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Have fun improving your practical engineering skills in mechanics, electronics, computer science & CAD with the RepRap Intro Assembly project! It's very easy to get going. And everyone's journey to Mastery is unique. The standard model is based on Openbuild's popular V-slot roller system. It has two extruders, and quick-fitting removable magnetic hotend blocks and print-bed plates. The build is quick and simple with a new, modular approach to electronics. There's only 6 cables to plug in. Every step has been thought through to make assembly a fun and educational experience. Add one, more, or all of our modular options and expansions as you wish. Or start designing your own. With user testing and your permission, we might even add them to the next 3D printer release!
|Dimensions||400 x 300 x 400 mm Printer with two PLA spools loaded: Print area: varies with choice of printbed. Up to 190x160x150 mm. Box dimensions: varies with upgrades included: N x 420 x 420 x 65 mm.|
|Weight||Bos weight: 14 Kg|
|Layer Resolution||Very high: 50 microns High: 100 microns Medium: 200 microns Low: 300 microns|
|Print speed||Recommended speed: 40-60 mm/s Maximum recommended speed: 80 mm/s|
|Electronics||Arduino Mega 2560 + Custom Shield: Power source: 220 AC 12 DC 100W 100k NTC thermistors in the extruder Heater cartridge: 30 W, 12 V|
|General Mechanics||Frame of Lasercut 4mm/6mm acrylic. 20x20 anodised aluminum extrusions. Optional laminated removable PVC assembly instructions. Delrin wheels around roller bearings for the X, Y and Z carriages. Custom machined aluminium GT2 gears for the X and Y pulleys. Rigid couplings offering appropriate misalignment compensation for all drive transmissions. Adjustable print-bed and hot-end block secured by neodymium magnets (three point mounting - Quick-change system). Parts printed using PLA|
|Extruder Mechanics||Bowden drive extruder 0.4 mm nozzle, for 1.75 mm filament. E3D Fin heat sink with axial fan. Cooling nozzle for printed objects. E3D hotend.|
|Materials||PLA, ABS, HIPS, PVA, some soft filaments, among others|
|Software||Marlin-derived firmware. 3D printer OS host software. Optional Octo-pi alternative. Permitted files: .gcode Compatible operating systems: Windows XP and later, Mac OS X and later and Linux|
|Connectivity||SD card reader Type B USB port|
|Safety Features||LED status indicators|
3Distributed have spent the last two years R+Ding. Final prototypes have been tested in operation for 12 months now. The result is ready to roll!
During development, more than one commonly accepted approach to 3D-printer design was rejected in favor of a new idea. We then took alpha test feedback onboard and improved the design further. The result is fun and easy to assemble, disassemble, customise and create on.
The RepRap Intro 3D printer is a modular design that encourages your own, custom arrangement. It features a long tail of upgrades and expansions: like multiple extruders, auto filament Estep calibration, an LED Lightbox (for product photography) and turntable 3D scanner. All this makes for a feature rich 3D machine. It's a technology that matures as you do. And it starts at an accessible, entry level price point. Why not help grow the 'long tail' yourself? New features you design and share will be directly implementable on other RepRap Intros. And your prototyping work will receive full credit.
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