Anycubic unveils new 3D printers in its Kobra and Photon M3 Series – Speed and High-Resolution are the main outstanding features

3D printer manufacturer Anycubic has added the Photon Mono M5s to its Photo M3 series of FDM 3D printers and Kobra 2 to its Kobra series of resin 3D printers. Both series were unveiled last year.

As a reminder, the Kobra series is based on FDM and features the Anycubic LeviQ auto bed leveling technology while the M3 resin 3D printers feature the Anycubic LighTurbo matrix light.

Anycubic Photon Mono M5s

The new resin 3D printer is a desktop leveling-free 12K high-resolution machine that can display incredible fine details and complex features. The manufacturer explains that 12K resolution is not a widely used or commercially available resolution in the context of 3D printed screens. It thus represents an extremely high pixel count, and the pixel density is higher than 8K, which will provide unprecedented visual detail and precision.

Anycubic Photon Mono M5s is equipped with a 10.1-inch monochrome LCD screen with a resolution of 11520×5120, and a horizontal axis pixel count of 19 microns. 12K resolution applied to resin 3D printing, the higher pixel density will produce exceptionally smooth surfaces, realistic textures, that allow for complex geometries, and complex geometric shapes can be achieved, raising the authenticity and quality of resin prints to an extraordinary level.

Key features of the resin 3D printer include: a 10.1″ Monochrome LCD Screen, a 12K High Resolution (11520x 5120 px), a print size of 200 x 218 x 123 mm (HWD) and a print speed of 70 mm/hr -105mm/hr (The latter requires high-speed resin).

As levelling is considered as one of the most troubling problems for users due to the difficulty to ensure the accuracy of the print, Anycubic addresses this issue with a free leveling solution of consumer-grade resin printers.

A mechanical sensor on the cantilever arm detects the fit between the printing platform and the floating leveling module and automatically adjusts it based on the detection results. In this way, the user can be freed from the difficulty of manual leveling, the error of manual leveling can be reduced, and the success rate of printing can be improved.

The manufacturer has also improved the print speed in its new machine that can now reach 105 mm/h. To achieve this high speed printing, the printer uses a high-speed release film that can reduce the release force. When used with high-speed resin, the resin can be quickly cured in a shorter time and ensure the success rate of printing.

Anycubic Kobra 2

The new FDM 3D printer comes with an enhanced printing speed & stability. Kobra 2 can achieve a maximum print speed of 250mm/s, which is five times faster than most desktop FDM printers available on the market. For example, a standard 3DBenchy print typically requires 108 minutes. However, Kobra 2 can print it in just 30 minutes. There is no FDM printer priced below $300 that can match the speedy and cost-effective Kobra 2; it truly delivers on the promise of “Print Fast and Pay Less”, the company says.

LeviQ 2.0 System

The improvement in speed inevitably requires a more flexible and sturdy structure to reduce resistance and vibrations during printing. To achieve this, Kobra 2 is equipped with double metal spindles and SG15 bearings on the X and Y axes. This design minimizes resistance generated by the movement of the print head and the heated bed. Compared to traditional rubber wheels, Kobra 2’s new structure not only guarantees stability but also provides durability due to its wear-resistant metal material, ultimately extending the lifespan of the machine.

Furthermore, besides the upgrades on the X and Y axes, a stable Z-axis is crucial for maintaining high print quality. Kobra 2 uses a double-threaded rod on the Z-axis which significantly reduces issues like ringing, ghosting, Z-wobble, and Z-banding. These improvements highlight Kobra 2 as a robust, long-lasting printer that operates with reliability.

Other key features include:

  • Machine dimensions: 486*440*435mm
  • Build volume: 250*220*220mm
  • Extruding system: Direct
  • Nozzle size: 0.4 mm
  • Nozzle temperature: ≤260℃
  • Hotbed temperature: ≤110℃


  • Maximum print speed: 250mm/s
  • Recommended print speed: 150mm/s
  • Accelerated speed: 2500mm/s²


  • Bed leveling: LeviQ 2.0 auto-leveling & smart z-offset
  • Z-axis: Double-threaded rod
  • Filament sensor: Support
  • Print recovery: Support


  • Build plate: Magnetic spring steel
  • Controller: 4.3″ LCD touch-control screen
  • Assembly: 5-modular setup

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