The AnkerMake M5 is Anker's first 3D printer, designed for faster printing
Anker has launched its first 3D printer, the AnkerMake M5. The company claims that the device can reduce printing time by up to 70% compared to other 3D printers. The basic print speed for the gadget is 250 mm/s, and an accelerated mode, for a less detailed print, can provide extrusion up to 2,500 mm/s².
AnkerMake claims that the device is easy to set up in three steps, which it estimates will take you 15 minutes to complete. The gadget has 7x7 auto-levelling, a PEI soft magnetic printing bed and an auto-resume feature, making the device easier to use.
Thanks to its design, the machine has a low centre of gravity, making for more stable printing and faster extrusion speeds. A built-in HD camera can show you a live feed of your print output and the gadget can alert you to any issues, such as layer splitting, nozzle plugging or spaghetti mess.
An adaptive light-sensing algorithm lets you see your print job in low lighting. Time-lapse videos are automatically generated, and you can view these in the AnkerMake mobile app. The printer measures 502 x 438 x 470 mm (19.76 x 17.24 x 18.50-in).
You will shortly be able to pre-order the AnkerMake M5 for US$429 via Kickstarter. After the early bird pricing period ends, the device will cost US$499.