The New Buildatron

By on December 18th, 2011 in printer


Buildatron has released a new version of their attractive personal 3D printer, the Buildatron Series 2. Like its predecessor, the Series 2 includes that very cool wedge-shaped metal case we believe is unique among personal 3D printers. But what’s different about this version as compared to the Series 1? Here’s what we found:
  • Series 2 includes 12 LM8UU bearings which should ensure very smooth and accurate head movements, leading to higher quality prints
  • Build envelope of 200mm x 200mm x140mm, as compared to Series 1’s 140mm x 140mm x 110mm, a  2.6x volume increase
  • Based on the RepRap Prusa design, whereas the Series 1 is a Huxley
  • Improved hot end and plastic extrusion system
  • Heated print bed to reduce warping
  • Optional smaller nozzles of 0.4 and 0.35mm in addition to the standard 0.5mm
  • Finally, it’s a touch heavier: 7.0Kg vs 6.8Kg
Of course, both models use 1.75mm filament and have a great metal case, which by the way includes a magnetic hatch to quickly access the filament spools. 
The Buildatron Series 2 looks pretty good – not only compared to its predecessor, but also to the competition, which is getting fierce these days. Available now as a kit for USD$1600 or fully assembled at USD$2500. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!