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Type A Machines

An affordable, accurate printer with a huge build area and lots of potential.

Torture test print. Click to view large.

TYPE A MACHINES’ SERIES 1 IS ONE OF THE NEWEST (AND LARGEST) 3D PRINTERS we reviewed, but even though it was released only months ago, it has already made waves in the community due to its huge build area and competitive price.

To read the full review, buy the Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing.

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

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We want to hear from you! Share your experiences with this machine, what you like, what you don't like, where you think our test team got it wrong. We hope you’ll join in the discussion. We’d also love to see the things that you design and print out.

  • Primo Features Huge print volume, quick-release build platform, rock-solid extruder
  • Print volume 9″×9″×9″
  • Print speed 90mm/sec
  • Print material PLA,
    ABS, PVA
  • Resolution (z-axis) 0.1mm
  • Machine software Repetier or Printrun
  • Slicing software Slic3r or KISSlicer
  • OS supported Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Open Source Yes
  • Price as tested $1,400
  • Pedigree Original, with RAMPS electronics
  • Print without PC? No

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Eric Weinhoffer

Eric Weinhoffer

Eric is a Manufacturing Engineer at Other Machine Co., where he uses large machines to make smaller machines. When not building things, Eric enjoys skiing, cycling, and climbing.

  • lasergnomes

    We were saddened to see our little R2-D0NT didn’t do well in your tests.

    We KNEW this couldn’t be the case with that test file… so we did it ourselves.

    We think our test file did pretty good (much better than your results).
    All in all we are very pleased with little R2-D0NT and would recommend it (and have) to others looking for a great printer at a very affordable price.

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