TevoUp Hydra 2-in-1 Laser Engraver Cutter FDM 3D Printer Review

Do you like 3D Printing and Laser Engraving and can’t decide on what machine to get next? Why not get both for the price of one with Tevoup’s new Hydra 2-in-1 3D printer with Laser Engraving? The Hydra is another amazing 3D Printer part of Tevoup’s long line of quality machines. Let’s look at their long list of existing features and this creative combo. The Hydra is both a 3D Printer and a Laser Engraver, making it perfect for tinkers and makers. From 3D printing up your own designs to engraving custom logos onto wood, metal, tiles and so much more. Combining both a 3D printer and a laser engraver into one is a great way to save space in the workshop, allowing you to add more machines to your arsenal: CNC, Laser Engraver Cutter, FDM 3D Printer, Resin 3D Printer.

Hydra 2-in-1 FDM Laser Engraver FDM 3D Printer Technical Specifications

Build volume: 305x 305 x 400 mm | 11.8 x 11.8 x 15.75 inMax Z axis resolution: 0.05mm
Layer resolution: 0.05mm – 0.35mm (on 0.4 nozzle)Nozzle type: V6
Build speed: 30mm/s – 150mm/sNozzle diameter: 0.4mm (spare nozzle: 0.4, 0.6, 0.8)
Travel speed: 250mm/sNozzle temperature: 150°C – 240°C PTFE heatbreak throat
Print surface: Removable Glass-ceramic (magnetic PEI flex plate as an upgrade)Nozzle heat up time: < 2 minutes
Heat bed type: AC heat bed (SSR Normally Open)Build plate heat up time: 120C in less than 2 minutes
Number of extruders: 1 (2 via optional upgrade kit)Operating sound: < 55dBA
Filament diameter: 1.75mmPower consumption: 110 – 240V 600W max (w/ heated bed turned on)
Supported materials: PLA, PLA FLEX, PLA WOOD, ABS, PETG, HIPS, ASA, PA, PCControl board: 32bit MKS Robin nano v3.0 / TMC 2209 v2.0 UART MODE/ Marlin / 3.5 Inch touchscreen
Standard features: Modular X-Carriage, ABL, touchscreen, synced dual-z, direct drive, silent driversUpgradability: In-house-made X-carriage modular system: LASER head, open-source software, removable drivers, and more to come…
Advanced features: 3dtouch, filament detection sensor, sensorless homingProduct weight: 16kg
Calibration: Auto bed leveling – BILINEAR 9 pointsGross weight: 19kg
Print technology: FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication)Product dimensions: 560 x 600 x 620 mm | 22.05 x 23.62 x 24.41 in
Feeder type: DIRECT DRIVE DUAL DRIVE BMG extruder + V6 VOLCANO HOTENDShipping box: 635 x 520 x 280 mm | 25.98 x 22.05 x 12.20 in

3D Printer Machine Speed

Like many of Tevoup’s other printers, the Hydra has a print speed of around 60 mm/s–150 mm/s. This speed is great for completing projects in a timely manner or if you sell 3D printed models. The Hydra completes prints in a short time compared to other printers of the same category.

Machine Build Volume

Featuring a 305305400mm build volume, I consider the Hydra a large format 3D Printer, allowing you to make bigger and better projects.

Heat Bed And Nozzle Heat Uptime

The nozzle heats up to 240°C in less than 2 minutes and the heat bed heats up to 120°C within 3 minutes. Nobody likes waiting ten minutes for the bed to heat up, it is really nice when the bed heats up within 3 minutes letting you start prints quickly in the morning before you go to work or school.  

Safety Protection Power Supply

A somewhat rare but annoying issue is your 3D print failing because of a power outage. Not to worry because the Hydra 3D Printer has a built-in power-off protection system allowing you to resume a print after a power outage or mechanical failure. The small things like this are what make 3D printers good.

Probe Sensor Auto-Leveling On The Tevoup Hydra

Thanks to the 3Dtouch probe sensor, the Hydra has auto bed leveling. The TevoUp Hydra uses mesh bed leveling software to compensate for an unlevel 3D print surface and any imperfections of your print surface, giving you the perfect first layer every time with little to no effort.

Silent Machine Operation

A lot of tinkers like me have their 3D printers at home and noise level is important to them. Lucky for us, the Tevoup Hydra is equipped with an upgraded TMC2209/2226 ultra-mute stepper motor driver chip. This chip gives us silent motors and no end-stop switches. This allows everything to be designed into the board, allowing for no heat sinks or fans for your mainboard, which means even quieter operation.

