UP Mini 3D Printer Review – Emphasis on Compact

The UP Mini 3D Printer is an entry-level 3D printer that has a relatively compact footprint. It’s smaller architecture means that there is emphasis on ease of use, speed, and even more successful prints than its competitors despite its smaller than average print area.

UP Mini 3D Printer Review - Emphasis on Compact

The UP Mini 3D Printer Sacrifices Size for Other Great Features

The UP Mini 3D Printer uses the standard fused deposition modeling (FDM) method of printing. It is targeted for those who want to start 3D printing without the experience and for those who do not want to build their own 3D printer from a kit form. It is also for individuals who do not want to resort to an open-air model printer. In other words, this is an ideal 3D printer which is made to be desktop and user-friendly.

At its price point, the UP Mini has a surprisingly good performance and comes with an excellent array of extra features. For its size, it measures a compact 240 x 340 x 355-millimeters for its dimensions. Also, it only weighs a mere 6-kilograms so it’s not quite a bit of trouble to transfer the device around your home when needed.

This lack of heft on the printer can be seen on this 3D printer’s thin plastic body, and the fact that it uses an external power brick. But perhaps the most dominant feature of this “mini 3D-printer” is it’s oven-like hinged door. When you open it, it will reveal the print head and the nozzle, and the various anodized aluminum arms that the platform will raise, lower, and move back and forth whenever it operates.

Its software is not the best in the market, but at its price it does hold a special place in its class. Operating said software is decent enough to get the job at hand done. Sadly though, you won’t be able to design your own models with it. You can, however, download plenty of resources online. You can also easily loan a created STL 3D model file, scale it to fit the dimensions of the printer, then print it.

Its maximum print size is 120 x 120 x 120-millimeters with an optimal resolution of 0.2-millimeters. Although it has competitors that offer higher resolutions, this is more than enough for the level of 3D printing this device is targeting.

When using the UP Mini 3D Printer, newbies or even long-time 3D printing individuals can be satisfied to know that it can print each model successfully without any sign of warping or other issues known to open-air 3D printers. In other words, this 3D printer, despite its size, works perfectly fine.


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