Printrbot Metal Simple 3D Printer Kit, PLA Filament, 1.75mm Ubis Hot End, 6″ x 6″ x 6″ Build Volume, Black

The all new Printrbot Simple kit is made up of steel and aluminum. All of the laser cut wood parts have been replaced by rock solid metal. In fact, the total number of parts have been reduced to just a fraction of our previous model. The all metal construction combined with a GT2 belt pulley system produces a 3D print that rivals those of other manufacturers which cost thousands more.

Product Features

  • Build Volume: 6″ x 6″ x 6″ (150mm x 150mm x 150mm)
  • Print Resolution: 100 Microns
  • Print Bed: Semi-Auto Leveling via Software

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Printrbot Simple XL Upgrade Kit with Metal Bed

We have combined two previously separate products (simple build volume upgrade / simple tower tall). The Printrbot simple XL upgrade kit is an incredibly big deal for this small printer. It allows your Simple to print 185 mm x 100 mm x165 mm. Laser cut wood pieces are also included to assemble the tower, spool coaster, and small filament spool. The tower provides increased rigidity as well as portability with removable wider stance feet and a cut out handle.

Product Features

  • Kit to increase build volume to maximum dimensions of 7.28 x 3.9 x 6.5 inches/185 x 100 x165 mm (h x w x d)
  • Works with the Printrbot simple maker’s edition 3D printer (sold separately)
  • Assembly required

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FlashForge 3d Printer New Model: Creator X, Metal Frame Structure with Optimized Build Platform, Dual Extruder W/2 Spools, Works with ABS and PLA

FlashForge Creator X is developed based on wooden frame version Creator. Compared to Creator, Creator X has four main improvements:

1. The new metal frame is sturdier and more stable than the previous wood frame.

2. The build platform is optimized. It uses high temperature resistant aluminum plate with the thickness of 6.3 mm and guarantees a level platform. It doesn’t warp during the heating process.

3. The LED light, a new addition, lights up the printing area nicely.

4. Corner fittings are added to secure the Y transmission axis , which not only make it easier for installation, but also help to keep the axis straight.

Package Contains:

-The Creator X

-Dual Extruder

-2x Spool Holders

-1 ABS spool and 1 PLA spool(N.W.:1 kilogram per spool, color randomly selected)

-2x filament guide tubes

-Bolts and Hex Wrench Kit in accessories bag

-Power Supply Cable

-USB cable

-1×4GB SD card(contains software, test sample files and operation manual)

Technical specifications:


· Overall dimensions: 320 x 467 x 381 mm

· Packing dimension: 580 x 450 x 550 mm


· FLashforge MightyBoard single-piece motherboard

· 5 axis, 1/16 micro-stepping motor control

· 4×20 LCD character display and multi-direction control pad

· Universal Power Supply: 100-240V, 50/60Hz

Software: ReplicatorG

· Compatibility: Windows, OSX and, Linux

· Print from SD card or over USB

· Input file type: STL, gcode,x3g


Build envelope: 225 x 145 x 150 mm

Build volume: About 5 liters

Layer thickness: 0.1-0.3 mm(adjustable)

Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm


· Works well with 1.75 mm ABS,PLA

Product Features

  • Dual extruders which can work well with ABS, PLA filament.
  • Aviation level aluminum plate with a thickness of 6.3mm guarantee its surface is completely flat and will not warp during heating process.
  • Metal frame structure provides a very stable performance.
  • Corner fittings are added to secure the Y transmission axis , which not only make it easier for installation, but also help to keep the axis straight.

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3D-printing robot creates freestanding metal structures – Gizmag

Although the world of 3D printing is hurtling through milestones at the moment, to a large extent the technology still remains in its infancy. If you thought it was all Etsy jewellery and plastic toys, though, think again. Joris Laarman has created a free-standing 3D printing robot that creates beautiful metal sculptures with the graceful brush strokes of an artist.

You may remember Laarman. We featured him last year, when his studio collaborated on building the Mataerial 3D printer (or MX3D-Resin, depending on where you look), which uses quick-setting material to create free-flowing structures on almost any surface. Not content with making robots into resin sculptors, Laarman has upped the stakes.

The Mx3D-Metal robot is part printer, part welder. It can sculpt remarkable, gravity-defying designs using a variety of metals, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze and copper, without the need for any other means of support. “By adding small amounts of molten metal at a time, we are able to print lines in mid air,” explains Laarman on his website.

The MX3D-Metal uses a combination of robotics, 3D printing and welding

Printing with metal in this way sounds like something of an art form in itself. Different pieces of software are required to work together in order to drive the robotics, printing and welding combination. Furthermore, different types of 3D lines, like straight, curved or spiral, require different settings in order to be produced.

“3D printing like this is still unexplored territory and leads to a new form language that is not bound by additive layers,” says Laarman. “Lines can be printed that intersect in order to create a self-supporting structure. This method makes it possible to create 3D objects on any given working surface independent of its inclination and smoothness in almost any size and shape.”

Ultimately, Laarman wants to create an interface that is simple enough for anyone to use, and that can print directly from computer aided design (CAD) software.

The MX3D-Metal will be on display at the Friedman Benda gallery in New York from May 1st to June 7th.

Watch the video below to see the the printer in action.

Source: Joris Laarman

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