Today, Anker and its subsidiary AnkerMake presented the AnkerMake M5. It was a 3D printer that, in combination with the AnkerMake ecosystem, should encourage creativity and the “just do it” mentality. At the same time, the noble all-around carefree package offers both beginners and professionals an uncomplicated way into the almost limitless possibilities of the 3D world.
Anker is a Chinese hardware manufacturer and developer best known for its smartphone accessories. The company was founded by former Google employee Steven Yang, who worked as a software developer in Santa Clara. The company started developing rechargeable batteries and battery packs in 2011. Anker now has a number of different brands. Powerbanks and other USB -enabled accessories are sold under the Anker brand, the company offers speakers under the Soundcore name and the Smart Home brand is called Eufy.
Specifications of The AnkerMake M5
|Make & Model||AnkerMake M5|
|3D printing process||Fused Deposition Modeling|
|Construction volume||235 × 235 × 250 mm|
|Voice assistant compatible||Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa|
|default speed||250 mm/s|
|Working speed||50 – 300 mm/s|
|print accuracy||± 0.1 mm|
|XY and Z accuracy||XY = 12.5 um, Z = 2 um|
|Leveling||7 x 7 Auto Leveling|
|heated bed||PEI soft magnetic steel|
|noise level||50 dB|
|maximum Düsen temperature||260 ℃|
|maximum heating bed temperature||100 ℃|
|3D-Druck-Material||PLA, TPU, ABS, PETG|
|Kickstarter offers off||429 US dollars / 390 euros (Super Early Bird offer on Kickstarter)|
Anker announces AnkerMake M5
With its AnkerMake M5, AnkerMake takes on a variety of problems that have so far made it difficult for 3D printers to break through to the mainstream. These included slow printing speeds, a complicated structure with cumbersome maintenance, and various errors that cost time, resources, and nerves.
AnkerMake M5 is set up in just three steps in less than 15 minutes – even for 3D printing newcomers. Various beginner-friendly features such as 7 x 7 auto-leveling, a pause function, RGB status display, and notifications via the app allow you to focus on having fun printing without having to get lost in technical problems and handicrafts.
The housing of the AnkerMake M5 measures 502 x 438 x 470 millimeters. The 12.4-kilogram foundation provides stability and reduces the gravitational forces, which should enable higher speed and detailed printing with high precision of exactly 0.1 millimeters. The print area of the magnetic and therefore exchangeable PEI print coating is a maximum of 235 x 235 x 250 millimeters. On the right is the 4.3-inch touchscreen, with which everything can be operated and adjusted.
Up to five times faster print speeds
Thanks to the powerful PowerBoost technology and the specially developed drive, the AnkerMake M5 reaches speeds of up to 250 millimeters per second – with a full level of detail. If users are in a hurry, the “Efficiency” mode, with an acceleration of up to 2,500 millimeters per square second, reduces the time required for printing by up to 70 percent compared to other 3D printers.
HD Webcam Monitors Progress
The built-in full HD webcam monitors the printing process at any time, if desired, and thus prevents, among other things, filament salad or shifted layers by pausing the print directly when an error is detected. The manufacturer promises that this saves valuable time, electricity, and material. In addition, with the built-in camera, users can admire their printing progress from anywhere in the world. Once the print is complete, automatically created time-lapse recordings can be saved at the touch of a button or shared directly via social media.
The AnkerMake M5 is easy to connect and control – either via the AnkerMake app for iOS and Android or the AnkerMaker software, which will be released in time for the market launch.
Price & Availability
Starting today (06 April 2022, 10:00 p.m. German time), the AnkerMake M5 can be pre-ordered at preferential prices on Kickstarter.com. First as a limited Super Early Bird for 429 US dollars (equivalent to 390 euros) and then in Early Bird from 499 US dollars (equivalent to 453 euros), before the 3D printer is officially available in Germany in the second half of the year.