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Prusa Research Original Prusa i3 MK3S

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This 3D printer is the successor of the award-winning Original Prusa i3 MK2 3D printer. The former extruder is rebuilt with surplus sensors. Original Prusa i3 MK3S Kit has the new magnetic MK52 heat bed that has a replaceable PEI spring steel print. With this upgrade, the company has come up with a completely redesigned assembly of the extruder i.e. taking into account complaints of its users. The old machine was trickier, especially when it came to assembling of the extruder. 

Although the old machines did have a filament sensor detector, it was a little incompatible. This new sensor does not have that problem and can work smoothly. One can connect with this printer through UBS and SD Card. Original Prusa i3 MK3S Kit is compatible to use with Mac, Windows, and Linux desktops. The manufacturing company has provided its control software for changing its slicing and other settings. With that, the 3D printer also offers firmware inclusion called Marlin. 

The 3D printer is based on the FDM process and offers ease of 3D printing with various features included with it. With the FDM process, the base material is first melted and then extruded. After which it is laid on the print bed layer by layer. It is only after each layer solidifies, that the next layer is deposited over the previous one until the entire object is 3D printed. This printer comes with few models which are pre-loaded on the SD card of the machine. The printing method is very simple and all the models are easy to 3D print with low support requirements and less complexity. Original Prusa i3 MK3S Kit is able to produce great results with simple 3D printing models at a price that is comparatively inexpensive.

Specification: Prusa Research Original Prusa i3 MK3S

Model Original Prusa i3 MK3S
Manufacturer Prusa Research
Price Range $ 999
Release date 2019
Country Czech Republic
Availability Available
Classification Desktop
Technology Extrusion (FFF- FDM...)
Material ABS, Other plastics, PLA
Filament diameter 1.75 mm 0.07 in
OS compatibility Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows
Generic material Yes
Max. build size 250 × 210 × 210 mm 9.84 × 8.27 × 8.27 in
Max. build volume 11.03 L
Max. print speed 200 mm 7.87 in /s
Min. layer thickness 0.05 mm 0.002 in
Dimensions 500 × 550 × 400 mm 19.69 × 21.65 × 15.75 in
Weight 7 kg 15.43 lb
Nozzle diameter(s) 0.4 mm 0.02 in
Power input 110W @ 110-220 V 50-60 Hz AC
Heated print bed Yes
Heated build chamber No
Automatic calibration Yes
Closed frame No
Dual extruder No
Independent Dual Extruder No
Full color No
LCD screen Yes
Touchscreen No
On-board camera No
Mobile app No
3D scanners No
CNC mill No
Electronics 3D printing No
Laser engraving No
Conveyor belt No
Air filter No
Pellet extruder No
USB Yes
Wifi No
Bluetooth No
SD card Yes
Ethernet No

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Expert Score 7.5
Affordability
10
Quality
7
Speed
6.5
Capability
8
Practicality
7
User Expectations
9
PROS:
  • Reliable and stiffer frame built
  • Printer is capable of detecting crash
  • Removable magnetic print bed
  • Power recovery backup
  • 9 Points Autocalibration
  • Higher Cooling and temperature management
  • Less Noisy
CONS:
  • Poor bed adhesion
  • Decent quality of prints
  • Assembling requirement (One can choose to pay for assembled printer)
Prusa Research Original Prusa i3 MK3S
Prusa Research Original Prusa i3 MK3S
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