UP! Mini 3D Printer

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About this product


  • Variable print speed gives more control to print with a wide variety of print materials
  • 120 mm x 120 mm x 120 mm build area
  • Print using 1.75 mm filament

Product overview

• Variable print speed gives more control to print with a wide variety of print materials
• 120 mm x 120 mm x 120 mm build area
• Print using 1.75 mm filament
• Print with ABS, PLA materials
• Adjustable resolution between 0.02 mm for high resolution printing and 0.35 mm for faster printing
• Heated print bed to help prevent printed parts from warping
• Enclosed heat chamber - consistent build quality throughout the entire print process

What material do I need to start 3D printing?
The Up! Mini 3D Printer uses a single extruder designed for 1.75 mm filament, capable of printing with both ABS and PLA materials. There are a variety of finishes and colours available allowing you to create accurate 3D models.

Is this 3D printer easy to set up and use?
As it comes pre-assembled complete with a reel of white filament, this 3D printer is ready to use straight out of the box. Also included is the Up! printing software that is designed to make using your 3D printer simple and straight forward. Simply import .stl CAD files to the printer to start bringing your creations to life.

How quickly can I print 3D models?
Variable resolution settings allow flexibility when creating your 3D models. Choose between printing in high quality and printing at higher speeds to suit your 3D CAD creations. The unit is robust made from steel but also lightweight, making it ideal for use at home or in the classroom without taking up space.

Where can I find 3D printing resources?
3D printing allows you to design your own creations or print models created by others. There are plenty of resources available to help you. Software such as the free edition AutoDesk 123D Design you can make your own models. (http://www.123dapp.com/design)
Thingiverse has a large collection of 3D models that you can download and print for free. (http://www.thingiverse.com)

To get filament for your Up! Mini 3D printer:
Click here for ABS

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent 3D Printer This 3D printer is really good for my son took some calibrating on first day got it but now the print results are excellent. he has studied Autodesk Inventor at collage and works a breeze when save them in STL format. The cad design to the finish 3D Print is Excellent. This Printer will be good for his hobby projects and theirs no need to have a mess all over the house now with other stuff like wood. Any object can be printed all you have to do is design and you can build it up in stages or print the model of as a whole. If your thinking how will it do that is has software the adds like a scaffolding around the object so then all you do when finished printing is peel that away to have the finish object.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little printer! I bought this printer a few months ago, and what can I say, I love it! it's great. Just a quick example to show how easy it is: I design a 3d model (watertight model) in autocad. I then export the model into .stl format in autocad, open the stl file in the UP software (which is fantastic), once the stl file is opened the UP software allows you to tweak the model by rotating/scaling it and many other options, and then when you're ready you can print, its very straight forward! Sadly though I have to say as I'm giving an honest review here, to get great quality medium/big prints you need to have quite some experience using 3d printers and their softwares, I say this because I myself have not yet managed to print a big print off without it having a defect (the defect being: the bases of the prints that have finished printing end up with curved bottoms, instead of flat ones). So I guess I still have a lot to learn about what settings will work best for medium/big prints. On the other hand, small prints print off perfectly fine everytime. Finally, one thing you must note with this printer is you must keep it on a level surface when printing. otherwise at a certain angle the printer at some point may stop printing after creating a mess in the print area and the whole extruder head may pop off of its holder, which could ruin your printer aswell.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The first print was amazing!!! Then it went downhill from there... I use the printer for small items and assemblies. Out of 10 reels of ABS my failure rate was greater than 60% over about a year. Colours behave differently and have differing strengths The retaining magnet decoupled a couple of months ago and it took a while to realise. Then finally the nozzle jammed and despite following all the advice on youtube the filament chamber was so fragile that it broke while trying to remove the nozzle. I can't seem to find a replacement in the uk or on the PP3dp web site
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Using ABS large models distort! Small objects (X & Y axis) OK, but large or long objects, eg: 100x100mm or 100x10mm, the base curls up at the corners (using ABS), even when following the manual on settings. Height not a problem, just the base of the object
Date published: 2017-10-14
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Printing Features
Print Speed Variable
Print Layer resolution 0.2 mm (200 micron), 0.25 mm, 0.3mm, 0.35mm
Max Build Height 120 mm
Max Build Width 120 mm
Max Build Depth 120 mm
Filament material Types PLA, ABS
Filament diameter 1.75 mm
Number of standard heads 1
Proprietary filament reel No
Nozzle Diameter 0.4 mm
USB cable Yes
SD Card Slot No
Flash Drive No
Wi-Fi enabled No
Software bundle Yes
Format supported .STL
Physical Dimensions
Operation Temperature 15° to 30°C
Storage Temperature
Max. Bed Temperature 50°C
Max. Nozzle Temperature 260°C
Weight 5000 g
Height 350 mm
Width 245 mm
Depth 260 mm
Frame material Metal Enclosure
LCD Screen No
Heated Bed Yes
Supplied assembled Yes
Package Contents:
Software Yes
Instructions Yes
Tool kit Yes
Additional nozzles No
Filament Yes
Data cable Yes

Hello, I recently purchased this product and was wondering how I could safely improve the adhesion of the printing bed and if something like a pritstick would suffice or kapton tape.

Asked by: Ryan3d123
Something like a pritstick would be fine. some of the printers we sell come provided with a pritstick.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-02-01

Is the material used by this printer suitable for chrome plating?

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

What the cost of raw materials when making an average item like a small aeroplane? Assume it's not solid. 

Asked by: DaveyG
Sorry but this is impossible to calculate given the information provided as the overall cost will depend on how much material is used and the cost of that material. To give some kind of indication 750g of Black PLA filament is approx £35.00 which works out at approximately 4.6p per gram for any object you print, for an object that weighs 10 grams the cost of the PLA used would be 46p.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-07-17

Hi, Great printer but I need some more build plates for my unit (they sit on the heated platform). Does Maplin also supply spare parts for this 3D printer please ? If not, where may such be obtained ? Thank you in advance. Fraser

Asked by: Fraser
You would have to get this direct from Up I have a added a link below: http://pp3dp.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&category_id=&page=shop.browse&Itemid=37&limit=20&limitstart=0
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17
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