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Difference Between Printrbot Simple Kit vs Simple Metal Review 2014 

 

Printrbot Simple vs Simple Metal 3D Printer Comparison 

Printrbot has raised the bar with the Simple Metal. As the name implies it is all metal construction. You will also have a larger build volume, increased printing speed, and more.

 

Printrbot Simple 3D Printer Review Printrbot Metal 3D Printer Review

Printrbot Simple Maker's Kit

Assembly Required

Printrbot Simple Metal

Assembled

Technology  FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) 
Price

Retail: $349.00

Find the BEST Price

 

Retail: $899.00

Printrbot Metal - Silver

Printrbot Metal - White

Printrbot Metal - Black

 

 Specs

Footprint - 15" x 11.5" x 10" *

* Space needed to operate full range of motion

 

Footprint - 18" x 17" x 13" *

* Space needed to operate full range of motion

 Dimensions - 15" x 11" x 12.5"

Weight 12 lbs.

 

 Printing   

Single Nozzle Print Head

Aluminum Extruder

0.4mm Nozzle Diameter

1.75mm Ubis Hot End

60mm/s Print Speed

1.75mm Filament Diameter

Filament Material - PLA (1.75mm)

 

Single Nozzle Print Head

Aluminum Extruder

0.4mm Nozzle Diameter

1.57mm Ubis Hot End

80mm/s Print Speed

1.75mm Filament Diameter

Filament Material - PLA (1.75mm)

ABS Filament (Optional)

 Print Size

 

4" W x 4" H x 4" D

64 Cubic Inch Build Volume

 

6" W x 6" H x 6" D

215 Cubic Inch Build Volume

Print Resolution

100 Microns

 

100 Microns

 

How to Connect

 

Micro USB

Micro SD Card for Untethered Printing

 

Micro USB

Micro SD Card for Untethered Printing

Electronics

 

Printrbot Rev D Printrboard w/Micro-USB Connection

Micro SD Card Slot

12V Laptop Power Supply

 

Printrbot Rev D Printrboard w/Micro-USB Connection

Micro SD Card Slot

12V Laptop Power Supply

Construction

 

1/4" Laser Cut Birch Wood

8mm Diameter Linear Shaft

GT2 Belt

Dual Flange GT2 Aluminum Pulleys (20 Teeth)

LM8UU Bearings

Aluminum Z Coupler

NEMA 17 Stepper Motor 

 

Powder Coated Steel

Aluminum Body

8mm and 12mm Diameter Linear Shaft

NEMA 17 Stepper Motor 

  

 Printrbot Simple Makers Kit

Simple Kit

 Printrbot Metal Extruder

Printrbot Metal Extruder w/Cooling Fan

 Other Features

 

Open Platform

Print Bed is NOT Heated

Semi-Auto Leveling Probe:  Use with software to calibrate Z axis height

 

 

Cooling Fan speeds up solidification process

Open Platform

Print Bed is Ambient

Auto Leveling Probe:  Use with software to calibrate Z axis height

Maximum Hot-End Temp - 270° C

Heated Bed (Optional)

 

Technical

Windows, Mac, Linux

Open Source Software

Recommended - Repetier-host and Slic3r

Input Format - Stl, G-code

 

Windows, Mac, Linux

Open Source Software

Recommended - Repetier-host and Slic3r

Input Format - Stl, G-code

 

Price

 

Retail: $349.00

Find the BEST Price

 

 

Retail: $899.00

Printrbot Metal - Silver

Printrbot Metal - White

Printrbot Metal - Black

 

  

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