Printrbot Play will be a $399 fully-assembled 3D printer for Makers


Printbrot CEO Brook Drumm gives a sneak peek at the soon-to-be-launched Printrbot Play. 


Just the other day, Printbrot’s CEO Brook Drumm unveiled their new 3D printer, the Printrbot Play. The latest device will be a fully-assembled, easy-to-use FDM 3D printer featuring a build envelope of 100mm x 100mm x 130mm, a full metal chassis and a MIC6 aluminum print bed.

In recent years, Printrbot has become well-known throughout the Maker community for its affordable plywood 3D printer kits, while the company’s first all-metal printer — the aptly-named Metal Simple — was introduced back in February. This unit was made of an aluminum and steel frame, powder-coated in an attractive red color, and was slightly larger than its laser-cut wooden sibling, the Printrbot Simple.

Comparatively speaking, the soon-to-launch Play will be a bit smaller than the Metal Simple, whose build area was able to  support up to 150mm x 150mm x 150mm. This machine, which will most likely also be based on an Printrboard Rev F (AT90USB1286), will replace the Simple Makers kit, and serve as an introductory machine for the DIY crowd. Even better, the 3D printer will be priced just under $400.

Printrboard-Rev-F5

As we await its big debut, the team has offered a quick video sneak peek of the Printrbot Play. See it below!

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