I’ve seen a lot of high-performing, sub-$1,000 printers on the market, but what sets apart $2,000 machines — like the Felix 3.1 — is robust construction.
Linear rails add stability. I wouldn’t think twice about running this machine at higher speeds. The high-temp, direct drive extruders are also suitable for materials beyond PLA and ABS.
Felix 3.1 produced good results with no jams or skips, and the option for dual extrusion opens up the opportunity for separate support material. Plus, it was quiet for an open-air design. While the price might put off some hobbyists, it’s clear Felix is targeting professionals and schools with the construction, upgradeability, lifetime support, and easy portability.
|Felix 3.1||Felix Printers|
|Price as Tested:||$2,150|
|Build Volume:||255×205×225mm (single extrusion) 240×205×225mm (dual extrusion)|
|Bed Style:||Heated with Kapton tape|
|Temp Control:||Yes, extruder (275°C max); bed (95°C max)|
|Print Untethered:||Yes, USB, SD card|
|Onboard Controls:||Yes, single control knob (rotary/push)|
|Host/Slicer Software:||Simplify 3D (recommended; vendor provided custom profile), Felixbuilder (yearly subscription), Repetier-Host|
|OS:||Mac, Windows, Linux|