PRUSA I3 3D PRINTER KIT

Starting at: R6499

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.  

Requirements:

  • Basic technical knowledge and patience.
  • Basic tools to assemble the kit: Screw drivers, allen keys, spanners, sharp nose pliers, side cutter, soldering iron and heat gun (optional)
  • Powers supply capable of delivering a minimum of 12V, 18A DC current.  You can add a switch mode power supply to your order or buy a PC powers supply from a computer store.
  • The 12V Power Supply Kit includes a 12V, 18A Switch Mode Power Supply to run the printer as well as the mouning hardware, cables and connectors to power your 3D Printer.
  • PC or Mac to control the printer.
  • CAD software, if you want to design your own components to print.

Specifications:

  • Build volume: 200 x 200 x 250mm (width x depth x height)
  • Printer size: 400 x 400 x 500mm (width x depth x height)
  • Printer mass: 4.25kg
  • Printing materials: ABS, PLA, Taulman Nylon plastics, Nylon, PVA, Flexible filament, LayBrick & Wood filament
  • Filament diameter: 1.75mm
  • Heated bed: Yes
  • Printing surface: Glass bed
  • Frame construction: Laser cut Perspex
  • Linear guides: Chromed linear rods with linear bearings
  • X & Y axis positioning: GT2 belt driven
  • Z axis positioning: Precision stainless steel threaded rod with nut
  • Stepper motors: NEMA 17, 1.8 & 0.9 Deg/Step
  • Number of extruders: 1 (Can easily be upgraded to 2 extruders)
  • Extruder: Direct drive Minimalist Extruder
  • Hot end: E3D metal hot end with 0.4mm nozzle
  • Layer height: 0.1 - 0.3mm
  • Positioning accuracy: 10 micron
  • Final part accuracy: 0.1 - 1mm (geometry dependent)
  • Controller: Arduino MEGA 2560 with RAMPS 1.4 shield and A4988 stepper drivers
  • Input file type: STL 
  • Controlling software: Repetier-Host
  • Slicing software: Slic3r or Cura (Settings provided)
  • Firmware: Marlin (Preloaded onto electronics)
  • Power requirement: 12V, 20A DC (Maximum)
  • Printing cost: R0.30 per CC of material & 200W of electricity
  • Assembly instructions: Videos on YouTube

 

 All the assembly instructions and videos are loaded onto a Mega Upload folder and can be found at this link

 

FAQ

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 1 to 2 days 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 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.

 
  • Model: PRUSA-I3-3D-PRINTER-KIT
  • Shipping Weight: 16lbs
  • 5 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Purse i3





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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 09 November, 2015.


 
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