New Metal Framed Printrbot “Simple,” 3D Printer Unveiled

Share this Article

As many of you are already are aware, one of the largest 3D printer shows on the planet will take place this week in New York City. The “3D Print Show,” will likely bring with it a steady stream of announcements and news all week long, starting tomorrow, and going into Saturday, the 15th.

printrbot-1We got a sneak peak at Printrbot’s latest 3D printer, thanks to Makezine. The all new Printerbot Simple will officially be unveiled at the show this week. Unlike the original “Simple,” which was constructed out of laser cut plywood, this one is made out of steel and aluminum, giving it more durability. The device will support prints which are 2″ larger in all directions than that of the original Printrbot Simple. Objects can be printed which are up to 6″ X 6″ X 6″ in size. The Z-axis rods have also grown from 8mm to 12mm, allowing for this additional print volume.

The original Printrbot was funded way back in December of 2011 on Kickstarter. It touted itself as an affordable, smaller device, built on the Reprap framework, that anyone could use. The founder, Brook Drumm, originally set out to raise $25,000 via crowdfunding, but remarkably raised a staggering $830,000. The funding launched, not only a printer, but an entire company.

The new Printrbot Simple will be available for purchase this spring, and will likely be in the $500-$600 price range. The device is made in America, using a local Sacramento metal works shop for the basic frame of the printer.

Makezine was fortunate enough to interview Drumm, who showed off the prototype version of his latest printer. Check it out:


Discuss this new device in the PrintrBot Forum.

Share this Article


Recent News

BAC Works with MNL & RPS for Prototyping & Parts

Fraunhofer ILT: Making Tungsten Carbide-Cobalt Cutting Tools with LPBF 3D Printing



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

3D Printing News Briefs: October 18, 2019

The stories we’re sharing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs run the gamut from materials to new printers. Altair has launched its new industrial design solution, and Remet opened a...

DyeMansion Completes Beta Testing of VaporFuse Surfacing Technology for 3D Printed Parts

3D printing offers a world of infinite potential for innovation, as well as combinations of materials and finishing processes. DyeMansion is just adding to all that goodness now with VaporFuse...

Dow, German RepRap, & Nexus: 3D Printing Colored Liquid Silicone Rubber Parts

Earlier this year, chemical company Dow created a versatile liquid silicone rubber material, called SILASTIC 3D 3335 LSR, which has a low viscosity and is perfect for applications such as...

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2019

We’re talking about events and business today in 3D Printing News Briefs. In November, Cincinnati Inc. is presenting at FABTECH, and Additive Manufacturing Technologies and XJet are heading off to...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.


Print Services

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our 3DPrint.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!