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Torture test print. Click to view large.

THE COMPACT AFINIA H479 IS A VERSION OF PP3DP’S UP PLUS 3D printer, rebranded for the U.S. market. It’s got a single extruder and runs via USB of Mac or Windows machines, with no onboard controls except an Initialize button and a flashing status indicator. But despite the no-frills hardware, it’s a surprising little performer that’s ideal for beginners.

To read the full review, buy the Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing.

2013 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • 3D Printers Buyer's Guide — 15 Reviewed
  • Getting Started in 3D
  • Learn the Software Toolchain
  • 3D Design for Beginners
  • 3D Printing without a Printer

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We want to hear from you! Share your experiences with this machine, what you like, what you don't like, where you think our test team got it wrong. We hope you’ll join in the discussion. We’d also love to see the things that you design and print out.

  • Primo Features Heated platform, great print quality and software, U.S. tech support.
  • Print volume 5.5″×5.5″×5.3″
  • Print speed 3-30mm3/sec
  • Print material ABS, PLA
  • Resolution (z-axis) 0.2mm
  • Machine software Afinia 3D
  • Slicing software Afinia 3D
  • OS supported Windows, Mac
  • Open Source No
  • Price as tested $1,499 assembled
  • Pedigree PP3DP Up
  • Print without PC? Sort of…

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  • Ben Klebe

    Just wanted to mention that the owl you printed as a test is not supposed to have a hole going all the way through its nose. It is just supposed to be two indentations, as indicated by the model itself and by the folks over at LulzBot.

  • Brian

    The UP also had the best results on the torture test and I’m sure the experts at Make know what they are doing. Make is a great mag, thanks and keep up the product reviews. I love my UP!

  • Steve

    I shared my Ultimate Guide to 3D printing with a coworder, and we ended up with the Afina in our office. I ran samples of a design that I had ordered once SLA prototypes for, and was impressed with the results. I think it is a very good intro to 3D printing.

  • Michael Kroll

    I tried to order the Alfina from Switzerland, but it is only available in the US. The UP! Plus 3D Printer is the one, marketed in europe. According to distributors both printers are 100% identical. Can you guys at Make confirm that?

    • Brian

      The UP and the Afinia are identical, I bought my UP from in Australia

    • Elements Lab

      As far as I can remember, I read an article a couple weeks ago, said that the name of “Afinia” was created for US market only, something related to branding issue. So Afinia is UP!.

  • Mojo

    may i know the current price of this 3d printer ?

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