The Series 1 from Type A Machines is now available in the Maker Shed! This 3D printer won Best in Class in our Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing for good reason. It features a huge 9″ x 9″ x 9″ build area, a competitive price, and now dual extruders for dual color or mixed media printing. The Type A is capable of 90mm/s printing with 250mm/s travels while achieving 0.1mm – 0.05mm (50 micron) layer thicknesses. So it’s accurate enough for high-resolution models, without taking forever to print them. The new Winchester extruders are made of machined aluminum and were specifically engineered with reliability in mind. A beefy torsion spring ensures that mis-feeds a thing of the past, and lever action loading makes filament changes a snap.
The Type A comes fully assembled and calibrated, so all you have to do is take it out of the box, install the software, and start printing. Make sure you stock up on 1.75mm PLA filament, once you start printing with this machine, you’ll never want to stop.
2013 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing
- 3D Printers Buyer's Guide — 15 Reviewed
- Getting Started in 3D
- Learn the Software Toolchain
- 3D Design for Beginners
- 3D Printing without a Printer