Prusa I3 3D Printer Kit
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This kit now includes pre-soldered wiring, a variable speed cooling fan and auto bed leveling!!!
The perfect kit to get you started with 3D Printing! High quality, cost effective 3D Printing! If you want to print you 5 year old daughter her favorite doll or your latest design at the office then this kit is for you.
This kit is based on the popular Prusa i3 RepRap 3D printer design. Improvements were made to the design by our mechanical engineer to make assembly easier and increase accuracy. This kit includes everything you need to start printing except the 12V power supply and the plastic filament. The LCD screen shown in the pictures are not included in the kit, but the mounting hardware to mount the LCD screen is included in every kit, should you want to upgrade at a later stage.
The lead screw upgrade is an optional upgrade. It will not increase the accuracy of your prints, but it will make your printer more sturdy, more reliable and last longer. For more information about this upgrade, please click here.
The dual extruder kit allows you to print 2 different colours in one model or 2 different materials in one model. This open a whole new world of possibilities! For more information about this upgrade, please click here.
All the assembly instructions and videos are loaded onto a Mega Upload folder and can be found at this link.
What is the function of the heated bed?
The heated bed heats up the building platform. It helps the plastic to stick to the building surface and reduces warping during printing.
Is the LCD screen required for operation?
No, the LCD screen is not required for operation. It shows information during printing like the temperatures and how far the print has progressed. The only functionality it adds is to print from a SD card, which allows for off-line printing. This is very useful when you have a laptop which does not stay next to your printer or you want to run multiple printers from 1 PC.
How long does it take to build this printer kit and how difficult is it?
It takes on average 1 day to build the printer, so it can easily be done over a weekend. It is easy to assemble this kit, because the videos provided will show you step by step how to build your printer. The videos will instruct you from the point where the box is opened till where you do your very first print.
Do I need to buy the software to control the printer separately?
No, the software used to control the printer is free open source software (Repetier-Host) and are downloaded from the internet.
Does the printer software work on other operating systems than Windows?
Yes, the software controlling the printer (Repetier-Host) works on Windows, Mac and Linux. You must just download the version for your operating system.
How much can I print from 1 spool of filament?
This is always a very difficult question, because it totally depends on the size of the model being printed and the way it is printed. But to provide a guideline: A typical cell phone cover will take about 12cm^3 of material, so you will be able to print 60 cell phone covers from a 1kg spool of filament and will take 2 hours to print one cover (depending on your settings).
What does the 12V Power Supply Kit include?
The 12V Power Supply Kit includes a 12V, 18A Switch Mode Power Supply capable of powering your 3D Printer as well as the mounting hardware, cables and connectors required for assembly.
Can I upgrade my printer at a later stage?
Yes, the printer is designed in a modular way with future upgrades in mind. All the upgrades we release on the printer are compatible with all the printers we have sold in the past, so there is not a chance you will be left behind with old technology.