In May 2023, Elegoo announced its first high-speed 3D printer with Klipper firmware, named Neptune 4 Pro. After four months, they announced two new members of the N4 series named Plus and Max. The Neptune 4 Plus and Neptune 4 Max not only inherit the great features of the original Neptune 4 Pro but also get some significant improvements besides the large build volume.
The bigger build volume requires more heating power. The N4Pro has a 225x225mm print bed with 100+150W heating element, the N4Plus 320x320mm with 320W, respectively the N4Max 420x420mm 320W. All three models of the Neptune 4 family feature 121-point auto bed leveling with manual adjustment.
To handle higher temperatures and more complex filaments such as carbon fiber and ABS, the nozzle and the throat pipe of the N4 Plus and Max have also been upgraded from the N4 Pro. They adopt an all-titanium alloy heat tube and extended hot end with a 60W ceramic heating element.
Elegoo Neptune 4 Pro vs Plus vs Max in-depth comparison
In the table below, I compared the most important specs of the Neptune 4 family. Besides the bigger build volume, the newly announced N4 Plus and N4 Max feature WiFi connectivity, improved nozzle design, and a more powerful bed heating element.
|Elegoo||Neptune 4 Pro||Neptune 4 Plus||Neptune 4 Max|
|Bed leveling||Manual & 121-point ABL||Manual & 121-point ABL||Manual & 121-point ABL|
|Platform material||PEI Magnetic||PEI Magnetic||PEI Magnetic|
|Nozzle design||Extended hot end||Extended hot end +60W ceramic heating element + brass heating block||Extended hot end +60W ceramic heating element + brass heating block|
|Throat pipe||Copper-titanium bi-metal||All-titanium alloy||All-titanium alloy|
|Cooling fans||4015, 4020, and 3020 ball blower fans||4015, 3010, and 6025 ball blower fans||4015, 3010, and 6025 ball blower fans|
|Illumination||LED light bar||LED light bar||LED light bar|
|Max Printing Speed||500mm/s||500mm/s||500mm/s|
|File transfer||LAN and USB||WiFi, LAN, and USB||WiFi, LAN, and USB|