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Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit

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Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13.
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  • Variable print speed gives more control to print with a wide variety of print materials
  • Very Large 200 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm build area
  • Print using 3 mm filament
  • Exempt from vouchers

Product details

Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit

• Variable print speed gives more control to print with a wide variety of print materials
• Very Large 200 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm build area
• Print using 3 mm filament
• Print with ABS, PLA
• Heated print bed to help prevent printed parts from warping

Bring your creations to life with 3D printing
The Velleman K8200 3D printer uses a single extruder designed for 3.00 mm filament, capable of printing using ABS and PLA. ABS provides a tougher and stronger finish but requires a higher temperature, around 230 Celsius, which makes it great for heat resistant parts. PLA is slightly flexible and requires a much lower temperature, around 210 Celsius, it is also non-toxic; it is also less prone to warping when printing. There are a variety of filament materials, finishes and colours available allowing you to create your 3D models exactly how you want them.

How easy is this 3D printer to set up and use?
The printer requires assembly, so it’s fantastic for electronics enthusiasts, whether it be one of many projects, or even a first project. To construct the Velleman K8200 3D Printer there will be soldering required, precision application of metalwork components, cable management instructions will also be provided to ensure there’s no snagging while it prints, you will also need to run through levelling the build plate and other first time set up prompts, which are fundamental to ensure your prints come out perfect every time. The skills gathered during the building of the Velleman K8200 3D Printer will prepare you for any potential troubleshooting issues you may incur, as well as the great experience stepping into electronics.

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
Dommestic Multimeter
Electronic Digital Calipers
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

Once your Velleman K8200 is ready, using the Repetier software will do the rest for you making your 3D printing simple and straightforward. simply import your .stl CAD files to the printer to start bringing your creations to life.

Where can I find 3D printing resources?
3D printing allows you to design your own creations or use designs created by others. There are plenty of resources available to help you make the most of this tech. Free software such AutoDesk 123D Design allows you to make your own model as simple or as detailed as you like. (http://www.123dapp.com/design)
Thingiverse also has a large collection of 3D models that you can download and print for free. (http://www.thingiverse.com)

To get filament for your Velleman K8200:
Click here for ABS
Click here for PLA

Specifications
Printing Features
Print Speed Variable
Print Layer resolution 0.20 mm (200 microns)
Max Build Height 200 mm
Max Build Width 200 mm
Max Build Depth 200 mm
Filament
Filament material Types ABS, PLA
Filament diameter 3 mm
Number of standard heads 1
Proprietary filament reel no
Nozzle Diameter 0.5 mm
Connectivity
USB cable Yes
SD Card Slot No
Wi-Fi enabled No
Software bundle Repetier version 0.84 and up www.repetier.com
Format supported .STL
Physical Dimensions
Operation Temperature
Storage Temperature
Max. Bed Temperature 60 °C
Max. Nozzle Temperature 270 °C
Weight 9000 g
Height 620 mm
Width 500 mm
Depth 420 mm
Frame material Alluminium Frame
LCD Screen No
Heated Bed Yes
Supplied assembled No
Package Contents
Software No
Instructions No
Tool kit No
Additional nozzles No
Filament Yes
PSU Yes
Data cable Yes
Rated 3 out of 5 by from you get what you pay for the problem with this printer is that the extruder isn't very well designed. the plastic snaps due to the tension. another problem is that when it does snap getting plastic back in is hard and aggravating. you need to take apart the extruder quite often to re load it due to blockages. The software needs some work as well as some objects it just rejects. on the positive side the prints it does are ok for the price and the build time is about 20 hours and the instructions are pretty good.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from problem after problem I have had my printer for 3 months now and have yet to have a successfull print. There are many problems with this printer and Velleman customer support is rubbish. My first problem was a faulty circuit board which had to be returned. This took 6 weeks for me to get it back. I now have problems with the extruder which I am still trying to fix. I would really like to get my money backand buy another brand.
Date published: 2015-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit of kit Had this for four weeks and gets better every day :) Obviously it is quite a challenging build, but that is half the fun. Then, once you start getting into it you realise that callibration is absolutely key to getting a good print. Then ... when you think you've got it cracked ... you realise that you can make it even better with all the mods that you can find on the internet. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good result after a lot of work and some extras needed to get quality output I bought this at the start of the year when they were on offer. I chose this kit because there are details about how to add a Mini Drill and make PCBs as well as 3D Print. I have waited until know to write a review as I wanted to have some experience before committing things in words. I didn't have too many issues assembling it but it did take a while to complete as I didn't rush. You really need to read the Velleman Forums before you start as they contain additional information about assembly. Its a pity they haven't incorporated the changes into the manuals as that would make assemble straight forward. You also need most of the tools in the manual, but I personally think an electronic vernier gauge is over kill. I didn't use mine at all. On the other hand I did buy a new set of small Metric spanners and Metric Hex Keys, both from Maplins and a small bicycle torque gauge from Halfords. There are a couple of real niggles though with the design. Its virtually impossible to get the print bed flat, and it really needs to be flat to get a good first layer. Its a PCB and when the element part heats up it expands causing the board to curl. The board mounting screws also protrude so you need to slightly re-work the countersunk holes. Velleman also recommend slightly enlarging the holes the bed adjusting screws pass through as otherwise its hard to get level. Velleman sell a glass panel that clips on the bed to solve this, but I used a piece of scrap picture glass secured with some "bulldog" style clips to hold it in place. The cooling fan also blows over the hot end causing temperature variations. You can print an improved fan mounts and air ducts. This helps cut down stringy bits. You may also want to add the cost a the Velleman Z-Axis upgrade as that dramatically improved the consistency and regularity of the layers. So after lots of tweaking , adding a bit of glass and a Z-Axis upgrade I am now reasonably happy with the results. Also check the terms of the guarantee. If you damage something in assembly it will be your problem, not Maplins. Also note that all support is via the Velleman Forums. Maplins will replace faulty parts, but not provide support.
Date published: 2015-03-30
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Will this work with 1.75mm filament? If not is it possible to get it with a 1.75mm hotend?

