Printrbot Simple 2013 3D Printer Kit, PLA Filament, 1.75mm Ubis Hot End, 4″ x 4″ x 4″ Build Volume

The Printrbot Simple 3D printer kit has an open platform, a frame constructed of machined aluminum and laser-cut birch wood, fabricates objects using PLA (polylactic acid) thermoplastic filament, with a vertical resolution of 100 microns (0.10 mm), and is a kit that requires assembly. The printer can build objects to maximum dimensions of 4 x 4 x 4 inches/102 x 102 x 102 mm (H x W x D). It comes with a direct drive extruder with a cooling fan, and an Ubis hot end that accepts 1.75 mm PLA filament. The printer is commanded through the provided micro USB cable using G-code numerical control instructions. An SD memory card slot can store G-Code instructions on a memory card (sold separately) for operation without a connection to a computer. It can be used with 3D printer management software packages (sold separately). The frame is made of laser-cut birch plywood. Machined aluminum axis rods with linear bearings and injection molded gears help ensure precise movement. The size 17 stepper motors meet the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standard ICS 16-2001. The printer comes with a sample of PLA filament.


Printing materialPLA
Vertical (Z-axis) resolution100 microns (0.10 mm)
Build speed80-100 mm/min
Build volume4 x 4 x 4 inches/102 x 102 x 102 mm (H x W x D)
Printer weight5.25 lb (2.38 kg)
Printer size7 x 8 x 9 inches (H x W x D)
Input formatG-code
Input methodMicro USB cable (included) or SD memory card (sold separately)

*H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.

3D printers fabricate physical objects directly from computer-aided-design (CAD) data sources. Objects created by additive manufacturing are built by dispensing successive thin layers of molten material onto a moving platform base from a robotic extruder nozzle. The material is most commonly a thermoplastic or HDPE (high-density polyethylene) filament.

Printrbot manufactures desktop 3D printers and accessories. The company is headquartered in Lincoln, CA.

What’s in the Box?
  • Printrbot Simple 3D Printer Kit (unassembled)
  • 12v 6A laptop style power supply
  • Power cord
  • USB cable
  • Sample spool of 1.75 mm PLA plastic filament

Product Features

  • Fabricates objects from G-code instructions using PLA thermoplastic filament
  • Open platform for ease of access with machined aluminum and laser-cut birch wood frame construction
  • Builds objects to maximum dimensions of 4 x 4 x 4 inches/102 x 102 x 102 mm (H x W x D)
  • Vertical (Z-axis) resolution of 100 microns (0.10 mm)
  • Shipped as a kit that requires assembly

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  • Amazon Customer "D-Tronics"

    Initial Review: Very Good Kit, but for DIY-types only. Received this kit on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The single (& only review available) I read before I purchased it said it would take about an hour to assemble & the second one he could probably do 15 minutes. Well, he must have been referring to a pre-assembled model or perhaps a false review was planted. Because, it took me 12 hours over two days to assemble the hardware alone, not including accounting for every little part & piece & the other pre-preparations, etc. And, I took my time to be…

  • joey

    Amazing little printer I have to admit, I usually do not leave any reviews. This is my first. I noticed that this printer didn’t have any yet, and thought I should contribute.I have had my printer 1 week now and I am still just blown away by the machine. It has some great engineering behind it. It is very simple, no nonsense little 3D printer, and it works very well. Assembly took about an hour, I could put a second one together in 15 minutes or less. The software is excellent and easy to use. My very…

  • Dylan

    Certainly a project, but that’s the point. I purchased my Printrbot Simple directly from the manufacturer because this was out of stock on Amazon. I assembled it myself. Assembly was actually fairly enjoyable. The online instructions were straightforward. Assembly took about six or seven hours and just a basic toolkit was required. I would actually be wary of purchasing a preassembled Printrbot as the device is very fragile, and I’d imagine that it’s easier to put together from scratch than to repair if it is damaged in…

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