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Prusa i3 MK3S 3d printer

Popular  3d printer produced.

  • Direct Drive, Bondtech gears, E3D V6 hotend
  • Great 3D printing project for beginners

Short specifications

  • FDM(Fused Deposition Modeling)
  • 210x210x250mm printing size
  • 200mm/s
  • 1.75mm PLA, TPU, ABS, PETG
  • Hotbed 120 ℃
  • 1 Nozzle 0.4mm, max 300℃
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Additional information

Type 3d printer

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Brand

Prusa

Technology

FDM(Fused Deposition Modeling)

Сountry

China

Site

https://www.prusa3d.com

Filament diameter

1.75 mm

Material

ABS, PLA, PETG, Hips, Nylon, TPU, Wood, Flex PP, Ninjaflex

Speed

200mm/s

Nozzle quantity

1

Nozzle Diameter

0.4mm

Nozzle Temperature

300℃

Area Size

210x210x255mm

Bed

Heated

Hotbed Temperature

120℃

File Format

STL, 3MF, OBJ

Work

SD card, USB

Addittional

LCD Screen, USB, Card Reader

Description

  • Controller: EINSY RAMBo 8-bit board  with Trinamic 2130 drivers (256 microstepping), co-developed with Ultimachine, sensorless homing for X and Y axes
  • Mesh Bed Leveling: Advanced high-quality SuperPINDA sensor (Super Prusa INDuction Autoleveling sensor)
  • Print sheet profiles: Firmware supports print sheet profiles to store Live Z calibration data to enable quick switching between different print sheets.
  • Filament sensor: IR sensor built-in, supports filament auto-loading. Print pauses when filament runs out.
  • Power Panic: Hardware-based, single G-code line accuracy
  • Ethernet connection: via Raspberry Pi (optional)
  • Wi-Fi connection: via Raspberry Pi (optional)
  • Advanced sensors: 3 thermistors, fans RPM monitoring, SuperPINDA
  • Calibration: Automatic, Mesh Bed Leveling, SelfTest
  • Print medium: SD card (16 GB card included)
  • Firmware update: via PC (USB cable)
  • PSU: Custom-made Delta PSU with hardware-based power panic
  • Advanced features: Automatic filament loading, steel sheet profiles, Octoprint compatibility and more
  • New features introduced through firmware upgrades

Is the Prusa 3D printer the best 3D printer on the market? That is a question that many people are asking lately. This printer has been getting a lot of buzzes, and for good reason. It is an affordable 3D printer that offers high-quality prints. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the Prusa 3D printer and find out why it is so popular.

Prusa is a well-known brand in the world of desktop FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printers. The company was founded by Josef Průša, who is also the creator of the open-source RepRap project.

Prusa i3 MK3S 3d printer

The Prusa printer is an FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer. This means that it uses a filament of plastic to create the objects that you print. The advantage of this type of printer is that it is very affordable. You can find these printers for under $1000, which is a great price for a quality printer.

Key Features

The Prusa i310 is one of the newest additions to their lineup of consumer-grade machines. It offers some great features that make it a great choice for both beginners and experienced users alike. Here are some of the key features that make the Prusa i310 stand out:

  • One of the key features of the Prusa printer is that it comes with a heated build plate. This feature allows you to print with ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) filament. ABS filament is a strong and durable type of plastic that is often used in industrial applications. The heated build plate prevents the ABS filament from warping during the printing process.
  • Another great feature of the Prusa printer is that it has a large build area. The build area on this printer is 300 x 300 x 400 mm. This gives you a lot of space to work with when you are printing larger objects.
  • The last key feature that we want to mention is the automatic bed leveling system. This system makes it easy to level your print bed, which is important for getting consistent results.
  • It comes when it’s fully assembled and ready to use right out of the box.
  • No need for calibration, just load your filament and start printing
  • There is an automatic bed leveling with an ultrasonic sensor.
  • It has a filament detection system that pauses your print if the filament runs out and there is also a resume printing function in case of a power outage.
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
  • PrusaSlicer software for easy slicing and printing
  • Fully enclosed design for improved safety and reduced noise level

