So with Covid-19 it hasn’t been easy to get motivated to do anything 3D printing related and with having a part-time job in the retail industry it has been very stressful, I know I’m not the only one who has struggled through this pandemic. Everything is getting easier now, and I have gotten the energy again to do what I Love. So I have got the boring bit out of the way let’s get into the exciting part. With my Biqu B1 needing maintenance just now, I needed a 3D printer that can replace it. Love and behold, the Eryone ER-20 3D Printer popped up on Amazon for £299.99 with a coupon code of £80 off which brought the total to £219.99.
Update: I’m in total shock, I have just checked the price on Amazon again and ERYONE has increased the price of the ER-20 from £299.99 to £499.99 which is a difference of £200. “What the hell? what’s with the price change? All I can think of that it’s coming up to Christmas and they want to make more money”. ERYONE, can you enlighten us?
Eryone ER-20 3D Printer
The Eryone ER-20 3D printer comes well packaged, and they also provided all the required tools. They presented it in an almost ready condition. You only have to follow the straightforward instructions to assemble the Gantry, Extruder, Spool Holder and plug in the cables. That’s it and you will be ready to test the supplied STL files that are found on the “MICRO SD CARD“. The entire process took me around 20 mins.
|Molding Technology: FDM||Power Supply Input: 115/230 VAC 50/60HZ||Maximum Nozzle Temperature: 260 ℃|
|Printing Size: 250x220x200mm||Power Supply Output: +24V 14.5A MAX||Maximum Heated Bed Temperature: 100 ℃|
|Printing Precision: 0.05mm||Standby Power Consumption: 12W||Recommended Nozzle Heating Time (20~180℃): ~1min|
|X/Y/Z Axis Positioning Precision: 12.5μm/12.5μm/2.5μm||Printer Size: 396×446.5x449mm||Recommended Heated Bed Heating Time (25~60℃): ~3min|
|Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm||Package Size: 575x540x240mm||Operating Temperature: 10~32℃|
|Filament Diameter: 1.75mm||File Transfer: USB/SD Card||Non-Operating Temperature: 0~32℃|
|Recommended Printing Speed: 40-70mm/s||File Format: .STL, .OBJ, .ADE, .AMF|
|Average Noise: 49dB||Files: GCODE ,Firmware: Marlin|
|Filament: PLA, PETG,TPU, etc||Operation System: WIN/MAC/LINUX|
3D Printable Files
In all honesty, I don’t normally use the provided sample filament unless it is a small filament spool of 250g. The reason is that it tangles up every single minute, I could not get it to print at first because of that issue. After sitting for about 2 hours watching over the squirrel STL file to complete, the Eryone ER-20 decided it was done. The file was only around 80% done and the printer head moved out of the way, and stated 100% on the screen. At this point, I was fuming, so off I went and changed the filament to Noulie Silk Green. The 3D model printed fine. There were no more displacing layers caused by the filament snagging.
Furthermore, I won’t use any more sample packs for a 3D printer again, I shall keep these’d for my Anet 3D pen. Overall, the filament itself is of wonderful quality. All the test files may be different for anyone else. I got an XYZ Calibration Cube, Standard Vase and a Squirrel. These turned out OKAY, especially printing from just out of the box, and having to change the filament.
BIQU Matte Filament
From here on, the print quality went down hill 3 out of 6 printed fine, but the other 3 had missing layers. Two other issues started to happen, from pausing in the middle of prints and randomly completing at 50 to 90 percent done. These are only a few prints that got finished.
|Duck Detective With a Gun – BY Boris3dStudio||Friendly Articulated Slug – By Isaiah||Sir Nigel Glasses Holder – By Zyltech|
|Steampunk Octopus – By 32mb||Penny Whistle in the key of D – By iceman1979||Quad Star | Fidget Toy – By HexNuts|
|Rocket Retro 004 – By cerberus333|
ER-20 3D Printer Pros
Below I have a summary of what the pros and cons are for the Eryone ER-20 3D printer.
Very easy to assemble and has decent quality prints right out of the box.
- Auto Leveling
The Auto Leveling sensor is great to have, although it’s needed with the included glass bed, which is a probe type sensor. That will come in handy if you switch to a different type of build plate. Auto-bed leveling sensor gives you the perfect first layer no need to manually level the bed anymore, it is the quickest way to get up and running.
- Build Plate
The glass build plate is very thick and has a coating on one side to help with adhesion. The other side is plain glass.
- TMC2209 silent stepper drivers
Very quiet when printing with the help of the 2209 silent stepper drivers. TMC2209 offers quiet and more accurate 3D printing without the need for mechanical limit switch (sensor less homing)
- Dual Z- Axis
This will help keep the X gantry level more stable and in return, allowing you to put more weight onto the gantry. For example, adding more fans, direct extruder or upgrade your own 3D printer into a food printer and finish up your meals at home like never before using Cakewalk3D.
- Enclosed Body
It will keep dirt and filament out of the electronics and make it look very stylish. ER20‘S sleek & streamlined round corners comply with the ergonomic design.
ER 20 supplies resume printing, sparing you the unexpected head-scratching outage. Fully upgraded aluminum profile frame provides durability. The extruder is mounted with an Eryone sensor for hassle-free printing.
ER-20 3D Printer Cons
Compared to other 3D printers in the same class, it is pricey without a coupon or discount.
- Power Supply
It has a 24v, but it takes a long time to get the print bed up to temperature. Compared to other 24v printers in the same category, it takes about twice the time. Now this may be because of the thickness of the glass.
Eryone recommends heating bed time (25~60℃) 3 minutes: for me it was 3.17 minutes, this was starting from 27℃. And for the nozzle heating time (20~180℃) 1 minute: mines took 1.10 minutes started at 22℃. Remember, it all depends on your ambient temperature.
- Print Bed Size
Odd dimensions for the print bed. 220×200 is an odd size and will be difficult to find a flexible build plate if I decide to go that way.
Eryone ER-20 3D Printer Conclusion
This article is not about comparing the B1 to the ER-20, because I know they are different printers, but the reason I purchased the ER-20 was to see if it can replace the BIQU B1. The main points I disliked about the ER-20 are the following. The spool holder doesn’t cater for bigger spools, and when you are loading the filament, it tells you on the LCD screen press to continue to load and it does not work! Also, the print quality started off fine, but then started to miss layers. A blockage did not cause this, and the extruder gear was on tight enough to pull the filament through.
The only way I got it to print better was to slow it down and to turn the temperature of the hotend up. And then it still wasn’t working perfect, normally I would use my standard S3D profile on all of my 3D printers with slight adjustments and the printer would be ready to go. But the ER-20 it was more of a challenge to get it to print OK! In the end I had to return the 3D printer, it was more hassle than it was worth.
For the price point of £299.99 I felt it was pricey for what you got and now the price is up to £499.99 is outrages it is a complete RIP OFF! I would rather buy 2 BIQU B1’s instead of 2 Eryone ER-20’s and save £440. This price is based on Amazon UK, I understand you can get both of these 3D printers cheaper elsewhere. The only thing I like about the ER-20 was the stylish design, it looks more like a finished product.
- Did it replace the Biqu B1 3D printer? NO
- Is it worth the asking price? NO
- Does it have a weird bed size? YES
- Does it have a lot of features on the control panel? NO
Where To Get The Eryone ER-20
So if you still want the ER-20 You can get it from the following online stores.