The newest way to print quality 3D models right from your desk for visualisation, collaboration, and functional prototyping testing.
The new UP Mini Desktop 3D Printer is simple and affordable. Using additive manufacturing technology to lay down successive layers of ABS to build up a printed three dimensional model. 3D Print whatever you want, whenever you want and as any times as you want.
The printer is assembled and ready to go out of the box and you’ll be printing models in 15 minutes. No need to spend weeks tinkering or fiddling to get average quality 3D prototypes with a cheap DIY 3D printing project, the UP! Mini 3D Printer is ready to go out of the box for either personal or professional 3D Printing. In order to create super large prints, simply slice your 3D models into sections, then print as components and glue together with nail varnish remover (acetone).
The clever 3D Print software that comes with your 3D Printer does the hardest job of all. No matter how complex your 3D model is, the visual printer software driver will work out where it needs to support the model during printing. Then the 3D Printer prints the support material in a lower density at the same time as printing the part. That’s smart stuff! Once the model has been printed, you simply just break away the support material. So no need to worry if your part or model will print. Since it is all automatic, all you need to do is click ‘Print’. The UP Mini 3D printer and software will analyse your design, see where support will be required and then build it all for you. No worries! Just an easy to use 3D printer.
With a strong and durable steel structure and double linear bearings on each axis, the UP Mini is built for making quality parts endlessly 24hrs a day. The registration of each layer of plastic is absolutely spot-on the previous layer. So you get a consistant build quality every time.
Just because it’s a Mini 3D Printer, doesn’t mean you can’t make super large parts. By slicing your model into several components, then printing and gluing together you can make some impressive models. For example the Eiffel Tower in the picture, stands nearly a meter tall and is made of thirteen separate parts. Amazing engineering, amazing 3D printing.
The UP 3D Printer can build moving parts in one hit like the bearing in the photo. By leaving about a 0.25mm gap in your 3d design, the Smart 3D Print Software that comes bundled with your UP 3D Printer will figure out the best way to build the moving parts in one hit. Then you simply just break away the support material.
Having a heated build platform mean less warping of your printed parts. As the UP Mini prints with the same tough plastic as Lego (ABS), it’s important during printing that the model sticks to the build platform. The UP Mini’s PCB heated platform has the fastest heating time on the market. This means you can get your 3D models printed faster. “It heats up really fast and stays hot.” New improved optional Mini v2 Platform heater available now.
Everything you need is in the box! Our printers are easy to use, with minimal setup, USB connectivity and include the Smart visual print driver. 3D Printing has never been so easy. Just load in your STL and click ‘print’ and away you go! There is no need to worry about over hangs or under cuts.
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The biggest challenge for any 3D printer is controlling the material you are printing with. It doesn’t matter what make of 3D Printer you are looking at, if you are printing with ABS – the same plastic as Lego, then you will find that your printed parts will warp. With the Heat Retention Chamber, all the heat generated by the heated build platform and the print head is trapped inside, helping to stabilize the temperature during the print.
The enclosed chamber also makes it great for schools and homes. It stops little fingers getting burnt or things getting jammed while still allowing children to experience the wonders of 3D printing.
With the UP Mini 3D Printer costing less than $1300, 3D printing has become affordable for everyone. Pair that with our open consumable design, you can keep the cost of printing low. When using our filament, the cost of printing is about 6-8c per gram! Inkjet printing has been locked down to manufacturers inks, the UP Mini uses an open consumable design, if it meets the specifications you can print with it.
If you prefer to stick to the basics, our white plastic is the most versatile. You can dye it using clothing dye to any colour you want! It just soaks it right up! What about creating the full colour model? Grab your paint brush and get to it! ABS plastic is very versatile – you can sand it, paint it, dye it, drill it and use it for functional parts.
The UP Mini can print in ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) thermoplastic which is the same plastic as Lego. ABS is the plastic of choice for 3D Printers, as the printed parts are tough and durable. The parts are built tough and can be used as usable parts, functional prototypes and snap lock parts as ABS has a bit of flex. You can slice your models into parts, print them in components and then just glue using nail varnish remover (Acetone).
