The New UP! Mini 3D Printer, only $899

Delta Micro Factory Corp. (PP3DP), maker of the popular UP! 3D printer, has just announced the launch of a new model, the UP! Mini 3D Printer. The Mini, with its enclosed steel construction, double linear bearings on each axis and a temperature stabilizing build chamber, is just $899. And it’s ready to produce quality ABS+ plastic parts on your desk within 15 minutes from switching it on.

Specifications

  • Build footprint of 4.7” x 4.7” x 4.7” / 120 x 120 x 120mm with heated build table.
  • Enclosed chamber to reduce warping.
  • Double linear bearings on each axis – ensures consistent build quality throughout the entire print process.
  • Print speed of 10-100 cm3 per hour
  • Layer resolution of 250 microns
  • Chip free and open consumables – You can use any suppliers ABS roll of 1.75mm plastic with your UP! Mini. The UP! Mini consumable is an open design so you are not locked into expensive consumables as opposed to expensive inkjet cartridges.
  • USB interface for inkjet simplicity print spooling, you can unplug your computer once the UP! Mini starts printing.
  • Includes the Smart UP! Software, tools and a full roll of plastic to get you started.
  • With the introduction this week of the UP! Mini, PP3DP promises no compromises made when designing this newest member of the UP! family, “the Up! Mini has the features of the UP! Plus+ and is available, ready to print, for under $1000 USD. It is more suitable for family use.” says Joseph Guo, “Not bad for a new born!”

UP! Mini will be available to preorder from June 1st from local resellers all over the world, and PP3DP website.

  • Thank you Mark, that’s a good news, as I am currently choosing something to start with. It’s a good concurent for the Solidoodle 2.

  • reschool

    Where have you seen them for this much? they go for $995+ GST in Australia (excl freight). They initially came out for $1250.. mind you they don’t get released until August 2012.
    I currently own an UP3d printer also. This hopefully will create better quality prints due to the cover/chamber.

  • mixart

    I have bought a UP! Mini 3D Printer a week ago and I am very disappointed with it. The platform came completely unsquared. I am tired to contact the department sale. pp3dp people will joke with you and will not give you a real solution to the platform problem. They will tell you that there is a calibration soft, but the real issue is the hardware. There is no way to calibrate it. The printer is made so cheaply that due to the plastic tiny clips that sustains the linear carriage it will fall part very soon. Mine has already one clip broken. I hope no one more will buy this horrible, chip printer.

  • mixart

    Up printer NOW IT´S DOWN.

    I received a mini Up printer from pp3dp on 07 November 2012 and I have had a lot of problem with it. The mini came with an unlevelled platform up to 1,7mm and lacks of any levelling mechanism.

    I sent them a lot of mails but Pp3dp people are joking with me and I feel cheated. I contacted with his manager Joseph Guo that at first seems to be willing to help, but finally hi does the same, never respond directly to my questions but tergiversate them. They repeated all the time to put some paper here and there to adjust the platform and advised me over and over to use the beta software to level the platform, but it does not work in my computer and make things even worse. My previous comments on their blog have disappeared and probably my last one will even not be published at all. They offered to me to send the printer back but I will lose the shipping and the taxes I paid. That is no fair and It’s not just money. I want to get some justice. They sell printer as OUT OF THE BOX that it’s very far to be true.
    After I spent my entire holiday time modifying the platform, today, Sunday 25 November 2012, I finally manage to modify the printer adding a levelling platform mechanism, but the printer vibrates a lot and still I have not been able to print something decent. Also any time I initialize the mini it lost his Z zero point and I have to set it again.
    The mini has been so cheaply made that due to the weak clips it would not last too long.
    My Mini came with one clip broken and anther broken up when I take off the platform.

    Delta system knows that the mini has a lot of problems but still today they are commercializing it anyway.
    I cannot understand how there are there people making positive review of the up mini printer.
    Anyway, I KNOW that there are a lot of people that have had the same issue than me. I will start a campaign on the Web to inform people about the way delta Micro System is cheating people. I really hope no one will fall anymore into being cheated by Delta Microsystem.

    I will update this post.
    mixart