Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit £449.99 @ Maplin
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Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit £449.99 @ Maplin

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Found 30th Apr 2014
Been keeping a track on this 3d printer and think it's the cheapest it's been since release...

Personally think it's a great bit of kit compared to most 3d printers which are pre built and cost 3-4* as much..

Opting to buying one myself as there is potential of makin it bigger as it's only a series of extruded aluminium parts. Generally a person who will buy this will have some hobbiest/ engineering skills to unlock the full potential of it..

Product Details are as follows:

Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit

• A build it yourself 3D printer so you can turn your ideas, designs and prototypes into a 3D reality
• Full step-by-step instructions available online to take you through the build process
• The printer works by layering plastic to form a solid object
• Works with PLA & ABS filament
• Print size of 20x20x20cm
• Printing resolution (layers): 0.20 - 0.25mm

What’s The Velleman K8200 3D Printer?

It’s a build it yourself 3D printer kit that allows you turn your ideas and designs into real stuff you can hold, like toys, product prototypes, and replacement parts. There are full step-by-step instructions available online to take you through the build process which will take several hours depending on your level of competency. All the tools required to complete the build are available from Maplin if you don't have them already. Our technical support team who have built a K8200 3D Printer themselves are available over phone to ensure you can get up and running.

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 which is 20x20x20cm. That’s the beauty of the printer, if you can imagine it and build a 3D design (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 you can imagine.

All prints start out as a 3D computer design and are then printed out by the K8200, just download the Repetier software to get started creating the CAD (computer aided design) drawings that you can then print straight out. Alternatively there is a vibrant online community of 3D Printer owners that are uploading and sharing designs for use on your 3D Printer at home.

What Colours Can I Use?

The Velleman K8200 must be used with Velleman cartridges of either PLA or ABS 3mm filament that come in 1KG reels in the following colours:

• Black PLA & ABS available
• White PLA & ABS available
• Green PLA
• Orange PLA
• Pink PLA
• Red PLA
• Blue PLA
• Yellow PLA

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 comes with 5m of Black PLA for testing but we recommend that all customers purchase at least one 1KG reel so that you have enough PLA to print the casing parts as soon as you get up and running.

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

Tools Required for Assembly

• Combination Snap Ring Pliers
• Allen Keys 1.5-6mm
• 30W Soldering Iron - Mains Powered
• Lead-Free Solder
• 2-Piece Screwdriver Set
• Snip Cutter
• Domestic Multimeter
• Electronic Digital Caliper
• 5 Metre Tape Measure
• ESD Long Nose Pliers
• 10-Piece Stubby Combination Spanner Set
• 5-Piece Engineers File Set
• AA Tweezers
• Isopropyl Alcohol
• Cloverleaf Mains Lead

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/

Width
60cm
Depth
45cm
Height
60cm
Weight
8.7kg (including power supply)
Dimensions of printable area:
20 x 20 x 20 cm
Maximum Print Speed
150 to 300 mm/s (depending on the object to be printed)
Power Supply
12 V / 3 A max.
Technology
FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) for PLA and ABS
Linear ball bearings
8 and 10mm
N70QR
Black PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N71QR
Green PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N72QR
Natural PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N73QR
Orange PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N74QR
Pink PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N75QR
Red PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N76QR
Blue PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N77QR
White PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N78QR
Yellow PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG

18 Comments

Original Poster

Can someone change the price it supposed to be £449.99 I'm on mobile so can't change it !!!

SuperEd

waaqii

Can someone change the price it supposed to be £449.99 I'm on mobile so … Can someone change the price it supposed to be £449.99 I'm on mobile so can't change it !!!



Fixed

Original Poster

goonertillidie

Fixed

thanks

Possible 4% quidco too

buy it, 3d print off another printer and take the bought one back for a refund, sorted

It looks to be a decent kit, but beware, you need to be able to solder this kit and there are quite a few tools required. One other thing is that there is no heated bed for printing on, which for this price would have been nice. Without a heated bed, your parts tend to warp quite a bit.

If you just want to get into 3D printing and don't want to solder anything then the printrbot simple might be an easier route. It'll cost about £330 after delivery and duties. It has a smaller print volume, but is easier to put together with a lesser amount of tools.

This is in my very limited experience of owning a printrbot.

pedroukuk

buy it, 3d print off another printer and take the bought one back for a … buy it, 3d print off another printer and take the bought one back for a refund, sorted



Good luck with that >

Dimensions of printable area:
20 x 20 x 20 cm

WANT!

Just out of interest I use Revit and AutoCAD 3d at work. Can I print things I model? Or can /do I export these solids to what software to 3dprint?

there must be some sort of 3D print websites so instead of buying a 3D printer you can have them make and send to you

Original Poster

funlovincriminal

Just out of interest I use Revit and AutoCAD 3d at work. Can I print … Just out of interest I use Revit and AutoCAD 3d at work. Can I print things I model? Or can /do I export these solids to what software to 3dprint?



You will need to export them as an stl file and use software for the 3d printer or from open source which will use the stl file to create the printed model


And as for cells comment yes there are company that offer the service but like I said in the description more for a hobbiest/engineer to have a play around a develop it into a decent machine at a fraction of a price of a market 3d printer

funlovincriminal

Just out of interest I use Revit and AutoCAD 3d at work. Can I print … Just out of interest I use Revit and AutoCAD 3d at work. Can I print things I model? Or can /do I export these solids to what software to 3dprint?



Selling your creations here shapeways.com/sell which has links from Photoshop CC
Edited by: "mk3" 1st May 2014

Watched one working in Maplins a while ago. Very relaxing to watch !:)

Houses will be built with these printers soon. Bit bigger printers but the tech is there.

This is going to be a project on it's own. I know as I own a Prusa Mendel. Non stop calibration and parameter manipulation in Slic3r. If you want to 3D print, then buy UP. If you want a project, then buy this or any other 3D printer.

To be honest, the real price of this printer should be about £300. There are far more better kits on eBay.

cells

there must be some sort of 3D print websites so instead of buying a 3D … there must be some sort of 3D print websites so instead of buying a 3D printer you can have them make and send to you



Yes, there are. They can print in a variety of materials too, including metal!

Here's an example: shapeways.com/

I haven't used Shapeways and know nothing about them; just posting as an example. Other services are available too.

dearley1231

Houses will be built with these printers soon. Bit bigger printers but … Houses will be built with these printers soon. Bit bigger printers but the tech is there.



Check this out. 3D printed houses in Holland: bbc.co.uk/new…199

Before, I’m eyeing for Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit, but I realized I need a portable and pocket-sized printer (if possible) which will be compatible with this filaments 3d2print.net/sho…nt/. Does anyone here have this type of 3D printer machine? Let me know, guys!
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