From beginner to expert, the Craftbot Plus is a great choice for creatives who don’t want to bother with tinkering and tweaking of their 3D printer, but want to get consistent, quality print results straight out of the box. This is exactly what the Craftbot Plus offers to its users, for which it was rated the best Plug and Play 3D printer by 3D Hubs.
Its impressive build volume, a sturdy metal case design and intuitive software have contributed to a number of great projects – from functional drones to Hollywood movies.
In 2017, CraftBot made an impression at the set of Blade Runner 2049 where the printers were used to create realistic replica bodies:
In Switzerland, the Craftbot Plus was used to print a functional casing for the drone.
The Craftbot Plus is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 100 microns. The surface finish is not as smooth as you get with the more expensive printers, but is more than enough for prototyping and household use. For example, see this model of a printable farm house and shop. While you may see some layers, the overall look and feel can make you nothing, but excited!
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The Craftbot Plus is able to provide that much detail thanks to its 0.4 mm nozzle. Best of all, the printer has a sturdy metal frame that protects the printing process from vibrations. This ensures consistent quality prints:
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The print head runs on rods with linear bearings, making the design more simple, lightweight and effective, all characteristics that are desirable in a 3D printer.
Here’s a great example of these kinematics in use. At the back is a botijo, it is an ancient traditional Spanish water cooler. The owner decided to model it in 3D in case it got trashed by the kids. History preservation has never been so affordable:
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The Craftbot Plus prints with PLA, ABS, HIPS, PETG, Nylon and exotic materials.
Here’s a line of PLA printed models:
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The extruder comes with a fan that cools the model during printing. As you can see, this reduces warping. All the people are standing straight because none of the edges bent during printing.
Here’s a printed ABS model:
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Check how smooth the model is, all thanks to an acetone vapor bath.
Quality ABS prints are possible because the printer has a heated print bed. To ensure high reproducibility, we recommend installing an enclosed print chamber. This way the print quality would not be affected by temperature fluctuations as a result of drafts and other factors.
Craftbot Plus cannot print high-temperature materials like PEEK, ABS/PC, PEI, carbon fiber or glass fiber. To print with these materials the extruder temperature must exceed 572°F (300°C), whereas the extruder on Craftbot Plus has a maximum temperature of 500°F (260 °C)
The Craftbot Plus prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 9.8 x 7.8 x 7 inches (250 x 200 x 180 mm). Larger models can be printed in parts and then be assembled using acetone (for ABS) or glue (for PLA). For example, check the full-size Doomhammer from the World of Warcraft:
Crafted in a pool of elemental lava, this is an extremely powerful weapon.
The printer is controlled via PC or the built-in LCD interface. The menu is well-organized and intuitive, giving you constant information on the printing process. You can alter parameters even while the model is printing.
3D models can be printed from computer via Micro SD, Wi-Fi or USB.
The printer software works with 3D models in .OBJ, .STL, .CWPRJ formats, and is available for OS Windows. Mac OS X and Linux users will need to use a “virtual machine” or software.
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The Craftbot Plus is available in grey, blue and white colors. Its stylish look makes it ideal for both home and professional use.
The printer dimensions are 16.1 x 18.1 x 18.1 inches (408 x 459 x 459 mm). It weighs 30.8 lb (14kg). The spool holders are mounted on both the left and the right side.
The price Craftbot Plus is $1,099.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality.