So I started down the 3d printing hole over a year ago and in that time I have in some ways reached my original goal of being able to learn how to design 3d parts and later use them around the office and house. In that time I spent a lot of time with Delta style printers, having the chance to check out both the SeeMeCNC Eris and their Rostock MAX v3 as they launched. This only made me more curious about other printers, especially Cartesian style printers. Cartesian printers are by far the most popular style and are more what you expect to see what you think of a 3d printer. Well, earlier this year I had the chance to meet and talk with Josef Prusa and later through email, we arranged for a printer to come our way. For the last few months, I have had the Prusa i3 MK2 here in the office as I worked on projects (a few that you guys have seen me post about) getting a feel for the printer. Well, it’s about time that I sit down and gather my thoughts on the printer and run through my experience building, troubleshooting, and making with the i3 MK2.

Product Name: Prusa i3 MK2S Kit

Review Sample Provided by: Prusa

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Pictures by: Amazon Affiliate Link: HERE

 

Specifications

Printer Design

Cartesian XZ Head

Build Volume

10500 cm3 (25 x 21 x 20 cm or 9,84 x 8,3 x 8 in)

Exterior Dimensions

42 x 42 x 38 cm (16.5 x 16.5 x 15 inches)

Weight

6,5 kg (14 lbs)

Hotend

genuine E3D V6 Full hotend

Nozzle Size

0.4mm nozzle

Filament Required

1.75mm

Filament Included

1 kg (2 lbs) PLA filament

Lowest minimum layer height

0.05mm

Electronics Used

Ultimachine RAMBO

Supported materials

PLA, ABS, PET, HIPS, Flex PP, Ninjaflex, Laywood, Laybrick, Nylon, Bamboofill, Bronzefill, ASA, T-Glase, Carbon-fibers enhanced filaments, Polycarbonates

Average power consumption

70 W (printing PLA) or 110 W (printing ABS)

Heatbed

Heatbed with cold corners compensation

Print Surface

PEI

Other Features

Automatic mesh bed leveling

Automatic skew axes compensation

Integrated LCD and SD card controller (8GB included)

Multicolor upgrade available

Included in the box

The printer (well the parts)
Filament
Needle Nose Pliers
Screwdriver
Two Wrenches
Allen Wrenches
Gluestick

Candy!

 

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