Velleman Vertex K8400 3D Printer

Code: A73UX

  • High print speed of up to 120mm per second
  • Large build area – make objects up to 180mm by 200mm by 190mm
  • Single print head included (upgradable to two)

Product details

Velleman Vertex K8400 3D Printer

• High print speed of up to 120mm per second
• Large build area – make objects up to 180mm by 200mm by 190mm
• Single print head included (upgradable to two)
• 1.75mm filament diameter
• Print your designs through Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
• Build plate surface: Removable layer of BuildTak™ (also sold separately, order code A74UX)
• Compatible with both ABS and PLA filaments
• Four print resolutions to choose from
• Ideal for use in the home, office, or classroom - create phone cases, spare parts, works of art and more
• LCD screen for easy interaction
• Range of upgrades available

Bring your ideas to life with 3D printing
The Vertex K8400 is an affordable plug-n-play 3D printer with an impressive build size of 180mm x 200mm x 190mm. Use your imagination to create replicas of famous landmarks, toys, landscapes, replacement parts for broken items or your own artistic creations.

How easy is this 3D printer to set up and use?
The Velleman Vertex K8400 3D Printer requires assembly when purchased. All the component parts are supplied along with detailed instructions. If these are missing, a link to the instructions are available on our download tab above. A range of tools are required to build and set up your 3D printer and are listed in the specs table below.

What software is included?
This 3D printer is supplied with a range of software to allow you to design, modify and print your designs onto your Velleman Vertex K8400 3D printer. This software (Repetier, CuraEngine and Slic3r) is supplied on a CD-ROM. Simply install this software onto your PC and give it a go.

Where can I find 3D printing resources?
There are a wide range of designs available to download online from various websites including 3D printer manufacturer websites.

Can I upgrade my 3D printer?
Yes you can as Velleman have a selection of upgrades available for this printer which are:
- Velleman Buildtak Printer Bed (Order Code A74UX)
- Velleman RGB LED Add-On Kit (Order Code A75UX)
- Velleman Add-On Cover Kit (Order Code A76UX)
- Velleman Head LED Ring Light (Order Code A79UX)
- Velleman Standalone Controller (Order Code A77UX)
- Velleman Z-Axis Modification Kit ((Order Code A72UX)
- Velleman Glass Surface for Printer Bed (Order Code A70UX)
- Velleman 0.35mm Etruder Kit (Order Code A71UX)
Printing features
Print speed 30 - 120 mm/s
Print layer resolution 0.2 - 0.05 mm
Max. build height 180 mm
Max. build width 200 mm
Max. build depth 190 mm
Filament material types PLA & ABS
Filament diameter 1.75 mm
Number of standard heads 1 (upgradable to 2)
Proprietary filament reel 2
Nozzle diameter 0.35 mm
USB cable Yes
SD card slot Yes (with upgrade)
Flash drive No
Wi-Fi enabled No
Software bundle Repetier, CuraEngine, Slic3r
Formats supported OBJ & STL
Physical properties
Operating temperature Room temperature
Storage temperature 25 °C
Max. bed temperature n/a
Max. nozzle temperature 240 °C
Weight 10 kg
Height 360 mm
width 380 mm
depth 395 mm
Frame material Plastic
LCD screen Yes
Heated bed Optional
Supplied assembled No
Package contents
Software Yes
Instructions Yes
Tool kit No
Additional nozzles No
Filament No
Data cable Yes
System requirements
Processor Manufacturer not specified
System RAM Manufacturer not specified
Hard disk Manufacturer not specified
Graphics card Manufacturer not specified
Tools Required A range of Allen keys
Size 5 – 8 sockets
Open, size 7, 10 and 13 wrench
Digital calliper
Universal cutter
Disposable gloves
5 inch electrical cutter and stripper
Tape rule
PH1 x 80mm Phillips screwdriver
3 x 80mm slotted screwdriver
1.5 x 40mm slotted screwdriver
Combination snap ring pliers
80mm scraping knife
Super glue
Machine oil

Is it possible to print using 2 colours simultaneously, i.e. using 2 colours in each layer?

Asked by: Phil
No, I am sorry but this will not work for your intended use.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-11-11
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Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A73UX Velleman Vertex K8400 3D Printer (1+) £519.99

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