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PrintrBot Simple Metal

The PrintrBot Simple Metal is a medium-speed, PLA-only printer. It has the median build volume out of the FabLab's 3D printers, and can achieve a layer resolution quality similar to the Polyprinters.

Due to quality issues encountered with generic filaments, all user-supplied filaments must be sourced from approved brands:

3D FilaPrint
3D Prima
3DFuel
3rDment
Alchement
ColorFabb
Faberdashery
Fenner Drives/Ninja
Filamentum
FormFutura
GizmoDorks
Hatchbox
IC3D
Inland Plastics
Lulzbot
MakerBot
MatterHackers
PolyMaker
Proto-Pasta
Taulmann

*This printer may occasionally be unavailable due to outreach events, please inquire for details.

Access: 
Filament is BYO
File Formats: 
STL

Materials

Material Size Cost
FabLab-supplied PLA 1.75 mm $0.05/gram
PLA 1.75 mm Supplied by user

Machine Specifications

Print Volume 6" x 6" x 6" (150 mm x 150 mm x 150 mm)
Layer Resolution 0.05 mm (0.002")
Maximum Print Speed(Draft Quality) 75 mm/sec perimeter, 75 mm/sec infill
Nozzle Diameter 0.4 mm