Anycubic i3 Mega S Review

Anycubic i3 Mega S Review

The Anycubic i3 Mega S review is a non-industrial 3D printer with an open frame. It uses fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology to support a variety of filament types. In our tests, its print-bed alignment was difficult, which had an impact on print quality. Despite the need for some tweaking and a learning curve, the Mega S is simple to put together.

Anycubic i3 Mega S Specifications:

  • Print Method: FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) Technology
  • Generous Printing Capacity: 210 x 210 x 205 mm
  • Accuracy in Positioning: X/Y 0.0125mm Z 0.002mm
  • TPU, PLA, ABS, HIPS, and wood are all supported print materials.
  • Superior stability and a fully rigid, solid metal frame structure
  • Precise printing with a layer resolution as fine as 50 microns
  • Excellent adhesion and simple part removal using ultrabase
  • Automatic Resumption of Printing After Power Outage
  • High-Quality Titan Extrusion to print Flexible filaments
  • Suspended Spool(Filament) Holder
  • The input types of files accepted are.STL,.OBJ,.DAE, and.AMF.
  • The recommended ambient temperature range for the printer is 8ºC to 40ºC.
  • The printer has both an SD card slot and a USB port for connectivity.
  • Weighing in at 16.5kg, the package is fairly heavy.

Anycubic i3 Mega S Review

Reasonably priced, Supports a wide range of filaments. Print quality is generally good. For a low-cost printer, a large build area .

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Editor's Rating:
  • Reasonably priced 
  • Supports a wide range of filaments 
  • Print quality is generally good. 
  • Cura is a well-known piece of software.
  • For a low-cost printer, a large build area is essential. 
  • Lots of extras included
  • Lead screws for Z-axis
  • The extruder is quick to heat
  • Print-platform alignment can be finicky. 
  • The filament coils that are supported are tiny. 
  • Spool holder in an inconvenient location
  • Long filament feed (Bowden setup)
  • Loud motherboard fan
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The Anycubic Mega-S 3D printer is the successor to the i3 Mega, and it performs equally as well. Power recovery loss and filament run-out detection are among the new features, as is the positioning of the filament sensor. On the next-generation system, though, we’d like automatic calibration and WiFi connectivity.

The Anycubic Mega-S is a follow-up to the i3 Mega 3D printer, which was released just a few weeks ago. The company claims that this is only the start of many improvements to its product line.

that makes it the perfect choice for professionals, hobbyists, and anyone else who demands the very best in 3D printing technology.

  • Large Build Volume for Maximum Flexibility

A notable feature of the Anycubic i3 Mega S is its substantial build volume, measuring an impressive 210 x 210 x 205 mm.

This gives you plenty of space to work with, allowing you to create larger, more complex objects than ever before.

  • Highly Accurate Printing with Advanced Positioning

With its superior positioning accuracy, the Anycubic i3 Mega S is capable of achieving stunning levels of detail and precision. The X/Y accuracy is an impressive 0.0125mm, while the Z accuracy is an incredible 0.002mm. This means that you can expect the highest quality results every time.

  • A Wide Range of Supported Print Materials

The Anycubic i3 Mega S is compatible with a wide variety of print materials, including TPU, PLA, ABS, HIPS, and wood. This versatility means that you can experiment with different materials and find the perfect combination for your specific needs.

  • Solid Metal Frame for Unmatched Stability

The Anycubic i3 Mega S is built with a full rigid solid metal frame construction, which provides unmatched stability and durability. This not only ensures that your prints come out perfectly every time but also means that the printer itself is built to last.

  • UltraBase for Easy Adhesion and Parts Removal

The Anycubic i3 Mega S features an innovative UltraBase, which provides excellent adhesion for your prints and makes it easy to remove finished parts. This not only saves time but also ensures that your prints come out looking their best.

  • Auto Resume for Uninterrupted Printing

With its Auto Resume feature, the Anycubic i3 Mega S is able to resume printing automatically in the event of a power outage. This means that you never have to worry about losing progress or wasting materials due to unexpected interruptions.

  • High-Quality Titan Extrusion for Flexible Filaments

The Anycubic i3 Mega S is equipped with a high-quality Titan extrusion system, which allows you to print flexible filaments with ease. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities, giving you the freedom to create intricate and complex designs that were previously impossible.

  • Suspended Spool Holder for Improved Filament Management

To make filament management even easier, the Anycubic i3 Mega S features a suspended spool holder that keeps your filament off the ground and out of the way. This not only reduces the risk of tangles and jams but also makes it easier to change out filaments when you need to.

  • Supports a Wide Range of Input Formats

The Anycubic i3 Mega S supports a wide range of input formats, including .STL, .OBJ, .DAE, and .AMF. This means that you can use your favorite software to design and create your prints, without having to worry about compatibility issues.

  • Ambient Operating Temperature for Maximum Flexibility

With its wide ambient operating temperature range of 8ºC – 40ºC, the Anycubic i3 Mega S can be used in a variety of settings and environments. Whether you’re working in a cold basement or a hot workshop, this printer can handle it all.

