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3D Printer Kit with Heated Bed 3D Printer Kit with Heated Bed TL4020 212.66

3D Printer Kit with Heated Bed

CAT.NO: TL4020

  • 3D Printer Kit with Heated Bed
  • 3D Printer Kit with Heated Bed
3D Printer Kit with Heated Bed

3D Printer Kit with Heated Bed

CAT.NO: TL4020

Now you can own your very own 3D printer and make thousands of weird, wonderful and practical objects, while impressing your friends and family at the...

NOTE: This product is discontinued. Please see our replacement TL4100
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Trust us when we say this kit is for advanced users only. When a new technology emerges it often starts life in a user unfriendly fashion. It is new and hasn't had time to go through the various engineering iterations required to bring it up to a level non-boffins can use. But Jaycar customers are a different breed. The kind of people who have know-how, smarts, and passion to build a kit from a collection of wires, metal beams, cables, and circuit boards. So we bring to you this 3d printer kit.

Is 3d printing a fad or the future? Will amatuers at home replace mass scale manufacturing of items designed by professionals? Time will tell but there is something intrinsically fascinating about watching these devices print real 3d objects.

What is this 3d printer?
It's a DIY kit that allows you to turn 3d digital files into real plastic objects you can hold and use.

How does it work?
It builds up material one layer at a time to create a real object. Plastic filament is melted, then drawn in a very fine layer. It then builds another fine layer of plastic on top of this one, and then another, and another etc. It builds your creation from the bottom until you have an object ready to hold and use.

What can i make?
Though you are limited to the size of the print area (200mm cube), there are thousands of things you could create. A few ideas
• Prototypes for engineering/architeral projects
• Replacement plastic parts in cars, toys, computers, and hundreds of other consumer electronic devices
• Smartphone cases, tablet holders/stands
• Models of anatomy for educational purposes
• Cups, mugs, forks, spoons
• Interconnecting Plastic Blocks
• Enclosures for arduino, rasberry pi and other circuit boards or mini-pcs

What colours can i use?
Red, blue, green and many more. However you can only use one colour at a time while printing. To do multi-colour creations print it in separate pieces then attach them together later.

How long does it take to print?
The print time is proportional to the size and complexity of the creation. An average smartphone case will take about 30 minutes to print.

How do i build it?
There is a detailed set of instructions located here

You will also need some specific tools the full set can be located here

• Linear ball bearings: 8 and 10 mm
• Technology: FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) for PLA and ABS
• Power supply: 12 V / 3 A max.
• FTDI USB 2.0 to Serial, ArduinoTM compatible (Sanguino derived motherboard)
• Dimensions of printable area: 200(L) x 200(W) x 200(H)mm
• Typical printing speed: 120 mm/s
• Maximum print speed: 150 to 300 mm/s (depending on the object to be printed)
• Extrusion nozzle: 0.5 mm
• Extrusion thermistor: NTC 100K
• Extruded aluminum profiles: 27.5 mm wide
• Movement: 4 NEMA 17 stepper motors
• Dimensions: 600(L) x 450(W) x 600(D)mm
• Power supply: 12V 3A
• Software: Repetier version 0.84 and up included: 5m PLA black sample
• System Requirements: A computer to Print from (Windows, MAC or Linux) & an Internet Connection for Manual and construction instructions.

• Nominal mechanical resolution:
• X and Y: 0.015 mm (smallest step the printing plate can move in the X and Y direction)
• Z: 0.781 µm (smallest step the printing plate can move in the Z direction)
• Nominal printing resolution:
• Wall thickness (X,Y): 0.5 mm
• Layer thickness (Z): 0.20 - 0.25 mm

Product Dimensions

Length 600mm
Width 450mm
Depth 600mm