3D Printer Spotlight: Printrbot Simple

Today we are going to be spotlighting our first FDM 3D printer.

The Printrbot Simple is one of the cheapest 3D printers on the market.

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Company: Printrbot

Material Used: PLA

Filament Width: 1.75mm

Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm (Basically the width of the extruded plastic.)

Bed Size: 4″x4″x4″ (Basically the maximum size a printed object can be.)

Z Layer Resolution: 0.1mm (This is the thickness of the essentially 2D layers.)

Cost (Assembled): $399

Cost (Kit): $299

Pros: Extremely cheap and uses some interesting technology such as Kevlar belts. Good quality for price.

Cons: End stops sold separately. End stops restrict the movement of the printer when it reached it’s limits. Without them you can damage your printer if you move any of the axes beyond it’s limitations. So it is highly suggested you get the end stop upgrade.

Printing Video:

Examples:

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Posted on July 1, 2013, in 3D Printing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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