Printxel: $300 DIY 3D printer kit sells out on Kickstarter in eleven hours


Just five days ago, we brought your attention to the Bukobot 3D printer on Kickstarter, which is nearing its $42,000 funding goal. Today, we’re highlighting yet another 3D printer on Kickstarter. This one’s funding goal is is more modest at just $7,500; that, and it’s $300 price tag for the 3D printer kit, helped it to hit it’s $7,500 goal in eleven hours. It’s the new Printxel DIY kit created by Adjunct Engineering LLC, a small engineering company out of Iowa City, Iowa.

Three hundred bucks? Yes, that was a helluva deal. But the good news is that they have opened up a queue to take orders for another batch. To reserve your spot, head over to the Printxel website and enter your email in their form.

Remember now, this is a kit; it’s not assembled. You’ll have to be able to follow his instructional assembly videos and turn a box of parts into a 3D printer. He says it requires just a few common tools to put it together. Unfortunately, one of them is a soldering iron, but for most DIYers, that’s no problem.

Here are the specifications:

  • Maximum build volume: 140x140x140mm (5.5×5.5×5.5″)
  • Footprint: 250x200x300mm (10x8x12″)
  • Operating footprint: 250x315x300mm (10×12.5×12″)
  • Material: 3mm PLA (recommended) or 3mm ABS
  • Print layer thickness: 0.2mm to 0.4mm (thinner is possible)
  • Speed: 30mm/s perimeters and 50mm/s fill (faster is possible)
  • Nozzle aperture: 0.5mm
  • Input voltage: 100-240V 50-60Hz
  • Weight: 8 pounds

For more information, go to the Printxel Kickstarter page