Review of the Wanhao D i3 Mini 3D Printer

We have tested the compact 3D printer Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini , the most inexpensive printer from the line of this manufacturer, and we tell about them in this post.

Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini


The i3 Mini comes in a tight cardboard box.

Everything is securely packaged to avoid damage in transit.

Included are the 3D printer itself, the power cable, a USB cable for connecting to a computer, tools and accessories, a small test coil of filament, and even glue stick for the platform.

About the printer

Video from Wanhao Laboratory:

The printer is assembled with high quality, connections do not play.

The i3 Mini comes with a micro-SD card, which has 1 prepared file and a Cura slicer version with settings for the i3 Mini.

In Simplify3D, the profile for this printer is also configured easily and naturally.

Files are snapped and printed in two clicks. Nothing needs to be further customized and invented - the printer prints literally “out of the box”.

Test print video:

The printer itself is very simple: a rigid frame, a convenient menu. There is nothing superfluous.

Despite the simplicity of design and low cost of the device, the models are of sufficiently high quality.

PLA is perfect for making miniature figures, toy parts and various household trifles.

Advantages and disadvantages




Wanhao i3 Mini will be useful to anyone who does not intend to print parts larger than 12x13.5x10 centimeters, and who will have enough plastic that does not require a heated platform for printing.

All of its shortcomings stem from the design features: a compact form factor and the desire of the manufacturer to reduce the price due to these restrictions.

Apart from these features, the printer is very good - it is built with high quality and works with dignity.

Given its low price, we can say that this printer will be an excellent New Year's gift to a teenager - as the first 3D printer, or to an enthusiastic homemadera - as an unpretentious “workhorse” for printing small objects from PLA.


For those who do not have enough of such a working area, we suggest paying attention to the “big brother” of our current exhibit, the Wanhao Duplicator 6 3D printer. This is a more serious device, see the specifications.

Wanhao Duplicator 6

A heated platform, a convenient case that can be easily protected from drafts, an abundance of suitable materials for printing, and most importantly, a larger construction area, you can print objects on it up to 200 mm on each side. Naturally, the price is different. These are printers for different tasks.

Every good 3D printer is tailored to your specific goals. Between these models in the Wanhao lineup there are a few more options .

Hundreds of 3D printers from other manufacturers are also available , and each has its own pros and cons.

It is easy to get confused in such a variety, but this can be avoided - contact our staff for advice, and they will always help you to choose the 3D printer that is right for you.

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