We weren’t too sure what to expect with this one. The BIQU Magician is a Delta Printer, is a pretty convincing budget model. Has a number of interesting features.
That low cost certainly makes it an enticing entry-level prospect. It has a pretty solid looking design to it as well. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its problems, but overall we have to say that we were very impressed with this 3D Printer.
BIQU Magician – The Specs:
Resolution = 100 Microns
Weight = 8.8lbs
Dimensions = 220x250x470mm
Build Volume = 100x100x150mm
Compatible Material = PLA
Filament Size = 1.75mm
Platform = 3mm Plate
Connectivity = USB/SD Card
Yey! This 3D Printer came completely assembled out of the box along with additional parts provided. Some of these tools include cables, Glue, USB Lead, SD Card. There’s also a 250g roll of filament, which is certainly a very nice and welcome inclusion and means that you have everything you need to get started straight away.
Instructions and help guides
As we have already stated, this is a good entry-level 3D Printer. We know it might sound like a minor point, but the instruction manual is a plus, it is a pretty extensive tome. We have seen plenty of 3D Printers out there with next to no guidance materials, or poorly written ones.
This detailed 28 pages worth of instruction is refreshing, and if you are new to the world of 3D Printing then you should feel the same, trust us. The Manual covers everything from the software to the steps required for the auto levelling of the print bed.
There are even a few pages of FAQs that provide answers and solutions to the usual suspects. There’s the odd incorrectly spelt word here and there, but nothing that’ll prevent you from understanding what is being said.
Delivered safe and sound
Packaging is excellent, lots of padding in the box, which is essential as, like we said before, this 3D Printer is ready-built. Often the downside of this convenience is that it raises some concerns with the potential for it to arrive on your doorstep damaged. BIQU are to be commended for the amount of protection they’ve put there to prevent this.
Included when it arrives
- Magician Lipstick-Sized 3D Printer
- 250G PLA Filament
- Film Pressure Sensor
- 4 x Allen Wrench
- Sd Card
- Card Reader
- USB Cable
- Nozzle Throat
- 2 x Nozzle
- Magician Manual
What 3D software do I use?
The software included with this 3D Printer is an updated version of Cura 2.6.2. It comes pre-loaded on an SD Card included in the box and has a ready-to-use 3D Printer profile.
If you do already have a later release of Cura which you are using, there is a standalone profile that is also included and can be imported into the software. Tweaking the software is likely going to be necessary.
We found that the default print speed of 60mm/s was a little faster than perhaps the 3D Printer could handle.
So, we lowered this to 40mm/s and this significantly reduced any possibility of layer shift, which was the experience at 60mm/s.
The hardware is an instant standout when comparing it to the competition. Its price point is even more impressive when you consider the fact that it uses a 32-bit control board, making this a more than competent 3D Printer.
Delta printers need more processing power in order to perform the number of calculations required during operation, therefore the more standard 8-bit control board just wouldn’t cut it.
The control board in use here supports Smoothieware and Markin Firmware. It can detect when your filament runs out and supports power outage recovery, it will also shut down when the print is completed.
The 3D Printer has a 13-point Auto Bed Levelling System, as well as a removable sensor that you can remove once the levelling of the printer bed has been completed.
There’s a 32-bit LCD touchscreen included on the 3D Printer, it’s a pleasure to use, the menu options are simple and straightforward, you can change print speed and fan speed in real-time, which is a neat touch.
There’s nothing too groundbreaking in terms of the available settings, but there’s also nothing that you would consider necessary missing either.
In terms of the overall build quality, the BIQU Magician has a unique inverse design. If you were to take a look at a similar 3D Printer you would find that electronics are normally located under the build plate, not so here as these components are located at the top of the frame.
There’s no real upside or downside to this, although it might be directly related to the layer shift we experienced at faster printing speeds due to the machine being too top-heavy.
But, we can neither confirm nor rule this out. It must be said that the frame does seem quite sturdy and stable, this is, after all, a small printer, one which has two very smooth rods in its three corners.
This 3D Printer features a Titan Clone extruder, as well as a V6 Clone Hotend, all placed snugly within an effector. There are three 30mm fans, one of which is an extruder for the cooling of the print, while the remaining two are for cooling the 3D Printer itself.
For all that this printer does right, there is one major shortfall – the spool holder for the filament. Perhaps it’s the design of this 3D printer, but the spool holder struggles to stay attached. However, If you tighten it too much into the machine, it does not spin.
It will then not feed the filament in. But, if you leave it loose it will inevitably become unscrewed and will fall off. If that wasn’t bad enough, it only accepts the small 250g filament spools, the standard spools won’t fit as they are blocked by the motor of the extruder.
There are of course ways around this, which include building your own solution (your first print project maybe?), or wall mounting a spool holder.
Overall this is a brilliant entry level 3D Printer with only a handful of drawbacks, the aforementioned printer spool, no Wi-Fi access and that layering issues at higher speeds.
But at its heart, it is a sturdy machine at a decent price and one that you will be able to start using as soon as you’ve taken it out of the box and plugged it in. If you’re a hobbyist or just starting out, this 3D printer may be well worth a look.
Happy Printing 🙂
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