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Posted · Has anyone tried 3D printing an ultimaker?

Yeah, we've done it for some rough prototyping. We even went as far as to actually turn it on (even though a lot of it was printed with PLA). That was a really, really bad idea. The stepper motors got hot enough to make the PLA deform, so it broke down rather quickly.

 

Your best bet to get a cheaper printer is to lasercut the panels yourself (and source the parts somewhere else)

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    Posted (edited) · Has anyone tried 3D printing an ultimaker?
    On 2/3/2020 at 9:42 AM, nallath said:

    Yeah, we've done it for some rough prototyping. We even went as far as to actually turn it on (even though a lot of it was printed with PLA). That was a really, really bad idea. The stepper motors got hot enough to make the PLA deform, so it broke down rather quickly.

     

    Your best bet to get a cheaper printer is to lasercut the panels yourself (and source the parts somewhere else)

     

    I wouldn't want to laser cut it. Just wondered if it could be 3D printed or if anyone had tried.

     

    Maybe metal 3D printers can do that one day.

    Edited by e23
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