Open Heacent RepRap Prusa Mendel 3D Printer £373.80 @ DealExtreme
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Open Heacent RepRap Prusa Mendel 3D Printer £373.80 @ DealExtreme

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Found 20th Nov 2013
A very good price for a 3D printer, about half the price of the velleman, if you can handle DealExtreme!

Specifications as follows....

- Model: 3DP01
- Print head: 1pcs 0.4mm nozzle
- The maximum temperature: 260 degrees Celsius
- Power requirement: AC 110-220V 200W
- Print file format: STL file
- Print material: ABS/PLA(3mm)
- Forming the largest size: 200*200*100mm
- Vertical print speed: 40cm³/h
- Forming accuracy: XY: 0.012mm,Z:0.004mm
- Layer thickness: 0.2mm-0.4mm
- Device size: 450*450*450mm
- Device weight: 8950g
- Yieldly: China

49 Comments

Probably a good idea to factor in customs charges.

Ps. What does 'Yieldly' mean?!

good find, very cheap.

but when something goes wrong its going to be a headache to sort it out, returning it back to China.

Original Poster

no idea what yieldly means! If something does break on it, it is a pretty standard design so parts should be easy to order/print...

Self assembly sounds fun.

That's going to look real nice in the living room isn't it....

Or buy this from the UK

reprappro.com/pro…ey/ @ £399

(I have this one)
Edited by: "mikerr" 21st Nov 2013

Looks like something from Wallace & Gromit...

Surely the price of pretty capable 3D printers will be dropping to around £99 as soon as the big players get on board with patented unique PLA/ABS cross sections on the print thread which can only be bought from the manufacturer?

89quidyoucantgowrong

Surely the price of pretty capable 3D printers will be dropping to around … Surely the price of pretty capable 3D printers will be dropping to around £99 as soon as the big players get on board with patented unique PLA/ABS cross sections on the print thread which can only be bought from the manufacturer?


Just as long as 7dayshop do 3rd party compatibles, we'll be ok.

1. Buy 3D Printer
2. Print off more 3D Printers
3. Exponentially profit
Edited by: "Splashmo" 21st Nov 2013

I doubt very much this would get through customs unnoticed so you will need to add 20% and customs charges. I would personally got mine from here reprappro.com/pro…el/. If anything goes wrong with it they are based in UK and have excellent support including help setting it up. The owner of the company is also the inventor of the RepRap printer so knows what he is talking about.

Have had my printer about a year now and it has been absolutely brilliant. I'm still learning and my prints are getting better all of the time. Recently printed my own oculus rift which i designed myself and have now uploaded it to thingiverse

Call me naive, but what would be the point in buying one of these? What would anyone actually make that could be useful? OK, I've read the stories about gun parts, but apart from that, is there an application out there that is just waiting on this technology becoming affordable? Or is it just (presently) an expensive toy?

Please enlighten me.

Edited by: "kennethsross" 21st Nov 2013

Something for the market trader, if it works!

89quidyoucantgowrong

Surely the price of pretty capable 3D printers will be dropping to around … Surely the price of pretty capable 3D printers will be dropping to around £99 as soon as the big players get on board with patented unique PLA/ABS cross sections on the print thread which can only be bought from the manufacturer?


They use stepper motors for the movement and extrusion as they are very precise which is where a lot of the cost is last time I looked. You need atleast one per axis and per extruder and when you factor in the steppers themselves are £10+ each it soon mounts. The pcb and plastic is where the costs have dropped a lot due to the increase demand, however the stepper drivers aren't cheap (£8+ each).
iirc the material cost (wood, plastics, threaded/smooth rod, nuts, bolts, etc) of my first prusa was less then £100 the rest was electronics (including stepper drivers), hotend and steppers motors.

kennethsross

Call me naive, but what would be the point in buying one of these? What … Call me naive, but what would be the point in buying one of these? What would anyone actually make that could be useful? OK, I've read the stories about gun parts, but apart from that, is their an application out there that is just waiting on this technology becoming affordable? Or is it just (presently) an expensive toy?Please enlighten me.


