Finder 3D Printerby FlashForge

  • Finder 3D Printer
  • Finder 3D Printer
  • Finder 3D Printer
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
73%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Finder is priced affordably, and it includes 4GB of onboard memory storage.
  • Print quality is good for an entry-level 3D printer.
  • Rated at 50 decibels, the Finder is relatively quiet. It's auto-leveling feature walks the user through the calibration of the print bed.

CONS

  • The Finder is limited to printing with only PLA filament.
  • The included documentation is not clear in places.
  • One reviewer encountered a problem with an object pulling off the platform.
The Finder 3D Printer by Flashforge is an entry-level 3D printer targeted at beginners. The exterior of the 16.5-inch cube is made of plastic. The printer has a single extruder, and print resolution can be set from 100 to 500 microns. The build plate is not heated, but the 3.5-inch color touch screen walks you through leveling the bed. PLA filament is the only supported filament. The Flashforge Flashprint software comes loaded on a USB flash drive. Connectivity to the Finder is by USB or over Wi-Fi.
NameFinder 3D PrinterMini 3D Printerda Vinci Jr.MicroReplicator Mini
ManufacturerFlashForgeLulzbotXYZprintingM3DMakerbot
Techwalla Score
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List Price$499$1350$350$349$1375
90%

I really like the form factor and the color LCD screen

I really like the form factor and the color LCD screen

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70%

Setting up the Finder seemed relatively simple and straightforward at first, but turned out to be a bit more complicated.

Setting up the Finder seemed relatively simple and straightforward at first, but turned out to be a bit more complicated.

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60%

The Flashforge Finder is an affordable and well built 3D printer for use at home and the classroom. It has an intuitive user interface that …

The Flashforge Finder is an affordable and well built 3D printer for use at home and the classroom. It has an intuitive user interface that anyone can come to terms with, and produces great prints (when it works). The key thing is getting that pesky first layer to stick.

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The auto-leveling feature makes it easy to calibrate the 3D printer bed.

The auto-leveling feature makes it easy to calibrate the 3D printer bed.

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Apart from being pretty awesome looking, the model I printed out was basically flawless, and I hope to design my own prints at some point. I…

Apart from being pretty awesome looking, the model I printed out was basically flawless, and I hope to design my own prints at some point. It’s nice to know that the FlashForge Finder 3D Printer works directly from the box with just a bit of calibration.

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