SAINSMART x Anet A8 Prusa i3 DIY 3D Printer

brand: SainSmart SKU: 101-91-200
$199.00 $289.00 Save $90.00 FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING

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

Customer Reviews

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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.