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AnkerMake's new M5C 3D printer ditches the traditional touchscreen menu for something more obvious

Say goodbye to screens on your 3D printer because now everything can be controlled from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor
AnkerMake M5C 3D printer.

AnkerMake M5C 3D printer.


Today sees AnkerMake take another step forward in simplifying the 3D printing process with the release of the AnkerMake M5C.

How is Anker's 3D printing brand making this possible? The answer is by removing the touchscreen that you find on most 3D printers and shifting everything over to an app.

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Now, rather than having to tap away through endless menus on a touchscreen -- that is somehow always at the wrong angle, no matter what you want to do -- you can instead control all the processes through an app. Whether it's printing, re-printing, leveling, homing, pausing, or stopping the printer, all the elements related to a job can be completed effortlessly with a tap.

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With the AnkerMake app, users have the freedom to customize single-click, double-click, and long-press actions for a personalized printing experience.

The touchscreen has been replaced with the most simple of user interface devices -- a button. Yes, a simple play/pause button. 

The AnkerMake M5C sees the touchscreen replaced with a play/pause button.

The AnkerMake M5C sees the touchscreen replaced with a play/pause button.


The M5C features a one-piece design that allows for quick and easy installation, and a 49-point, automatic bed-leveling calibration process that helps get the printer up and running as fast as possible. 

The PEI magnetic plate provides a flexible and stable print surface that offers good adhesion and easy removal of 3D-printed materials.

The M5C also includes AnkerMake's PowerBoost 2.0 technology for enhanced motion control and rapid printing speeds of up to 500 mm/s, with acceleration of up to 5000 mm/s². The aluminum alloy base provides stability and reduces machine jitter, which allows for 0.1 mm printing precision, even at high speeds.

"AnkerMake is dedicated to empowering artists, inventors, hobbyists, and DIY enthusiasts with a practical and seamless tool to breathe life into their brilliant ideas and make it real," said Frank Zhu, general manager of AnkerMake. 

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"With a focus on user-friendliness, the AnkerMake M5C combines exceptional printing speed with outstanding print quality for simple accessibility at all levels of skill and experience."

The AnkerMake M5C is available for purchase starting today, August 1, for $399 in the U.S., and is available for pre-order starting today in the U.K. for £399, and for €449 in Europe. 

AnkerMake M5C tech specs


466×374×480 mm³ (Without filament holder)


11 kg/24.2lbs

Max print size:

220×220×250 mm³

Print speed:

500 mm/s (max acceleration of 5000 mm/s²)

Print modes:

Precision, standard, fast


All metal


Brass, 0.4 mm (Compatible with 0.2/0.6/0.8 mm)

Max hotend temp:



7×7 point

Filament diameter:

1.75 mm


Magnetic, PEI coated

Max plate temp:


Filament type support:



100-240V AC, 50-60Hz

Power consumption:

350W, 110V/220V


WiFi, Bluetooth, USB-C


8 GB EMMC, USB Drive


XBurst (1.2GHz)

Slicer compatibility:

AnkerMake Slicer, Prusa, Cura

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