The core of FDM technology is extruding melted plastic, where each layer is laid on top of the previous, already cooled down and solidified layer. There has to be something to lay the new layer on, otherwise the plastic just drips down and sticks to whatever it hits on the way. A 3d printer is capable […]

A 3D printed arm designed to look like a part of Buzz Lightyear’s spacesuit brought joy to the life of little Tommy Dengel and his family. Charles University in Prague bought our Original Prusa i3 printer to create custom-made and cost-efficient tools for research. Tens of thousands of our printers continue to extrude filament every […]

3D printing is quickly becoming a widely accessible and user-friendly technology. Despite this fact, some users (especially beginners) can sometimes run into various difficulties during the printing process. Such problems are usually caused by improper configuration or just by a random accident. We have compiled a list of five more-or-less common issues you can theoretically […]

Maybe you have already seen some of those fancy enclosures people build for their printers. How do they work? And do they work? Today, we will shed some light on this matter! Plus, we are going to dive into patent wars and explain why not all printers come with an enclosure. To top things off, […]

Are you perhaps wondering, what kind of cool gadget you should print on your shiny new 3D printer? Definitely something useful! How about something that can help you to get rid of the ever-returning mess on your work desk? After seeing the success of our previous article about extruder visualizers, we have decided to prepare […]

Since 2012 I’m working hard (along with all colleagues from Prusa Research) to develop 3D printers that are easy to use, reliable, versatile and affordable. The Original Prusa i3 has become well-known all over the world. But now it’s time to take another step. I repeatedly said that print quality for FDM is peaking and […]

A few weeks ago we published an article about our magnificent 3D printing farm. Some of you may have asked a question, “How hard can it be to maintain 300 printers running virtually 24/7?” The answer is rather simple, as the single best way how to keep any 3D printer running all the time is to […]

Have you ever wished that you could easily transfer a real object into a digital file? The technology is here, but most of us simply do not have access to high-end 3D scanners that can reconstruct the digital geometry of a physical model.  Not to mention that some objects can be way too big for […]

There are at least three cases where cutting objects into smaller components could be your best option: Your model is too big and does not fit inside the print volume. Your model does not have any suitable flat surface to serve as a base to be placed on the bed. You want to avoid using support […]

MMU 2.0 prototype

Time for another update. We are happily growing to fulfill all the orders as soon as possible. We now have 220 people and by the beginning of April we should have the lead time for MK3s close to zero! 7799 is already shipped, I am thrilled. You can already build and use MK3 in English, […]