Anycubic Kobra Plus, take your DIY to another level with this 3D printer

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The anycubic kobra Plus It is a 3D printer with a very competitive price and equally competent features. Getting into the details, while it doesn’t feature anything out of the ordinary, what it does bring to the table is a roomy 300 x 300 x 350mm build volume, automatic heated bed leveling, a high-flow hotend, and a large display. touch to make life a little easier for the user, all under an affordable price tag.

However, if you were looking for an even cheaper option to test the waters, you might be interested in meeting the Anycubic Vyper a very economical 3D printer whose quality we can guarantee at Smartprobox.

Coming back to the main topic, the Kobra Plus iterates on the company’s previous models and brings together all the things we love about budget 3D printers in one package, but it’s not without its flaws, so it’s time to dig into its offering. .

Technical characteristics of the Anycubic Kobra Plus

ANYCUBIC KOBRA PLUS
Dimensions 605 x 560 x 546mm
Weight 11.2kg
Colors Black
Materials metal / plastic
printing technology FDM (fused deposition modeling)
print resolution ±0.1mm
Positioning accuracy X/Y 0.0125mm; Z0.002mm
nozzle diameter 0.4mm
print speed <180mm/s (recommended 80-100mm/s)
Filament PLA, TPU, ABS, PETG.
Nozzle operating temperature max. ≤260°C
Hot bed operating temperature max. ≤110°C
bed dimensions 300 x 300 x 350mm
input/output format .STL, .OBJ, .AMF / GCode
connection mode SD card / USB cable
Manufacturer’s site anycubic.com
Package content Frame, base, filament holder, carborundum glass, tool kit, SD memory with adapter, power cable, test filament, data cable, 8 spring pads, cable clip, print bed clamp, nozzle, lubricant, 8 screws M5*50, 2 screws M5*14. 4 x M5*6 screws, user manual.

 

 

Design of the Anycubic Kobra Plus

Interestingly, the Anycubic Kobra Plus looks like a larger version of the Anycubic Vyper; although obviously they do not belong to the same family, we could say that the Kobra Plus is the successor of this one. With that said, the machine has a smooth black aluminum frame and some plastic parts. This one measures 605 x 560 x 546 mm and weighs almost 12 kilograms, so we will need a good space on our work table.

The power supply and processor are in the base of the machine, but the touch screen and spool holder stick out from the sides, making it a bit wider than the official dimensions stipulate.

Anycubic Kobra Plus - Design

This has the benefit of having double Z rods synchronized with a belt, just like the Kobra Max, but it only has a center-positioned Y-axis and no straps. The stepper motors are quiet, but unfortunately we can’t say the same for the fans, which are quite the opposite and take points away from the whole.

In another order of ideas, the heated bed has a carborundum-coated glass surface, which provides excellent adhesion when hot and allows prints to be easily removed once cooled. The bed can reach 100°C degrees, but getting to that point takes a long time.

Anycubic Kobra Plus

For its part, the head is volcano type and can reach 260 C, hot enough to work with most commercial filaments.

Finally, it is worth mentioning the presence of a 4.3 inch touch screen, which is used in the other Kobra printers. The menu is easy for beginners to navigate, with options in logical and intuitive locations, nothing to fault here.

Anycubic Kobra Plus - Display

Printing and features

The most notable difference from the Anycubic Kobra basic is the print volume. This time we are talking about 300x300x350mm. This is above average when it comes to affordable 3D printers and should suffice for medium projects. Also, the extruder is compatible with the most popular filament materials, i.e. PLA, ABS, PETG and TPU.

Anycubic Kobra Plus - Printing Speed

On another note, Anycubic certainly takes pride in the printing speed of its machine, advertising that can reach 100mm/s reliably (maximum 180mm/s), so yes, it is quite fast for the range to which it belongs.

The company gets even more out of its chest automatic leveling system, which he has named LeviQ. Going into details, it works with an inductive sensor to detect the metal bed at 16 points along the build plate. The system takes into account the unevenness it detects and helps us to achieve a first layer of quality. And the truth of the matter is that it works as advertised, so thumbs up for that.

LeviQ Auto Leveling

With that said, the Kobra Plus offers great print quality for a filament-based printer and that goes regardless of price. It is exceptionally good at working with TPU and glitches are minimal, but not non-existent.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that it has filament sensor to warn the user in the event of a problem with the material supply. Similarly, it supports printing resumption in case of power failure.

Connectivity and software

For the slicer software, the manufacturer recommends us to use Cura, and on the included SD card there are some profiles for PLA and TPU that we can import to save time getting machine print setups for 0.2mm layer heights. Naturally, it is not mandatory to use Cura, since like any self-respecting 3D printer, the Anycubic Kobra Plus supports standard Gcode, so nothing stops us from using PrusaSlicer, IdeaMaker, Simplify3D or any other slicer.

In terms of connectivity, well, there’s not much to talk about, it has a card slot for SD memory and USB type B port to connect it to the computer, the usual.

Availability and price of the Anycubic Kobra Plus


The Anycubic Kobra Plus is available for purchase via Geekbuying.com for a small price and with European shipping.

 

PROS:
  • Large build volume
  • Very efficient automatic leveling
  • User-friendly touch screen
  • high quality hot end

 

CONS:
  • noisy fans
  • The bed takes a long time to heat up

 

8.7
Total score