Its worth checking out this site
thingiverse.com/
Pretty much everything on there can be made using on of these and a little time.

They are manly rapid design prototyping you mock up a design in your favourite cad program, convert to gcode, hit print and a few minutes/hours later depending on the design its done and costs only a few pence.
Various people from all different backgrounds use them, from a musician/dj creating his own instrument, to a child creating a toy to your average guy printing a replacement part for his car.

I need double the print area.... any options for this?

joedastudd

… They are manly …


You’re probably correct, but I’m sure it’s also possible to use one of these whilst being a woman.

joedastudd

They use stepper motors for the movement and extrusion as they are very … They use stepper motors for the movement and extrusion as they are very precise which is where a lot of the cost is last time I looked. You need atleast one per axis and per extruder and when you factor in the steppers themselves are £10+ each it soon mounts. The pcb and plastic is where the costs have dropped a lot due to the increase demand, however the stepper drivers aren't cheap (£8+ each).iirc the material cost (wood, plastics, threaded/smooth rod, nuts, bolts, etc) of my first prusa was less then £100 the rest was electronics (including stepper drivers), hotend and steppers motors.



I go with whatever he said ^

Splashmo

1. Buy 3D Printer2. Print off more 3D Printers3. Exponentially profit



That's precisely what the point of reprap is. reprap.org/wik…Rap

It would be great if the printed parts made a larger part of the machine, but the printed parts only make about 20% of the cost.
($399 vs $319 for a kit missing the 3d printed parts).

For this kind of money, I'd be looking at this model:
makezine.com/rev…le/

Although it's a smaller printer and PLA only, it seems to be a great budget option (£222 for a self-build kit from the UK or £300 assembled).
Edited by: "thingswelike" 21st Nov 2013

Just remember we live in the UK this is not the states. Already talk of the sale of these being controlled. I would not assume it will get through customs. Also assembly without any customer support or warranty is going to be interesting.

It looks like a Rube Goldberg machine, if I built this I'd expect a large boot to kick the finished product across the room.

Banned

im buying this and printing myself off a few PS4's..winner!

kennethsross

Call me naive, but what would be the point in buying one of these? What … Call me naive, but what would be the point in buying one of these? What would anyone actually make that could be useful? OK, I've read the stories about gun parts, but apart from that, is there an application out there that is just waiting on this technology becoming affordable? Or is it just (presently) an expensive toy?Please enlighten me.



I've printed trophys for competitions at work - best one was a poker trophy with the logo embossed on one of a set of cards all embedded into a big logo which acts as the stand.

Also, little fiddly plastic bits and pieces around the house that break can be printed with a little bit of skill in 3D modelling.

Honestly, your imagination is the limit.

kennethsross

Call me naive, but what would be the point in buying one of these? What … Call me naive, but what would be the point in buying one of these? What would anyone actually make that could be useful? OK, I've read the stories about gun parts, but apart from that, is there an application out there that is just waiting on this technology becoming affordable? Or is it just (presently) an expensive toy?Please enlighten me.


You can print lots of knives and forks and save money.

Kallisti

I've printed trophys for competitions at work - best one was a poker … I've printed trophys for competitions at work - best one was a poker trophy with the logo embossed on one of a set of cards all embedded into a big logo which acts as the stand.Also, little fiddly plastic bits and pieces around the house that break can be printed with a little bit of skill in 3D modelling.Honestly, your imagination is the limit.



OK - I see the uses now. Generally, I've produced such 'fiddly' bits from plastic or metal, using a variety of milling, cutting, turning and drilling techniques. Could see it being useful, but not yet useful enough for me to give up that amount of money and bench space.

Completely tinpot company....buyer beware EVERYTIME you deal with these jokers!.....pot luck if the deal will get fulfilled.

tinpot? what planet are you on. these guys sell thousands of items a day across the whole world!

jdr116

Completely tinpot company....buyer beware EVERYTIME you deal with these … Completely tinpot company....buyer beware EVERYTIME you deal with these jokers!.....pot luck if the deal will get fulfilled.

