FLASHFORGE ADVENTURER 4 REVIEW

Adventurer 4

Adventurer 4

The latest addition to the FlashForge portfolio is the Adventurer 4.

Intended as a successor to the previously launched Adventurer 3, the single extruder FDM system comes complete with several feature upgrades that make it an iteration worthy of attention.

FLASHFORGE AND WIDE OFFER OF 3D PRINTERS

FlashForge range is a versatile one, offering everything from budget beginner-friendly systems to professional-grade manufacturing engines. Supporting a larger build volume, a new patented swappable nozzle design, and remote print management capabilities, the Adventurer 4 packs more features than ever into a neat desktop frame.

The 3D printer is very affordable and is aimed at a wide variety of potential users. This includes casual hobbyists, educational institutions, and even professional designers and engineers looking for their next functional prototyping companion.

3D printer FlashForge Adventurer 4
3D printer FlashForge Adventurer 4

Much like all of the FlashForge 3D printers, the Adventurer 4 is noticeably robust and rugged. Under the polymer casing is a full metal chassis to provide stability and integrity, which is evident just from handling the machine.

THE BEST UPGRADE

The first of the major upgrades is the expanded build volume, which now sits at a hearty 220 x 200 x 250mm (vs 150 x 150 x 150mm of Adventurer 3). The extra play area is great for those looking to dabble in larger part production, as more complex models won’t need to be broken down into multiple builds due to size constraints. Users wanting to print at higher temperatures can also leverage the new 110°C heated bed to ensure excellent part adhesion. Additionally, FlashForge has implemented what it calls a “level-free platform”, which eliminates manual calibration and guarantees bed flatness at all times.

Delovna prostornina Adventurer 4
Delovna prostornina Adventurer 4

TWO NOZZLES INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

Looking at the extruder setup, it guarantees even greater material compatibility as the package also includes the high-temperature hotend. Using the swappable nozzle system on the Adventurer 4, users can switch between two different hotend types, 240°C and 265°C, in just a matter of seconds with the click of a button. The former is suitable for PLA and ABS while the latter will enable PC, PETG, and carbon fiber composites. There’s nothing to say about this system other than the fact that it works and it works well.

The nozzle of Adventurer 4
Adventurer 4 extruder
The extruder of Adventurer 4

OTHER USEFUL CHANGES

There’s also something to be said about the new filament spool holder installed into the side of the printer. The material bay has been expanded to fit 1kg spools with ease and even has its own transparent door. We felt a lot more confident commencing large overnight prints knowing we had ample ammunition in the chamber.

FlashForge Adventurer 4 expanded spool holder installed

On the electronics side, we have a 4.3-inch touchscreen on the front and an in-built HD camera for remote print monitoring purposes. For those that get a little optimistic about material usage, FlashForge has very kindly implemented a filament runout sensor that pauses prints when the machine runs dry.

DID THE ADVENTURER 4 JUSTIFY EXPECTATIONS AND IS WORTH INVESTMENT?

We’ve come to expect great things from FlashForge over the past few years, and the Adventurer 4 certainly doesn’t disappoint. Building on the success of Adventurer 3, the system has kept what works. With a larger build volume, swappable nozzle design, enclosed build chamber, and premium features like remote print control, Adventurer 4 really does offer a lot without the hefty price tag.

FlashForge Adventurer 4.

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