Pirx’s latest 3D printer could be the ‘ONE’


You can say goodbye to crooked prints with this steel-framed, high-resolution machine.


Created by Poland-based startup Pirx, the ONE is a consumer-friendly and stylish 3D printer boasting a number of built-in features including an upgradeable heated bed for ABS support.

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Based on an an AT90USB1286, the affordable yet robust machine is equipped with an auto bed-leveling system, an LCD interface screen, and SD card slot, therefore eliminating the need for a PC connection during the printing process. Most notably, ONE’s solid steel composition allows for less vibration compared to similar 3D printers, and much more accuracy. Despite its sturdy metal frame, the FDM device is still rather light coming in at only 22-pounds, and is capable of handling larger objects with an expandable build envelope.

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Arguably one of, if not, the most important attributes is the machine’s auto bed-leveling that its creators have dubbed the “Q Sensor.” This system ensures that the printer can manufacture plastic pieces right out of the box, while eliminating the potential of crooked printouts or flaws caused by the use of a materials like ABS. Custom made linear guides, optical Z endstop and high performance trapezoid screw enable an astounding 10 micron precision.

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The ONE’s nozzle automatically detects the bed position through a series of embedded sensors and begins printing when it knows exactly how the bed is positioned. In the event that the bed is not in its proper position, the device can automatically compensate the lack in calibration and continue on with the print. Meanwhile, most of the interaction is done on a built-in LCD screen and models are uploaded via SD card.

  • Build volume: 210mm x 270mm x 210mm
  • Printer weight: 10 kg (22 lbs.)
  • Layer thickness: 0.05 mm – 0.3 mm
  • Nozzle diameter:  0.4 mm
  • Filament type:  PLA, Nylon, PS, Laywood, Ninjaflex, ABS
  • Connectivity: SD Card, USB
  • Power supply: ~150 W

Interested in this megaAVR powered printer? You can head over to Pirx’s official page here. At the moment, the Pirx ONE will set you back approximately $1,200 and $1,400 for the heated bed.

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