Note: This is the MiniMax Motion Platform Kit. It is not a complete 3d Printer kit. The MiniMax full printer kit is a complete printer kit. See below for more details.
Introducing the Maker's Tool Works MiniMax
Maker’s Tool Works is excited to introduce the new MiniMax 3d Printer. The MiniMax takes the best elements of our MendelMax 3 and strips it down to the core functionality. You keep all the important parts-- for example the all metal structure, the E3D V6 Hot end, and the Borosilicate glass print bed with a bed heater-- but you get it at a substantially lower cost.
- All metal structural components. Powder Coated Steel Plate and Aluminum Extrusion Construction.
- V Slot Linear Extrusions for smooth, quiet motion.
- Polycarbonate bearing wheels for increased precision and wheel life.
- High-torque motors guarantee fast and reliable performance.
- Large build size 200 x 230 x 200mm (8 x 9 x 8")
Why the MiniMax?
With the MiniMax, we set out to raise the standard for entry level printers. We wanted low cost printer with none of the compromises that many printers in these classes make.
Many similarly priced printers…
...have a wood or plastic structure. All the structural components of the MiniMax are aluminum or steel.
...come with a low-quality print surface or require you to provide your own. The MiniMax comes with a high quality, super durable borosilicate glass print bed.
...cut corners such as using cheap rubber tubing and hose clamps as shaft couplers. The MiniMax uses all high-quality components such as true helical couplers.
...use cheap threaded rod instead as leadscrews. The MiniMax uses real trapezoidal lead screws and delrin lead nuts.
...use low cost, underpowered stepper motors. The MiniMax uses high-quality, high-torque steppers guaranteeing reliable performance and no missed steps.
Should I get the Full Printer Kit or the Motion Platform Kit?
The Full Printer Kit includes almost everything you need to get started printing. You will still need to purchase or borrow the following: a standard PC style power cord suitable for your country, a roll of 1.75mm filament (We recommend PLA for beginners), and the tools required to assemble it (see the assembly guide for details).
The Motion Platfom Kit is designed for people who already have a 3d printer but want to upgrade to a higher quality platform. The kit includes all the parts required to build the basic MiniMax as well as the motors and the Borosilicate glass bed. You will reuse your electronics, extruder, power supply, and heated bed. The motion platform may require some creativity in mounting the extruder and your electronics. Note: The Motion Platform Kit comes with limited support. We will provide any assitance required to solve basic motion issues, but we will not assist you with printing issues, firmware or electronics issues, or other issues unrelated to the kit itself. If you are a beginner, we strongly recommend the full printer kit.
Adding the optional Extruder kit adds the full Maxstruder 2.0 kit, including a E3D V6 All Metal Hot End, motor, custom machined parts, printed parts and all required hardware and components for the extruder.