The MBot Cube is a highly functional personal 3D printer with a price range of roughly $1,000-$2,000. The device does not come equipped with a warranty and MagicFirm, the company who produces MBot Cubes, is known for having sub-par customer service. Both of which can drive away potential buyers.
This printer does not boast expedient print speeds, though the size and reliability of the objects it is able to create make the MBot Cube one of the more popular 3D printers in the industry. The China-based company who produces the Cube ships quickly and will not force you to wait long to receive your printer. The purpose of this article is to offer an in-depth review of the MBot Cube as to give you a feel for how the device works without having ever used it.
The MBot is able to print items as large as 487ᶟ inches, or 7.87 x 7.87 x 7.87.
You have your choice of a single head or dual extruder depending on whether you would like to print items in one or two colors at a time. Both ABS and PLA filaments are accepted by the MBot though they are required to be 1.75mm.
When you purchase the Cube it will come equipped with a USB cable and an SD card. The SD card allows you to transport more files from your computer to the printer. Unfortunately, the MBot Cube does not offer wi-fi or flash drive connectivity, two things many other printers include.
The MBot Cube makes use of ReplicatorG software which can be easily downloaded off the internet. Newer, updated versions of ReplicatorG software should be avoided as the older is most compatible.
The average print speed of the MBot Cube is not high, being able to print about 40mm per second. Printing medium to small creations takes a little under an hour, which, to many, may seem like a long time.
The MBot Cube is a great middle-of-the-road 3D printer due to the fact that it is relatively inexpensive. It is considered an average 3D printer based upon the fact that some features such as wi-fi and flash drive connections, as well as a warranty are left out.
The customer support for this device is greatly lacking. Additionally, the absence of a warranty mean that you are 100% on your own with the protection, setup, and use of this device.