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Type A Series 1

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.

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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Just Released! 2014 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • 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 is a Mechanical Engineer with interests in machining, mass manufacturing, product design and kinetic art. While not building things, he enjoys skiing, cycling, and juggling.

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