After teasing the Anycubic Chiron in early May 2018 with a cryptic teaser video on Facebook, the Chinese manufacturer released more specifications in July 2018 in another video (see below).
In the video, you’ll see mostly rendered graphics, but in the last seconds, the Anycubic Chiron 3D printer is visible. We have gathered all the information about specs and features of the Anycubic Chiron below and will give you an indicator of what’s hot and what’s not.
After some initial confusion in the community about the 3D printing method of the Anycubic Chiron, things have become clearer now: The Anycubic Chiron is a cartesian FDM / FFF 3D printer with a Prusa-i3 type style of movement.
With the release of the new video another question has been answered: In the Facebook post, the printer was referred to as “Anycubic Chrion” instead of “Anycubic Chiron”, which led to some irritation by the users (so it’s “Chiron”).
At first sight, the 3D printer looks similar to the ever so popular Creality CR-10, but the Anycubic Chiron doesn’t come with a power brick that’s used as for housing the controls and the spool holder. Instead, these parts are mounted directly onto the frame.
With physical dimensions of 651 x 612 x 720 mm, the Anycubic Chiron sure is one of the biggest consumer 3D printers around. The actual build volume is 400 x 400 x 450 mm, which makes it even bigger than the Creality CR-10 S, the Creality 4S, and its many clones. more on large 3D printers here.
If you have any experience with Anycubic’s machines, you know that they provide clear and detailed instructions and even plastic gloves so your fingers don’t get dirty during the assembly.
According to the video, the 3D printer is shipped pre-assembled.
To get started, you will have to mount the axes and the control box to the frame and click two color-coded multicore-cables in place. From what we see in the video and know from Anycubic i3 Mega assembly, you should be ready to print in 30 minutes latest.
Good news: The Anycubic Chiron 3D printer has an auto-leveling feature.
The machine does its bed leveling procedure by checking 25 points (!) on the bed. To our knowledge, no other 3D printer does a calibration on that many points. Most other printers like the Lulzbot TAZ 6 check its four corners, and even the Prusa i3 MK3 doesn’t do more than 9 points. Checking 25 points on the bed will not automatically result in a perfectly flat bed (it surely will take longer to calibrate), but we’ll take an in-depth look as soon as we’re getting hold of the printer.
According to the specs sheets, the Anycubic Chiron will come with a Titan extruder. The datasheet doesn’t tell if it’s an Anycubic make or the original open source E3D Titan Extruder (less likely).
The feeder system is a classical Bowden style (if you’re new to 3D printing, find out more about it here) – nothing special here.
The Anycubic Chiron comes with a mechanical filament outage sensor. If the filament runs out, the sensor will detect that through a switch and immediately pause the print, so that you can continue after you’ve fixed the problem. This works theoretically, but we’ve had cases with the Anycubic i3 Mega where the sensor just didn’t work properly. Let’s hope the Anycubic Chiron doesn’t run into these problems.
Anycubic has added a power outage system to the Chiron. If the power line is down, the printer will resume the print the next time you start it. We’ve seen this feature in some affordable 3D printers now.
From what we’ve seen in the video, the controls for the Anycubic Chiron are exactly the same as they are for the Ancubic i3 Mega – which is a good thing, as the screen is responsive and the menu is easy to use.
Anycubic is known for providing a special 3D printer bed that’s sticky but makes it easier to get the prints off after printing. You can read more about the technology in our Anycubic Ultrabase review here: 2018 Anycubic Ultrabase Review: Is It Worth It?
For the Chiron, the company ups its Ultrabase to the Anycubic Ultrabase Pro. Besides the much bigger volume, it’s yet unclear what’s really new or what is just a marketing tag.
We’ll keep you posted as soon as we get new information on the Anycubic Ultrabase Pro.
One thing that seems to be important for Anycubic is the Chiron’s ability to 3D print flexible filament like TPU (see the video below). According to the specs, the bed can heat up to 100 degrees Celsius, and the nozzle is capable of printing as hot as 260 degrees. This makes the Anycubic Chiron a potential candidate for more “difficult” filament and even industrial FDM materials.
Here’s all that we know about the Anycubic Chiron 3D printer so far. There are a few specs missing still, but we’ll continue to update as more details become available.
The Anycubic Chiron 3D printer laid bare is as follows.
Category: Desktop, preassembled
Print area: 400 ✕ 400 ✕ 450 mm
Max. bed temp: 100°C
Nozzle size: –
Max. nozzle temp: 260°C
Max. Z-axis resolution: 50 microns to 300 microns
Z-axis accuracy: 2 microns
X/Y-axis accuracy: 12 microns
Max. print speed: 200 mm/s
Max. travel speed: –
3rd Party material compatibility: –
Interface: LCD Display
Boxed size: –
Printer size: 651 ✕ 612 ✕ 720 mm
Packaged weight: – kg
Printer weight: – kg
Power input: 24V
As of July 2018, the Anycubic Chiron costs $440 to $540. There is also a short window of pre-sale offerings.
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