After unveiling their latest Prix One 3D printer and the beginning of this year, Kraków, the Poland-based 3D printer manufacturer behind the 3D printing system, has this week announced they are making the design files for their first Pirx 3D printer available for free as open source non-commercial use files.
The Pirx 3D printer was originally launched roughly two years ago and is now set to reach a wider community of makers and developers thanks to its designs being made open source.
The Pirx 3D printer is housed in a laser cut wooden frame and the release documents provide everything you need to create it as well as build the electronics and also install the firmware onto the system. Piotr Lipert, CEO of Pirx 3D explains a little more about the announcement :
“Thousands of users gave our first printer a try,”-“Thanks to their feedback, we’ve had the opportunity to learn what major challenges 3D printing posed to the users. Not only have we been able to improve existing solutions, but we have also come up with completely new features. The holy grail of the design process was to make a printer that would be as trouble-free a device as possible, and using it would be as easy as using a TV. But without a remote control.
We’re extremely happy to inform you that our first, wooden-framed model of a 3d printer goes opensource. If you want to build your own PIRX, visit our website http://pirx3d.com and download all the parts you need. We’ll provide you with the videos, tutorial, manual and everything that is needed to help you build a 3d printer.”
The new Pirx One 3D printer launched earlier this year is currently available to purchase for $1,300 and offers a build volume of 210 x 270 x 210 mm. It’s capable of printing with a variety of different filaments including ABS, nylon, NinjaFlex, and other filaments including all PLA and PLA-based materials.
For more information on the availability of the designs for the first Pirx 3D jump over to the company’s official website via the link below.
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