Love the whole concept of 3D printing. I might pick one of these up, but from that UK link - Thank you!

Original Poster

Abbadon2001

tinpot? what planet are you on. these guys sell thousands of items a day … tinpot? what planet are you on. these guys sell thousands of items a day across the whole world!



There is a bit of 'Drama' at the moment concerning some tablet PCs for 30 quid. Lots of faces, mainly from people who ordered 10 and had the orders cancelled. Everything I ordered fron DX which wasn't a crazy low price was delivered, In fact I order parts for work such as POE injecters that are 10 times cheaper than anywhere else. I just wait and if it doesn't appear I kick up a fuss after two months.

DX orders are a lesson in patience and nerve. Squeaky bum times all round, but it sort of works most of the time.

Think all this 3D printing lark might just be beyond my capabilities, i still struggle putting ink and paper in my ordinary old printer. :-(

These look good, but, do they use cartridges??? Where do I get the plastic to print with, how much is it and can I use other materials???

DoctorJamesWright

These look good, but, do they use cartridges??? Where do I get the … These look good, but, do they use cartridges??? Where do I get the plastic to print with, how much is it and can I use other materials???



Prints with ABS or PLA, you buy it in bulk by the reel:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nS3nAYcmL._AA160_.jpg
amazon.co.uk/Sig…QUC


Edited by: "mikerr" 21st Nov 2013

MrFerret

In fact I order parts for work such as POE injecters that are 10 times … In fact I order parts for work such as POE injecters that are 10 times cheaper than anywhere else.



Since I have installed a few access points, I know what a 'PoE' injector is, but it strikes me quite a few readers might not. Care to spell out the acronym for their enlightenment?

Original Poster

kennethsross

Since I have installed a few access points, I know what a 'PoE' injector … Since I have installed a few access points, I know what a 'PoE' injector is, but it strikes me quite a few readers might not. Care to spell out the acronym for their enlightenment?



Ahh, sorry about that. A 'poe' injector is a very useful piece of networking equiptment, used to 'inject' the entire body of literature of the writer Edgar Allan Poe into a business network. It is vital to create the highly desired sense of foreboding and woe, so vital to modern networks. It also tends to attract the larger breeds of crow.

Or you may mean a POE (power over ethernet) injector, a small device you can put on either end of a piece of CAT 6e, which can run the power through the cable, enabling much greater flexibility in siting a wireless box as it only needs a network cable. The adaptor can be sited in a patch cabinet, or near a plug. I favour the ones that you attach to both ends of a cable, so you can power any wireless router even if it doesn't have the POE feature! Handy! standards say you should only use them with 18V PSUs to accomodate cable loss but i find a 12V PSU can power a router for a decent distance of cable.

here is an example

ebay.co.uk/itm…329

and another

shmoop.com/poe…tml

Are these 3D Printers any good? I was thinking of getting my h2b one for his birthday/wedding present. He likes making things as he is a tool maker so might be right up his street, but know nothing about them.

Stephb1986

Are these 3D Printers any good? I was thinking of getting my h2b one for … Are these 3D Printers any good? I was thinking of getting my h2b one for his birthday/wedding present. He likes making things as he is a tool maker so might be right up his street, but know nothing about them.



Yes, they are great - but just be aware the printing process is quite a bit s-lo-w-e-r than you might expect (on all 3d printers)

E.g. 30mins+ to print a small item:

youtube.com/wat…pGk

What's wrong with a Makibox?
PLA model is $200
ABS is $300
$35.96 shipping.

That's like £210 for the ABS model w/ delivery (plus it looks prettier)

For business application I think its great and voted HOT for the price. For the everyman I think they are an expensive toy for printing key rings and the like.
For me personally come back to me when I can say "Earl Grey Tea, Hot"...........
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