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The CraftBot PLUS 3D printer lets you start printing in minutes with it's out-of-the-box, easy-to-use, plug-and-play design. The CraftBot PLUS offers an impressive build volume of 250mm x 200mm x 200mm, letting you create large-scale projects in a single print rather than having to split up your 3D model.
The built-in LCD touch-screen provides a status of current prints as well as machine control without the need for a connected computer. The CraftBot PLUS is also compatible with MatterControl for the best possible 3D printing experience when connected to your computer over USB.
The build platform comes standard with applied kapton tape for strong bed adhesion and also excellent heat distribution across the build plate. Heat and adhesion pair beautifully for use with more difficult filament like ABS and Nylon, which we have successfully printed without a full enclosure here at MatterHackers. Use the complete build area with confidence not only with even heating but also with complete accessibility thanks to the easily removable build platform. When a print is completed, the plate quickly comes out for easy part removal or cleaning and is equally simple to reinstall for your next print job.
The CraftBot PLUS is equipped with a direct-drive extruder and mount-anywhere spool holder for maximum compatibility with your workspace. The spool holder attached on one of the screws on top of the machine, allows you to mount your spool on the left, right, front, or back of the printer. Feeding into the extruder is easy because it moves around with the hotend, so even if you want the filament mounted on a shelf above the printer, it will feed just fine! Another awesome benefit of the direct drive nature of the machine is the ease of calibration when it comes to retraction. Direct drive systems are very responsive to retraction settings and allow you to easily avoid stringy or under-extruded prints.
The CraftBot PLUS utilizes manual leveling of the build plate using three set screws; simply monitor your first layer and adjust as necessary to ensure perfect bed adhesion. This simple and solid leveling solution persists through repeated removal and replacement of the build plate as well as many, many prints. The CraftBot PLUS is built with a solid, sheet metal frame and features a Core XY motion design for a shared load between the two motors for more economical operation and a repeatable and reliable 3D printing experience.
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At MatterHackers we pride ourselves on offering friendly service, advice and support. Our prices are always the lowest in the industry when you factor in our free shipping for every item on the MatterHackers site (including 3D printers). Most of all, our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have been 3D printing for several years now and are happy to answer your 3D printing questions. Have a question about the amazing capabilities of your new Craftbot Plus EDU Bundle? No problem. Feel free to give us a call.
In short, buying a 3D printer from MatterHackers is a holistic experience. We are here to partner with you through every step of your 3D printing journey. Additionally, we have all of the PLA, ABS, and Specialty Filament that you could ever need to design anything you can imagine.