A 3D Printer is Born

At the RepRapPro Masterclass held at the University of Bath my Huxley 3D printer was born. Two and half days of screwing bolts, fettling plastic parts and fiddling with wires started the birth of this 3D printer.Image of RepRapPro Huxley 3D Printer

Another few days at home and it was complete. The printer extrudes heated plastic strands through a nozzle. The extruder nozzle is positioned by the stepper motors. It lays down lines of plastic in layers to build up an object.

The printer can print pats for itself. All the white parts seen in the picture were created on another Huxley.

Details of the printer and how to build one can be found on the RepRap Huxley web site.

Now I just have to figure out how to print things with it…

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