A year with Anet A8 3D Printer
Today, you can buy 3dprinter just under 200$ (Anet A8 self assembly required in this case). This is price territory of generic “desktop printers”. I’ve used my 3D printer more often than desktop printer! After 1 year, I’m really happy with the purchase, and don’t regret it. Some parts such as: filament heads, and bearings needed to be replaced, but it was easy to do, and the parts are ready available.
How I used my Anet A8 printer in a 1 year
My IKEA dishwasher door broke one day. The problem was with one small plastic part, which is quite often material used by IKEA furniture. I decided to give my 3D printer a try. Tinkercad was chosen as the simplest app to quickly prototype part. I had no previous 3D-modeling experience whatsoever.
It took some time to measure the part but it was really quick and easy to print it out. I took 3 tries to improve it further to make it slightly bolder than original to not broke anymore.
Small life hacks here and there. Bathroom improvements.
I’ve used wood-based filament, quite expensive but worth it: https://3dreaktor.pl/filament-WOOD/Fiberlogy-FiberWood-750g-175
I had to increase printing head diameter to 0.5, to not constanly get stuck. But it made the difference in overall outlook of the product! Looks like real wood!
Toys for my daughter
Printer self-improvements :-)
Power supply cover