If you have ever wanted to build your very own 3D printer but have been a little confused as to where to start and feel the variety of different RepRap 3D printer projects a little bewildering. You might be interested in a new DIY 3D printer kit that has been created by Buildclass.
Buildclass created the 3D printer kits to help those interested learn more about the construction of 3D printing systems and learn from the bottom up by building their very own system that once completed is capable of 3D printing objects create using freely available software.
Johns Hopkins University sophomore Ryan Demo, who has taken part in the Buildclass workshops held last month explains more about his experience :
Building a 3D printer is a lot like assembling Ikea furniture. It’s better than buying a 3D printer. This way you learn how the entire thing works from the ground up. We did the physical structure of the printer, we did the wiring, we could see the software, and we learned the computer side of things where you prepare the 3D file and it comes to the printer.
The Buildclass 3D printer kits provide a couple of different options to choose from including a compact 100 x 100 x 100 mm print plate or a larger 200 x 200 x 200 mm design, The kits is built using quality aluminium parts, a CNC milled aluminium printing bed, a CNC milled chassis made of HDPE plastic. The 3D printer even comes supplied with it own magnetic toolhead mounting system so the 3D printing nozzle.
For more information on the new Buildclass on the 3D printer kits and classes jump over to the official website for details via the link below.