How to Build Your Own 3D-Printer Plans
Building Your Own 3D Printer
Home-built 3D printers are booming. In 2006 there were no such printers and 5 years later there are tens of thousands. Currently hundreds of thousands of people are wanting to start building their own 3d-printing machine they’re just waiting for the right moment to get started.
The RepRap Project
The RepRap Project single-handily propelled home-built 3D printers out of nowhere and unto the novice builders hands. RepRap is an open-source project meaning that all the information and plans you’ll need are available free of charge. Even the support is free! Building a 3D printer yourself is a huge undertaking. And building it can cost you $500 more or less but it might take months between getting started and printing your first 3d-print or prototype.
Building a 3D-printer is very hands-on and will require all your technical skills. If you have a question a good place to find the answer or to have it answered will be reprap.org.
Sections of this book:
- How a RepRap 3D printer works
- Parts of the printer
- A word on the most commonly used plastics
- Tools and skills required
- Software required to run a RepRap 3D printer
- Buyer’s guide
- Links to build instructions
6 Different Plans for 3D-Printer Constructions
Six RepRap 3D-Printers For You To Copy And Build For Your Own
- How to Build a Prusa - The faster to print, cheaper to build Mendel variant, using only common easy to get stuff (Start here if you’re new to RepRap).
- How to Build Darwin - The first RepRap Version I design, which is now legacy.
- How to Build a Mendel - The original RepRap Version II design.
- How to Build a Huxley - The successor to Mendel (a.k.a. reprap III); it is still experimental, not-yet fully documented, and a more travel-sized Mendel variant.
- Cartesio - The profesional 3D printer/CNC router.
- Eventorbot - Solid!