3D Printer - Velleman K8200 - £699.99 @ Maplin (self assembly) - PRE-ORDER
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3D Printer - Velleman K8200 - £699.99 @ Maplin (self assembly) - PRE-ORDER

£699.99Maplin Deals
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Found 20th Jun 2013
Seems a decent price to me if you don't mind assembling the printer yourself.

More info:
What’s The K8200 3D Printer?

It’s a build it yourself 3D printer kit for everyone. It’s super easy to use, and helps you turn your ideas into real stuff you can hold, like toys, product prototypes, and replacement parts.

How Does it Work?

The printer layers up the plastic to form a solid object. It melts plastic filament, then draws with it in a very fine layer. It then builds another layer of plastic on top, then another, and another, building your design in levels from the bottom up until you have a plastic object ready to hold and use.

How Long Does It Take To Print?

This of course depends on how large and complex your idea is. To give you a baseline, to print a smartphone case would take about 30 minutes.

What Can I Make?

The only limit to what you can create is the size of the K8200 print area. That’s the beauty of the printer, if you can imagine it and build a 3D design (very simple with free software) you can print it! You can make prototype products, components to hack adapt your home, toys, handles, phone cases, chess pieces, models and almost anything x you can imagine.

All prints start out as a 3D computer design and are then printed out by the K8200.

What Colours Can I Use?

The cartridges that work with the K8200 come in different colours: white, black, red, blue. You can use one colour at a time while printing. If you want your creation to be multicoloured, you can print it in separate pieces and attach them together later. You can’t swap the cartridge in the middle of a print.


The printer requires a computer (MAC, WIN or LINUX) and an internet connection to access the online manual and building 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

Software:

Repetier version 0.84 and up
repetier.com/

122 Comments

OOS

Original Poster

bouncy99

OOS



Its a pre-order. Stock due in in 30 days.

Original Poster

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Edited by: "theyiddo" 20th Jun 2013

You can make a Mendel90 (looks like they copied the design of it) for about half the price.
Plus I don't think I would trust the Z axis on a single stepper motor as your going to have issues with one side moving quicker then the other on this design.

I wonder how much the replacement cartridges are?

Original Poster

joedastudd

You can make a Mendel90 (looks like they copied the design of it) for … You can make a Mendel90 (looks like they copied the design of it) for about half the price.Plus I don't think I would trust the Z axis on a single stepper motor as your going to have issues with one side moving quicker then the other on this design.



Where sells the Mendel90 for £350, or is it a case of having to buy the individual components from various sources - as I'd be very interested at that price. Cheapest I saw when doing a quick google was about £750 (unassembled as well, and about £1000 assembled))

Yes you'd think that would be one of the first projects. Print your own 3D printer.

You'd have thought HP, Epson, Lexmark, Canon etc would have adapted their inkjet printer designs to take advantage of this new market. I think they underestimate the number of garden shed Dad's/hobbyists out there!

At one time these companies used to innovate, now the accountant types have taken over, they just protect existing market share. Missed opportunity.

Once it happens though, get ready for £8 for 10cm of replacement plastic filament.

Edited by: "tightar5e" 20th Jun 2013

Banned

Screw this. It'll cost a fortune to run it. Buy the time you printed out something you probably could of bought it for next to nothing.

theyiddo

Where sells the Mendel90 for £350, or is it a case of having to buy the … Where sells the Mendel90 for £350, or is it a case of having to buy the individual components from various sources - as I'd be very interested at that price. Cheapest I saw when doing a quick google was about £750 (unassembled as well, and about £1000 assembled))


Opps sorry it seems the Mendel90 was enchanced and merged by Prusa into the Prusa i3.

This should all work
emakershop.com/bro…495
£35+£6

emakershop.com/bro…622
£28.75

emakershop.com/bro…536
£125+£17

emakershop.com/bro…342
£69.50+£3.95

Should total at £285.20

If you want to upgrade to a metal frame then its an extra £55 plus you might need to source GT2 pulleys.

I've bought from Think3D before (great service) and Greg has a superb reputation in the RepRap community last time I checked.

For the plastic (remember the K8200 only comes with 5m) I highly recommend faberdashery.co.uk, you can get filament from elsewhere cheaper, but you can very easily open a whole can of worms. From £22/100m + P&P.

Edited by: "joedastudd" 20th Jun 2013

great pre ordered. does anyone have blueprints for a gun laying about?

kvn618

great pre ordered. does anyone have blueprints for a gun laying about?


no, you want a first class ticket to gauntanamo bay instead?

javea

I wonder how much the replacement cartridges are?


+1

mmuw

+1


According to the Velleman website its a 0.5mm nozzle diameter and looking at the photos its a standard circular filament so based on the 4 nema17 motors (1.75mm allows for a smaller nema14 hotend motor) I'd guess its standard 3mm filament.
As I mentioned in my previous post Faberdashery are one of the best (if not the best) uk suppliers of pla filament, both 1.75mm and 3mm with prices starting from £18/100m @1.75mm and £22/100m @3mm + P&P. iirc thats enough for about 2 repraps (i2 so i3 it might have changed) or a lot of printing.

