Among the most sold models of the TronXY surely we find the X5s, a Corexy with a sturdy aluminum structure and a large volume. Tronxy is a Chinese manufacturer that in the last period has made its way among the various brands offered by the Chinese electronic markets thanks to good quality, extremely cheap, kit printers.
All this for less than 300 euros? It seems that TronXY has a potential bestseller. But is it really worth buying this car? Let’s find out together!
The most obvious feature of the machine is its size. A printing volume of 330 x 330 x 400 mm, for the rest does not bring great news compared to the standards to which the Chinese kits have accustomed us.
Here are the specifications, as you can find on the official information sheet:
– Print volume: 330 x 330 x 400 mm
– Minimum layer thickness: 0.1 – 0.4 mm
– Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
– Connectivity: USB, SD card
– Heated bed: yes
– Print Speed: 20-150mm/s
– Maximum extruder temperature: max 270 ° C
– Maximum plate temperature: max 100 ° C
The TronXY X5S looks like a printer in a printer kit, so you have to assemble it yourself. The assembly time should be between 4 and 5 hours, depending on your experience with assembling 3D printers. To help us, however, some parts come pre-assembled. The frame is made of aluminium, which makes the printer very stable.
As specified, the X5S is equipped with a heated bed, so it is able to print materials such as ABS, Nylon or PET-G. Nylon in particular printable also thanks to the temperature reached by the nozzle, 270°C.
The kit is not impossible to assemble and the cube shape makes the squaring easy even for beginners.
Main Issues of X5s
Unfortunately, if you want to buy this kit you have to be ready to face some common problems. Simple but very boring things if you don’t feel like it and you’re not prepared.
The most common problem you will encounter in a Tronxy X5s is the heating of the plate. For some users the dish took 20 minutes to reach 40 degrees. Probably you will have to replace the power supply with a more performing one to properly power the megaplate of the machine.
Some others have also recorded a lower driver voltage adjustment than necessary. You can solve this problem easily with our Vref adjustment guide.
Then there is also the same problem as the Creality CR10, ie the board of the 3d printer is not equipped with a bootloader installed. This results in many difficulties if we want to change the preloaded firmware, which incidentally is not the best.
To update the TronXY X5S board, you need an Arduino and a lot of flash card experience. Again, this is not an easy thing for a beginner
Obviously many makers chose it for good reasons! Among the main ones of course there is the price, definitely advantageous for what is offered. The printing area is very large and allows you to print almost everything in a single solution.
The Corexy configuration then offers a higher printing speed than a simple prusa. The extruder is then a kind of diamond in its raw state.
Where to buy TronXY X5s
We can buy this machine on all the most famous electronic markets, on Amazon we find it at 433 €. about. If you want to buy it at a very competitive price you can contact Gearbest. This electronic marketplace has accustomed us to receive items at home from China without paying customs duties, in about 10 days. With the application of the X5SGB1 discount coupon the price on Gearbest for the printer is only 237 euros!
For the record I also report the mini version of this printer, the X5 with area 22x22x28, always CoreXY.
The printer is practically identical and is sold on Gearbest for 198 $ oe a little more on AMAZON.