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Cetus 3D Printer Review | MK3 VS MK2

Hey guys, Cetus 3D Printer had been one of the top-notch companies for producing 3D printing machines since it launched its first Kickstarter in 2016. Since then, there are various entry-level printers available in the market from various known brands wherein the latest generation of Cetus 3D Printers comes in the year 2019, named as, Cetus MK3 3D Printer.

And today we are going to have a review as well as the comparison of the Cetus MK3 3D Printer with its predecessor – Cetus MK2 3D Printer. So keep reading without skipping as skipping a bit might result in missing a lot about Cetus MK3 3D Printer.

Cetus 3D Printer MK2 & MK3

Key Specifications

Specifications Rating: 3.5/5.0

Print Technology:Its technology is based on “Fused Filament Fabrication” (FFF).
Build volume:180mm x 180mm x 180mm. (LBH)
Layer Resolution:50 Microns.
Print Speed:Around 100 mm/s.
Nozzle Diameter:0.2 mm, 0.4 mm, and 0.6 mm.
Filament Diameter:1.75 mm.
Filament Type:PLA (Recommended), PET, PETG, TPE.
Connectivity:Wi-Fi and USB.
Weight:About 6 Kgs.
Bed Level:Manual through nobs.
Supported OS:Windows 7 or higher, MacOS, iOS.

Cetus 3D Printer MK2 & MK3

Features of Cetus MK3 3D Printer

Features Rating: 4.0/5.0

The Cetus MK3 3D Printer comes with some extendable high-end additional features which can be done by oneself or by buying the extended version of MK3. Some of the most prominent features of MK3 are :

  • The Cetus MK3 comes with fantastic precision. It features stainless steel HER SHIN linear rails that are quite smooth and enhances the overall accuracy.
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  • The printer also comes with a high-grade direct drive extruder which is featured with a compact construction. These extruders are well-tested and they add really great value to the printer.
  • The Cetus MK3 is very versatile too. It supports a broad variety of filament materials such as PLA, Nylon, ABS, PETG, TPU, et Cetra.
  • We are provided with versatile connectivity options as The Cetus MK3 can connect via WI-Fi for distant printing options or can connect through a USB disk.
  • The Cetus MK3 is competent in printing distinct parts in a unit single run where Each and every part is printed using their parameters simultaneously without affecting the resultant print product.
  • The Cetus MK3 has a special coating on its build plate that makes it easy to displace the final print after printing is done. The surface has a fantastic adhesion for various types of filament.
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  • It is provided with the 9-point matrix leveling feature which allows us to disintegrate the printing platform into nine distinct and distinguishable regions in advance of leveling which as a result improves the precision and accuracy in the bed leveling.

Cetus 3D Printer MK2 & MK3


Build Rating: 3.4/5.0

  • The Printer units are constructed using top-quality and durable parts that are going to last for years with very little or no maintenance.
  • We are provided with three ready-to-use nozzle options to use according to our different needs. We have got a 0.2 mm Nozzle for fine and sharp detailed printing, a 0.6 mm one for printing big and structural parts, and a 0.4 mm option for the general-purpose printing needs we may come to face.
  • The Cetus MK3 also comes with a small scalable design that requires a very small footprint. It becomes maintaining and using the printer much easier.
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Cetus 3D Printer MK2 & MK3

Printing Quality

Print Quality Rating: 3.2/5.0

The Print Quality of Cetus MK3 is really superb due to the Variety of nozzles provided with the printers.

We have got a 0.2 mm Nozzle for fine and sharp detailed printing, a 0.6 mm one for printing big and structural parts, and a 0.4 mm option for the general-purpose printing needs we may come to face.

Cetus 3D Printer MK2 & MK3

Cetus MK2 v/s Cetus MK3

Build Volume260 x 260 x 280 mm (LBH).180 x 180 x 180 mm (LBH)
Layer Resolution Height50 micron.50 micron.
Nozzle Diameter0.4 mm0.2 mm, 0.4 mm, and 0.6 mm
Weight3.2 kg6 kg
Printing TechnologyFused Deposition ModelingFused Filament Fabrication

Cetus 3D Printer MK2 & MK3

Pros & Cons

Pros-Tick The design is quite modular and compact.Cons-cross Customer care service is quite poor.
Pros-Tick Excellent print output compared to other 3D printers in this category as well as its predecessors.Cons-cross We would need an enclosure for ABS printing.
Pros-Tick Upgradable to much more efficient features such as heated bed and auto-calibration.Cons-cross Interface is absent.
Pros-Tick Components used in construction are high quality and durable.
Pros-Tick Three different nozzles for different modes of printing.


Which Cetus 3D Printer is heavier MK2 or MK3?

The weight of Cetus MK2 is 3.2 Kg while that of Cetus MK3 is 6 Kg. Thus, clearly Cetus MK3 is approximately double in weight of MK2.

Does Cetus MK3 support multiple diameter nozzles?

Yes, Cetus MK3 efficiently supports multiple diameter 3D printing nozzles. It can work with 0.2mm, 0.4mm, and 0.6mm nozzle diameters.

Cetus 3D Printer MK2 & MK3


As per my opinion, the Cetus MK3 3D printer is made completely for its functionality without any kind of fancy representations like lights, displays, etc.

Also, its print quality is so good that we can say it is best in its class of printers and even better than its predecessors. Its set-up time is about 30 min or less. It is provided with wifi connectivity too.

At last, we may say that if you are looking for a 3D printer with fantastic print quality under $300 and $400, with a compact size, then you must think for a Cetus MK3 3D printer.

So that’s it for our post on “Cetus 3D Printer Review | MK3 VS MK2”, we hope that you have liked our review. Please share it with other printing enthusiasts so that they could also comment on this printer in our comment box.

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