New FLSUN 3D Printers Now Available at GearBest
FLSUN is a new company that came into the 3D printer scene less than a year ago. Despite being a newcomer, the company’s range of products looks very promising. With DIY kits that are priced well below $500, FLSUN competes directly against the likes of other Chinese brands such as Anet, Zonestar and TronXY that have been around for a while. In fact, FLSUN is so new that its official website is still a work-in-progress although its products are already available at popular sites such as GearBest, Amazon and Ebay.
In this article, we take a look at four FLSUN 3D printers that are currently in stock at GearBest and why you might want to check them out if you’re shopping for an affordable 3D printer. Also included in this article are coupon codes for each printer. These codes are valid for a limited time only so hurry up if you intend to get any one of these FLSUN 3D printers.
FLSUN FL-K Base Delta ($225)
Interestingly, unlike other brands that tend to come up with cartesian models as their entry level offering, FLSUN has decided to have a Delta printer as one of its entry-level models. The FLSUN FL-K sells for just $225 shipped and has a print volume of 180 x 300mm. This is comparable to Anet’s popular A series DIY kits such as the A2, A6 and A8. The Anet A2 Plus, for instance, sells for $213 and has a print volume of 220 x 220 x 270mm.
The FL-K ships as a DIY kit and features a full metal frame, Bowden extruder and heated bed. It even features auto leveling and a RAMPS 1.4 mainboard which is quite impressive for a printer in this price range. To keep costs down, injection-molded ABS brackets are used to hold the aluminum extrusions together.
The FL-K is now available at GearBest for $225 shipped. Click here for more details.
Normal price: $225
Discounted price: $198
Coupon Code: GBTE
FLSUN FL-Q Cricket ($447)
The FL-Q Cricket is the flagship Delta model in FLSUN’s lineup and comes pre-assembled in 3 parts. Judging from official product photos of the pre-assembled parts, assembling it should take about 10 to 20 minutes. In terms of aesthetics, the FL-Q is probably the best that FLSUN has to offer and looks good enough to be placed in any living room. Unlike the FL-K that has a garage-style look, the FL-Q features a clean white frame that covers its aluminum extrusions and other parts.
The FL-Q has a print volume of 260 x 350mm and features auto-leveling, a heated bed and Bowden extruder. An important feature is its 3.2″ color LCD touchscreen. Current product pages do not say much about the LCD so it isn’t clear if the FL-Q has WiFi connectivity. However, one feature it does have is an SD card slot. Other nifty features include filament detection (alerts you when the printer runs out of filament) and continue from auto resume (allows you to continue printing after a power failure).
With the FL-Q, FLSUN decided to take cooling more seriously, giving the extruder 3 cooling fans. Even the mainboard has two cooling fans. Although product photos aren’t exactly clear, it seems 2 of the extruder fans are positioned to cool the model/filament while the third one cools the extruder heat sink.
With such features, the FL-Q is undoubtedly the most advanced, as well as most good looking, 3D printer in FLSUN’s current lineup. It is now available at GearBest for $447 shipped. Click here for more details.
Normal price: $447
Discounted price: $394
Coupon Code: GBTE
FLSUN FL-M i3 ($231)
The FL-M i3 is one of two entry-level models in FLSUN’s lineup and competes against the likes of the Anet A2 and Tevo Tarantula. It features a full aluminum frame with v-slot extrusions. The X-axis and Z-axis carriages slide on v-slot extrusions with roller bearings while the heated bed carriage slides on two metal rods with linear bearings. The use of linear bearings for the bed carriage should provide for good printing accuracy on the Y axis although I’m not a fan of roller bearings on the Z and X axis carriages.
The FL-M also features an MK3 heated bed and what appears to be an E3DV6 clone for the hot end in a Bowden setup. This means it is capable of printing filaments that require high printing temperatures such as nylon and polycarbonate. Overall, the FL-M makes a decent choice for those who are looking to purchase their first DIY 3D printer kit. Do take note that the FL-M is not shipped pre-assembled which means you’ll need to spend some time building it up.
The FL-M is now available at GearBest for $231 shipped. Click here for more details.
Normal price: $231
Discounted price: $203
Coupon Code: GBTE
FLSUN FL-C Cube ($400)
The FL-C Cube is FLSUN’s answer to serious 3D printing enthusiasts. There is a lot to like about the FL-C — it comes with linear bearings for all three axes, large heated print bed (260 x 260 x 350mm) and features a cube or box-shaped metal frame for excellent rigidity. To handle the power demands of the larger-than-average print bed, the FL-C is equipped with a 30A / 360W power supply unit. The FL-C also features a 3.2″ color LCD touchscreen — probably the same one on the FL-Q.
One key feature on the FL-C are its linear bearings. Although linear bearings tend to wear off faster and require more maintenance than their roller counterparts, they offer better print accuracy. If you’re looking for an affordable large volume printer that offers a decent level in printing accuracy, then I’m sure the FL-C won’t disappoint.
The FL-C is now available as a DIY kit at GearBest for just $400. Click here for more details.
Normal price: $400
Discounted price: $352
Coupon Code: GBTE
8/24/2017 — For a limited time only, GearBest is offering coupon codes for all 4 printers featured in this article.