Micromake D1 is a 3D printer kit from the Chinese manufacturer Micromake. It is a self-assembly delta-style device. It is available in two versions: pulleys and linear. The main difference between the two is the amount of maintenance and calibration required. Specifically, the linear guides don’t require constant intervention, while the pulleys need to be tightened up from time to time. Also, the linear guides ensure higher printing precision. The kit is enough easy to assemble. All the parts are accurately packed and labeled to streamline the process. The printer is composed of black oxidized aluminum profiles, injection molded parts, a heated bed, an LCD display, and a high-intensity extruder. It is engineered with auto-leveling and double air duct effector. Its open-source nature makes it easily hackable and upgradable.
The printer has been used to print a wide variety of toy models, little sculptures, and upgrades. Read on for further information.
Look at these little turtles. Different in shapes and colors, they reflect the accurate results achievable by the printer. Cute and well-defined.
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One user 3D printed some dampers, the right upgrade to reduce damping vibrations and achieve better results. This first batch has been realized using PLA.
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The Micromake D1 is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 50 microns. This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces. The all-metal structure provides decent stability, while the self-developed cooling system allows for high-precision 3D printing.
Look at the dragon pictures. The surfaces look extremely clean and the body details are pretty accurate and defined. The PLA/PHA silver makes it shine.
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The Micromake D1 supports three different nozzle diameters: 0.4, 0.3, and 0.2 mm. It comes stock with the 0.4 one, which gives you the best balance between speed and detail. By swapping to a smaller diameter you can dramatically increase the level of detail of your prints.
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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. According to the version chosen (linear or pulley), you can achieve different results. The linear version with metal ball bearings provides extra stiffness with minimal backlash.
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Micromake D1 prints with PLA, ABS, nylon, and other materials.
The high-intensity extruder comes with a special cooling fan for printing with PLA-type materials. It employs dual ducts to cool every layer straight after extruding, reducing the risk of warping and stringing. In this way, the printer is able to deliver higher accuracy and quality for both simple shapes, bridging, and overhangs. It also enables faster print speed.
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The Micromake D1 has a heated print bed, which makes it suitable for printing with ABS-type materials.
These PO-2F fence panels and FO-2 curbstones have been printed in scale 1:35 with FDplast ABS.
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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 Micromake D1 prints with any type of 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 7.1 x 7.1 x 12.6 inches (180 x 180 x 320 mm) lets you print just about anything.
The printer is controlled via PC or the built-in, high-performance LCD interface.
3D models can be printed from computer via USB cable and SD card.
The printer is compatible with the Cura software and works with 3D models in STL format. The software is available for Windows and Mac OS X.
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Micromake D1 is available in black. The printer dimensions are 12.6 x 27.6 x 12.6 inches (320 x 700 x 320 mm). It weighs 15 lb (7 kg). The spool holder is mounted on top of the printer.
The price of the Micromake D1 is $499.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality and upgradability.