Desktop 3D Printer TwoTrees BLU-5 Best Affordable Consumer 3D Printer in 2021

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An Overview of BLU-5

BLU-5 is one affordable largescale desktop 3D printer we have ever built. It’s with the largest printing space among all TwoTrees printers with the most stable printing performance and suits users of all levels. Its fully metal base and structure guarantee lasting performance durable lifespan service. Its clean and simple design with outstanding performance makes BLU-5 a playable toy for DIY enthusiasts as well as a professional printing machine for designers and factories. Here is one review video by Aurora Tech, you might search for more review videos on Youtube on the BLU-5 printer (formerly known as BLUER Plus).

Features of Desktop 3D Printer BLU-5

95% Pre-assembled, Easy to Install

BLU-5 is delivered as 95% pre-assembled parts which require minimal installations. Most of the installation could be easily handled with packed hex keys. To ensure users get devices without any printing issue, each unit is assembled to run a printing test of cubic 3D models before delivery. Only fewer factories run printing tests before shipping as it takes extra time and labor to do so.

95% Pre-assembled Desktop 3D Printer
95% Pre-assembled Desktop 3D Printer

Integrated 3D Touch Sensor & Auto-Leveling

BLU-5 is also built with an integrated 3D touch sensor which allows the printer to check if the printing platform is leveled or not and make adjustments if required. After checking every part is properly installed, it’s recommended to perform homing and leveling before printing. The homing and leveling function under tool settings would allow the printing nozzle along with 3D touch sensor to move around multiple points and record the position of each corner. If the distance of any corner between the printing nozzle and printing hotbed is different from that of other corners, the software would start automatically leveling.

Built-in 3D Touch Sensor
Built-in 3D Touch Sensor

Large Printing Space

Compared with other consumer 3D printers from TwoTrees, BLU-5 is also the largest 3D printer with a printing space of 300*300*400mm. It’s also one of the best large-scale 3D printers available in the consumer market. Its 300*300*400mm provides enough space for most DIY projects and enables users to complete the printing of a few models with one print. If you are not sure about the size needed, BLU-5 is a good budget option if taking everything into account.

 

Large Scale 3D Printer
Large Scale 3D Printer

Patent Design: Automatically Adjust Space Function

The basic working principle of FDM 3D printing requires the printing head and printing platform to move synchronously and correspondingly to the design file. As 3D printing has an extremely high demand for precision, any unnoticeable flaws might cause printing failure or deform. The patented auto-spacing kit with spring kits reduces vibration caused by motion greatly to get high precision and smooth print.

Automatically Adjust Spacing Function
Automatically Adjust Spacing Function

 

Quiet Operation: TMC2209 Mute Driver

One major pain of using FDM 3D printers would be the annoying noise. The TMC2209 mute driver reduces sound from the working motor and makes 3D printing a pleasant experience.

Dual Z-axis & Synchronous Belt

Instead of using only one Z-axis lead screw, BLU-5 uses two lead screws with a synchronous belt to provide a more smooth motion and faster response. This unique setting effectively reduces vibration and increases printing precision and speed.

Dual Z-axis Lead Screw
Dual Z-axis Lead Screw

Dual-gear Extruder

Compared with 3D printers with single-gear extruders, BLU-5 utilizes dual-gear extruders for more drawing force to get a more stable & smoother extrusion. The transparent case enables users to observe and monitor the whole process with naked eyes.

Dual Driver Extruder

Packed PEI Hotbed

Though PEI hotbed is basic accessories for 3D printers, users usually need to pay extra money to get it from most suppliers. To deliver users a desktop 3D printer that is ready for printing, a PEI hotbed is packed and delivered along with BLU-5 printers.

PEI Magnetic Hotbed

RJ45 Socket

Instead of using other sockets, BLU-5 utilizes the common RJ45 socket interface for connection which is much more available in local stores which would be easier for users to find replacements upon demand. The RJ45 is also more reliable and efficient in signal transmission.

RJ45 Connector Socket
RJ45 Connector Socket

Filament Runout Detection & Power Resume Printing Function

It’s quite normal that filaments run out while printing and the starting over would waste lots of time and money on filaments. To address this issue, all TwoTrees 3D printers is with smart filament runout detector and power resume printing function. No matter your printing is interrupted by power failure or filament run out, the printer would resume printing at the exact layer or position where stopped.

Material Break Detector
Material Break Detector

Other Features

  • X-axis & Y-axis Belt Tensioner allows users to make the proper adjustments without extra tools being involved.
  • Removable Cover for Motherboard enable maintenance & replacing motherboard much easier.
  • 4.3 inch Touch Control Panel provides a clear & simple interface and quick response to each click.
  • Fully Metal Base & Structure make the 3D printing machine is solid and durable device target for lasting service.
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