The UP Mini 3D Printer can also print with PLA (Polylactic acid). PLA is derived from corn and is biodegradable. PLA is not the recommended plastic to print with, as the material starts breaking down after a few months. The material is very sharp when broken and can be a hazard when removing support material from the printed parts.
The UP Mini comes with our easy to use Smart Visual Print Driver software. Just open up your STL (mos 3D CAD software packages can export to STL) – with the software you can rotate, scale and resize to your heart’s content. Much like a traditional 2D printer you can choose different settings, you can also choose your 3D print settings. Layer thickness, fill type (Honeycomb hollow or solid), quality and amount of Smart Support you want for each print. If that’s too much for you, don’t worry the default settings will work just fine by just clicking ‘print’!
Printing out multiples of the same thing?
It’s easy! Just click 'reprint' . It saves time by printing an exact copy of the previous model.
So there is no need to use special software. Just about anything will do! As long as you can get it into a water tight STL file.
There are so many great 3D CAD options available to turn your idea into a professional 3D CAD model in just a few minutes. Tinkercad has got to be the easiest to use, it’s cloud based so will run on multiple platforms. 3DTin also deserves a mention as another cloud based design option. Both of these export to STL files so they are ready for 3D Printing. Did I say they are both Free! Another free alternative is Google Sketchup. The majority of 3D CAD software can export to STL, so the UP Mini works with Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, Rhino, 3DSMax, Creo and many others.
All the features of industrial sized 3D printers packed into a form factor that fits right on your desk.
It has 90% of the quality of the bigger machines at 10% of the price. With its wonderful smart support and is easy to use, you will be pumping out processional parts, model after model!Mark Stolten, Senztek Ltd
This software makes 3D printing easy for everyone!
UP Mini 3D Printer Specifications
|Build volume||120mm width, 120mm depth, 120mm height – That’s 1.7 litres of making space.|
|Support Material||Smart Supports. Intelligent snap off support material, printed in the same material, printed at a lower density and built automatically by the included 3D print software|
|Selectable layer resolution||0.2mm (200 micron), 0.25mm, 0.3mm, 0.35mm – That’s super fine 200 micron detail!|
|Dimension||245mm width,260mm depth, 350mm height|
|Platform||Sprung platform – platform calibration done via software.|
|Weight||Printer weight 5kg, Shipping weight 11.5kg|
|Power input||110-220VAC, 50-60Hz, 220W|
|Connectivity||USB (Print job stored and spooled to Printer, ability to turn off computer during printing.)|
|Consumables||1.75mm ABS Plastic Filament|
|Warranty||12 month return to base|
|Software||STL 3D layout and printing software included free: Windows (XP,Vista,7, 8) 32/64 bit and MAC OSX 10.7 Beta|
|Unboxing time to print||15 minutes|
What’s in the box
Everything you need is in the box, ready for you to start making your ideas into real parts. You don’t require any extras. We even give you a free roll of white ABS plastic filament included with your new 3D Printer.
- UP! Mini Desktop 3D Printer
- One free 700g spool of 1.75mm tough ABS white plastic filament
- Perfboard x 3
- Heat resistant gloves
- USB Cable
- Wide selection of tools to maintain and self service the printer
Smart 3D Print Software
Visual 3D Print Software and drivers
The included Smart 3D Print software included with your UP Mini 3D Printer is very easy to use and is very smart. It automatically calculates the required support material for the most demanding 3D models. Just load any STL file (Just about every 3D CAD modelling software can export to STL). It doesn’t matter how complex your 3D model is, it will churn through the 3D model at lightning speeds and then start printing it out.
- Scale, Rotate, Move & Print
- Supported File Types: STL
- Extrusion temperatures 260c for ABS and 200c for PLA
- Print Preview with material usage and time estimates for job costings
- Automatic placement – Just click load and print.
- Repeat last print job.
- Rotate, Resize, Scale, Move 3D object
- Select layer thickness
- Select print speed vs. quality
- Variable fill of models with honeycomb fill.
- Fine to large honeycomb mesh
- Smart Support
- Automatic Support material angles, 10 to 80 degrees