Estonian designer Kalle Lüütsepp has created the Trint 3D Printer using Plywood for just $200 and follows on from the design of CNC machines that have also been created using Plywood.
The Trint 3D Printer as he has named it, offers a build volume of 140 x 140 x 80 mm together with a print speed of 60mm/s using a layer height: 0.1mm from a filament that measures 1.75mm in diameter.
The desktop mini 3D printer runs on 12volts and uses the 1.4 RAMPS for processing and management. Lüütsepp explains more :
The idea to build a 3D printer started a long time ago. – I designed it almost half a year [ago]. Previously, I have built and designed three CNC machines out of plywood. There will always be a lot of plywood available, so to exploit [this fact] I came up with the idea to design and build a 3D printer.
Kindly Lüütsepp has made the 3D printable components for his 3D printer available over on the Thingyverse website and is happy to help other build a similar printer.