Zonestar Z6 Entry-Level Portable 3D Printer Sells for under $100 (Promo)

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ZONESTAR Z6 3D Printer
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From time to time promotions come up for 3D printers, and if your budget is just around $100, Zonestar Z6 3D printer might be an option as it is currently sold on GearBest for $99.99 plus a few dollars for shipping.

ZoneStar Z6 3D printer specifications:

  • Display – LCD screen
  • Storage – microSD card slot
  • Nozzle – 0.4mm
  • Printing accuracy – 0.06mm
  • XY-axis positioning accuracy – 0.11 mm
  • Z-axis positioning accuracy – 0.0025mm
  • Build Size – 150 x 150 x 150 mm
  • Print speed – Up to 150mm/s (MAX)
  • Filament Diameter – 1.75mm
  • Supported Materials – ABS, Flexible PLA, HIPS, PETG, PLA, PVC, Wood
  • USB – 1x USB port
  • Power Supply – Input: AC 110/220V, output: 12V, 10A
  • Mechanical info
    • Dimensions – 28.00 x 30.60 x 35.40 cm
    • Weight: 4.0000 kg
    • Frame material – Aluminum Extrusion
    • Platform board – Aluminum Alloy

The company recommends Cura, Repetier-Host, or Simplify3D software to create 3D files for the printer.

The 3D printer has been around for a few months, but I can’t find any reviews in English, only a demo of the 3D printer in action as pictured above. If you can understand Spanish, that short video review may be interesting. Note that review is for model Z6F, and it’s unclear what the differences are against Z6 as checking the specs side-by-side on Zonestar website reveals not differences at all..

If you have a few dollars more to spend, don’t care of portability – in the sense the printer can easily be carried around -, you could get the time tested Anet A8 3D printer instead, that can now be found for around $140 plus shipping.

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onebir
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I suspect quite a lot of people would be interested in review of one of these sub $200 3D printers

Jeroen
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Looks like a horrible design to me, it doesn’t look rigid at al, which is quite important for a 3D printer

Christopher de Vidal
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The target market who would buy this is not likely to care as much about print quality

Betty
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Let’s see the later review in the blog

Christopher de Vidal
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I wonder if these could be made even cheaper by requiring you plug your phone into it and have it be the controller/display. So you only pay for hotend, fans, bed, motors, and frame.

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And no smartphone in the next 10 hours!!!