If you’re in the market for a 3D printer for your workshop, you’ll want something with excellent features that will get the job you need done to be done. JGAURORA offers two stellar models, the A5 and the A5S. We will make a recommendation based on user skills as well as project needs.
While the A5 is a desktop 3D printer, it is large and will need some serious space on your workbench. It has a very large build area that maxes out at 305 x 305 x 320 mm. It also has a full-metal construction that makes it heavy but at the same time very durable.
The printer has two excellent features that aren’t often found in printers of its class. First, it has a filament out detection system. When the printer runs out of filament, it automatically stops printing, emitting a loud warning signal so that your print will not be destroyed.
Second, it features power recovery. If for some reason the power goes out during a print, there’s nothing to worry about. Once the power is back on, the printer will heat the hotend and continue printing exactly where it was paused.
The printer arrivesnearly fully assembled to make things easier. Attaching the base and frame of the printer simply requires twisting a few screws and nuts into place. In fact, the machine can be completely put together and ready to go in just 15 to 20 minutes.
The hotend is a clone of an E3D V6 hotend that features a custom heatsink. Additionally, the heat bed is a coated glass plate.
Bed leveling is assisted but requires the turning of small screw caps under the corners of the print bed. The printer will move the nozzle to the edges and center of the bed to assist.
Data is transferred to the printer via a USB stick. The stick comes preloaded with the JGAURORA-branded Cura software as well as a user manual.
The UI is a full-color touchscreen that makes selecting options very easy. It really adds something to the printer to make it feel like it’s more high-end than it actually is.
Additionally, this printer can support the use of PLA, ABS, PETG, Wood, flexible fibers, and more. Its print speed is up to 150 mm/s and it features a single Bowden drive extruder.
Another desktop 3D printer, the A5S boasts a sleek, simple design with an overall lightweight metal frame.
Like the A5, the A5S offers an exceptional build volume of 305 x 305 x 320 mm and is equally large, requiring a lot of bench space in your workshop. Both printers also offer assisted bed leveling.
The A5S is an upgrade of the A5 and does offer some differences. First, it has some additional screws in the frame to add more stability to the overall structure. Second, the extruder is slightly higher, reducing the length of the Bowden tube. Third, the A5S features an upgraded 32-bit motherboard. This provides faster processing speeds and lowers power consumption.
One of its prime features is its interactive touchscreen UI. The UI allows you to access several options that include heat, home, print, and move.
When the printer is unboxed, it is almost completely assembled, making setup extremely easy. All you have to do is connect the base and the frame with a couple of screws and plug in a few power connectors. All in all, the total time it should take for assembly is no more than 30 minutes.
The hotend is an E3D V6 clone and it comes with a custom heatsink bed. This platform is made of glass with an additional coating. This print bed provides improved adhesion for the print’s first layer.
The A5S supports printing speeds up to 150 mm/s and features a single extruder. Additionally, it supports materials like PLA, HIPS, PETG, Wood, and ABS.
It comes with a USB stick preloaded with Cura software. Data can be transferred to the printer via this stick.
The printer also has excellent print-protecting features. First, it has a filament run-out feature. This means that when the filament runs out, the printer will automatically stop and alert you, saving your print from the destruction of air printing.
Second, it offers power recovery. If your power cuts off in the middle of a print, you have nothing to worry about. When the power is restored, the printer will rewarm the nozzle and restart the print exactly where it was interrupted.
The A5 offers an excellent build volume, high printing speeds, and extreme ease of use. We recommend it for beginners.
On the other hand, the A5S offers all of the same great features but is sturdier, offers faster processing times, and features lower power consumption. This is an excellent choice for beginners who have a higher print demand, requiring more projects to be created.