Nov 2, 2014

Velleman Vertex K8400 3d printer

You can see the presentation, build guide and upgrades for K8400 3d printer here.
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:

Printing:
  • 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
Software:
  • Firmware: Modified Open Source Marlin 3D Printer 
  • Firmware - user upgradable
  • Software: Repetier - CuraEngine - Slic3r (RepRap compatible)
  • Hardware:
  • 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
Electrical:
  • 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: