Open Edge the creators of the first folding RepRap 3D printer have now unveiled their latest creation in the form of the Mondrian a customisable RepRap 3D printer that is both open source and self replicating.
Check out the video below to learn more about this new customisable 3D printer which has been created by Emmanuel Gilloz and launched over on Kickstarter crowdfunding website looking to raise €30,000.
The development team behind the customisable 3D printer explain more about the machines design and construction.
The Mondrian is precise enough to make linear sliders that run smoothly on the aluminium extrusion profiles, and can print objects robust enough to make the corners or its own structure: That’s why we use the Mondrian to make all the plastic parts of our printers. This is the RepRap philosophy! With a few adaptations, the LAB-REV (a nautical association focused on ecology) equipped their sail ship with a Mondrian, printing spare parts like this wind-turbine while sailing.
Its modularity allows the Mondrian to adapt and evolve, for example swapping a hotend for 3D printing for a pump to print pancakes. We will soon add a video showing how easy it is to change a printhead. The interest of this project lies in the possibilities of customisation. Here is the detailed list of the parameters you can adjust to make a Mondrian that suits you! You will be able to choose among 16 colours for these 3 groups of printed parts, and among 7 colours for the acrylic panels.
For more information on the new Mondrian 3D printer jump over to the Kickstarter website for details.