The $200 Ready-To-Rock 3D Printer

By on November 5th, 2013 in printer


We’ve heard about the USD$100 3D printer – but it’s an experimental resin-based 3D printer. What if you’re interested in acquiring a low-cost plastic filament 3D printer? You might want to consider the QU-BD One Up, billed as a sub-USD$200 “production ready” personal 3D printer. 
This no-frills device is in fact a kit, but it should be relatively easy to assemble due to its simplicity. 
The 1.75mm PLA-capable device has a modest build volume of 100 x 100 x 125mm, while the sister product, the QU-BD Two Up increases the X and Y axis to 175mm. Both are constructed with linear bearings, precision rods and laser-cut panels. 
The price for a QU-BD One Up is, of course, USD$199. For a Two Up (which still has only one extruder) is USD$279. 
It seems that the price of reasonable 3D printer kits continues to drop. While the Peachy Printer managed to hit USD$100 by dramatically changing the design of the system, the One Up represents further progress in refining traditional plastic extrusion approaches. 

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!