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Mamba3D 3D-Printer
Mamba3D 3D-Printer

The Mamba3D 3D-Printer is an open source 3D-printer available for usage by any visitor of the PFLab.

Technology and examples[edit | edit source]

Technology[edit | edit source]

The printer uses the FDM technology in which the printer lays down strings of plastic (PLA) in a predefined pattern, layer by layer, forming a physical 3D-object.

Schematic display of FDM Technology
Schematic display of FDM Technology

Specifications of the Mamba3D 3D-Printer[edit | edit source]

The printer is built-up mostly out of metal parts. The frame is constructed out of black anodized aluminium profile.

The extruder direct drive system used on the printer is a custom easy release system. With this system you can change filament in just a matter of seconds. Simply pull the lever, swap filament and start printing.

The hot-end is completely produced in metal. This way you can reach high temperatures if needed.

Detailed specifications
Frame Anodized aluminum
Extruder All metal

Temperatures up to 300 degrees Celcius

Build Volume (WxDxH) 200mm x 200mm x 200mm

(7.87x7.87x7.87 inch)

Filament 1.75mm
Layer Resolution up to 50 microns
Nozzle 0.4mm
Speed Print speed up to 150mm/s

Travel speed up to 300 mm/s

Power 110-240 VAC Power adapter
Software Repetier with Slic3r implemented
Firmware Marlin

Example 3D-prints[edit | edit source]

Some examples of products made with the Mamba3D 3D-printer:

3D-printed technical products
Kriptonite in Glow-in-the-dark
Raspberry Pi Case
Rocket of TinTin

Guides[edit | edit source]

Operating the machine[edit | edit source]

The manuals on how to use the Mamba3D 3D-Printer, check out the site of the manufacturer. In the download section of their site you'll find the building instructions in case you want to expand or adjust the printer.

Also you'll find the software manual in which there is a step-by-step description on how to print you first 3D-print with the Mamba3D.

How to print a SketchUp Model[edit | edit source]

Learn how to 3D-print a model made in SketchUp

  1. Open Sketchup
  2. Make something
  3. File -> Export STL
  4. Open Repetier
  5. File -> Load -> Select your STL file
  6. Select tab "Slice"
  7. Click the huge "Slice" button
  8. Make sure you connect the Mamba3D-printer properly
  9. Click "Connect to 3D Printer"
  10. Click "Start print"

The 3D model will now be printed.

Models[edit | edit source]

If you're looking for a 3D model, try the following resources

Configuration files[edit | edit source]

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