The Portabee 3D Printer

By on December 6th, 2012 in printer


You might guess from the name of the “Portabee” that its unique feature is that it’s portable. And you’d be right. 
The Portabee is a RepRap-derived plastic extrusion personal 3D printer, sold in kit form for the definitely low price of USD$499. 
You’ll need 3mm filament to use the Portabee, and you’ll print into a 120 x 120 x 120mm build volume. 
The most interesting feature is portability, which is accomplished through two design features: the frame “simply clips on and off”, significantly reducing the size. Secondly, the power supply is external: a laptop power supply. Breaking down the 2.8kg (6.2lbs) Portabee lets you easily fit it into a laptop bag for easy transport. 
And if you want one assembled? That’s also possible for USD$680. 

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!