I have had this machine for about two months now. When I started looking at 3D printers I was unsure as to what to buy, after a few web searches I came across the Wanhao i3. Very high number of reviews for this machine. After receiving it I easily saw why. It is a very sturdy machine, the company builds a nice product. The build area may not have the largest size out there but it is a good size for the price. I would also like to say that shortly after I ordered mine Wanhao Steve sent me a email letting me know that he had shipped it, included the tracking number, and advised me on what I need to know before unpacking my machine. He also sent the user manual via email so that I would know before hand what to do so that I wouldn't accidentally damage some of the more delicate parts during the unboxing process. Two thumbs Up for for the machine and the Service!



This printer really blew me away. I know many people with 3D printers as well as my university that has an extensive rapid prototyping lab. While the resolution of the Wanhao isn't anywhere near something like a Dimension Elite or an Objet it is plenty accurate enough for parts that need to fit together well. I mainly needed this to print ABS parts for prototyping for my startup.

There is something to be said about a $500 3D printer that takes less than 20 minutes to setup and print. I literally took it out of the box and removed the shipping support brackets, loaded the filament, turned it on and did the demo print. The head cleans itself before and after every print on its little cleaning station with filament collector. The bed heated properly and no parts have lifted up on me yet, the added glue stick helps keep it down but definitely isn't necessary.

Hopefully the printer will last me awhile and not break because currently this is one of the best purchases I have made in awhile.

Mehmet Batmann


Item received within 10 days as 3dprintersonlinestore promised. I was not able to take quality prints, tried all settings but no luck. Then emailed wanhao tech support team. The techie was very quick in responding to emails and answered questions that in an understandable. Now i am printing better prototypes.



Received the printer yesterday and it looked very nice. The only issue I had out of the box was that the filament guide was slightly bent, and the printer could not recognize the filament was loaded. I had to take a hammer and 'gently' tap the piece into alignment.

The platform was also a little crooked so i tightened it also to level it out.

After those minor adjustments I printed the demo, and it worked great. I had since printed 3 designs, and by no means is it a fast printer, but for 400$ and still entry level technology, you can not get much better.

For the software i elected to use the provided software first to see what it was. For basic scaling and viewing I would call it 'plug+play' you import an image from a site such as thingiverse, set the scale, hint print. At this time you could set the detail, and layer thickness and then print. Easy as that. I have used the build a printer yourself kit, and comparing to that this printer is as easy as using a desktop 2d printer.

For those getting into the hobby of 3d-Printing, get this. You will not be disappointed, and you will probably have a lot of fun using the new technology.



it was a good buy. the service was fast and efficient too. worth every penny :)