FlashForge Finder Wi-Fi 3D Printer

Last updated date: November 4, 2020

DWYM Score

7.3

FlashForge Finder Wi-Fi 3D Printer

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 44 expert reviews, the FlashForge FlashForge Finder Wi-Fi 3D Printer placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Meet the new kid on the block, the user-friendly, home-friendly, and wallet-friendly 3D printer from FlashForge is ready to play. Loaded with easy-to-use features, and designed to be at home in kids rooms and classrooms, the new FlashForge Finder is the first choice for 3D printing novices and educators. Beginners benefit from the slide-in build plate, assisted bed-leveling, and intuitive color touchscreen. And parents and teachers appreciate its quiet and safe operation. The Finder uses only non-toxic PLA, and the heated components are safely encased. The creative world of 3D printing awaits, and the FlashForge Finder is here to show you the way. What’s in the box? Quick start guide, After-sales service card, Power cable, Filament guide tube, Tool bag, Finder 3D Printer, Start-up PLA filament, Power adapter, USB cable, Solid glue. Printing technology- FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication). Build volume: 140 L x 140 W x 140 H mm. Layer resolution: 100-400 microns, adjustable. Positioning precision: 11 microns on x and Y and 2.5 microns on Z. Filament diameter: 1.75 mm. Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm. Frame and body: plastic and alloy. Extruder quantity: one. Product dimension: 420 x 420 x 420 mm. Product weight: 13.5 kg. Software: FlashPrint. Printing via Wi-Fi, USB cable,USB stick and Cloud. Printing material: PLA.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

6.8
6 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.4
759 user reviews

What experts liked

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- BestReviews
A moderately priced ($499) home 3D printer that offers good print quality and a variety of connection choices. You should have no complaints about the Flashforge Finder's print quality, which is very good for a moderately priced 3D printer. You can print with it over a USB or Wi-Fi connection, or from a USB thumb drive.
- PC Magazine
It has some really great features and technologies, all packed into a clean and compact frame, thus making the whole experience as pleasant as possible for the end user.
- Total 3D Printing
An ideal printer for using in the classroom and at home, not only because itís affordable, but also for its intuitive user interface. It is very user friendly, and when it works the prints are admirable. The secret to getting a successful print is to get the first layer to stick, the rest is magic.
- 3D Tech Valley
The Finder bed is a glass platform and the bed can slide in and out, which makes it easy to remove it and clean. Automatic bed leveling is also a major plus for this 3D printer.
- Pirate 3D
A nifty little number with compact features and a plug-and-plug simplicity that will regale all and any beginner.
- 3D Beginners

What experts didn't like

Some objects pulled off the platform during testing. Poor documentation. Modest build volume. It proved surprisingly tricky to get up and running, as the first several test prints didn't adhere to the build platform.
- PC Magazine
Wi-Fi Problems: It seems to be a common problem for many users of the Finder printer. The Wi-Fi connects with the devices, but it does not always work with the first try. Many people have reported that they were unable to even connect to the printer’s Wi-Fi.
- Total 3D Printing
Our very first disappointment came when the first layer separated from the print platform. After this unexpected outcome, we attempted to recalibrate the printer.
- 3D Tech Valley
Poor documentation. Modest build volume. Problematic setup process.
- Pirate 3D
Plastic-alloy isn’t necessarily as desirable as a full aluminum frame and body. In what is probably the most limiting feature of the Flashforge Finder, the printer only supports PLA filament with a standard diameter of 1.75 mm.
- 3D Beginners

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