I'm waiting for the 'Print it yourself, 3D printer'

Cold. No WiFi or AirPrint.

When I think about the amount of times I've hit print only to find half way through I've buggered something up, can imagine this could get quite expensive. What's the 3D equivalent of a paper jam??

M1LFHunter

I'm waiting for the 'Print it yourself, 3D printer'



RepRap is a 3D printer designed to be printed by itself (at least parts of it anyway).

Tempted. The OH goes through dildos like there's no tomorrow so I should save in the long run

Cold - 3D is a gimmick and will never take off

martyj999

When I think about the amount of times I've hit print only to find half … When I think about the amount of times I've hit print only to find half way through I've buggered something up, can imagine this could get quite expensive. What's the 3D equivalent of a paper jam??



SpaceJam

Reload

Cold - 3D is a gimmick and will never take off



You have no idea what you are talking about... It has already taken off with more and more people getting their hands on 3d printer and will continue to grow.
I have built my own 3d printer and I can tell you it's dead useful for DIY.

taker920

Tempted. The OH goes through dildos like there's no tomorrow so I should … Tempted. The OH goes through dildos like there's no tomorrow so I should save in the long run


Better saved if you spend more time with him/her, and being a vegetarian.

whatsThePoint

why not stop saving and start giving her some, sounds like she needs it



Taker920 is female

The Taliban will try to order 1000's of these to make 3D guns. The way Sadam ordered millions of Playstation 2's to build his nuclear lab.

mittromney

SpaceJam



2D answer to a 3D question

crazymonkey

2D answer to a 3D question



& I was going to say 4D answer to said question.... but that will open up another universe of jokes and questions

So can I print a gun now?

Reload

Cold - 3D is a gimmick and will never take off




Hotukdeals, where even the concept of Euclidian Space cannot escape being derisively dismissed as a 'fad'

airheli1201

You have no idea what you are talking about... It has already taken off … You have no idea what you are talking about... It has already taken off with more and more people getting their hands on 3d printer and will continue to grow. I have built my own 3d printer and I can tell you it's dead useful for DIY.



Okay, bad joke, sorry.

Just always hear people say 3D is a gimmick when referring to 3D movies and TV and it frustrates me because reality is 3D and reality isn't a 'gimmick'!

Reload

Cold - 3D is a gimmick and will never take off



But why are you voting cold for the deal - just because you're not a fan of the product and idea itself? You, like many, don't seem to grasp how the hot and cold should work.

It's like me voting cold for any 3D television, regardless of price/deal, because I don't like the 3D gimmick.

Reload

[quote=airheli1201] Okay, bad joke, sorry.Just always hear people say 3D … [quote=airheli1201] Okay, bad joke, sorry.Just always hear people say 3D is a gimmick when referring to 3D movies and TV and it frustrates me because reality is 3D and reality isn't a 'gimmick'!



I hear you, see also: those who dismiss something as being 'full of chemicals'

kvn618

great pre ordered. does anyone have blueprints for a gun laying about?



One that isn't all just uninformed media scaremongering sensationalism and actually works? No.

sreddar

Yes you'd think that would be one of the first projects. Print your own … Yes you'd think that would be one of the first projects. Print your own 3D printer.



First thing I would do is print replacement parts (the plastic ones). Some are designed with that in mind, and one kit you can buy is actually 3D printed on the machine you are buying. I'd rather mill everything out of metal, but its a start.

Reload

Okay, bad joke, sorry.Just always hear people say 3D is a gimmick when … Okay, bad joke, sorry.Just always hear people say 3D is a gimmick when referring to 3D movies and TV and it frustrates me because reality is 3D and reality isn't a 'gimmick'!



It wasn't a bad joke. Some people just let it fly over their heads and took you seriously! Keep joking, don't let the grumpies win!
Edited by: "delusion" 20th Jun 2013

£700 worth of modern technology, and all the Maplin staff can use it for is to produce these butt plugs (as per their website)

http://i.imgur.com/A15wKwc.jpg

Edited by: "cb-uk" 20th Jun 2013

theworkingdead

So can I print a gun now?



Read this...

dailymail.co.uk/sci…tml

'A Wisconsin engineer has printed a 3D plastic gun using a self-assembled 3D printer he bought online, a nail and some household screws. In a video posted to YouTube, the engineer known only as Joe, successfully shoots nine .38 caliber shots. It is one of the first models to be printed on cheap, at-home 3D printers '

DirectDeal

Screw this. It'll cost a fortune to run it. Buy the time you printed out … Screw this. It'll cost a fortune to run it. Buy the time you printed out something you probably could of bought it for next to nothing.



Something tells me you haven't quite grasped the fundamental idea of a 3D printer i.e. being able to create prototype parts that you have designed yourself, which are somewhat unlikely to be available in a shop.

theworkingdead

So can I print a gun now?



A virtually useless gun that's as likely to kill you as the person you point it at. Still, gives the Daily Mail something else to get excited about.

Cold it should print itself, self build tut

theworkingdead

So can I print a gun now?

Probably, you can also print a stick and put a nail through it, possibly more potential to harm than your 3D printed gun.
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