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There's a lot to like about this printer. It's a bit smaller and a lot quieter than its predecessor, and is built to output 3D prints at high speed and high resolution. Despite the size, it can output prints up to 220×220×250 mm, which is more than enough for most of us.
It can handle a wide variety of filaments like PLA, PETG, ABS, TPU, and PLA-CF (Carbon Fiber).
It's also simpler to use The shift away to being able to control it entirely with an app rather than needing to lean into the 3D printer's enclosure and and faff about with a touchscreen makes much more sense to me.
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.
The AnkerMake M5C is a great 3D printer, but if you want one with a slightly larger build volume, this Black Friday you can get a whopping $300 off the AnkerMake M5 which can handle builds up to 235×235×250 mm.
There's never been a better time to get into 3D printing!