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Afinia H480 3D Printer

Product Code : 3D-Afinia-H480

$999.00 $1,299.00
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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.

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The Afinia H480 3D Printer: consistently named Make Magazine's Most Reliable Performer.

"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

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

  • Build Volume: 140 x 140 x 135mm
  • Layer Resolution: 150–400 microns
  • Free lifetime tech support through Afinia
  • Ready to use out of the box
  • Fully assembled
  • Auto-leveling platform calibration and nozzle height detection
    • The auto-level platform calibration feature compensates for warped or uneven surfaces and helps models adhere more securely to the print bed. NOTE: This feature does not eliminate the need for manual leveling.
    • The nozzle height detection feature assists in the calibration process and ensures the best layer resolution the 3D printer has to offer.
  • High quality, non-proprietary, inexpensive plastic filament
  • Heated platform

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
  • Power Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Easy-to-Use 3D Software
  • 3 Platform Perf Boards
  • Handling Tools
  • 1 Spool of Afinia ABS White Filament - 700g
  • PC: Win XP, Vista (32- and 64-bit),Windows 7/8/8.1 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Mac: 10.6 – 10.8
  • Build Volume: 140 x 140 x 135mm
  • Vertical Resolution: 0.15 – 0.40mm
  • Print Material: ABS, PLA
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Heated Platform
  • ABS filament is extruded at 260° Celsius to .15mm onto a platform heated to 90° Celsius.
  • PLA filament is extruded at 210° Celsius to .15mm onto a platform heated to 50° Celsius.
  • Power: 100-240VAC, 2.5A, 50-60Hz
  • Connection: USB 2.0 (Printer may be disconnected once print begins for standalone use.)
Easy-to-use single software interface to:
  • Load one or more .STL files
  • Scale, Rotate, Move the models to fit the virtual platform
  • Choose your Layer Thickness, Fill and Support parameters
  • Print in either Normal, Fast or Fine speed
  • Dimensions: 245 x 260 x 350mm
  • Weight: Under 11 lbs.
  • Environmental Temperature: 60°F to 85°F recommended
  • Relative Humidity: 20 – 50% recommended
File Input
  • Input Format: STL, UP3, UPP
  • Most CAD software supports output to STL such as Autodesk, Solidworks, Sketchup, Tinkercad, Blender, openSCAD
  • There is an extensive online community for downloading and sharing 3D model files
H-Series Software

New Afinia PC/MAC software release
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.

Maintenance and Calibration

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