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Printrbot Simple 2014 3D Printer Kit, PLA Filament, 1.75mm Ubis Hot End, 4" x 4" x 4" Build Volume

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Brand Name Printrbot
Number of Items 1
Part Number Simple 2014 - Kit
UNSPSC Code 23261507

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Product Features

  • Kit for 3D printer that fabricates objects from G-code instructions using PLA thermoplastic filament
  • Open platform for ease of access with machined aluminum and laser-cut birch wood frame construction and an aluminum alloy print bed
  • Builds objects to maximum dimensions of 4 x 4 x 4 inches/102 x 102 x 102 mm (H x W x D)
  • Vertical (Z-axis) resolution of 100 microns (0.10 mm)
  • 6061 aluminum print bed provides a level build surface that will not warp

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00HLSR0O8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,714 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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Product Description

The Printrbot Simple 2014 3D printer kit has an open platform with an aluminum print bed and a frame constructed of machined aluminum and laser-cut birch wood for fabricating objects to maximum dimensions of 4 x 4 x 4 inches/100 x 100 x 100 mm (H x W x D) using PLA (polylactic acid) thermoplastic filament. The printer, which requires assembly, has a vertical resolution of 100 microns (0.10 mm) and includes a direct drive 6061 aluminum extruder with a shrouded cooling fan and an Ubis hot end that accepts 1.75 mm PLA filament. The unheated 6061 aluminum print bed has a matte finish and provides a level build surface that will not warp. The printer is commanded through the provided micro USB cable using G-code numerical control instructions. An SD memory card slot can store G-code instructions on a memory card (sold separately) for operation without a connection to a computer. It can be used with 3D printer management software packages (sold separately). The frame is made of laser-cut birch wood. Machined aluminum axis rods with linear bearings and injection molded gears help ensure precise movement. The size 17 stepper motors meet the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standard ICS 16-2001. The printer comes with a sample spool of PLA filament.

Specifications
Printing materialPLA
Vertical (Z-axis) resolution100 microns (0.10 mm)
Hot endUbis 1.75 mm
Nozzle diameter0.4 mm
Build speed60-65 mm/min
Build volume4 x 4 x 4 inches/100 x 100 x 100 mm (H x W x D)
Overall dimensions8 x 14 x 11 inches (H x W x D)
Weight5.25 lb (2.38 kg)
Input formatG-code
Input methodMicro USB cable (included) or SD memory card (sold separately)

*H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.

3D printers fabricate physical objects directly from computer-aided-design (CAD) data sources. Objects created by additive manufacturing are built by dispensing successive thin layers of molten material onto a moving platform base from a robotic extruder nozzle. The material is most commonly a thermoplastic or HDPE (high-density polyethylene) filament.

Printrbot manufactures desktop 3D printers and accessories. The company is headquartered in Lincoln, CA.

What's in the Box?

  • Printrbot Simple 2014 3D Printer Kit (unassembled)
  • Assorted fasteners for assembly
  • 12v 6A laptop style power supply
  • Power cord
  • USB cable
  • Sample spool of 1.75 mm PLA plastic filament

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Amazing how such a kit performs so well.
ahh
I'm a first time owner of a 3d printer and it was easy to assemble.
Brett Hubbard
These things bring the barrier way, way down!
Joel Crane

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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Joel Crane on February 18, 2014
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Even though I've been a normal customer for years, they approached me about a month ago and asked if I could help with support remotely. I do work for Printrbot, but I've been a customer exponentially longer than I've worked for them, so I think it's fair for me to give a review. What's funny is that I work remotely and have never met the team face-to-face. Hopefully that will happen at some point.

Introduction

Let me begin by saying that 3d printing is hard. Really hard. We aren't to the point yet where you can unbox the printer, load up a model, and hit print. We are in the very early days of 3d printing, kinda like Wozniak (one of the coolest geeks ever) and Jobs soldering together the first batch of Apple computers in that garage in Palo Alto. Back then, computers weren't push-button magic either, they required time, learning, and dedication. Today's 3d printers are much the same way. With some time, dedication, and willingness to thinker, you can get some amazing prints and have a ton of fun in the process.

Assembly

4 years ago, if you wanted a 3d printer, you LITERALLY had to solder components on a circuit board by yourself. After that, you had to do a ton of calculations and measurements, and even then, you were lucky to get a blob of plastic on the first try.

Printrbot was (and still is) a HUGE breakthrough in making 3d printers accessible.

Assembling the kit is pure joy. It's like building a model or a 3d puzzle. The instructions are very clear, but expect to "wing it" a little bit as it goes together. Take your time... a few evenings for assembly is a great idea.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Shaddii on February 27, 2014
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Let me start by saying that if you don't have patience, common sense, and moderate Google skills then this probably is not a good kit for you.

That being said once i had mine together i was extremely impressed with the quality of the prints i was getting. The only thing i calibrated was the z axis. and i am embarrassed to say i only completed half of the calibration. and even though i did not finish the z calibration or even start the x y and extruder calibrations i was still getting pretty decent prints. Now as i understand it from what i have Google that is a pretty rare thing for someone to get good prints without calibrating so don't be discouraged if you don't like what you see right away.

Word of warning. DO NOT unplug the power from the printer while it is connected to your computer. If you do you will more than likely have to re-flash the firmware like i did. However if you do make this mistake let me save you some time. I spent 3 hours trying to find a complete guide on how to re-flash the firmware. I read over a dozen guides and they are all missing something but i found one complete guide and was able to re-flash in just 10 minutes after reading it. This is the best and only guide i could find that wlaked me completely throught the process. all other guides seemed to assume that whoever was flashing the firmware would already know alot about it. http://www.printrbottalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6257

So now let’s talk about the kit. I found this kit to be loads of fun to build. There are fairly complete detailed instructions on the printrbot website that explain how to build it. You have to use some of that common sense I was talking about earlier because the instruction do require a bit of interpreting.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Evan Almighty on March 5, 2014
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I won't repeat what others have already said about this printer. The only thing I will add is that you should only purchase the kit, not the preassembled version. Why? Because you can spend the extra money toward the XL volume upgrade instead. Most importantly, you will learn so much about how this machine is designed to work through the building process. If and when things go wrong, and they will, you will be ahead of the game as far as being able to diagnose the problems and issues. The time you'll spend driving yourself nuts over things that you can't diagnose will far exceed the time that you would have spent putting the kit together.

If you have anxiety about being able to assemble this kit, search for the build instruction video on instructables.com. The video features two very cute looking young ladies that will set your mind at ease. If those blonds can do it, so can you.

P.S. Once your printer is up and running, I highly recommend printing the necessary parts to upgrade your printer to the GT2 belt X & Y axis that can be found on Thingiverse.com. The string and sand pulley system is cute, but it will cause you a lot of headaches down the road. If you need help with these upgrades, let me know and I can help.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Laird A. Popkin on January 30, 2014
When friends ask me what a good entry-level 3D printer is, this is what I recommend this kit if they are comfortable doing the assembly. It's an amazing printer for the price, the the guy who runs the company is really nice and supports his customers. It's an easy weekend project to assemble. You can also get the assembled version for $100 more, which is also a great deal.

This version has some nice improvements over the 2013 kit - a metal print bed and a metal extruder. Amazing print quality, and an easy build.
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