Filament Runout Detection

One of the most annoying things that can cause your 3D print to fail is running out of filament. Fortunately, the Tevoup Hydra 3D Printer has a filament run-out sensor to solve this problem. For those of you who don’t know what a filament run-out sensor is, it is a sensor that can detect when the 3D Printer runs out of filament. Then It will tell the printer to pause the print. Finally, when you load more filament the 3D printer will automatically resume the print or you will need to manually press resume.

User-friendly Color LCD Screen

The Hydra is equipped with a 2.8″, 240320 LCD touch screen with 65.000 colors. This screen allows the user to quickly scroll through the menus on the printer. Also with the high-resolution screen, the Hydra can preview your model so you know exactly what you are 3D printing.

Fast Assembly

When you get a new 3D printer you want to get it out of the box and printing as fast as possible, you get can’t wait. With the Hydra, the assembly is made easy with just 4 screws allowing you to assemble the machine within 4 minutes.

Wide Compatibility

TevoUp Hydra is fully compatible with a wide range of many types of materials like PLA, ABS, Flexible PLA, HIPS, WOOD, PVA, etc.

3D Printer Voltage

TevoUp Hydra voltage

TevoUp Hydra Laser Engraving Module Specifications

Wavelength: 440-460nmFocal Length: 23mmStorage Temperature: -20°C-85°C
Output Power: 2.5W/5.5WWorking Temperature: -20°C-60°CInput Voltage: 22-26V

What Can The Hydra Laser Engrave?

The Hydra 2-in-1 3D printer can engrave MDF, balsa, paper, wood, fabric, plastic, leather, plywood, foam paper, anodized aluminum, and more. But I will put some of these to the test!

Laser Power Of The Hydra FDM 3D Printer

You have an option between a 2.5-watt laser or a 5-watt laser. Both are powerful options allowing you to engrave a variety of materials. The 2.5w laser comes in at $99.00, while they price the 5w laser at $129.99. Having the 5w laser it will allow you to engrave a larger variety of materials than the 2.5w laser, also you will be able to engrave faster.

Tevoup Hydra Unboxing And Analysis

Packaging List:

Filament StandSmall ScraperFFC Cable
U DiskGlue Stick0.4 Nozzle
Pulley10m Sample FilamentAlan Keyes
InstructionsUSB CableTool Bag
Laser Engraving Module (Optional)


Tevoup Hydra 2-in-1 Assembly And First Power On

Printing PLA 3D Models

All 3D printers should be capable of printing in PLA filament because it is without a doubt the easiest filament to work with for 3D printers

3D Tommorow Glitter Purple PLA Filament Dancing Skeleton 3D Model

Filament: 3DTomorrow Astro Glitter filament range3D Printer: TevoUp HydraTime Taken: 6 hours 50 minutes
Nozzle size: 0.4Layer Height: 0.18Designer: DancingToys

Fiberlogy Satin PLA Filament Sugar Dog Remix

Filament: Fiberlogy Fiber Satin Red3D Printer: TevoUp HydraTime Taken: 3 hours 48 minutes
Nozzle size: 0.4Layer Height: 0.16Designer: Iczfirz

Eryone Rainbow PLA Filament Iron Man 3D Model

Filament: Eryone Rainbow PLA3D Printer: TevoUp HydraTime Taken: 3 hours 48 minutes
Nozzle size: 0.4Layer Height: 0.12Designer: Iczfirz

TevoUp PLA Slicer Profile

If you would like my TevoUp Hydra Simplify 3D Slicer profile, go ahead and download it.

Where To Buy The TevoUp Hydra 2-in-1 FDM 3D Printer

The Hydra 2-in-1 3D Printer can be purchased from TevoUp’s website with the laser module included for $599.00. But If you are just looking to buy the laser head on its own, it will be $99.00 for the 2.5w or if you want double the power then 5.5w for $129.99, again you get these from their website.

TevoUp Hydra 2-in-1 FDM Laser Engraver FDM 3D Printer Conclusion

Summing it up the Hydra 2-in-1 Laser Engraver FDM 3D Printer has a lot of features to offer at a reasonable price. The Hydra gives you a great edge over its competition in price, performance, and features. This 3D printer is perfect for an enthusiast who is looking to upgrade to a better-performing 3D printer with the added bonus of a laser engraver. If you are new to the hobby the Hydra isn’t the 3D printer for you but if you have some experience with 3D printing and are looking to upgrade your machine then the Hydra is perfect for you. With plenty of features and advanced options, this printer gives you the tools you need to advance your knowledge of 3D printing.


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