LATEST PRUSA NEWS
Prusa Printers finally released their long-awaited second version of their multmaterial upgrade.
After watching a video of Prusa Research headquarters, it’s increasingly obvious that time is up for new 3D printer startups.
Josef Prusa provided an update on his company’s progress on building, improving and shipping their new MK3 3D printers, but also announced a big change.
In a rather long blog post, Josef Prusa explained some of the backstory regarding ongoing changes to the company’s flagship desktop 3D printer, the MK3.
There was a bit of controversy earlier this month when Prusa Research announced the fabulous new Prusa i3 MK3 desktop 3D printer.
Unexpectedly, Prusa announced a significantly improved desktop 3D printer, the MK3.
Prusa Research took an expected, but nevertheless interesting step forward this month by announcing a feature usually found on professional machines.
I’m reading an interesting story from Prusa Printers that reveals a rather shocking fact about 3D printer filament.
We got our hands on with a pair of assembled Original Prusa i3’s and ran them through some basic tests.
Open source desktop 3D printer manufacture Prusa Labs introduced a fascinating new feature in their slicing software that attempts to resolve the eternal trade off between quality of print and print speed in 3D printing.
After the “consumer crash” of desktop 3D printing there remains the surviving companies. One that’s far beyond mere “surviving” is Prusa Research.
The Prusa crew have developed a rather sophisticated automated calibration system for their most recent desktop 3D printer, the Prusa i3 MK2.
One of the most popular desktop 3D printers is the Prusa i3, but now it may become even more popular with its latest iteration.
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It was founded only a few years ago by Prague-based Josef Prusa, who at the time had designed an open-source concept for a new 3D printer to replace the then-current designs, which were somewhat less than reliable. The design proved extremely popular, and subsequently, Prusa decided to found a company to market kits from which one could build one of his 3D printer designs. While not explicitly necessary, as one could gather up the required components locally, the idea of a kit that by default contained all the proper bits and tools turned out to be quite popular.
As a result, Prusa Research began shipping large numbers of desktop 3D printer kits, and eventually, some of these were sold pre-assembled. The popularity was unstoppable, as the social networks were abuzz with golden stories of experiences with Prusa equipment.
Prusa Research has released a number of different 3D printers, including the Original Prusa MK2 model, Original Prusa MK2.5 model, Original Prusa MK2.5S model, and their flagship Original Prusa MK3S model. Recently they announced a new Original Prusa Mini 3D printer available at a lower cost. They also market an inexpensive SLA 3D printer for resin prints.
Prusa Research has complemented its offerings with a number of community features. One area where their community can manifest is their new PrusaPrinters site. It’s a community website where members can contribute 3D models for others to share. Prusaprinters could eventually rival Thingiverse, but at the moment it’s still quite a bit smaller in the number of 3D models available. Many should be quite suitable for 3D printing on the new Original Prusa Mini 3D printer.
All of the “original” Prusa 3D printers have proved extremely popular, with tens of thousands of each model being sold, leading to perhaps the single largest install base of desktop 3D printers on the planet. This should continue to increase, especially with the combination of original Prusa hardware and the 3D models on their community site, PrusaPrinters.