4 / 10
Print quality 
9.1
Ease of use 
9.4
Build quality 
8.6
Reliability 
8.9
Failure rate 
9.6
Customer service 
8.0
Community 
5.4
Running expenses 
6.6
Software 
9.1
Value 
9.1

Pros 
Precision
Ease of use
Reliability
Noise level
Heated platform
Cons 
Build volume
Material availability
Software
Community
Not open source

Specifications

Printer type 
FDM
Material 
ABS, PLA
Build volume 
14 x 14 x 13.5 cm
Min layer height 
150 microns
Max layer height 
400 microns
Extruder Head 
1
Open source 
No
Can you use 3rd party material? 
With limitations
Heated platform 
Yes
Filament Diameter 
1.75
On-printer controls 
No
Connectivity 
USB
Target audience 
beginner
intermediate
Owner Reviews 
7.4 / 10

This was my first printer. I had no real knowledge of what I was doing, although I had excellent CAD skills. I had to download a part from Thingiverse to start; it would have been nice to have some suggested files for initial/test prints. It has lots of features for an inexpensive printer, including good software that allows direct importation of STL files. It is turn-key out of the box; superb printer for a beginner. The negatives are small build volume, limited filament materials, and not being able to readily change extruder/platform temperatures, extrusion rates, etc.

8.2 / 10

Plug and play. Was printing within 30 minutes of opening the box. Great customer support - you get to talk to a person in a few minutes!

7.6 / 10

True plug & play, best overhang support generation in the market. If you don't want to fiddle with settings and tuning this is the printer for you. You do need to apply a couple hacks to allow for better generic PLA printing.

7.0 / 10

Inexpensive, extremely easy to use.