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Mixshop Mini Kossel 3D Printer Kit

Mixshop Mini Kossel 3D Printer Kit

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Print the Next Dimension

When Gutenberg made the first printing press, it took years for his technology to reach the hands of the masses. The first commercially available 2D printers were released centuries after the original’s inception, but fortunately for you, the wait for residential ready 3D printers wasn’t nearly as long. Delivering the parts necessary for assembling a 3D device all your own, the Kossel Kit has everything you need to start printing plastic today.

Mixshop Mini Kossel 3D Printer Kit

Breezy Build

Building off the open source technology started by the self-replicating RepRap, the Kossel Kit comes with all of the primary parts you need, including a power supply and glass build platform. After constructing the frame with a few basic tools, simply hook up the electronics and you’re printing in no time. Though the part list is more complicated than a standard Canon, the easy to follow step-by-step instructions will get you there with time to spare. As all the parts are pre-cut and labeled, you won’t run the risk of mixing up what goes where.

Mixshop Mini Kossel 3D Printer Kit

Acrylic and Aluminum, Together at Last

Once set up, the three stepper motors work in tandem to control the kinematically linked effector for maximum movement in the x, y, and z axis. Allowing faster and smoother printing, put out as many prototypes as your heart desires without wearing down the machine. It comes at a reasonable price too, thanks to the acrylic hardware, and the auto calibration makes navigation a breeze. Finished off with aluminum extrusions for durability and simple aesthetics, the Kossel Kit transforms your printing process in only a few hours.

Mixshop Build Manuals

Reprap Kossel Homepage

Mixshop Mini Kossel 3D Printer Kit

Build Video

Included

Printed parts:

  • 3x Frame Set (Top and Bottom)
  • 3x Carriage Set (slider 1 – 2 and 3)
  • 1x T Shaped Laser Cut Print bed Tabs
  • 1x BI Edition Extruder (Tensioner, Extruder Part, Shaft, Tube Holder)
  • 1x Fan Attachment(optional)
  • Linear Motion:
  • 10x 628Z Ball Bearing
  • 3x 1200mm T2.5 discourteous belt
  • 3x 623Z Ball Bearings
  • 3x T2.5 Pulley (12 Teeth)
  • 4x NEMA17 stepper motor

Frame:

  • 3x 600mm OpenBeam (20mmx20mm)
  • 9x 240mm OpenBeam (20mmx20mm)
  • 1x Acrylic glass (170mm round)
  • Diagonal Push Rods
  • 12x Traxxas 5347 rod ends (M4 holes)
  • 6x 180mm Carbon tube ID=4mm

Electronics:

  • 3x microswitch
  • 1x RAMPS 1.4 with Arduino
  • 4x Stepper controller AD4988 for RAMPS
  • 1x 12V 10A/6A power supply
  • 1x Power cord only with 12V 10A (optional)
  • 2x 12V 50x50mm fan
  • 3x Zip Tie
  • 1x 12V 40x40mm fan (optional)
  • 1x Wiring Set (Ribbon wire 2m, Pin and Crimes, thick wire 2x 1.5m and 2x1m)
  • 1x USB Cable
  • Nuts & Bolts
  • 6x M2x16 Screw
  • 6x M2 nuts
  • 3x M3x16 Screw
  • 18x M8 Washer
  • 60x M3x12 Screw
  • 12x M3x 12 Hex Bolt (for 3 motors)
  • 4x M3x6 Set Screw
  • 45x M3 T-shape nuts
  • 8+8 x M3x20 screw
  • 8x M3x25 screw
  • 30+5 x M3 nut
  • 9x M8x25 Screw
  • 9+9 x M8 nuts
  • 2x M4x40 Screw
  • 2x M4 Flat Washer
  • 2x M4 Hex Nut

End Effector Set (Assembled)

  • 1 x End Effector (Bottom and Top)
  • 1 x M3 x85mm Allan key
  • 2 x Pen springs
  • 1 x Spring Locker (Plastic Parts)
  • 1 XM3x 6 Set Screw / Screw
  • 1x MIX Hotend Set
  • 1x V Shape Safety Pin
  • 35mm Tube (M 3.4 hole one way)

Hotend Set:

  • 1x 3.3ohm Resistor
  • 1x 100k Thermistor
  • 1x Kapton tape 5mm of 10mm
  • 800mm Tube with M3 holes (Top and End)
  • EXTRUDER - BI Edition Extruder:
  • 1x Hob
  • 2 X 1/4" X 1/2" Compression Spring

Power supply Set:

  • 1 x Switch (Plastic Part)
  • 2 x M3x 25 Screw
  • 2 x M3 T-shape nut
  • 1 x Power switch

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is June 11, 2014 PT.

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The wooden parts will warp with changes in humidity unless painted. The build manual doesn't show the second wooden part in the assembly. There is no large screw supplied that will go thru the board and long enough to put a nut and washer on to attach it to the carriage. Two tiny screws and nuts, and a screw too short are all that attach the plastic to wood. I replaced the axle bolts with a socket head cap screw that is 28mm long and assembled it like the "manual." The weight difference is considerable without all those nuts, long bolt, washers and the extra board. I think I can make this work temporarily. I found this wheel assembly and will probably print something similar when I get the printer working. Some of the cheap bearings supplied are really loose and some preload would help. The tapered wheels I can make myself. http://www.builda3dprinter.eu/shop/kossel-kit/rails-to-wheels-conversion-kit/ The magnetic arms will not make that much difference unless the carriages are running without play on the upright beams. The Traxxus ends are pretty tight and could probably be tightened more with the right socket, a vise and a hammer. Light and tight is the key for better precision and less wear on the machine. Regardless, it's a fun process for me. Just wish some effort was put into documentation of the assembly of a few key things and attention to the rails being protected and clean before shipping. I live on the East Coast so my package was tossed around by UPS many times before it got here. Putting "Fragile" on a package just makes them throw it harder when loading... been there, seen that.