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Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit

Code: N82QG

  • A build it yourself 3D printer so you can turn your ideas, designs and prototypes into a 3D reality
  • Full step-by-step instructions available online to take you through the build process
  • The printer works by layering plastic to form a solid object
  • Exempt from vouchers

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Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit

• A build it yourself 3D printer so you can turn your ideas, designs and prototypes into a 3D reality
• Full step-by-step instructions available online to take you through the build process
• The printer works by layering plastic to form a solid object
• Works with PLA & ABS filament
• Print size of 20x20x20cm
• Printing resolution (layers): 0.20 - 0.25mm

What’s The Velleman K8200 3D Printer?

It’s a build it yourself 3D printer kit that allows you turn your ideas and designs into real stuff you can hold, like toys, product prototypes, and replacement parts. There are full step-by-step instructions available online to take you through the build process which will take several hours depending on your level of competency. All the tools required to complete the build are available from Maplin if you don't have them already. Our technical support team who have built a K8200 3D Printer themselves are available over phone to ensure you can get up and running.

How Does it Work?

The printer layers up the plastic to form a solid object. It melts plastic filament, then draws with it in a very fine layer. It then builds another layer of plastic on top, then another, and another, building your design in levels from the bottom up until you have a plastic object ready to hold and use.

How Long Does It Take To Print?

This of course depends on how large and complex your idea is. To give you a baseline, to print a smartphone case would take about 30 minutes.

What Can I Make?

The only limit to what you can create is the size of the K8200 print area which is 20x20x20cm. That’s the beauty of the printer, if you can imagine it and build a 3D design (with free software) you can print it! You can make prototype products, components to hack adapt your home, toys, handles, phone cases, chess pieces, models and almost anything you can imagine.

All prints start out as a 3D computer design and are then printed out by the K8200, just download the Repetier software to get started creating the CAD (computer aided design) drawings that you can then print straight out. Alternatively there is a vibrant online community of 3D Printer owners that are uploading and sharing designs for use on your 3D Printer at home.

What Colours Can I Use?

The Velleman K8200 must be used with Velleman cartridges of either PLA or ABS 3mm filament that come in 1KG reels in the following colours:

• Black PLA & ABS available
• White PLA & ABS available
• Green PLA
• Orange PLA
• Pink PLA
• Red PLA
• Blue PLA
• Yellow PLA

You can use one colour at a time while printing. If you want your creation to be multicoloured, you can print it in separate pieces and attach them together later. You can’t swap the cartridge in the middle of a print. The printer comes with 5m of Black PLA for testing but we recommend that all customers purchase at least one 1KG reel so that you have enough PLA to print the casing parts as soon as you get up and running.

The printer requires a computer (MAC, WIN or LINUX) and an internet connection to access the online manual and building instructions.

Tools Required for Assembly

Combination Snap Ring Pliers
Allen Keys 1.5-6mm
30W Soldering Iron - Mains Powered
Lead-Free Solder
2-Piece Screwdriver Set
Snip Cutter
Domestic Multimeter
Electronic Digital Caliper
5 Metre Tape Measure
ESD Long Nose Pliers
10-Piece Stubby Combination Spanner Set
5-Piece Engineers File Set
AA Tweezers
Isopropyl Alcohol
Cloverleaf Mains Lead

Nominal mechanical resolution:

• X and Y: 0.015 mm (smallest step the printing plate can move in the X and Y direction)
• Z: 0.781 µm (smallest step the printing plate can move in the Z direction)

Nominal printing resolution:

• Wall thickness (X,Y): 0.5 mm
• Layer thickness (Z) : 0.20 – 0.25 mm

Software:

Repetier version 0.84 and up
http://www.repetier.com/

Width 60cm
Depth 45cm
Height 60cm
Weight 8.7kg (including power supply)
Dimensions of printable area: 20 x 20 x 20 cm
Maximum Print Speed 150 to 300 mm/s (depending on the object to be printed)
Power Supply 12 V / 3 A max.
Technology FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) for PLA and ABS
Linear ball bearings 8 and 10mm
N70QR Black PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N71QR Green PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N72QR Natural PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N73QR Orange PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N74QR Pink PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N75QR Red PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N76QR Blue PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N77QR White PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG
N78QR Yellow PLA (3mm Filament) – 1KG

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
N82QG Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit (1+) £599.99

Why not tell us and our B2B sales team about your specific business needs and expectations?

At Maplin, we’re always looking for innovations and technology that can help your business work more efficiently.

With a dedicated business team and special services available only to business customers, you can access our electronics and technology solutions through our wide network of over 200 stores, our website with more than 20,000 products or though your personal account manager over the phone.

Working with organisations for nearly 30 years, Maplin offers a nationwide range of benefits to our business users:

  • 30 day EOM credit account
  • volume discount pricing
  • online and in-store use of account
  • one-to-one account management
  • bespoke product sourcing and branding
  • free delivery on orders over £10
  • scheduled and forward ordering service

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