Feb 11, 2014

Printrbot introduces new full metal Simple 3d printer

Printrbot is well known for its low cost plywood printers. Over at Makezine there is a news that they are releasing the first full metal body machine, the metal Simple. It has larger print volume of  6″x 6″x 6″, Z-axis end-stop adjustment knob and a self-leveling bed. It looks good, and should be very sturdy.

Here is video presentation of metal Printrbot Simple by Brook Drumm:

Here is video of metal Simple printing:

Here it is on floor of 3D Printshow in NY

Printrbot metal Simple technical specifications:

  • Price: not available 
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Build Volume: 6″ x 6″ x 6″ (150mm x 150mm x 150mm)
  • Print Resolution: 100 Microns
  • Filament: 1.75 PLA
  • Hot End: 1.75 Ubis Hot End with 0.4mm Nozzle
  • Construction: Steel and Aluminum Body
  • Finish: Powder Coated
  • Print Bed: Semi-Auto Leveling via Software
  • Belt: GT2
  • Pulley: Aluminum
  • Rods: 12mm
  • Product Weight: 8 lbs
  • Print Software: Compatible with Repetier Host and Pronterface

Update (1.3.2014.):

Printrbot just presented new Printrbot Go! v2 larger volume 3d printer:

Update 2 (20.3.2014.):

Here is Brook explaining evolution of Printrbot from previous designs with many parts to metal body with only five major parts.