SUNLU Terminator 3, the most complete entry-level 3D printer

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The SUNLU Terminator 3 It’s an affordable 3D printer that brings to the table features we don’t see every day – if ever – in this price range, we’re talking about useful features like auto-leveling and filament clogging detection, but the benefits don’t end. here and we urge you to continue reading to discover its offer.

Technical characteristics of the SUNLU Terminator3

SUNLU Terminator3
Dimensions 440 x 400 x 470mm
Weight 7.25kg
Colors Black
Materials Metal
printing technology FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
print resolution ±0.1mm
Positioning accuracy X/Y 0.01mm, Z 0.004mm
nozzle diameter 0.4mm
print speed 20 – 250mm/s
Filament PLA, PLA+, carbon fiber, ABS, PETG, HIPS, WOOD, PCL, TPU.
Nozzle operating temperature max ≤260°C
Hot bed operating temperature max ≤100°C
bed dimensions 220x220x250mm
Format STL, OBJ, JPG, GCODE
cutting software Slicer, Cura, Repetier-HOST
connection mode SD card / USB cable
manufacturer site sunlu.com
Package content 3D Printer, Filament Box, Power Cable, Sample PLA Filament, Filament Holder, USB Cable, TF Card, Card Reader, Wrench, Spare Parts, Screws, Bolts.

design and construction Sunlu Terminator 3

The Sunlu Terminator 3 is built on the traditional FDM style, Featuring a sleek base that houses all the electronics, a magnetic build surface, and a vertically mounted power supply. The Sunlu T3 has a 1:1 extruder with an all-metal dual gear extruder.

For its part, the heated bed is equipped with a magnetic and flexible surfacewhich guarantees an excellent adhesion of the models when it is hot, at the same time that it facilitates its extraction when it cools.

SUNLU Terminator 3 - Design

As expected, it is a machine with modular design It ships knocked down, but fortunately it’s easy to get up and running and has a well documented process.

Then there is the issue of the screen, which is a monochrome panel with a rather archaic user interface text based. It is important to note that the screen is not touch, it is operated with a knob, but in its defense, it has all the options to adjust each setting on the printer.

SUNLU Terminator 3 Slack Adjusters

3D printing and features

The SUNLU Terminator3 is a machine that offers a decent construction volume of 220 x 220 x 250mm coupled with a construction speed of 20 to 250mm/s, as well as the possibility of working with multiple filaments in a reliable way, mainly PLA, carbon fiber, ABS, PETG and TPU.

SUNLU Terminator 3 - 3D printing

With that said, print quality is pretty good, especially when you consider the price. However, we advise against using the advertised 250mm/s fast modesince using it results in a large number of damages for complicated models, specifically in an increase in fibrous, frayed layers and rough surfaces that need to be treated later.

Changing the subject a bit, the SUNLU Terminator 3 offers several features that we normally only see in higher-end 3D printers. First of all, it has 16 point auto leveling to calibrate the heated bed. Second, it’s equipped with not only a filament sensor, but also a dedicated one to alert you to filament clogging. As if that were not enough, it has a function to resume printing in the event of a power outage and a belt adjuster for the X/Y axes.

auto leveling

Connectivity and software

As expected, the machine has a USB-B port for the computer and an SD card slot to print locally. Naturally, it is compatible with the most common cutting programs such as Ultimaker Curebut there are no pre-designed profiles for it, so you have to make manual adjustments.

Availability and price of the SUNLU Terminator 3

Those interested in the SUNLU Terminator 3 can find it for sale at Geekbuying.com following this link.

With that said, another good alternative for a similar price is the Anycubic Kobra Gowhose quality we have been able to verify on our own.

PROS:

  • Affordable price
  • Filament sensor + clogging detection
  • auto leveling
  • easy assembly

CONS:

  • Small imperfections in the models
  • Manual configuration of cutting software is required
  • Spool holder too thin
  • The screen

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