Following on from our super popular original Mini Fabrikator comes the Mini Fabrikator V2 with a bunch of new features that will blow you away.
The first thing to notice about the Mini Fabrikator V2 is its rock-solid aluminium case, this may seem like overkill on a printer this size but it does offer a huge benefit in that a stable printer is an accurate printer and you simply won't find a more precise printer in this price range. The print detail on this machine is astounding and it is the same print after print after print.
Print quality isn't the only fantastic feature in this printer, it also has a heated 100mmx100mm print bed that will allow you to print in ABS and PETG, in fact most rigid filaments that require a heated bed will print well on the Mini Fabrikator V2. The bed also comes pre-prepared with a black PEI tape that not only ensures your first layer sticks everytime but does it many, many times over (it will eventually wear out so we do sell spares).
These features alone would make for a great value printer, but we wanted more, so we added three different methods of uploading gcode files:
- You can have a dedicated USB link to your computer
- You can upload directly from a microSD card
- You can upload files and control your printer directly via Wi-Fi and a web interface using Repetier Host
On top of all these great features the Mini Fabrikator comes at a price that makes it suitable for first timers, students or seasoned 3D printers who want a quality secondary printer for smaller jobs. Now remember this is a desktop mini printer so you aren't going to print a giant Saturn rocket replica on it, but it is a great size for all the little widgets and gadgets that make 3D printing fun and accessible for everyone.
The Mini Fabrikator V2 has taken a good thing and made it great!
- 100x100mm build volume
- Rock solid all aluminium construction
- Heated print bed
- PEI print surface
- USB, Wi-Fi or microSD interface
- Remote web interface access
- Print in PLA, ABS or PETG without modifications
Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm (0.015 in)
Positioning Precision: XY 11 microns (0.0004 in), Z 2.5 micron (0.0001 in)
Layer Resolution: 100 microns (0.0039 in)
Input Power: 100-240V, Max:80W
Mains plug: AU type
Nozzle heating: Max 250℃
Filaments: 1.75mm diameter PLA, ABS, PETG
Interface: Memory card, USB and wireless network
Build Surface: Heated aluminium bed with PEI coating
Supported File: STL, OBJ/G-Code
OS: Windows10, Mac OS X, Linux
Certificates: CE, ROHS, FCC, ISO 9001:2008
Product Dimensions: 172 x 183 x 270mm
Build Volume: 100 x 100 x 100mm
Shipping Box: 220 x 220 x 320mm
This is a sturdy little printer. It's very well constructed and easy to set up. I had two bolts that had worked loose during shipping and needed to be reinstalled. Other than that it worked great, right out of the box. Print speed and quality are excellent. My prints stuck to the heated bed very well with blue tape. All in all, a great value and I would definitely recommend it. Shipping was fast and the printer was well packaged.This is my first 3D printer. I've had it for 2 days now, and messed around with it a bit.
So far, I'm extremely happy with my purchase, but I've had a few issues:
- The wifi interface works well to control the printer (heating, moving around, etc), but it's terrible for actual printing. Uploading files is pretty slow, and fails as soon as the file gets over ~0.7MB. (NOTE: The SD card needs to be in the printer to upload!) Do yourself a favor, and either print direct from USB / SD card, or setup OctoPrint on a Raspberry Pi.
- The sample PLA filament printed fine for all I've tried it with, but I made the mistake of ordering ABS spools. It does print with ABS, but I've had warping & cracking issues with larger models. Both filaments adhere very well to black surface it comes with, in fact one of the larger models I've tried (a Raspberry Pi case) warped pretty badly, peeling off the black tape from the aluminium plate!
- The heated bed can't really go over 90°C, which is a bit cold for ABS, and might be related to my warping issues. (perhaps enclosing the printer in a box would help to keep the heat)
Other than that, prints come out pretty good, so I'm very satisfied.This is such a great tool for anyone with a little creativity and drive. The computer aspect is easy, with numerous websites that offer ready to size and print files, it's easy to get started to see the benefits of having this very cool tool around.
Very easy to take a 2d drawing from a simple online download CAD program (QCAD) and transfer to 3d software like solidworks.
Use the Hobbyking link for the driver on the product webpageJust got around testing this printer, and its not all that bad.
Some issues minor issues occur due to how slow the Z axis is, but besides that it prints stuff out like a factory.
Things to note:
Make sure to level the bed before doing any test prints. (when it arrived, the bed was high enough to scrape into the bed!)
Might be a windows 8.1 driver issue, but seems like when trying to connect via usb, it keeps on randomly disconnecting and Temperatures aren't reading correctly. Printing via SD card or Wifi Interface works just fine so if windows is giving ya issues, use those instead.
Wifi interface was nowhere to be found on the sd card, but the malyan_link_setup_2016-07-08.exe can be found in the "file" tab of this product page.
So far I only tested PLA (works fine)
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