Printrbot Simple 2014 3D Printer Kit, PLA Filament, 1.75mm Ubis Hot End, 4″ x 4″ x 4″ Build Volume

The Printrbot Simple 2014 3D printer kit has an open platform with an aluminum print bed and a frame constructed of machined aluminum and laser-cut birch wood for fabricating objects to maximum dimensions of 4 x 4 x 4 inches/100 x 100 x 100 mm (H x W x D) using PLA (polylactic acid) thermoplastic filament. The printer, which requires assembly, has a vertical resolution of 100 microns (0.10 mm) and includes a direct drive 6061 aluminum extruder with a shrouded cooling fan and an Ubis hot end that accepts 1.75 mm PLA filament. The unheated 6061 aluminum print bed has a matte finish and provides a level build surface that will not warp. 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 wood. 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 spool of PLA filament.

Printing material PLA
Vertical (Z-axis) resolution 100 microns (0.10 mm)
Hot end Ubis 1.75 mm
Nozzle diameter 0.4 mm
Build speed 60-65 mm/min
Build volume 4 x 4 x 4 inches/100 x 100 x 100 mm (H x W x D)
Overall dimensions 8 x 14 x 11 inches (H x W x D)
Weight 5.25 lb (2.38 kg)
Input format G-code
Input method Micro 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 2014 3D Printer Kit (unassembled)
  • Assorted fasteners for assembly
  • 12v 6A laptop style power supply
  • Power cord
  • USB cable
  • Sample spool of 1.75 mm PLA plastic filament

Product Features

  • Kit for 3D printer that 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 and an aluminum alloy print bed
  • 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)
  • 6061 aluminum print bed provides a level build surface that will not warp

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  • Laird A. Popkin

    Perfect entry level printer When friends ask me what a good entry-level 3D printer is, this is what I recommend this kit if they are comfortable doing the assembly. It’s an amazing printer for the price, the the guy who runs the company is really nice and supports his customers. It’s an easy weekend project to assemble. You can also get the assembled version for $100 more, which is also a great deal.This version has some nice improvements over the 2013 kit – a metal print bed and a metal extruder. Amazing…

  • ahh

    Great for learning My son received for late Christmas.It required some thinking since parts don’t match instructions perfectly.The software parameters need some tweaking but after some google searches and experiments some fantastic prints came out. Don’t give up if you don’t first succeed. Amazing how such a kit performs so well. Great time to spend together parent and child. Expect one or two days to assemble and another few days to get good prints. Definitely not as good as professional prints…

  • andrew w bolduc

    Printrbot Simple = Simply Not for Me Overall decent instructions on how to put the kit together, other than a few errors when describing parts, some weak engineering solutions (but also some good) with slow customer support.If you choose this kit I will tell you what step one should really be, remove the electronics board and plug in the USB cord, if nothing lights up with just the USB plugged in you more than likely have a defective board just like I received, except that was something like step 78 for me. (And…

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