Asked by: akos
I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended application.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

What does it mean by "precision application of metalwork components" in the description? Is this putting it together or welding?

Asked by: makermitch
This is just building the item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

I'ver looked at the sites where you get the software, and the history of  stereolithography is clearer than them, can i get a disk from you where it provides the right software, firmware etc?

Asked by: andy
The software is available from the following link http://www.k8200.eu/downloads/files/downloads/setup_repetierhost_k8200_0_95f.zip The main support website for the product can be found here http://www.k8200.eu/locale/ See the following link for assembly instructions http://www.k8200.eu/manual/building This is a self build / use item sold in kit form, it requires a reasonable amount of both mechanical and electronics skill to assemble the printer and familiarisation of various software suites to design edit and print objectsit is a project that should not be undertaken lightly.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-07-17

Is the software free or do you have to pay for it 

Asked by: Phil206
The software for this item is free.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

Is the software free or do you have to make a donation 

Asked by: Phil206
The software for this product can be downloaded from the Velleman website: http://www.k8200.eu/
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2015-07-17

can you adjust the temperature of the printing head?

Asked by: Andrew
Yes that's correct this can be changed in the software.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

What standards and regulations this printer abides for safety and functioning?

Asked by: Alex
The K8200 is a DIY 3D printer kit, it contains all the bits and pieces to construct your own 3D printer but does not contain additional protection. As it is a kit and not a finished product, compliance with the CE regulations depends on the build-quality; also the following notes must be taken into account. The full safety details, can be found on the following link: http://www.k8200.eu/downloads/0/user/usermanual_k8200.pdf
Answered by: PaulaC
Date published: 2015-07-17

Can it accept .stl or .igs or .sat files? Or what format can it accept from ProE or SolidWorks?
Asked by: Anonymous
It can use .stl and .gcode
Answered by: DB
Date published: 2015-07-17

The instructions require the use of 6-PC PLASTIC TUNING NEEDLE SET. This isn't listed amongst the tools you say are required and I can't see any alternative (and your rivals are also out of stock) Is it possible to build the printer without these tools or should I return my printer for a refund ?
Asked by: Anonymous
We only used the tools listed in the description , we didn't use that piece .
Answered by: NG
Date published: 2015-07-17

What is the garentee on the printer
Asked by: Anonymous
All Maplin products come with a 12month warranty.
Answered by: DB
Date published: 2015-07-17

what is the input voltage range on the controller pcb can i use a 12 volt psu
Asked by: Anonymous
The power input should be 15V @6.67
Answered by: rs
Date published: 2015-07-17

"Full step-by-step instructions available online to take you through the build process" Where online?
Asked by: Anonymous
A quick google search will take you to the Velleman website where a detailed step by step guide to assembly can be found, it even lists the tools you will require to complete the build -LR
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-07-17

Do you offer a build service if I want this product but cannot build it myself?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes we do, our product code A67LR, please call our sales line to arrange a full built unit to be sent to you, on 0844 557 6000 The build service is £299.99
Answered by: RS
Date published: 2015-07-17
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N82QG Velleman K8200 3D Printer Kit (1+) £379.99

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