Asterid ? A Professional 3D Printer

Overview

Finally a 3D printer for the layman, our newest flagship product Asterid is a advanced additive manufacturing device capable of high resolution 3D prints. With three resolution settings (extra fine, fine and course) and a whopping 512 cubic inch build volume, our Asterid Desktop 3D printer is the simplest, fastest and cost effective tool available for making quality 3D models.

Models:

  • 2000 -- standard model recommended for PLA only
  • 2100 -- heated bed version, adds upgraded power supply, heated bed, Borosilicate glass build plate and runs both PLA and ABS filament
  • 2200 -- All options plus a smart controller for computer free 3D printing (move each axis, extrude plastic and print directly from the 3D printer)

Standard Features:

  • Fully assembled & tested
  • Build volume 8" x 8" x 9.5"
  • Uses standard 1.75mm NON-proprietary plastic filament (ABS or PLA recommended)
  • Strong extruded aluminum and wood frame with built-in filament spool holder
  • Heated Borosilicate glass build surface (2100 and up)
  • 240W power supply (2100 and up)
  • Heater cartridge hot end heating element -- heavy duty construction provides high dielectric strength as well as shock and vibration resistance
  • Z-axis Tr8*8, 4 Start, 2mm Pitch, 8mm precision trapezoidal(metric) lead screws. Pitch and diameter are a perfect combination of high torque and speed -- uniform, smooth, precise threads of superior linear motion
  • X and Y-axis utilize GT2 timing belts -- curvilinear tooth profile provides excellent positioning characteristics, noise reduction, high shear strength, and improved load carrying capacity
  • Smart Controller with SD card reader for computer-free 3D printer control (2200 and up)
  • Optional SDRamps module with Micro SD card reader for tetherless 3D printing (2000 and 2100 only)

Software:
Open-source software supplied on CD and downloadable from our website, please see our how-to guides on How to Install the software
All printers will ship with a software CD, but the software is also available to download via your internet connection.
Fully configured Pronterface and Slic3r software which uses stereolithography (.STL) files as input
We supply software for Windows computers, but open source software for the Mac & Linux is available

What's in the box?
Plastic Scribbler Asterid Desktop 3D Printer, fully assembled & tested
Software CD
USB Cable

Tech Specs:
Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
Ramps v1.4 Motherboard
Physical dimensions: 18.625" x 18.625" x 18.625" (L x W x H)
Extruder moves in the vertical plane (Z-X), build platform moves in the horizonal plane (X-Y)
Spring loaded direct drive extruder for fast, quality prints
ABS filament recommended, but extruding PLA or other thermoplastics is possible.
Power supply works on both US voltage (115VAC) or European voltage (230VAC).
.4mm nozzle diameter (replaceable nozzle)
All metal hot-end -- allows for experimentation with exotic plastics
Epocs NTC 100k 1% thermistor used on both hotend and HBP

Layer Height:
3 layer height settings: .3mm, .2mm, .1mm (other layer heights possible)

Warranty:
Full 30 day money back guarantee. If you're unhappy with the purchase of your 3D printer for whatever reason, just return it for a full refund. All you pay is return shipping.

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Here are some sample prints using Asterid:

Asterid 3d printer sample prints