Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit
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 for only £44.99 as a bundle. 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
The above items are available as a bundle for only £44.99, a saving of £79.87! To buy, click on any of the product above and then select the pink Offers/Bundles tab on the left side.
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
Repetier version 0.84 and up
|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|
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7 of 7 Reviews
Started off building it OK, but got to the frame-carrying stage & found I was one of the stainless steel transport bars missing. I used the 'missing parts' link on Vellemans website, got an e-mail saying it was sent out on the 20th Sep from their warehouse, but it still hasn't arrived, & I cannot get on building my printer until it does, so I am stuck, & not very happy.
Overall the kit is very good and fun to build, but their are some small problems with the manuals( saying a wire is black when the only options is brown or red), but easily to work out from pictures, i recommend this to any interested in 3D printing. I found the complete manual from Velleman more useful as it have extra manuals which i couldn't find on Maplins website ( http://www.velleman.co.uk/manuals/k8200.pdf ). Enjoy building
As others have stated, a fair amount of work to put it together (took me 3 days) it does give you a great advantage in having put it together, you know exactly how it works. Read the instructions carefully especially where it tells you to put in extra nuts or bolts for later, I didn't pay attention and ended up dismantling large amounts to put things right. Follow the instuctions and you can't go wrong but make sure you look at the news page on the velleman site to catch the latest updates especially about settings on the new version of slicer. Make sure you look at their forum as well, it's saved me a heap of time. Fantastic machine and addictive as well
works well once its set up with all the right print settings takes alot of reading and know how more than basic soldering needed but so much info is online about printer at http://www.k8200.eu/ answers all probs you may have over all happy i got 1
Great product , bought for home use as I like to create stuff using technology and this worked a charm, came very quick all in the box! Well done :D
Very good product, took a while to calibrate and get working, you will need advanced soldering & mechanical skills, however the instruction guide is very helpful and there is a forum for help if needed. Loving it so far, worth the money!
Very nice quality kit - no missing parts and the instructions were comprehensive. However, this is NOT a kit for the inexperienced amateur to build - 10-14 hours to complete - comprehensive computer, mechanical and soldering skills required - if you don't have all those, get it built professionally.
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|N82QG||Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit||(1+)||£699.99|
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