Velleman is European DIY giant and had a very successful run with their K8200 3d printer (3Drag). Meet the successor: the Vertex K8400 dual head 3d printer.
Velleman Vertex K8400 3d printer technical specifications:
- Print technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
- Layer resolution: standard: 0.1 mm (maximum: 0.2 mm - minimum: 0.05 mm)
- Build plate: 215 x 240 mm (8.46" x 9.45")
- Build volume: 180 x 200 x 190 mm (7" x 7.8" x 7.5")
- Print speed: 30 mm/s - 120 mm/s
- Travel speed: 30 mm/s - 300 mm/s
- Build plate surface: Removable layer of BuildTak™
- (consumable; also sold separately)
- Filament diameter: 1.75 mm (accepts all filament spools with a mounting hole = 53 mm).
- Open filament policy.
- Prints: PLA, ABS
- Testing with other materials in progress.
- Nozzle 1&2 diameter: 0.35mm
- One nozzle supplied. Second nozzle optional.
- Distance between nozzles: 23.7 mm
- Maximum nozzle operating temperature: 270 °C
- Firmware: Modified Open Source Marlin 3D Printer
- Firmware - user upgradable
- Software: Repetier - CuraEngine - Slic3r (RepRap compatible)
- Dimensions: X Y Z 360 - 380 - 395 mm
- (14" x 15" x 15.5") (without filament spools)
- Frame: Polycarbonate panels and fibre reinforced molded ABS parts
- Communication: USB 2.0 or SD card
- Controller board: AVR ATmega2560 based
- Dual head and heated bed capable
- Display: 4 x 20 ch. blue LCD with white backlight
- AC input: 100 - 240 VAC 50-60Hz 150W max.
- Price: probably in 699 Euro range
Here it is on Velleman page:
Here is video of it in action:
Here is the video guide on how to build it with some useful tips and problem solving:
You can upgrade your k8400 with glass door, making the temperature more stable.
Files are here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:624325
And video instructions can be viewed here: