Prusa i3 (i3 stands for third iteration of the design) is the latest design by me. There are countless variations of the design and it became a staple of 3D printing with tens, if not hundreds, of thousands units world wide. You can build simple one for couple hundred dollars or you can chip in more and get the state of the art 3D printer, it’s all up to you.
It’s open functional design allows for quick maintenance. For example if our DumbExtruder™ (LOL) breaks you can clean it in couple seconds! This makes i3 great workhorse 3D printer for your business. Not to mention the ability to upgrade the printer as you wish without manufacturer forcing you to buy a new model! Future-proof FTW!
The printer is constantly under development. In the latest revision of the original version I switched the default extruder to E3D hotend. Read more about this latest update here. I also made it super easy to do color 3D prints based on the layer height. You can check out color 3D printing here or watch the video below!
Prusa i3 became more popular than was ever anticipated. According to 3DHubs i3 is the #1 3D printer on the planet. The popularity led to hundreds of forks and the numbers are still growing 🙂
The best part is, as the community grows more people can share their tips and tricks. Also finding help is always easy online :-)
3D printing with Prusa i3