SAINSMART x Anet A8 Prusa i3 DIY 3D Printer

Brand: SainSmart SKU: 101-91-200 5 reviews SKU: 101-91-200 Variants ID: 44889194708

SainSmart A8 is a a useful yet affordable 3D printer. It is an unassembled DIY kit, providing you an unforgettable step-by-step learning experience of the 3D printer from scratch. 

【ENTRY-LEVEL】 For one-fifth of the cost of a new iPhone, SainSmart A8 is the best entry-level 3D printer for home or school use. At 8.66" x 8.66" x 9.45", A8 provides 6x more build volume than its competitors. You are also getting offline printing feature that is not found in other entry-level printers.

【STEM EDUCATION】A perfect gift for any teenagers and adults who are interested in Engineering. The challenging yet fun building experience makes an excellent course on electronics, mechanical engineering and 3D Printing.

【SUPPORT ALL FILAMENTS】 Unlike most other 3d printers in this price range, A8’s heated build plate and direct drive extruder is capable of printing all types of filaments, including PLA, ABS, Wood, dissolvable PVA, as well as the trending flexible TPU filaments.

【FREE SAMPLE TPU】A free spool of our best-selling Flexible TPU filament is included. You will be ready to create your own smart phone cases or GoPro mount right away.

【TRUSTED VENDOR】SainSmart is an established Maker hardware provider and a frequent Maker Faire exhibitor. We provide 6-month manufacturer warranty on all parts. Buy with confidence.

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SainSmart A8 is a Prusa i3 style 3D printer designed by Anet for SainSmart. Compatible with multiple filaments, with 1.75mm direct feed extruder, and large LCD screen. Our best-selling SainSmart TPU flexible filament is included.

  • 220 x 220 x 230mm (8.66 x 8.66 x 9.45 inches) printing size
  • 1.75mm Direct Feed Extruder.
  • Support various types of filament such as TPU, PLA, ABS, HIPS, Wood etc.
  • Comes with filaments holder. Convenient and useful for changing filaments.
  • Supports online and SD card off-line printing
  • Instruction and assembling videos are provided


Frame Acrylic
SD-Card & LCD Screen Yes
LCD Display 2004
XY Axis Accuracy 0.012mm
Z Axis Accuracy 0.004mm
Number of extruder 1
Print Color 1
Extruder Diameter 0.4mm
Printing Speed 100mm/s
Print Size 220x220x230mm (8.66x8.66x9.06 inch)
Nozzle Temp. Recommended: 195℃ for PLA, Max 250℃
Heating Plate Temperature around 100℃
Heating Plate Material Aluminum
Filament Diameter 1.75mm
Consumable Material TPU, PLA, ABS, Wood, Nylon, PVA etc.
OS XP/WIN7/WIN8/Mac/Linux
Slicing Software Cura/Repetier-host
File Format STL/OBJ/G-code
Support Y/N could be chosen

  1. Please follow the instruction to connect the power supply.
  2. Please check the voltage switch on the power before powering it.
  3. Please avoid continuous printing for a long time. If necessary, add additional fan for cooling.


  • 1 x A8 DIY 3D Printer (Unassembled)
  • 1 x 250g Free SainSmart Filament
  • 1 x Filament Wall Mount Rack

We recommend an extra part to upgrade your A8 - Auto Leveling Position Sensor for A8 3D Printer



A8 DIY 3D printer CR-10 Mini Ender-3
Build Area 8.66" x 8.66" x 9.45" (220 x 220 x 230mm) 11.8" x 8.66" x 11.8" (300 x 220 x 300 mm ) 220 x 220 x 250 mm (8.7 x 8.7 x 9.8”)
Dual Z-Axis × ×
Resume from last layer printed ×
Printing Speed 40-120 mm/s 50-200 mm/s 180 mm/s
Heated Plate
Max. Extruder Temp. 250℃(480℉) 250℃(480℉) 255℃(491℉)
Connectivity microSD card, USB 2.0 SD card, USB 2.0 SD card, USB 2.0
Compatible Software Cura (recommended), Repetier-Host, ReplicatorG, Simplify 3D Cura (recommended), Repetier-Host, ReplicatorG, Simplify 3D Pro/E, Solidworks, Siemens UX, 3DS Max, Rhinoceros 3D
Printable Materials ABS, PLA, PET, TPU, PVA, Wood , PETG, Metal etc. ABS, PLA, PET, TPU, PVA, Wood , PETG, Metal etc. ABS, PLA, PET, TPU, PVA, Wood , PETG, Metal etc.
Assemble DIY kit Mostly pre-built Semi-Assembled
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Simple, Easy, Perfect for People thats want to build a Simple 3D Printer

+ Einfach zu installieren. + Nach etwa 4 Stunden alles zusammengebaut + Sauberes Druck Ergebniss auch ohne verbesserungen. - Mann muss Handwerklich begabt sein. Nach ca 2,5 Stunden war der Rahmen Komplett zusammen gebaut und es fehlte nur noch die verkabelung. Die ersten Druck Ergebnisse überraschten sofort da sie sehr schfre Kanten hatten und sehr Akurat waren. Wer auf dauer aber sehr feine sachen drucken möchte oder aber öfter auch mit kleinen Feinheiten arbeitet sollte sich einige verbesserungen doch selber drucken. (Verstellbare X und Y Riemen Achsen zb.) Ich bin mehr als zufrieden damit und würde jeden zum Kauf Raten der nicht grade 2 Linke Daumen hat. + Easy to install. + After about 4 hours everything is assembled + Clean print results even without improvements. - Man must be skilled in craftsmanship. After about 2.5 hours the frame was completely assembled and only the wiring was missing. The first print results surprised immediately as they had very sharp edges and were very acurate. If you want to print long-term but very fine things or more often synonymous with small subtleties works should some improvement itself print. (Adjustable X and Y belt axles, for example) I am more than satisfied with it and would have to buy any of those who do not grade 2 Left Thumbs.

Reprap A8 3D Printer

Love this printer it is my first 3D printer but I a really happy with it took me a while to build it then get it to actually print successfully but I got it and I am exited to print tons of things.

Dan P.
If you are new to 3d printing and love diy I highly suggest it

This printer is exactly as described. If you are new to 3d printing and love diy I highly suggest it. Doing it this way teaches you about all the parts and such of how the machine works and is critical for troubleshooting. Some major safety issues should be installed before even thinking of printing unsupervised, but this is a trade-off for me as I like doing these upgrades.

I love how thick the acrylic its using is

I got the kit today, and so far Im impressed. I love how thick the acrylic its using is. Im not worried about a part easily snapping like my delta printer, which has much thinner acrylic. This kit comes with everything (tools too) to build it. While it doesnt use allen head screws, it does use phillips which are decent enough..

It is exactly how described.

It is exactly how described. It took me 9 hours to assemble and that's with taking the tape off everything that is black acrylic. (Took about an hour just to do that). My advice would be to use the online directions and a you tube tutorial I found the YouTube Tutorial to make it 10x easier. I only used the directions to figure out what hardware to use. I Had the first 3d print the same day! You will figure out what upgrades to make along the way.


1. Question:
What program do you use for your pc to make your models for your 3d printer?
You can use CURA 14.4 or Repetier-host.
2. Question:
Does the heating plate move as well?
Yes the heating plate moves forward and backwards
3. Question:
Is it MAC compatible
Yes, it is compatible with MAC and Windows xp/vista/7/10.
I have been using FreeCAD and Slic3r to successfully make 3d prints on OS X.