Questions about 3D printers:
Q: What is a 3D printer?
A: A 3D printer is a machine that creates a three dimensional object. We use an additive printer that extrudes plastic in layers.
Q: What is ABS?
A: ABS is a type of plastic that is strong and durable. It is the same material that is used in Legos.
Q: What is a .stl file?
A: An .stl file is the starting point to print a model. These models are made out of triangles. The smaller the triangles, the finer the print.
Q: What is a hot-end?
A: A hot-end is what you attach to the bottom of the assembled plastic extruder parts to melt the plastic.
Q: Where can I find instructions for building a Prusa?
A: Check out Gary Hodgson's Visual Instructions
.Questions about Ordering:
Q: How do I place an order?
A: You can fill out the Custom Part Request
, email Lindsay
directly, or select Buy Now
for a Prusa.
Q: Can I see my parts before you ship them?
A: Yes. We will email you a picture of the parts to make sure that you are happy with the result.
Q: How do I pay?
A: We will send you an invoice when the parts are finished. (we accept PayPal).
Q: Do you sell hardware and electronics?
A: No. We only sell plastic printed parts.
Q: What torque motor should I use with the Wades Geared Extruder?
A: We use a high torque motor. See this site
for more info.
Q: Where Can I get More Information?
A: The best place to go for 3D printer info is the RepRap Wiki
or the Forums
Q: Where can I buy a hot-end?
A: We recommend either MakerGear
Q: Where can I get hardware and electronics?
is a good source for both hardware and electronics.
Q: Is the Prusa 2 Metric? What about the bearings?
A: Yes, it is Metric. The Prusa 2 uses LM8UU bearings
that need a metric smoothed rod to work.
Note: The Q&A section is a work in progress. If you have a question please email Lindsay