Yesterday, I noticed an older article of mine started to trend. This is not usual unless the article refers to Aldi’s 3D printer and the supermarket has done it again! Your local supermarket is back with the affordable 3D printer!
What is the Aldi’s 3D printer?
Aldi’s 3D Printer that whirled shoppers into a frenzy last Christmas will return on Thursday 22nd November, priced at just £299.99. Available exclusively online, Aldi has increased stock by 200% to ensure tech fans across the UK have the chance to get their hands on the affordable printer.
The design of the printer is nearly identical with the Wanhao Plus, you can expect the specification to match the Aldi’s 3D Printer.
|PRINTING MATERIAL:||10 Ft. of PLA Filament (Standard)|
|TOP HOTEND TEMPERATURE:||260°C (Short-term), 240°C (Long-term)|
|COOLING:||40mm Extruder Cooling Fan, 40mm Drive Block Cooling Fan, & PSU Cooling Fan|
|LAYER CAPABILITY:||0.1mm (100 microns)|
|BUILD ENVELOPE:||200mm x 200mm x 180mm (8in x 8in x 7in.)|
|BUILD SURFACE:||Heated Bed Plate and Wanhao Adhesive Sheet|
|FILAMENT CAPABILITIES:||PLA, ABS, PET-G, Nylon, HIPS, PVA, Metal, Wood, Flexible, Carbon Fibre|
|COMPATIBLE SOFTWARE:||CURA (Wanhao Edition), MatterControl (Free Download Online), Simplify 3D|
|FILE TRANSFER:||SD Card & USB|
|FRAME COLOR:||Steel Frame (Powder Coated Black)|
Featuring intuitive touchscreen controls and step-by-step wizards, it’s easy to navigate from start to finish.
Is the printer worth £300?
If you were trying to find the same model cheaper, aliexpress.com listings are priced around $315. While it is a little cheaper than the £300 Aldi’s asking price, the comfort of the local distributor, and not risking getting slapped with the import tax are a very tempting prospect.
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If you really wan to get your hands dirty with 3D Printing but Aldi’s 3D Printer is outside of your budget, you could take a look at this listing.
This printer is making its way to my home, and I will be reviewing it soon. So if you want to get started with 3D Printing and sub £150 budget suits you better – follow me on social media for the updates
The 3D Printer is available to pre-order online at https://www.aldi.co.uk/3d-printer now and to buy from Thursday 22nd November, available whilst stocks last.