The Fabrikator Mini is a personal FDM 3D printer based on the original Tiny Boy machine. It ships prebuilt operating as a plug-n-print device. It is really compact fitting almost any desk. It is easy-to-carry and store. Also, it produces low noise, being perfect for your living space. One of its flagships surely is the low price, which makes it an ideal starting point for experiencing 3D printing. It is a safe machine which only prints PLA materials. It is fully open-source and simple to maintain. It supports some useful upgrades, including independent LCD screen, direct cooling, heat bed, and more. Thus, it is mainly used by newbies, hobbyists, and students. Despite the small size and basic features, it produces decent print quality. It is backed by a growing online community and has been used to print a wide variety of models, including toys and miniatures.
For example, one user managed to print this intricate iron throne.
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Another user 3D printed this complex shape in two colors. It turned out quite good and satisfactory.
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The Fabrikator Mini 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.
The Fabrikator Mini 3D Printer has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail.
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.
Fabrikator Mini V1.5 prints with PLA.
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The Fabrikator Mini V1.5 prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area is 3.1 x 3.1 x 3.1 inches (80 x 80 x 80 mm). Larger models can be printed in parts and then assembled using acetone (for ABS) or glue (for PLA).
The printer only works plugged to a computer. Adding an external LCD display controller might be the right choice to operate the printer more comfortably. Also, installing an SD card slot will allow printing without the use of a computer.
3D models can be printed by tethering the printer to a computer via USB cable.
The printer manufacturer suggests using Repetier-Host as the main management software. It works with the most common 3D models and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Nevertheless, the printer is also compatible with many other popular slicers.
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Fabrikator Mini V1.5 is available in different color versions: transparent, orange, yellow, green and blue. Its stylish look makes it ideal for educational activities and early projects.
The printer dimensions are 5.9 x 5.9 x 8.7 inches (150 x 150 x 220 mm). The spool holder is placed beside the machine.
The price of the Fabrikator Mini 3D Printer V1.5 is $180.00, which is reasonable considering its basic functionality.