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Tevo Tarantula 3D printer kit - the best option for resourceful DIYers

Tevo Tarantula 3D printer kit - the best option for resourceful DIYers

By  Sophia Windsor 2018-05-26 7218 0

Tevo Tarantula is a popular and affordable DIY 3D printer kit based on the open source Prusa i3 design. It features high printing quality, fast printing speed and super beefy solid frame. What about the Tevo Tarantula? Is it worth buying? Let's take a close look at it.


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Tevo Tarantula 3D printer kit specs

Let's get to know the Tevo Tarantula 3D printer kit with the straightforward specs.


Product name Tevo Tarantula 3D printer kit
Type DIY
Engraving area 200 x 200 x 200mm 
Frame material Aluminium extrusion 
Nozzle quantity Single
Nozzle diameter 0.4mm
Nozzle temperature Room temperature to 260 degree 
Layer thickness 0.05-0.4mm 
Memory card offline print SD card 
File format G-code,STL
LCD screen Yes
Print speed 150mm/s 
Supporting material ABS,Flexible PLA,Nylon,PETG,PLA,PVC,Wood 
Material diameter 1.75mm
XY-axis positioning accuracy 0.012mm 
Z-axis positioning accuracy 0.004mm
System support Windows, Linux, Mac


Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer Kit

Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer Kit - BLACK EU PLUG
$233 $189.38    



Tevo Tarantula 3D printer is an unassembled 3D printer coming in kit form. It offers an engraving area of 200 x 200 x 200mm, which is perfect for small and medium-sized objects printing. Equipped with full metal extruder (E3D) and solid anodized aluminum plates, the printer is strong and stable enough to fit for most printing conditions. And there is an LCD screen for your easy and quick navigation.

Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer Kit design

Printing quality

The Tevo Tarantula comes with a large print area, a heated print bed, and an onboard control panel. There is a single nozzle with 0.4mm diameters. Thanks to the Bowden extruder and high positioning accuracy (Z-axis: 0.004mm, XY-axis: 0.012mm), you will be able to print objects at a very high speed (150mm/s) without compromising quality.

Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer Kit printing quality

Besides, one of the highlights of Tevo Tarantula is its heating plate. The heating plate temperature is capable of reaching 120℃. That means you can use more filament types even requiring high temperature, such as ABS, and let alone other materials, such as flexible PLA, Nylon, PETG, PLA, PVC, Wood. While you don't need to worry about the high printing temperature, as the MKS base mainboard supports dual extruder fan for mainboard cooling.

  Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer Kit heating plate and mainboard

On top of that, the Tevo Tarantula 3D printer supports SD card offline print, so you don't have to stay online and connect it to your PC, a simple SD card will upload all your files to the printer. Note that, the supported file formats include G-code, STL. Meanwhile, it's also no problem for you to connect the 3D printer to your laptops or other devices, as it supports three main OS: Windows, Linux, Mac.  

Tevo Tarantula 3D printer assembly

Assembling the Tevo Tarantula may be a little difficult and time consuming, and it even needs some substantial modifications and upgrades to work properly, but the step-by-step user manual will be very easy for you to follow. And through the hand building process, you must have a better understanding of the 3D printer.

Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer Kit assembly

Tevo Tarantula 3D printer video display

Want to know more information about Tevo Tarantula? Such as the Tarantula unbox, building process, assembling skills and also the comparison between the Tevo Tarantula and Anet A8. The following video may show the everything you want to know.     




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