  • Multiple Connectivity Options for Maximum Convenience

The Anycubic i3 Mega S offers multiple connectivity options, including SD card and USB port. This makes it easy to connect to your computer and start printing right away


The printer is 405mm height by 410mm wide by 453mm deep, or around 16 inches by 16 inches by 18 inches, and weighs around 11kg (24 14 pounds). It’s the perfect size for desktop storage and use. 

The maximum print size is 210mm by 210mm by 205mm, or approximately 8 14 inches by 8 14 inches by 8 inches. Not the world’s largest finished products, but perfect for action figures, jewelry, or parts that need to be snapped together as a whole.

Anycubic i3 Mega S Review


Anycubic i3 Mega SCura is a complete 3D printer software and hardware package. The Mega S can handle both common.STL and.OBJ object files as well as the more exotic. Types of files include DAE and.AMF. Draft (300 microns), Normal (200 microns), and High (300 microns) are the standard resolution settings (100 microns).


The i3 Mega 3D printer has a layer resolution of 0.05 – 0.3 mm and can print at rates of 20 – 100 mm per second. The nozzle can accept 0.4mm or 1.75mm filaments, so it can accommodate both typical diameters. The printing is done via fused deposition modeling, which is the typical method for joining filaments in the printing process.


With an open frame and a wide build space, the Anycubic i3 Mega S is characteristic of cheap 3D printers. Although the Mega S costs somewhat more than the Monoprice Mini Delta V2 3D Printer ($179.99), it has a significantly wider build surface. The main step in construction is to use an Allen key to tighten the eight screws that hold the base and frame together.

The spool holder on the latter is oddly placed, making it difficult to access the USB connector and SD card slot. A knob is located under each corner of the platform and can be used to raise or lower the extruder nozzle. By sliding a card between the nozzle and the platform, you can modify the knob’s angle.

Our test machine was equipped with a 1-kilogram spool of polylactic acid (PLA) filament, as was the Anycubic i3 Mega S. The Mega S comes with a small coil of wire.

Running the test:

Due to a slightly misaligned print platform, components of the Mega S were bent and certain elements were malformed during testing. Sticking to smaller objects can help mitigate any missing pieces if you can’t manage to get the print platform aligned correctly.

  • The dimensional accuracy of the print received a perfect score of 5 out of 5 points.
  • However, the fine flow control only received 2.5 out of 5 points due to some stringing at the top of the spikes.
  • The fine negative features were mostly successful, earning 4 out of 5 points, with only the 0.2 pin being difficult to remove by hand.
  • The overhangs were rated 3 out of 5 points, with the 15 and 20-degree surfaces performing differently from the 45-degree overhang.
  • Bridging received a perfect score of 5 out of 5 points as no bridges touched the surfaces beneath them.
  • The XY Resonance was undetectable, earning the maximum score of 2.5 out of 2.5 points.
  • Similarly, the Z-Axis Alignment received the maximum score of 2.5 out of 2.5 points as no registration effect was visible.

In the Autodesk x Kickstarter FDM 3D Printer Assessment, the printer achieved a total score of 24.5 out of 30 points.

Installing printer

Setting up a printer may appear challenging, but with the correct guidance, it can be accomplished quickly. This article will guide you through the process of installing your printer, from start to finish. By adhering to these straightforward instructions, your printer will be operational in a matter of minutes.

Step 1: Unpack Your Printer

The first step in installing your printer is to unpack it. Remove all the components from the box, including the base with the CPU and the Z-axis bar, and the installation manual. Ensure that all the parts are present and in good condition before proceeding to the next step.

Step 2: Assemble the Printer

Assembling the printer is a straightforward process. Simply attach the base to the Z-axis bar using the screws provided. There are three screws on each side, and they should be tightened securely to keep the components together.

Step 3: Level and Calibrate the Base

The most critical step in installing your printer is to level and calibrate the base. The installation manual provides a detailed guide on how to do this. Begin by lowering the base and tightening the calibration screws. Then, move the nozzle to the Z position and move the base and nozzle manually back and forth, left and right, to check the distance on the entire surface.

To prevent scratches, use the provided paper between the base and nozzle. When the printer is ON, the nozzle and the base do not move freely by hand, so be sure to turn it OFF.
You aim for uniformity in the distance between the nozzle and the base across all points. A guide to ensure that the paper can move on the base with a slight amount of friction.

It is essential to lower your base midway before your calibration, so you have space to adjust it. Take note of this and ensure that you do it before you proceed with the calibration.

Step 4: Insert the Filament

Once you have successfully calibrated your printer’s base, the last step is to insert the filament. Push it all the way through until it reaches the nozzle. Ensure that it is secure and in place.


In our tests, the Anycubic i3 Mega S, a low-cost open-frame 3D printer, produced prints of acceptable quality. However, getting the most out of it may necessitate accurate calibration.valuating your prints can help you identify areas for improvement and fine-tune your printer’s settings. By paying attention to each category, you can achieve optimal print quality and create stunning 3D prints.

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