Just five days ago, we brought your attention to the Bukobot 3D printer on Kickstarter, which is nearing its $42,000 funding goal. Today, we’re highlighting yet another 3D printer on Kickstarter. This one’s funding goal is is more modest at just $7,500; that, and it’s $300 price tag for the 3D printer kit, helped it to hit it’s $7,500 goal in eleven hours. It’s the new Printxel DIY kit created by Adjunct Engineering LLC, a small engineering company out of Iowa City, Iowa.
Three hundred bucks? Yes, that was a helluva deal. But the good news is that they have opened up a queue to take orders for another batch. To reserve your spot, head over to the Printxel website and enter your email in their form.
Remember now, this is a kit; it’s not assembled. You’ll have to be able to follow his instructional assembly videos and turn a box of parts into a 3D printer. He says it requires just a few common tools to put it together. Unfortunately, one of them is a soldering iron, but for most DIYers, that’s no problem.
Here are the specifications:
- Maximum build volume: 140x140x140mm (5.5×5.5×5.5″)
- Footprint: 250x200x300mm (10x8x12″)
- Operating footprint: 250x315x300mm (10×12.5×12″)
- Material: 3mm PLA (recommended) or 3mm ABS
- Print layer thickness: 0.2mm to 0.4mm (thinner is possible)
- Speed: 30mm/s perimeters and 50mm/s fill (faster is possible)
- Nozzle aperture: 0.5mm
- Input voltage: 100-240V 50-60Hz
- Weight: 8 pounds
For more information, go to the Printxel Kickstarter page
Printxel: $300 DIY 3D printer kit sells out on Kickstarter in eleven hours
by Mark Fleming