Tevo, a young Chinese company, offers a wide range of printers, including the Tevo Little Monster, well above the standards to which the Chinese have accustomed us.
This Little Monster in spite of its name is not so small, it has a really important press area, a little smaller than the Delta 40 70 while costing about a seventh! It’s a newly released printer and even if it doesn’t have good connectivity it has all the credentials to become a reference point for amateurs.
The Little Monster is equipped with an E3D Titan extruder (with 0.4 mm Volcano nozzle) and a motherboard called MKS SBASE. The frame consists of aluminium parts and high quality top and bottom aluminium sheets that weigh it down a bit (it weighs over 25 kg in total). The board is pre-wired and all wires are also labeled very well and precisely.
Because of its lightweight, you can print at high speed with this 3D printer. It also gives you the ability to print with a wide range of materials. Tip: For flexible filaments (Ninjaflex type) you will need to reduce the pressure a little to get good results.
After completing the installation, it is time to test it. Automatic calibration eliminates virtually all the hassles of calibrating a Delta. It corrects plate concavity problems and automatically adjusts the delta radius. The only thing that needs to be done to get a perfect print is to adjust the z-offset in the slicer. After the automatic calibration you print the test file that was on the SD card.
High-speed print test
Actual print speed is a calculation of multiple elements. Initially, the slicer checks your .stl and adjusts the speed when necessary to get the best possible result. It also has to do with a hidden calculation that takes place in the background that is called feed rate. The feed rate is measured in mm/s (millimeters per second). The feed rate is a calculation based on the following settings:
Height of primary level
Default print speed
Therefore, when using the slicer, it is a matter of manipulating these settings to find out what is the maximum feed rate that the extruder can handle without jamming: the actual print speed. As our first test, we printed out this calibration cube. Remember that the default print speed does not resemble the actual print speed.
3D print settings:
- Default print speed: 300 mm/s
- Filling: 20%
- speed of the first layer: 50%
- layer height: 200 micron
- material: PLA
Here is the Result
TEVO Little Monster – Pros
Fast, fast and… Have I already said that? It’s fast. It can reach 450 mm/s and then print in a quarter of the time of a normal prusa. The automatic calibration through the original BLTouch is a good support. The totally metallic frame makes the printer really rigid and solid.
The printing volume 37 cm in diameter and 50 cm in height is really huge.
In addition, this volume is totally covered by BuilTak, included in the package.
In addition, the print quality is truly remarkable. It comes in Kit but is very easy to assemble, thanks to a wide range of tools as a gift.
TEVO Little Monster – Cons
There is a Wi-Fi setting on the display but no documentation on how to operate it.
The power cord is too short. The 1 meter power cable while the height of the machine is already 1 meter and the input of the power supply is at the top. It is quite noisy when all the fans are running
Tevo Little Monster – Conclusions
TEVO has created a little miracle. The Little Monster is worth every penny. It’s easy to set up, offers high quality prints very quickly. The automatic calibration and touch screen display make it a reliable and easy to use machine.
If you have any doubts, you can ask the Facebook group of Tevo printers, you will find many people willing to answer your questions and give you advice about this amazing printer!