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Fanatic
05-16-2013, 05:45 AM
Talk about affordable....perfect for the budget roboticists to print robot chassis.

http://printrbot.com/shop/printrbot-simple-beta/

About 3.0-3.5 x 3.0-.3.5 x 3.0 inch print area


I can see it used for really detailed and small prints using 1.75mm filaments with <=0.35mm nozzle at <=0.1mm layer resolutions.




(http://printrbot.com/shop/printrbot-simple-beta/)

CasperH
05-16-2013, 06:33 AM
Four more days and you can sign up for the beta.

I like 3D printers, technically they are actually robots haha. :tongue:

jwatte
05-16-2013, 01:14 PM
They also have the Printrbot Jr for $399 right now, and a slightly bigger print area.
It's still one of those "laser cut from MDF/plywood" form factors, though, which I've always thought have pretty bad rigidity.
That's one of the reasons Makerbot switched away from plywood AFAIK.
Still, it's a very low cost printer!

gman1881
05-30-2013, 11:43 PM
I thought id share another low cost printer http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

Lupulus
05-31-2013, 10:28 AM
It's true that a RepRap can be built for this cost range, though most will end up costing more. RepRap wiki estimates $300 to $600:
http://reprap.org/wiki/Cost_Reduction
Compared to the cheap Printrbots, you'll get a larger print area but spend a lot more time sourcing and assembling parts.

I'm currently putting together one of these: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:42505
(http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:42505)I'm keeping it cheap with parts from ebay, and kind donations from Bill (who designed it), but it's very hard to get below the $300 threshold.