The Folger Tech Kossel 2020 is a personal FDM 3D printer kit. You will have to build it from scratch. The assembly itself is relatively straightforward. Entirely made of 2020 extruded aluminum rails, this delta style machine is really steady and durable. It adopts a heated bed with an auto-level servo, which automatically adjusts the build plate providing an easy 3D printing experience. The company has been constantly upgrading the printer according to users feedback making it more user-friendly and functioning. Also, it is easily hackable to improve its functionality. It is used by hobbyists and students to print a wide variety of models, including figures, architectures, personal DIY, and functional parts. Read on for a deeper review.
For example, one user printed a functional component as a second test print with its Folger Tech Kossel 2020. The object shows accurate edges and overall good quality.
Look how smooth and fine this T-Rex skull is. It has been printed at 200-micron layer height and 180mm/s print speed. It took 11 hours of continuous printing.
The Folger Tech Kossel 2020 is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 50 microns. This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces, just like this little frog. It has been printed at 100-micron layer height with green PLA. It took around 3 hours of printing.
The Folger Tech Kossel 2020 has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail.
This is a delta-type 3D printer with high print speed. Since there is minimal vibration of the print bed, the print quality is high.
Folger Tech Kossel 2020 prints with ABS, PLA and other materials.
The extruder comes with a fan for printing with PLA-type materials. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints. You can even improve it by 3D printing an extra cooling fan duct like the one shown in the pic.
The Folger Tech Kossel 2020 has a heated print bed, which makes it suitable for printing with ABS-type materials.
This ABS-made owl took 8 hours of printing. Printed at 0.2mm layer height and 230°C, it looks really fine and accurate.
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.
The Folger Tech Kossel 2020 prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area is 8.3 x 12.2 inches (210 x 310). Larger models can be printed in parts and then assembled using acetone (for ABS) or glue (for PLA), just like this Wall-E 3D model.
The printer is controlled offline via a USB-tethered computer. You might also upgrade the printer installing a 2004 LCD Controller with SD Card Reader, which enables standalone printing. Here is an example.
The printer works with the most popular 3D slicing software like Cura, Slic3r, Repetier-Host, and more. These programs are available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
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Folger Tech Kossel 2020 shows a bare-bone aluminum design. Its stylish look makes it ideal for makerspaces, workshops and tinkering zones.
The printer dimensions are 11.8 x 27.6 inches (300 x 700 mm). The spool holder is mounted atop the machine.
The price of the Folger Tech Kossel 2020 is $325.99, which is reasonable considering its functionality.