Tevo Tornado

by Tevo
100% Recommended


Product Details

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Printer Type
Print Bed Size (mm)
300 x 300 x 400
Layer Resolution
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Material Types
Maximum Temperature
Open Source

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Tevo Tornado Prints 28

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Avatar small By tgauldin on Mar 13 2019
I really like this printer

I really like this printer.

I am new to 3D printing. I ordered the Tornado as a Christmas present for myself after reading many reviews and articles about it's value and large build size and it arrived 1/11/19. My Tornado is the Gold colored 2018 version.

After finishing the assembly which was basically adding the Z axis, Y carraige and bed, limit switches and connecting the wiring harnesses it came alive and was printing that night using the supplied SD card. It printed really well to be right out of the box. Since then I have kept it really busy and have several hundred hours on it with only a few problems printing, which are common to all 3D printers such as fails due to poor bed adhesion. I have worked thru those issues.

The Tevo Tornado quick setup guide refers the new user to Facebook and Google for Tornado user groups for help. There is no Tech Support phone number, but you can email them and create a ticket.

I've learned much from those groups, got a lot of suggestions and ideas.

My printer however, has never been able to communicate with my Windows 8.1 desktop for operation and control via a slicer. I could only print via the SD card until I learned of the Raspberry Pi and Octoprint, which gave my desktop computer control. I've tried a different computer and had mine checked out and found it to be working fine. I've read all I can find to try to solve the problem but can't get it worked out. I am no computer technician.

I contacted Tevo's Support site by email and they responded by sending an attachment of a printer driver to try. I couldn't get it to work. After another contact they sent a firmware download attachment which I can't figure how to load without a connection. The printer's control box has the latest hardware and uses Marlin firmware for printer operation. I desire to load a later Marlin firmware that has Filament Change feature but cannot without that USB printer port connection. I've read of other ways to do this but certainly am not fluent in Arduino and code manipulation and am afraid of killing the printer(and voiding the warranty). I can find no one locally familiar with this printer.

In conclusion, I believe Tevo has a very strong product, well designed and made with much quality. What I think would make their printer a far greater printer value would be a technical support department that could be reached by telephone call. I'd be willing to pay for tech support, if I could get it. It appears it's totally up to me to fix this problem, which I don't know how to do.

Avatar small By Inov3d Team on May 07 2019
Tevo Tornado Gold Edition

I give the Tevo Tornado Gold Edition a 4/5. At a lower price than the Creality CR-10, the Tornado is a strong competitor. The mains heated bed makes for a very quick print setup, and most of the configuration is done properly at the factory.

The only reason it doesn’t get a 5/5 is because of the spring-mounted bed, and the lack of proper bracing on the frame. However, all Prusa-like large printers will suffer from this, and it’s a cheap-and-easy fix. I would highly recommend this printer for the first time buyer and the veteran printer alike. Simply put, it prints really well straight out of the box.


Small me By deejaykaye on May 13 2019
A great workhorse!

A great printer, heated bed, and a large print surface. No complaints. I've had it for over a year and she's going strong!

Small logotipo By SimWheel Designs on Oct 01 2019
Tevo Tornado E3d-v6 and Bondtech

A great printer. Lower price than Creality CR-10. 

Avatar small By Ted126618 on Feb 25 2020
Bad ass for the price

Leveling the table is the hardest thing to this printer ( and that only took about 15 mins)

Avatar small By bbrice1234 on Mar 14 2020
This my first 3d printer

I am a newbie at  3d printing. I bought the tornado primarily for the build size. I am having a lot of fun using my tornado. super easy to use   so far so good  

Avatar small By koqep on Apr 05 2020
Useful 3D printer

Very useful printer but need upgrade after buy

Minimum :)

1. print new airflow

2. install bltouch

Avatar small By wasow63 on Apr 14 2020
Good and not expensive

Maybe not the best one, but good enough for daily using. And with some upgrades it works nearly perfect.

Avatar small By Willie Tankersley on Apr 23 2020
Badass printer

I love this printer. It’s my only printer I have and most likely the only one I will buy.   inexpensive and produces high quality prints. It heats up quickly and has a large build volume. I would recommend printing some thumbwheel knob because it can be pretty hard leveling the build plate without them. I also printed the support clip for the bed heater cable. It helps from the cable breaking pre-maturely.  This thing is badass. Definitely a keeper. 

Avatar small By tllsmith102283 on Apr 26 2020
I Tinker a lot.

It is not the same machine I purchased except the x,y,and z motors along with the frame.  I have modified the extruder, I now have 3 , I have changed the bed leveling to rigid, added a mirror print area. Modified my z stop. I have also changed my main board and added a Raspberry pi.  none of it because something failed. Added clone BMG extruders.   I had trouble connecting with the printer and found an obscure update for the usb drivers that fixed it. I found it because I was researching a problem with Arduino for modifying my printer.

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