Reviews of Prusa

Prusa i3 MK3S 3d printer

Positive Reviews

  • PCMag in their review says that the Prusa 3D printer produces prints of high quality and that even during the test prints there were no misprints. Moreover, they say it is a great printer yet easy to operate. The guide the Prusa 3D printer uses is well articulated in a professional way. Additionally, they say that the printer supports various filaments.
  • The 3D Printer Bee says that Prusa 3D Printer has simple settings and that the prints are of high quality. It is easy to operate and has good support and a large online community. It is dependable and that one can pause and resume the process of printing. Additionally, they say that it has a strong space for installation and that it has no noise while printing.
  • Luke in his YouTube channel; Out of Darts says that Prusa 3D Printer is very reliable and dependable. He says that it has the best slicer called PrusaSlicer and that it is the best slicer he has come across. Moreover, he says that the Prusa 3D printer has a large online community that gives good customer support. Prusa i3 MK3S 3d printer
  • The 3D BEGINNERS website says that they recommend Prusa 3D Printer for all beginners since it has good features and at the same time it offers advanced level features too for other users. Furthermore, they said that it saves a lot of users’ time and that it has various materials which give users unlimited chances to reach their potential.
  • The tom’sHARDWARE credits the Prusa 3D Printer as one with the best slicer and that the bed leveling is easy because it is an automatic process. The platform in which it is built is flexible and adjustable and on top of that, they say that this Prusa 3D Printer does not make noise.
  • According to Printingit3D, Prusa 3D Printer is great because it has high-quality prints, spectacular resolution and it is precise. They also say that it has clearly written instructions that are easily understood and this makes it easy to assemble. In addition, they say that this printer goes along with various thermoplastics like PLA among others. They also add that they have a community online which is so active to bring in any feedback required on time.
  • TechRadar also attributes the Prusa 3D printer as convenient for printing because it uses USB and also SD card. Moreover, it has upgrading alternatives and it also produces no noise when it functions they also say that it is easy to remove the print.

Negative Reviews

  • The 3D INSIDER after having an experience with the Prusa 3D printer says that it has no enclosure which takes points from its appearance. In addition to that, they say that the filament sensor does not respond back when it comes to using clear filaments.
  • Kevin, in his YouTube channel called 508 Drone, says that Prusa 3D Printer has a small build area. This makes it unsuitable for those who want a printer with an expansive build area.

Prusa i3 MK3S 3d printer

  • After having an experience with Prusa 3D Printer, PCMag is not suitable for large prints. This is because it has a small build volume. This in turn limits its users.
  • Tom’sHARWARE also says that the Prusa 3D Printer that is already put together is expensive and pricey which does not favor those with small enterprises. They also add that the monochrone is not up to date.

10 Life Hacks When Using Prusa 3D Printer

You can use these life hacks to make your printing experience more efficient and enjoyable.

  • Use blue painter’s tape on your bed instead of hairspray. It is easier to remove and won’t leave a sticky residue.
  • If you are using PLA, try using a cooling fan. This will help prevent warping and improve the quality of your print.
  • To avoid stringing, try using a brim or raft. This will help keep your model from moving around during printing.
  • If you want to print multiple copies of the same model, use the copy function in PrusaSlicer. This will save you time from having to slice the model multiple times.
  • If you want to get even better results, try calibrating your printer. This will ensure that your prints are as accurate as possible.
  • If you are having trouble getting your model to stick to the bed, try using a heated bed. This will help improve adhesion.
  • To get smoother finishes on your prints, try using higher-quality filament. This will produce better results and save you time in post-processing.
  • If you want to print faster, try increasing the infill percentage. This will reduce the overall printing time while still maintaining strength and rigidity.
  • To save time, use the pause function in PrusaSlicer to stop the print at a certain layer. This way you can change filament colors or add supports without starting the print from the beginning.
  • Use the mirror function in PrusaSlicer to create a symmetrical model. This is useful for printing objects that need to be identical on both sides.
  • Finally, try experimenting with different settings and configurations. This way you can find what works best for you and your printer.

These are just some of the many life hacks you can use when printing with a Prusa printer. With these tips, you’ll be able to improve your prints and save time in the process and you’ll be able to get the most out of your Prusa printer.

Conclusion

Overall, the Prusa printer is a great choice for those looking for an affordable and high-quality printer. It offers all of the features that you need to get started with printing, and it produces excellent results. If you are looking for the best bang for your buck, then the Pr

Basic Software

Download simple 3D printer software (slicer):

Test models for printing on Anycubic i3 mega 3D Printer

Calibration check and first print model.

XYZ 20mm Calibration Cube

This is a simple calibration test cube for your 3D printer.

xyzCalibration_cube_preview_featured

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1278865

Cali Cat

Cali Cat is designed to be the purrfect initial calibration and benchmarking print.

Calicat

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1545913

Two towers

Ultrafast and economical stringing test

two tower

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2219103

Fast full test

All In One 3D Printer test

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2656594

Settings for 3D printing

Basic settings for printing with various filament.

Final printer settings depend on model and filament!

PLA

  • Nozzle temperature – 200℃
  • Bed temperature  – 60℃
  • Start speed – 20 mm/s
  • Printing speed – 60 mm/s
  • Fan – 100%

ABS

  • Nozzle temperature – 230℃
  • Bed temperature  – 100℃
  • Start speed – 20 mm/s
  • Printing speed – 40 mm/s
  • Fan – 0%
  • Raft

PETG

  • Nozzle temperature – 235℃
  • Bed temperature  – 70℃
  • Start speed – 20 mm/s
  • Printing speed – 60 mm/s
  • Fan – 80%

 

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