Desktop FDM 3D printer manufacturer Anycubic have released their new Kobra Plus – the larger and upgraded new member of their Kobra 3D printer range. We tested the Anycubic Kobra a few months back and were impressed – adding it to our recommendations for the best 3D printers in 2022, and Anycubic have built on the Anycubic Kobra’s success with the Kobra Plus.
The main upgrades are the larger 300 x 300 x 350 mm build volume, and an improved ability to 3D print at high speeds, the Anycubic Kobra Plus is a more premium and professional 3D printer for advanced users, yet still easily operable and accessible.
“We’re introducing Kobra Plus as an advanced edition to the Kobra product line. We manage to retain the fast-printing speed on Kobra Plus in an even more stable way, with upgrades to the most significant features from the Mega X,” explained James Ouyang, Vice President of Anycubic.
“It ensures advanced 3D printing users can quickly get the best printing results and fulfill their imagination in a larger printing dimension. The equipment of our Anycubic LeviQ leveling system works just as fantastic to bring users further to the next phase.
Larger Build Volume
Kobra Plus offers a printing dimension of 300*300*350mm that caters to diverse needs. The total build volume leaves more space and freedom for users to make any cubic shapes, as well as being able to print multiple objects in one job, and print very large models in the fewest possible prints.
Anycubic LeviQ Auto-Leveling
Anycubic Kobra Plus offers advanced users a significant increase in success rate by applying the Anycubic LeviQ leveling system.
The Anycubic LeviQ automatically detects 25 points on the print bed to compensate for hotbed unevenness, thus making leveling a worry-free task. Now you can focus on the creation, and let the Kobra Plus sort the leveling, as you enjoy the user-friendly printing experience with one-button control.
Faster Printing Speed
The printing speed has increased to 80-100mm/s, delivering twice the speed compared to other competitive products (the average rate is about 50mm/s). Kobra Plus continues to use a separated bowden extruder to ensure a stable and fast printing speed.
The 45W metal heater bar accelerates to melt the filament, and the dual cooling fans that run at a maximum speed of 6000PRM cool down the print fast enough to allow these faster speeds. The dual Z axis design maintains the fast printing with better printer stability, and dual metal gears guarantee smooth filament transport.
The printing platform uses carborundum glass as the material which locks parts down to the platform while printing. Once the printing parts cool down, they can be taken off easily. Also, a filament runout sensor is equipped to detect filament surplus, and users can resume printing even after restoring from powering off.
Two New 3D Printing Filaments
Anycubic has been pioneering a comprehensive 3D printing experience, and concurrently with the launch of the Kobra Plus, Anycubic is also offering two new types of filaments to bring more possibilities to the 3D printing experience. There are two unique texture filaments, Silky and Matte PLA Filaments, and multiple tones and colors available for users to choose from.
Pricing and Availability
The Kobra Plus 3D printer will begin retailing at 10:00 am EDT June 15th, 2022 / 4: 00 PM CEST June 15th, 2022 on the official Anycubic store, Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress. Anycubic will be providing an early bird offer of US$399 for the first 2,000 printers, and the price will revert to US$499 once the initial run is sold. The early bird notification can be subscribed at Anycubic store.
Anycubic is a leading company in the 3D printing industry that specializes in 3D printer R&D, manufacturing, and sales, providing many affordable, high-performance, and smart printers for different customers, consumers, hobbyists, schools, and product designers. With the vision of “For Freedom to Make”, since the establishment in 2015, we have been committed to propelling 3D printing technology to enable people from all walks of life to unleash their imagination and turn creativity into reality.