The launch of the new printer Tronxy X5SA-500 Pro comes with new features that improve by a considerable margin previous versions, let’s remember and remember the success of the X5S, which in turn was replaced by an improved version, the X5SA, which came to correct certain details of its predecessor that had problems with some other broken piece and the bed is hot.
However, there is no need to compare it to previous models to prove its worth, as it has enough to hold up well in the mid-range of 3D printers, such as excellent print quality, multi-filament compatibility, sensor automatic leveling and, more importantly, a suitable printing area for large projects (500 x 500 x 600mm).
Tronxy 3D X5SA-500 Pro Technical Specifications
|TRONXY X5SA-500 PRO|
|Model||Tronxy 3D X5SA-500 Pro|
|Technology||Fused deposition modeling|
|Mechanical arrangement||Core XY|
|Filament diameter||1.75 mm|
|Print speed||20 – 150mm / s|
|Third party filament||Yes|
|Filament Materials||ABS, HIPS, PC, PLA, PVC, Wood, TPU|
|Printing area||500 x 500 x 600mm|
|Maximum nozzle temperature||260 ° C|
|Maximum heated bed temperature||90-100 ° C|
|Connectivity||SD / USB card|
|Structure dimensions||760 x 830 x 920mm|
|Accessories included||3D printer, user manual|
Layout of this 3D printer
Although apparently the Core XY frame of its series remains, it has undergone substantial changes, the much criticized acrylic supports have been replaced by metal pieces, with a few exceptions, which have endowed this new version with the robustness required by users.
However, the main change is very evident, and it is the size, we are talking about 760 x 830 x 920mm, an extremely considerable volume, which fortunately translates quite well into the actual construction area. As you might expect, this also implies a considerable weight, 27 kilograms to be exact.
After the robust design, the next improvement is in the print bed, in this case the Tronxy X5SA-500 Pro is removable; once the prints are finished, the printing plate, the pieces are removed without any inconvenience and the next step is continued.
It should be noted that it has the same DIY kit as the X5SA Pro, but before praising us for the difficulty of this section when assembling it, we must take the following into account: today there are already several online forums where explains in a simple way and step by step the assembly of the printer, as it has been on the market for some time. As if that were not enough, the manufacturer has included an instruction manual so that the assembly does not become a problem, and if it does not work for you, then surely a video tutorial will.
To interact with the printer, we have a useful 3.5 inch color touch screen, from which we can start an offline print, adjust certain parameters and calibrate the leveling.
If you look at the naked eye for differences between the printer Tronxy X5SA-500 Pro and the other models in its series, the first thing you will notice is that the new model has an impressive building volume of 500 x 500 x 600 mm, more than enough to cover a wide variety of projects.
Automatic leveling sensor of the X5SA Pro is another posh addition to the list of improvements, and obviously the X5SA-500 Pro inherits that advantage. With the elimination of the manual bed-leveling process, the manufacturer has ended up scoring important points in ease of use.
The heated printing bed is an important virtue of this printer, since it allows printing with a heated printing plate, expanding the variety of materials in the design of parts.
A Titan extruder makes an appearance in this model, allowing flexible materials to be handled with ease, such as TPU. Likewise, it is equipped with a double z-axis motor and a high-quality industrial screw that ensure the stability of the printer.
Another section in which the improvement is substantial is in the filament depletion detection capability. That is, when the printer in question runs out of filaments no job is lost, it automatically stops printing and allows the operator to refill the filament to continue from where the job was left.
The print resume it is a safety feature that you cannot miss. In the event of an unforeseen power outage, it is not necessary to put your hands to the head, since this 3D printer is advanced enough to resume printing from where it left off.
Connectivity, software and other features
At the connectivity level there is not much to say, it has a single USB port and a single SD memory card slot. There is no wireless connectivity out of the box, but we are aware of the fact that there are methods to add some wireless control.
At the software level, it works with slicers most popular on the market, but the one recommended by the company is Tronxy Slicer. With that said, it supports the most common formats (STL, OBJ, DAE, AMF, G-code).
In another vein, if you are looking for a much more affordable alternative to Tronxy 3D X5SA-500 Pro, but with similar features (except for the build volume, of course), you may be interested in meeting the TRONXY XY-2 PRO.
Availability and price of the TRONXY X5SA-500 Pro
Those interested in Tronxy 3D X5SA-500 Pro can be purchased through the always reliable Amazon.com store, but you can also find him available on Gearbest for a competitive price. In addition, Geekbuying has it for sale and buy it from Banggood not a bad idea either. As a last alternative we can suggest AliExpress as long as there is no rush to receive the shipment
- Large build size
- Automatic leveling sensor
- Titan extruder
- LCD screen
- Relatively quiet
- DIY Kit needs assembled