Tevo Nereus 3D Printer Review 2020 – is the Tevo Nereus 3D Printer worth the money? Review of features, pricing, print quality and more.
A couple of years ago, 3D printers were so costly that only the affluent could afford them. However, as more and more companies are joining the competition, their prices are falling, and the number of features such printers boast of are increasing. On the one hand, a hobbyist looking to hone his 3D printing skills can easily purchase models that cost less than a hundred Dollars. However, they do not offer too much in terms of materials and printing size. Apart from that, quite a few of them come unassembled, and the buyer has to set them up before they can use it. On the other hand, high end printers are still extremely costly and are out of the reach of the common person.
I have been always looking for a model that has a perfect balance between price and functionalities and have found out the Tevo Nereus to be an excellent candidate. Priced reasonably at $525.95, this is ideal both for professionals as well as for hobbyists. The aim of my Tevo Nereus 3D printer review is to educate you about the functionalities and features of this printer so that you can make a wise decision before purchasing it. Let’s jump into the details without any delay.
This is a surprisingly flexible and good printer for both beginners as well as for experienced 3D printer users too. As it requires some preparatory work, I would not suggest it for those who are searching for fast printer that delivers perfect results from scratch. On the flip side, this 3D printer offers a plethora of opportunities for those enthusiastic about 3D printing, which includes the construction as well as assembly of such printers. This allows them to understand how the printer functions and modify it according to their wishes.
As this 3D printer comes as a complete kit, it is better to spread out all of its parts, so that you have an idea of all of its individual components during assembly. The required screws were sorted clearly into individually marked out pouches.
I did not face any problems in assembling the kit. Beginners need patience and have to spend approximately eight hours. I loved this, as it helps beginners get a good understanding about the functionality of the printer. Beginners need to exercise caution while connecting the power cord. This model ships with an open power cord, which needs to be connected to the power supply included with the device. This is vital as the cables are open, assembling too. By the way, 95% of the printer comes assembled. You only have to install 12 nuts in order to successfully complete the assembly process.
In order to adjust this perfectly for good pressure results, spare enough time to calibrate it properly. Define For this task, the extruder is guided manually guided over the heatable pressure bed in order to define the distance between the die and pressure bed for all positions. Consider the job done when you can push a sheet of paper with a slight resistance between the die and the pressure bed. Those who have calibrated other similar 3D printers will not face any problems as the procedure is the same.
No software included
I was dismayed while preparing the printer for this Tevo Nereus 3D printer review, because the manufacturer did not include any software. The instruction manual recommends Repetier or Merlin software for use with this printer. I tried the Merlin and it worked fine. However, I would have liked the vendor to include a matching software with the device.
Speed and quality
Spend some time calibrating this 3D printer and you will be rewarded with excellent printing results. Overall, I was impressed with the quality of the components of this equipment, apart from the acrylic components, which appeared to be slightly unstable. The weight on the motor is less using the Bowden metal extruder; therefore, this printer is much faster than most other 3D printers in this price range. I was also pleasantly surprised by the low noise emitted by this 3D printer. This is due to the rollers used in it.
The printing size of this printer is 32cm x 32cm x 40cm, which is adequate enough to meet your daily printing requirements. This is one of the first printer I came across that boasts of WiFi printing capability. This implies that I can use it to print designs created by others and shared via cloud storage servers. The design of its LCD screen is also good, permitting me to monitor the printing process accurately. You need not worry about your project being damaged due to a power outage as this device comes with an inbuilt uninterrupted power supply, that takes over as soon as the main power supply goes off. This device is perfect for fashion jewelry design, architectural design, design of products, and manufacturing of parts. The layer resolution is 0.1mm to 0.35mm, which is quite good for this price range.
I wish the manufacturer included more extruders instead of 1 included with the unit. It supports a wide range of filaments including HIPS, PVA, wood, flexible PLA, ABS, and PLA, with the diameter of the filament being 1.75mm. The maximum build speed is 150mm per second. The nozzle of this device takes three minutes to heat up, has a diameter of 0.4mm, and temperatures from 180ºC to 240ºC. This device offers four different printing methods WiFi, off line, on line, and TF card, something quite impressive. At 9.7 kilograms this printer is a bit bulky.
I was impressed by the excellent secure and careful packing of this printer, which is miles ahead of other similar printers. The best part is the printer is completely open source, meaning that it can be improved and extended with the numerous upgrades available. The frame and the platform board are assembled of sturdy aluminum.
• Open source
• Excellent speed
• Low noise
• Supports wide range of filaments
• Resume printing function
• Only 1 extruder
• No software included
• Users have to purchase the second extruder
What others say
Other users are impressed by the overall printing quality of the Tevo Nereus printer. They are fascinated by the fact that this printer can also support dual extruder, albeit one has to purchase it as one of the “upgraded accessories.” They were also impressed by the WiFi connectivity of this printer. One requires to install a mobile application to start prints as well as monitor their progress. This attribute is typically seen only on high range 3D printers.
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Charles Stephenson received a Masters Degree in Engineering from MIT University. Charles has been working in the Industrial 3D Printing industry for over 5 years. Charles regularly contributes content to several 3D Printing websites including Pirate3D.com.