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The Afinia H480 3D printer is a low cost, easy to set up and use, small footprint (10" x 10" x 14"), light (under 11lbs), professional printer. Easy out-of-box setup & use. Uses inexpensive ABS plastic, printing envelope over 5″ cubed. Includes easy-to-use software and starter spool of ABS plastic. Ideal for rapid prototyping and architectural models.
"The Afinia H-Series Desktop 3D printer is the most approachable model we’ve reviewed, and we’d recommend it to anyone serious about getting started with 3D printing." — Rich Brown, Senior Editor cnet.com
The Afinia H480 3D printer provides a true out-of-the-box 3D printing experience. It comes fully assembled and ready to use with easy-to-install software for PC and Mac.
The Afinia Software features an easy-to-use interface for preparing a digital model for printing. It can import STL files from any digital CAD program with ease, and users can customize the output file in terms of the amount of support material and "raft" (base support) that is printed. Support material is designed to break away with relative ease, and the 3D printer comes with a set of tools to aid in removing support. Use the software's utilities to calibrate and maintain your 3D printer.
The Afinia H480 uses inexpensive, high-quality ABS and PLA plastic filament available in a wide array of colors. The 3D printer is also portable at weighing under 11 lbs and can operate without a USB connection to the computer once the print has begun.
Afinia H480 Key Features
Get Started in 3 Easy Steps:
1. Install the included software to your computer 2. Load the filament into the 3D printer 3. Calibrate the nozzle and platform
What's in the Box:
Afinia H480 3D Printer Quick Start Guide
Afinia H480 3D Printer Users Manual
Afinia extruder strip down
Afinia heater block removal
Afinia Extruder Motor Cleaning Guide (New Design)
New Afinia PC/MAC software release http://www.afinia.com/support/downloads Version 1.4.3: Release Date 2/24/2013
1. Platform Level Calibration software utility 2. Optimizing raft printing; thinner raft is used for less material use, easier removal 3. Optimize inner fill printing for better bond with outer walls; improves model solidity 4. Smoother vertical wall printing 5. Support structure easier to remove when printing with vertical resolution less than 0.20mm 6. Added Shell option to Print Preferences; will print hollow rather than using the Fill settings, when checked 7. Add millimeter scale to X-axis and Y-axis of build platform 8. Modifications to some of the spare parts included during software installation
Software is included with the Afinia H-Series 3D Printer for scaling, layout, and printing of 3D models and parts. The software imports the STL file format, which can be the output from a 3rd party design application or a downloaded file from one of the many 3D printer user community sites on the internet. Print settings can then be customized from the H-Series Software's interface before going to print.
The software offers several functions, listed below.
Manual adjustment of the platform on the X, Y, and Z access including centering and moving to the top and bottom of the Z (height) axis Setting the platform height for printing, creating the gap between the nozzle and platform Extruding a length of filament (for initiating a new filament roll or for testing the extruder) Withdrawing the filament (for changing filament or detaching from them machine).
Turn on or off the printing of a “raft” (breakaway foundation) Adjust the amount of support material (by angle) Adjust the density of fill Adjust the resolution/speed
Load and unload one or more models for printing Position the models on the print tray (including an “autoplace” feature) Scale the models (larger or smaller) Duplicate model (for printing multiple copies) Orient the model (on the x, y, and z axis)
Save the layout as a job file Output the layout to the printer in layers
Snapshots of Afinia H-Series Software screens for PC and Mac