Mar 16, 2014

3DPrintMi minimalist open frame style RepRap 3d printer







3DPrintMi combines the minimalistic, open frame style of the Printrbot/Wallace with the fixed Y Gantry system of the Mendel. The printed parts are designed to be produced rapidly, efficiently and assembled easily. A primary goal for this printer was to incorporate the maximum number of printed parts, thus enabling self replication. Built from the ground up, this Reprap requires very little tooling and does not need specially made parts (e.g. lasercut pieces) for it to function. It is also Gada Prize Bronze Medalist.

Technical specifications:
  • Printed Parts: 31-35
  • Non-Printed Parts: 279 - 281
  • Total Cost: $340 - $450
  • Material Cost:
  • Printed Parts: ?
  • Vitamins: $105 - $130
  • Electronics: $240 - $315
  • Printer Dimensions: 38cm x 43cm x 41cm (15" x 17" x 16")
  • Build Area: 152mm x 152mm x 200mm (6" x 6" x 8") or 200mm x 200x x 200mm (8" x 8" x 8")
  • Precision: ???
  • Accuracy: 0.15mm (current layer height tested)
  • Speed: 60mm/s perimeter, 120mm/s infill
  • Units of Measurement: Metric
  • In compliance with Vertical X Axis Standard, compatible with Mendel style X gantry
  • Fully printed Y carriage platform
  • Extruder mount compatible with Wade Extruder/Bowden or Direct Drive(QU-BD MBE)
  • Adjustable frame allows increased build volume (Working)
  • Fully parametric
  • 56% Plastic, 44% vitamins (Volume)
  • Estimated assembly time = 2 - 3 hours (excludes electronic/board assembly)
  • Estimated total print time of a printed set = 28+ hours
  • Estimated total plastic usage of a printed set = 370 cc @ 60% infill
  • Power requirement = 80W to 100W (Hotend @ 240C, Hotbed @ 95C)

Very detailed building guide:

http://www.instructables.com/id/3DPrintMi-Assembly-Guide/?ALLSTEPS

All the files, BOms etc.:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:95339

Project homepage:

http://gyroe3dprinter.blogspot.com/

http://reprap.org/wiki/3DPrintMi